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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Oh, Shut Up

Here's a shocker: Fundamentalist Christians didn't like Sin City.

Yeah, this j-bag gave it a rating of "Abhorrent," citing its "pervasive pagan moral worldview," and he couldn't even bother to get it right, pointing out a scene where "dog eats dead person." Wrong-o, bucky. Kevin's alive when the dog eats him.

You dick.

They also list the various other acts of violence in the film, lumping "men impaled" and "decapitation" with "people punched." But what gets me about these folks isn't that they object to the violence and sex--I've long since given up on those cats. It's more that they have to break a 661-word review down into a 193-word summary for people who don't want to read it all. Oh, and they have a headline that reads "Neo-Nazis Kill Terri Schiavo."

That, and the fact that they find recurring theme of one man against a corrupt society to be worse than the violence. Take a quote out of context? Don't mind if I do!

"Perhaps more disturbing than the violence is the line of thought that undergirds this movie, that each man is utterly alone and therefore pitted against the rest of society. That is the lie of Romantic individualism. The Bible tells us that we are all part of the body of Christ and, by extension that we should exist in communities. As adopted sons of God, we are not individuals in the Romantic sense, but actual members of a family network. The dangerous individualism of SIN CITY teaches us that we cannot trust any man, which results in the amorality and paranoid violence exhibited in the movie."

Keep yer head down, Ellie-May, that individualism's dangerous! Remember, kids: You are not an individual. Give in to society. Authority is beyond reproach.

And while we're on the subject of amorality, paranoia, and the individual against society, why don't we ask my main man Patrick McG what he thinks of MovieGuide?

"What a bunch of douchebags."

Right on, Number Six.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you get that link from fark? i did, and i came to some of the same conclusions you did. i can't believe they dropped "Romantic individualism" in a review of sin city. i mean, would they rather the whores join up with the cop who beats his girlfriend? or maybe they want the sadistic parolee to offer his services to the pedophile priest? the Romantics thought that the individual was somehow superior to the whole society, but in sin city, everybody's a bag of shit.

taking the fight away from sin city for a second, it seems if you're going to criticize the "man against society" notion as anti-christian, you'd have to read the entire new testament again. what was jesus but a man against society? fundies piss me off something fierce. WWMD? (what would marv do?) chop 'em up. feed 'em to the lions.


4/03/2005 2:47 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

See, that's what I meant to say, but Rob's more eloquent and I just like the word "douchebag."

4/03/2005 3:01 PM

Blogger autryman said...

Whada yuh gunna do? It's not hard to find idiots. I love them. They make me feel better about myself.

4/03/2005 8:13 PM


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