June 8, 2012, - 4:07 pm

Weekend Box Office: Prometheus, Peace Love & Misunderstanding

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s a tough choice this weekend at the box office. You have to choose between an entertainingly creepy sci-film film or a far-left, anti-conservative piece of crap starring Hanoi Jane. Okay, I lied. Not tough at all. I did not see “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” (Sorry.)

* “Prometheus“: I like a good science fiction, outer space flick. And I enjoyed this movie a lot, even though it had some giant holes and left a lot of questions and things unexplained. It was very creepy and weird, but I like that, especially when it’s in a good and interesting way, as in this movie. I love sci-fi, and while this is being billed as a prequel to 1979’s “Alien,” you don’t need to have seen it to see this. Actor Michael Fassbender, who plays a scheming Dr. Smith/Jonathan Harris-esque robot obsessed with “Lawrence of Arabia,” says it isn’t a prequel. He’s lying. It definitely is. I also noticed that all of the main actors in the movie are foreigners, most of them pretending to have American accents. But, on the other hand, I don’t feel sorry for American actors, mostly leftists who tend to hate America quite a bit. The story was a little slow at first, but it eventually picks of the pace with thrilling plot points, fantastic special effects, lots of suspense and action, and an interesting scene with a computerized machine doing an interesting surgery on a woman. It was very suspenseful and a fun ride, even with a minor anti-business tinge. It’s in 3-D and one of the few movies in which it actually makes a positive difference.

The story: two scientists discover that in ancient ruins of several civilizations around the world, there is always a diagram pointing to a specific planet, where the scientists conclude that the aliens who engineered the human began. A private company sends them and some others on a spaceship to the planet to explore this theory and discover the origins of mankind. They are asleep on the ship for two years, while the robot, David (Fassbender) tends to the ship. Soon, they wake up, and the woman running the show for the corporation, Charlize “I Have Orgasms For Castro’s Communist Cuba” Theron, bitchily bosses everyone around, including the scientists. They finally land on the planet, descend from the ship to a mysterious cave and discover a lot of mysterious and creepy things. To give away much more would give away the movie. But it’s textbook school science fiction with a creepy edge, action, and suspense. I did not care for Noomi Rapace, who played one of the scientists. But I did think she acted like your typical liberal-left scientist who simply behaves outside of the realm of reason. Theron didn’t need to act much since she played herself: a domineering, officious bitch who is less important than she believes.

As my friend, comedian and fellow movie critic Corey Hall, pointed out, there is an issue with the head of one of the characters and the movie doesn’t show gravitational force moving it when there is significant movement of its location. And I had an issue when they never explained why that same character apparently put something in someone else’s drink to make something happen. But I can’t really give more details without spoiling those scenes.

You’ll enjoy it, but it’s violent, bloody, and briefly sexual, so not for kids (would probably scare them, too). For older teens it’s probably fine. Also co-stars Guy Pearce.


Watch the trailer . . .

* “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding“: Uggh. This movie is just horrible. Seeing the trailer for this is enough to tell you it sucks. It’s just a matter of degree. Telling you that it stars Jane Fonda–who has American blood on her hands in Vietnam–should be enough. Or that is disses conservatives as uptight, cruel hypocrites. And promotes aging pot-smoking, leftist, anti-war hippies in Woodstock as the ideal. I just couldn’t take this movie. And when they showed Fonda attacking Ronald Reagan, that was the dung cherry on top of the ebola sundae.

Catherine Keener stars as a boring, uptight, frigid, misanthropic Manhattan lawyer who is a conservative Republican with two kids and a terrific New York home that would cost millions. Her husband, Kyle MacLachlan, asks her for a divorce. So she takes her two kids–a pretentious vegetarian leftist college student daughter and a goofy, nerdy, awkward wannabe-filmmaker son with a video camera–to Woodstock to stay with her estranged mother (Fonda), an aging hippie she hasn’t seen in 20 years, after she had the mother arrested for selling pot at Keener’s wedding reception. Fonda believes in free love, nudity, letting chickens roam in her house, bartering, and growing organic things (including marijuana) on her farm. Typical overaged, still oversexed sagging bra burner from the ’70s.

In Woodstock, Keener and her kids learn how to be less uptight and more hippie-esque, with the kids smoking pot with grandma, and mom sleeping with a man who also was sleeping with grandma. Yuck! Mother and daughter come back around to each other when the conservative daughter adopts to the hippie lifestyle and gives up the swanky New York apartment for the simple life as Willie Nelson’s sex slave. Okay, I made up the Willie Nelson part. But the daughter quits her job as a lawyer, dumps the fancy apartment, and instead dons the ripped jeans and hippies garb for a life in Woodstock. Message: conservatives are unhappy, need to lighten up and smoke pot, live the life of Jerry Garcia to be good, decent people. Someone clearly smoked a little too much ganja.

So predictable, so stupid. So awful.

Skip at all cost.


Watch the trailer . . .

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38 Responses

Thank you for the reviews, Debbie. I will defintely skip the “Peace, Love, and Understanding” movie.

JeffE on June 10, 2012 at 12:16 am


Thank you for the reviews, Debbie. I will defintely skip the “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding” movie.

JeffE on June 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

Peace, Love and Understanding? Just the title is enough to scare me away – sounds like something that would be made by our former Mohammedan troll Ali Khan

Infidel on June 10, 2012 at 12:30 am

Yeesh, that face-how much work has been done on that. Oh yeah Jane would be caught dead in a kitchen with a real chicken.Please, anyone, don’t spend two cents on anything involving this traitorous monster. Shame on all talk shows who kiss the feet of this pustule- yeah you Letterboy!

civilwarvet on June 10, 2012 at 1:52 am

I’m looking forward to the Extended Edition Of “The Hobbit” after both films come to DVD in 2014.

I’ve seen all the three parts of LOTR so far – including the documentaries of how they were made. Great writing, great story, great acting and just beautiful sumptuous photography that draws you in. If its excellent, you never want a movie to end no matter the screen time.

When you try to transfer a book to a film, it can’t be a literal adaptation and when its faithful to the essence of the book, its done its job in transporting the audience to another world.

With all that’s wrong with Hollywood releases these days, every now and then there are gems in the movie coal mine.

NormanF on June 10, 2012 at 2:33 am

I enjoy Debbie’s reviews and historical insights. I haven’t found problems with accuracy and validity with her postings. The movie reviews she offers are typically spot on.

TC on June 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

Hmm… wasn’t sure about “Prometheus”, but your review tipped the scale and we’re going to see it tonight.

And “Peace” with Hanoi Jane? Fuggedaboutit. But your line,
“Okay, I made up the Willie Nelson part.” was funny. Made reading the review worthwhile – lol!

DS_ROCKS! on June 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

Good reviews. Bad trolls clinging. Too bad the ruuskies aren’t still keeping those idiots in line. Seems to this reader that they’re so many jackals.

samurai on June 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

My husband wants to see Prometheus but I am not a huge science fiction fan. After your review I think we may see it. I like creepy movies and the special effects sound great.

As for these posts that have absolutely nothing to do with movie reviews – I can definitely tell that English is not your native language. You are not fooling anyone and nobody cares what you think. The people who are regular readers on Debbie’s site will continue to enjoy and learn from her articles.

Angela04 on June 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

I’d see Prometheus. But I’m broke right now.

If you had my job, you’d be broke too.

“PLU” – even if I were a Commie, it would not be my kind of flick anyway.

The Reverend Jacques on June 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

We stopped going to movies many years ago. When we were going there was always something to offend me and make me sorry I paid to see this trash. They always put in some left wing, radical idea or scene that the leftists in Hollywood wanted to show. It did not work on us. BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD. The same with HBO.

Fred on June 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    How about seeing movies first before expressing premature ejacuations based on a bad book by Michael Medved 20 years ago? Even Debbie is the first to admit there are some superb films being made — like “Prometheus,” directed by Ridley Scott, which by my lights is enough of a reason to see it.

    Boycott? That you can do alone.

    Seek on June 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

First off, DS fine review and since I’m a little broke, I clearly won’t see any of these movies. And to you motherfreaking pollack-trolls, here’s my advice for you lunatics, either stick to the damn topic, make some sense, quit doing you’re pathetic 24/7, round-the-clock trolling or GET THE HELL OFF OF THIS PAGE! As Angela said to you loons this morning, you’re not fooling me, Debbie or any of us here with you’re insane unhingyness!

BTW Debbie, please ban and block these Polish-trolls, there such a damn piece of work, there worst than the muslim-trolls, atleast the muslim-trolls go away and leave everybody alone.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on June 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I thought Prometheus was just OK. A better prequel would have been showing the aliens and how they ended up with the face huggers on the planet in the first ALIEN movie.

Too much sci-fi nonsense about why are we hear etc. Plus so many plot holes you could drive a truck through them. Disappointed in Ridley Scott this time out.

Glen Benjamin on June 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Sorry for being crude, but I would not see any movie that commie c-nt was in. I will never forget her wearing a helmet sitting behind an anti-aircraft gun in Hanoi. Forget whether one was for or against the Vietnam war. She was rooting for death of people like my second counsin, Louis Abrams (shot down 1967).

She also once said at an anti-war rally that “If you knew what communism was all about, you would get on your hands and knees and pray to G-d for communism.” Forgetting about the part that communism doesn’t believe in G-d, she then returned home to her Hollywood mansion where she later bitched when she had to give five million dollars to fellow commie Tom Hayden in a divorce settlement or that she would go on to marry and collect a bundle from billionaire leftist Ted Turdner.

Let us also not forget that she got where she was because of who her daddy was, and her struggles for the proletariat did not prevent her from using her contacts to get her daughter into the business.

Some Americans were POW’s. She was a POS.

Jonathan E. Grant on June 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm


    Jane Fonda is truly a despicable human being on many levels. Ask Stuart Karl, who put her back in the public eye with the exercise videos, and had to support her plutocratic lifestyle during his early days of struggling to get by.

    While there were many who were against the Vietnam War, few actually sided with the enemy, but as we all know, she did. She may have also betrayed some POWs.

    There are a few reasons why she was able to survive such traitorous behavior…

    *** Her name gave her as certain amount of immunity

    *** Some in Hollywood actually agreed with her, and admired her for her “courage” to speak out

    ** Her activities in North Vietnam got relatively little coverage at the time, since the left-wing media realized that it was over the top, and could hurt their cause

    *** Some who would have condemned her were afraid since there was still a bit of the “Hollywood royalty” mentality at the time. Believe me, years ago (especially pre-1970s), stars got away with some pretty vile things, and what she did was small potatoes in comparison.

    Red Ryder on June 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

One more thing, everyone. Be sure to tell at least ten of your friends to read http://www.debbieschlussel.com at least once a day. Let’s help Debbie out. She is a voice that MUST be heard.

Jonathan E. Grant on June 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I’m with Grant, I can’t watch anything with Hanoi jane. I didn’t even know she was in it before today. Haaaaate her. Her and Ted Turner were a lovely match.

samurai on June 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm


I honestly respect your work…

Yet from your review of ‘Alien – Part 0’, I see that you are totally unaware of the Stargate SG-1 ancient civilization ‘seeding’ sci-fi schlock assumption!

….This Hollywood Craptacular is just a plot ripoff from a last decade TV show!!!!

And you have better things to do than waste your time on movies based upon old TV shows. Really……

Nick Fury on June 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I enjoyed Prometheus. See it in 3D. I think there will be a sequel and a lot of these questions will be answered then, similar to Alien and Aliens. You can never go wrong with a Ridley Scott movie.

No longer ICE Man on June 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I thought Prometheus was great. I keep hearing mention of frequent “plot-holes.” Maybe I’m an idiot but I didn’t notice them. I think people are calling a lot of the open ended questions in the film plot-holes. Sure, there are a lot of questions, but I feel it was to make us think about them. People are upset because they got to find out “what” happened but we still don’t know “why.” But that is great because now all of us nerds can spend the next 30 years arguing about it and coming up with our own theories. For the record, I think Deckard was a replicant.

It was an interesting, highly detailed, and cool-looking movie. As for the international crew – I feel they made it this way to convey what a space mission 100 years from now might look like. Also they work for a company that employs a billion people worldwide so it makes sense. Plus all the good actors these days are foreign. As DS says, it might have a very slight anti-business tinge, but the evil “Company” has been a major plot point of Alien since the first movie, and it doesn’t even come close to what we saw in Avatar. I give it four face-huggers.

Hopewell on June 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Prometheus sounds good! I recently got to see Alien, Alien 3 and Blade Runner again and re-enjoyed how at a young age I liked so many great movies! Ridley Scott makes a great film (I know he did not do Alien 3) and I look forward to seeing it. I like the creepy you described. I serendipitously came across “The Road” last weekend and was pretty jazzed at how good and creepy it was. It really made me think. Guy Peace is an added bonus for Prometheus.

Jane Fonda is just how JEG described her and I got a vicarious thrill seeing someone else think she’s a wasted piece of pitch farted onto this planet. She is odious. What a dope (and worse). Jane Fonda is the perfect amalgamation of the useless POS type feminist that proved to me feminism is a total con job and that the skanks selling it are the most desperate and depraved liars on the planet. She can go rot in hell and ASAP works for me.

We all know the truth is Liberal tw**s are the truly unhappy. Been there, seen it and now I point and laugh at ’em because they are rotten and pathetic.

Great reviews as always! Worth the wait!

Skunky on June 10, 2012 at 9:06 pm

You also have some holes in your stupid brain Debbie! GO and watch a movie about Polish Death Camps you brainwasched twat!

siekiera_motyka on June 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Hey Polish piece of crap, why don’t you stick to the MAIN topic about Debbie’s movie review or STFU! And get over yourself about a two week old story, it’s NO longer relevant and it’s old news, and yes there were death camps in you’re land of Poland, some of you’re country-folks back then were pretty complicit. Now get lost and don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out you euro-trash scumbag!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on June 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Love your conservative reviews, Deborah. Keep it up.

Mats on June 11, 2012 at 7:33 am


“Learn” from Debilka’s articles? Hahahahahahaha
Oh! Sorry! I didn’t know that you meant “learn hate and ignorance”. Sorry!

Sean R.
“motherfreaking pollack-trolls”? POLLACK?! Oh, I know, you were talking about Pollachius virens!
Debil hahahahahaha


Andy on June 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

    No dumbass we come here to get news that’s NOT being reported anywhere, whether it’s the media, newspapers, or other blogs or websites (doesn’t matter if it’s conservative or liberal, etc.), and also you moron, telling the whole truth about anyone or anything is NOT considered hateful, maybe you should get out of you’re isolated ivory-tower world and see reality fo what it really is. And for me saying “pollack”, so what, WTF is you’re point dumbass? You want to censor me or arrest me for speaking my mind and excersizing my rights to freedom of speech, freedom of expression, etc. Go away and get lost, you and you’re ilk of Polish-trolls are real pieces of work and POS!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on June 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Poor, poor hater…

      P.S. Prometheus – excellent movie 🙂

      Andy on June 12, 2012 at 4:31 am

i am a viet nam grunt and think fonda should have been fried but we no longer punish treason because so many democrats are traitors.i would love to see some one make greg benfords “great sky river”.

BRUCE on June 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Debbie I’m so glad that you’re back online. I guess that you hit several nerves with the Polish troll vermin. They seem to can’t help themselves with their idiotic hit and run tactics. Poor and pathetic creatures all. Now back to the topic at hand. Thanks for your always excellent movie reviews. I haven’t seen Prometheus but I’m going to soon. Ridley Scott has always been one of my favorite actors. I still love watching Gladiator and Black Hawk Down because I’m an action junky. I totally loved how you gave that dreck Peace Love and Understanding all those negative review symbols at the end. I nearly choked on my soda from laughing so hard. Jane Fonda is one of the most despicable people on the planet. My Dad is a Vietnam veteran and to this day he cannot stand that “woman”. All I have to do is mention her name and he goes into a tirade of expletives that can’t be printed in good company. Recently the jerkette was in some lib-rag and they were droning on and on about how she was so sexy at 90. Or was it 70. Anyway excuse me while I go and throw up. Someone should tell the musty old commie freakazoid to hang that up quick. And as far as seeing her in film. I’d rather gouge both of my eyballs out, dip them in alcohol and then put them back into my head than watch anything that traitorous scumbag stars in.

Ken b on June 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Oops, sorry I meant favorite directors.

    Ken b on June 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Ridley Scott IS NOT an actor!

    Homo insipiens


    Mike on June 13, 2012 at 2:42 am

David explains the plot holes in Prometheus

BBBBB on June 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Was “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” a delayed release? I seem to remember this movie being advertised some time ago. Or was there another Jane Fonda movie where she played a hippie grandmother?

salt1907 on June 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

What no partridge in a pear tree?

Ari Mendelson on June 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Prometheus was awful, is awful, and will always be awful. The writers are awful people.

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