July 15, 2011, - 6:22 pm
I did not see “Winnie the Pooh.” But here’s what I saw new at theaters, today:
* “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2“: I saw this in 3D, and it’s a nice summing up and ending to all the Harry Potter movies. I didn’t read any of the books, but I’m told it’s pretty faithful to the written page. If you didn’t see Part 1 (read my review) of this mini-series within a series, you will be very confused and not know what’s going on. I saw Part 1, and forgot what happened in it. Thus, I was a little unsure of what was going on. When I remembered what happened, I was still a little confused. You really have to be a Potter-phile and have read the books.
Continuing from Part 1, Harry and his small gang of fellow wizards are trying to find a number of “horcruxes” they must destroy in order to get defeat the evil Lord Voldemort. But apparently Harry himself is a horcrux, so he must be destroyed? And there’s a scene in which suddenly a whole bunch of rioters led by a guy that looks like Adam Ant appears and starts running on a bridge to kill everyone at the wizardry school. Adam Ant made a comeback? Like I said, it’s confusing. And I thought it was weird that a giant snake is named “Negini” (sp?). Who names a snake that? A billionairess, I guess (J.K. Rowling).
Does Harry survive or must he die to save everyone else from Voldemort and the snake? Does the wizard school survive? As I noted, it has a nice and tidy ending, that tells you what becomes of the wizards years from now. I was a little surprised that in a movie aimed at kids, a female professor at the wizardry school screams, “BITCH!” at one of the evil female characters. But that’s the time we live in, and I guess that like the cast and characters of Harry Potter, most original Potter fans are now adults or, at least, in their mid-to-late-teens.
Lots of action and not boring, but make sure you’ve seen the first part or read the book before seeing this. Or you’ll be lost. (And–jihad alert!–don’t forget that Alan Rickman a/k/a Severus Snape, is anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.)
Is it the end of Harry Potter? For fans and cast, apparently so.
Watch the trailer . . .
* “A Better Life“: It’s no surprise that most movie critics (a/k/a liberals) are gushing over this movie. It’s pure open borders propaganda. Illegal alien porn. Sadly, it’s very well done illegal alien propaganda, and most people who see it will buy what they’re selling here. Extremely manipulative, cloying, and maudlin, the movie sucks you in and makes you feel for the illegal alien father, Carlos (Demian Bichir, who played Fidel Castro in the Che movie), who is a gardener in East L.A. A single father, he struggles to survive and put food on the table for his unappreciative, gangsta-wannabe, American-born, anchor baby son. We see Carlos work so hard to make money and live the American dream. He’s an honest, decent, good guy who does backbreaking work in order to afford to buy a used truck and start a business.
Reality check: many illegal aliens are not like Carlos. Many are criminals, terrorists, and other low-lifes who come here to take advantage of a system that rewards them with a panoply of entitlements. And for those who are honest, decent men like Carlos that just want a good life, there are many far more honest decent people who applied to come here legally and are waiting in line for a long time. They have my sympathy more than the Carloses of the world.
But the movie doesn’t touch on those points, not even vaguely. Instead, it shows us how “mean” American life is to Carlos, even though he “did the right things” (though, how “right” is it to come here illegally?). Carlos meets tragedy after tragedy, some of which is visited upon him by fellow illegal aliens. Some of the “hardship” is visited upon Carlos by the big, bad mean Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which in real life, wouldn’t even detain him, these days, as they only detain aliens with violent criminal records. The movie doesn’t even get the agency’s name right, calling it “Eye-Cee-Eee.” It’s ICE, as in the hard, frozen water you put in drinks.
As I said, this is a well done movie, in that it gets people’s sympathy, where there shouldn’t be any. It’s the same old illegal alien sob story you’ve seen and heard a million times before. I won’t hold my breath waiting for liberal Hollywood to make an honest movie showing us the real story about the hardened criminals and terrorists who come here through the same desert we see Carlos using. I won’t hold my breath waiting for liberal Hollywood to show us how those aliens repeatedly game the system and remain on our soil through immigration fraud, marriage fraud, and phony asylum claims, like that of DSK’s false rape accuser.
If I held my breath for those, I’d already be dead. And sadly, many victims of illegal aliens in our midst are just as dead, or their jobs and dreams are dead, stolen by illegal aliens. That’s the real story. But they never show you that on the big screen.
The tagline on posters for this movie says, “Every father wants more for his son.” But the thing is, many American citizen fathers want more for their sons and can’t provide it because illegal alien dads like the one in this movie have stolen their opportunities to do so.
Watch the trailer . . .
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