February 10, 2009, - 3:14 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Earlier today, I attended a special critics screening of “Under the Sea 3D” at an IMAX theater. The movie comes out Friday, and I’ll post my review then. Again, this isn’t a review, but I fotta say this: while the visuals are extremely cool and stunning, the audio felt like child abuse. To hear narrator Jim Carrey say a gazillion times how we are destroying the planet, how global warming is gonna kill the cute, cuddly sea lions living in Australia’s Barrier Reef, etc., etc., etc., was really getting on my nerves. It reminded me of “Arctic Tale,” which pulled the exact same stunt. I was wishing for a mute button . . . in vain. “Shut up, already.”
And movie-makers lie to parents in the trailer, below, not giving them an iota of an inkling that this 40-minute visual feast will be ruined by the pungent stink of non-stop, “You are ruining the planet and will make cute animals–and scary, poisonous sea snakes–die.” Not sure how you can “leave your world behind” and “lose yourself”–as the trailer tells you to do–when this movie won’t let you get away from left-wing environmentalist propaganda.
Hollywood has learned a new trick: Stunning eye-candy visuals, accompanied by hypocritical celeb lecturing.
Hey, Jim, how much energy did you waste filming the stupid “Yes Man”? How much global warming did you create with your and girlfriend Jenny McCarthy’s private jet-trip to be on Oprah, last year? When she dies or they burst a hole, what will you do to make sure that McCarthy’s silicone implants don’t pollute the environment? Dude, did ya know they’re not biodegradable?
Just checkin’. And wondering why that wasn’t in “Under the Hypocri-Sea 3D.” I guess you killed a whole lotta cute sea lions yourself, huh?