Skip to comments.Iron Man, capitalist hero (Tony Stark stands up for what’s right — smaller government)
Posted on 05/10/2010 7:05:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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The movie theater near me had a combo pack on Thursday night - for $9.50, I got to see a 9:30pm showing of Iron Man, followed by a 12:01am showing of Iron Man 2.
It was a lot of fun!
Pasco, WA. The Tri-Cities has its fill of progressives and a large pop of illegals.
Both Robert Downey and Mickey Rourke apparently are now conservatives
cool I can add them to my good actor list!
How was ‘A Few Good Men’ a ‘lefty’ drama? It was pretty pro-Marines. All the heroes were military personnel.
What didn’t you like about it?
The constant snarky criticism of our armed forces. Everything Tom Cruise and Demi Moore said or did was intended to make our troops look like knuckledragging brutes, and Cruise's only defense was "just following orders." That worked so well at Nuremberg.
Also I just can't stand Tom Cruise, and that was even before the couch-jumping scene.
Demi Moore’s character was constantly defending the Armed Forces and the two accused soldiers. The defense he used was the only they could think of that could get them off. Lawyers do it all the time. The fact that it didn’t work at Nuremberg is mentioned in the film.
Sorry I didn't reply sooner, but I have been out of town.
I think you make some valid points, but I also think you are putting words into my mouth. I didn't say anything about it not being effective; it is just the context in which conservative values are put.
And I am not worried about it, it just strikes me odd that, in general, conservative ideas are mostly portrayed in the action-adventure genre.
I guess what I would like to see, and it is probably a pipe dream, is some independent film guy shock an audience with a thoughtful but engaging and honest look at the positives of conservative ideas.
But as I write that, I realize my dilemma: The left will NEVER see any movie with conservative values being "independent", "thoughtful", or "engaging", but merely mediocre entertainment for the unwashed masses.
So after thinking more about it, your are correct: It is better that the message get out with worrying about context. The context will always be spun negatively by the left.
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