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Archive for April 24th, 2010

Kick-Ass is the sleeper hit film of the year

Posted by iusbvision on April 24, 2010

Kick Ass  

First of all. In spite of the awful title, this movie was very entertaining. It is a good time with several caveats.  

Kick Ass is likely the most violent movie I have ever seen and the violence is as realistic as the violence in Saving Private Ryan; there is even a quite realistic torture scene. The violence in the clip below is among the mildest in the film.  This is absolutely NOT a kids movie.  

Hit Girl Taking Out A Bad Guy

This level of violence serves a valuable purpose. It lets the audience know that violence is not pretty, it is not fun and the hurt goes both ways. When people die it is permanent. Fighting bad guys is not fun and it is not to be taken lightly. Don’t let the music in the trailer below fool you, the mood is not quite so light hearted.   

As a piece of literature the story has multiple plots, subplots, twists and turns and is most excellent at keeping the audience a little off-balance, surprised and cheering.  

The story is a contrast between Kick-Ass, a morally ambiguous young man with mostly good intentions who quite foolishly decides to play super hero (though occasionally rises to the occasion) and his unlikely counterpart named Hit Girl.    

Hit Girl is a one girl killing machine who is a complete moral absolutist; she also likes comics and Hello Kitty. A prodigy of both the mind and body Hit Girl is a cross between Jackie Chan and The Punisher. Hit Girl will brutally kill a drug dealer or thug without hesitation in ways that would send The Terminator crying home to mommy. Hit Girl amasses a fortune in the millions by confiscating drug money and has the equipment to show for it. Big got it quite correct when they said that Hit Girl exemplifies the moral gulf between those who target the innocent and those who target those who target the innocent. Hit Girl plays for keeps, she most certainly does get hurt and injured in the film but she keeps on fighting. Most importantly, Hit Girl is not eroticized in the film as so many young females are in Disney shows (which I always found to be just a tad creepy). Hit Girl also has the virtue of offending all of the right people.  

Seven studios turned this movie down because of the role of Hit Girl. I doubt that the role would have seen this trouble if the role was a male character. No one would bat an eye if a male character used the C word in a movie or stabbed a bad guy (sexism ticks me off almost as much as racism does).  

Hit Girl in action:   

Hit Girl in training (these people are professionals, DO NOT try this at home):

Kick Ass, while a bit over the top as all super hero movies are, likely has the most compelling storyline of any super hero movie since Richard Donner’s brilliant rendition of Superman in 1979. While the film is incredibly violent, the trailer above does not do a well done story justice. This is the sleeper hit of the year. My hat is off to the writers.

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Glenn Beck on University Indoctrination

Posted by iusbvision on April 24, 2010

Spot on.

I love it, Brandeis U. couldn’t back-pedal fast enough after Beck went after them.

The Mouth in the South has details.

This is a microcosm of the state of leftist academia, when a blogger called Mouth in the South has more common sense and can get it right and the faculty of a university cannot until the light is shined upon them and is humiliated into using a residue of common sense. 

After this economic and corruption thing gets closer to being fixed, radicalized academia is going to have to deal with Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart having students wire themselves up to show the world just how so many academics can’t tell the difference between the mission of a classroom and a political party.

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Police Relax Tea Party Security Restrictions Because Tea Party Participants So Peaceful.

Posted by iusbvision on April 24, 2010

Via Christian Science Monitor and NewsBusters:

On Monday, the Christian Science Monitor bucked its mainstream peers by reporting something truthful about the TEA party movement: police officials have begun to relax security requirements at conservative rallies because of the remarkable absence of violence.

Yes, you read that right: despite nonstop media warnings about hateful protests, violence from TEA party attendants is so nonexistent that police feel safe allowing them to bring large items and sometimes even guns.

The Monitor was compelled to check things out when a TEA party in Raleigh, North Carolina, persuaded officials to overturn a ban on flag poles. Such items are typically banned because a flag pole is really just a very big stick that could be used as a weapon. The Monitor’s research led the paper to admit that conservative protests are far less threatening than many past demonstrations.

Patrik Jonsson’s article drew a refreshing contrast between violent rallies of the Vietnam era versus the new model of peaceful civil uprising:

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ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis: “If you say you are a socialist you are alright with me – The Tea Party is a Bowel Movement”. ACORN Renames Itself. Glenn Beck Responds.

Posted by iusbvision on April 24, 2010

Via Verum Serum:

Bertha Lewis speaking at the Winter Conference of the Young Democratic Socialists on March 25, 2010:

Now wait I thought that anyone who said that they were socialists or even lurching towards socialism was a racist evil psycho?

Glenn Beck has a ball with this. 

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