April 4, 2014, - 6:58 pm
Wknd Box Office: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Jinn (Mich Tax-Funded Muslim Propaganda), Goodbye World
Nothing that amazing in the new offerings at the movies, this weekend, but what’s outrageous is that Michigan taxpayers financed one of the new movies, which is nothing but an absolutely awful attempt at Muslim propaganda.
* “Captain America: The Winter Soldier“: This is okay and much better than the first “Captain America” movie (read my review). But it’s still not a great movie The special effects and action–which this movie is full of–are decent. But the story is dumb and confusing. And, once again, Hollywood tries so hard to avoid Muslim terrorists and infiltrators as a plotline that it chooses rogue Nazis from World War II in modern day America. Really? Plus, the movie makes several pointed attempts at commentary against the NSA and government surveillance to the point that I almost thought Captain America was actually Edward Snowden in disguise.
The story: It’s modern-day America, and Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is still trying to adjust to modern life after having been asleep for over a half century. His boss at “SHIELD,” Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), is on the run from some unidentified villain, who turns out to be “The Winter Soldier,” and is apparently killed. Captain America must investigate and find out what happened to Fury and why and, in the meantime, must also save his own life from forces out to get him at the World Security Council, headed by an apparently corrupt U.S. official, played by dead man walking, Robert Redford. It turns out that the evil forces who’ve infiltrated are from the rogue Nazi outfit, Hydra, which is the enemy in the original “Captain America” movie. Yes, World War II “rogue Nazis”–because the main Nazis were good guys, right?–have infiltrated modern day American and World government, not Islamic terrorists. Thanks, Hollywood, for getting it right. And the movie continues in the tradition of the first Captain America movie in hardly acknowledging America or that this superhero is American, other than the name and accent.
Captain America is aided in this movie’s fight by his friends, the “Black Widow” (Scarlett Johansson) and an Iraq/Afghanistan War vet/superhero, “Falcon” (Anthony Mackie). I could have done without the constant Black Widow banter about setting up Captain America with dates with various girls at work. It was stupid. I also could have done without Captain America’s many grandstanding Edward Snowden-style speeches against the government’s surveillance of the bad guys, which he thinks is outrageous, just like Rand Paul and the blind, deaf, and dumb Paulistinians.
Oh, and by the way, Gary Shandling has two brief cameos as a U.S. Senator, reprising his role from at least one of the “Iron Man” movies. And his face is so bloated and injectified (yeah, I made up that word) that he looks like a balloon ready for popping by the tiniest of needles. It’s comical. He should have stuck with his original face.
At nearly 2.5 hours, the movie is waaay tooo loooong. Could have lopped off at least a half hour from this and, better yet, an hour. Although this is rated PG-13 because there is a lot of violence and shooting, it’s really not that bad in terms of that, and it’s not bloody or graphic in the least, either. You can take your kids to this, no problem.
One last thing: the movie takes place mostly in Washington, DC, and there are a couple of scenes of jogging on the shore of the Potomac and near the monuments. Producers said that’s because they wanted this movie to have the intrigue and vibe of ’70s movies, like “Marathon Man” and “Three Days of the Condor,” but while this movie will be loved by anti-government conspiracy theorists (just like “Three Days of the Condor” or “The Parallax View”), it’s not even close to the quality of those ’70s movies, which are far superior in plot, entertainment value, and tight story and script. Not even a scintilla of close.
Watch the trailer. . . .
* “Jinn“: This absolutely crappy movie, which includes a soft sell of Islam, is financed by $1.4 million dollars from Michigan taxpayers, in violation of Michigan’s Constitution (which has an “establishment clause” even tougher than that of the U.S. Constitution against state funds going to pay to promote religion in any way). Sadly, it isn’t the first Michigan Film Tax Credit-subsidized movie, either. Just the latest. And, on top of that, the movie is laughably horrible. It looks like a bad Z-budget horror film your nerdy teenage neighbor shot with his friends.
The movie was written and directed by Zaheer Ajmal Ahmad, a Paki Muslim, who made a good deal of money off of Michigan taxpayers from this absolute dung heap on film. And he has an affirmative-action-for-Muslims deal with 200 movie theaters across the country to show this piece of bleep. I’ve seen many, many infinitely far superior films that hard-working, talented filmmakers have produced, and they can’t even get into one theater. But they aren’t Muslim and don’t promote Islam.
The “plot”–if you can call it that–consists of a man (played by Muslim, Iranian-born actor Dominic Rains, whose real name is Amin Nazemzadeh) and his wife suddenly being spooked by demons, known as Jinn in Islam. But a Catholic priest (the character and his church are in the movie merely to disguise that this is a Muslim propaganda film) tells him to get Muslim holy water from Mecca at the Hezbollah mosque, Dearbornistan’s Islamic Center of America, to kill the scary creatures and demons that stole his wife from him and haunt his life. Oh, and also, he has to drive a fancy, expensive sports car–the interior of which is lined with Arabic verses from the koran–to fight the demons and evil monsters. The end.
Believe me, I’m making this absolute crap sound incredibly better than it actually is, just by describing this crappy movie. It stank. And while it was only 1.5 hours long, it seemed like an eternity. Long, slow, boring, terribly stupid, and filled with non-stop plodding music. Not to mention computer generated images that sucked . . . a lot.
But, hey, Messrs. Ahmad and Nazemzadeh got paid (by Michigan taxpayers who subsidized this garbage). Cha-Ching!
Oh, and one other thing: the movie is also co-financed by Richard Mandell–a typical, predictable, rich Jewish liberal Obama-votin’ embracer of Islam, so he can appear “tolerant.” As CEO of One Reverse Mortgage, Mandell is a key partner of billionaire Dan Gilbert, owner of Quicken Loans which owns the mortgage company. And the movie is also financed by a rich Muslim doctor, who I’m sure got paid back when the Michigan taxpayer money came rollin’ on in. And he got to fulfill the Muslim edict to proselytize non-Muslims through this crap.
FOUR MARXES PLUS FOUR OBAMAS PLUS FOUR BIN LADENS PLUS FOUR ARAFATS
Watch the trailer . . .
* “Goodbye World“: What an incredible waste of 1.5 hours of my life I’ll never get back. Several uppity hipsters who went to college together end up at a country home where a few of them live. Some of them are married. While they are there, the world is in an apocalyptic state because one of these pretentious, lefty hipsters accidentally sets off the other’s virus. The world has lost electrical power and internet service and total chaos has erupted. But then all of these hipster frauds, after yelling at each other and engaging in unnecessary melodrama, agree to work together and live in peace and harmony. The end.
This could have been an interesting movie. Instead, it was total garbage and incredibly stupid, not to mention the worst apocalyptic movie I’ve seen yet. One character even talks to a stuffed animal. Not kidding. By the way, the Black character has a very obviously Jewish name and surname. Not sure why.
One other thing: even though the apocalypse has hit America, Obama is, sadly, still President in this movie.
Skip this at all cost.
FOUR MARXES PLUS FOUR OBAMAS
Watch the trailer . . .