Friday, April 20, 2007

British Movie Critic Slams Comic Book Patriotism

Newsbusters reported on a Times Online review of the upcoming Spiderman movie. The British film critic found issue with Sam Raimi's inclusion gratuitous juxtaposition of Spiderman and the American flag in the upcoming 'Spiderman 3.'

Also disappointing is the inability of the director, Sam Raimi, to end the romp without a fleeting shot of the American flag. The Stars and Stripes just happens to be fluttering behind Spidey as he makes his triumphal return to honour, probity and good honest fist-fighting.

This reminds me of all the critics that whined and complained about the unapologetic high powered testosterone in 300. As if it is somehow rude, or immoral for a film to display a flag in a patriotic manner. Just like it was racist for the creators of 300 to show the Persians as dark-skinned.
What about the comic book character Captain American? Captain America! I wonder what his thoughts are on a character whose whole costume is a flag! The heights of political correctness know no bounds.

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