March 2, 2012, - 4:24 pm
I’ve noticed an anti-Semitic trend in the movies coming out of Hollywood: blatantly Jewish villains. We are only 5.2 million of the American population and about 12 or 13 million in the entire world. And, yet, we are making up more and more of the bad guys in the movies that Tinseltown serves up. Last week, I broke the story about “Act of Valor’s” Jewish master jihadist. And this week, there’s another movie with not just one–but two–Jewish “villains.”
* “Project X“: This raunchy, disgusting piece of crap is a total rip-off of “Superbad” (read my review). But it makes the raunchy “Superbad” (read my review) look like high class, Shakespeare stuff. And, as in “Superbad,” the most obnoxious, most annoying character who is a bad influence on everyone else is Jewish. Er . . . make that two annoying, obnoxious, “Jewish” bad influences. Except that unlike Jonah Hill, in “Superbad”–in which Jewish actor Hill’s character is of ambiguous ethnicity, “Project X” leaves no doubt. Both horrible characters brag about their Bar Mitzvahs and make clear that they are of the Hebrew faith. For that reason, I’m thinkin’ maybe it shoulda been called, “Project Malcolm X” . . . or “Project Xcrement.” I’m sure the fact that it’s directed by Muslim Nima Nourizadeh (and has its fair share of self-hating Jewish Hollywood liberals involved) had nothing to do with it. Right?
The story: it’s the birthday of a teen who is kind of a geek and has few friends in high school. His parents are going out of town for the weekend and tell him he is not allowed to throw a big party or have a lot of people over the house. And while he’s a nice guy, who wants to listen to his parents and have a quiet evening, he is corrupted by the Jews. His two loud, obnoxious, vulgar, ugly-looking Jewish friends (one of whom is clearly a rip-off of Hill’s character in “Superbad”) insist that he throw a huge party complete with booze, pot, and college girls at his house. Every phony category in the Jewish stereotype is checked off. Loud, lascivious and sex-obsessed, mouths like a sewer, slovenly and chubby, not good-looking, etc. It’s like right out of central casting for the Department of Protocols of the Elders of Zion cover models. Like I said, in case there is any doubt, both of these jerks talk about their bar mitzvahs–one of them in telling off the police.
Once the party starts, it’s chock full of booze, illegal drugs, topless women in the swimming pool and bedrooms, mass destruction of the house and the backyard, and then a mass fire aimed at them by an angry drug dealer with a flame thrower, who destroys the entire neighborhood. See, what the Jews did, while implicating their innocent, nice guy gentile friend!
Yes, there are a few funny lines and funny scenes. But, mostly, it’s disgusting, vile raunchy garbage aimed at teen and 20-something boys, with more than a little anti-Semitic caricaturing thrown in. Who needs Bin Laden Studios, when ya got Hollywood making Americans and Jews look evil?
Alhamdillullah [praise allah].
Watch the trailer . . .
* “Undefeated“: This movie is great, especially because it doesn’t follow the usual politically correct narrative of evil White guy oppressing Blacks, which is surprising given that the movie won the Academy Award for “Best Documentary” at last Sunday Night’s Oscars telecast. This movie is the exact opposite of the typical Hollywood narrative on race. It shows several White men who’ve sacrificed their time, families, and livelihoods to coach a Black high school football team in inner city Memphis, Tennessee. It shows these dedicated White men sacrificing everything to provide these Black male high school football players male role models, father figures, and a winning season. And soooo much more.
Coach Bill Courtney, truly a mensch of a man, spends six years of his life–even though his business isn’t doing well and he’s losing money–sacrificing almost every waking hour and much family time so that he can turn a team of losers into winners at Memphis’ Manassas High School. You don’t see a single dad in any of these kids’ lives. They’re all raised by single mothers, sisters, or grandmothers. Most of them have a close family member in prison. And almost all of them don’t have a single parent who’s ever gone to college. It would be easy to ignore them. But Courtney–with no monetary motivation (he is spending his own money on food, snacks, and other expenses for the team) and no other ulterior motive–gives of himself to help these kids have something to be proud of.
The movie closely follows the lives of three of the players in particular: the promising O. C. Brown (who ends up playing in college football), troublemaker and irritable Chavis Daniels, and Montrail “Money” Brown, who does well academically, wants to go to college, and gets injured during the winning season. We’re shown just how generous Courtney and his White suburban fellow volunteer coaches are too these men to help them better their lives and futures and make their dreams come true, whether it’s paying for tutors for the academically challenged O.C. Brown or completely financing Money Brown’s educational future. And, despite all that, the motives of the White men are challenged by letters to the editor and comments in the local newspaper sports coverage. You just can’t win. Or can you?
Either way, the wise Coach Courtney gets it right when he says, “Football doesn’t build character. It only reveals character.” Spot on.
I enjoyed this movie because it’s very real. It’s real in showing the poverty and hopelessness of the single-mother-and-crime culture with which urban Black America has inflicted itself. And it shows that the only people seeking to help them out of it are not members of their families or communities. It’s White people, who are not the racists per the typical portrayal, but loving, generous people who really care about these young men. It’s refreshing to see it depicted on film.
If I had any complaints, it’s that the movie is a little long and could have been tightened. But it’s a good movie, nonetheless. As I said, there’s no political correctness here. And it’s a great sports documentary.
Watch the trailer . . .
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