Gut Rumbles
 

July 02, 2004

oh, gag me!

I just watched a trailer from Spiderman II on HBO and I could not believe what I heard. They asked two of the leading characters in the movie about what Spiderman would be like if he were real. The asswipe who plays the human octopus said, "I hope he would vote for John Kerry."

The piece of witless quim who provides the pussy in the movie had this to say: "I wish Spiderman would kidnap the President and take him back to his lair, you know... so somebody else could take his place."

Hollywood actors. So brilliant. So sophisticated. So butt-fucked politically. I've never heard a pack of blithering idiots make as much noise without realizing how foolish they sound than fucking actors. Where do they get the NERVE to step outside the script and open their mouths? That's not what they are paid to do, and whenever they do it, they come across as morons.

That COULD be because they ARE morons, but I'm not going to pursue that point. I AM going to say that Spiderman II just lost a ticket from me.

Comments

Oh, lovely. I think I'll invest the ten bucks I would have spent on the film on a few fingers of scotch instead.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on July 2, 2004 03:36 PM

By the way, if you're looking for a good film to see instead, this one is superb.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on July 2, 2004 03:41 PM

I wouldn't listen to anyone who lives or works in Hollywood.

(1) Hollywood is a fantasyland, much like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory on crack.

(2) How many of those folks have a decent education? Two hours of tutoring a day and a GED doesn't make a person politically influential to the masses.

Posted by: sugarmama on July 2, 2004 04:04 PM

Hey pot, meet kettle.

A celebrity doesn't have the right to voice their political opinion, but some dude in a Crackbox does. Right.

Posted by: The Other Mike S. on July 2, 2004 05:01 PM

"Where do they get the NERVE to step outside the script and open their mouths? That's not what they are paid to do, and whenever they do it, they come across as morons. "

But Rob, surely the flip side of that is that their idiotic political views have nothing to do with the characters they play. And their performance as actors is the only thing that should concern you as a member of the audience, just as I neither know nor care about my dentist's politics so long as he takes good care of my teeth. It seems pointless to deny yourself a reputedly fun time at the movies because of an irrelevance. Besides, if they really are any good at "what they are paid to do," then you'll forget all about politics as soon as the house lights go down. Relax, enjoy the ride!

We wouldn't even be hearing about their political ideas if not for parasitic entertainment "news" media that breathlessly urge us to consider them, not as technicians in an industry that manufactures illusions, but as glamourous demigods whose every word gleams with portent. An old music trouper like you knows better than that. Just stepping onto a stage or in front of a camera does not magically cure you of idiocy and bullshit.

Posted by: Steve Teeter on July 2, 2004 05:11 PM

I'll still go see it. If I stopped watching Hollywood productions because of the political brain-death of the cast and crew, I'd never see another film or television program.

Actors feel but thinking is strongly discouraged. It interferes with "the Method." Bear that in mind. Ignore the idiocy and enjoy that which they do well - act like people who can think.

Posted by: Kevin Baker on July 2, 2004 06:26 PM

Take your boy to see the movie, you'll both enjoy it. Accept that the actors in the movie were doing a job and where most people are concerned their political views don't matter if they do their job well. Whatever opinions were expressed by the actors offscreen aren't going to be in the movie.

Posted by: eieio on July 2, 2004 07:45 PM

It's only your money that is going into the actors million dollar accounts, paying for their gazillion dollar mansions, and helping to cover their $15,000 haircuts. It's just opinions.

Posted by: Sam on July 2, 2004 08:40 PM

Damn. I was looking forward to that movie. Now when I see the previews, I see liberals flying through the air. Damn damn damn. *sigh*

Posted by: DeoDuce on July 2, 2004 08:56 PM

The reality is Hollywood is chock full of Democrats and assorted leftist fools who like shooting their mouths off, even when the film they're promoting has no political content whatsoever. There's nothing that can be done about that.

Anyway, I'm seeing it because I really liked the first flick (which was hardly a exhibit of anti-Americanism) and because having a Michael Moore "documentary" ranked #1 at the box office for even ONE weekend is disgusting enough.

Posted by: Tom Gordon on July 3, 2004 12:27 AM

The difference is that your dentist doesn't state his political opinions in front of large impressionable audiences, and it isn't your money that helps make him so influential.

Of course, he does influence his acquaintances. If you're not comfortable with that, you could consider not giving him your money. Small-business owners do think about such things, and know that expressing political opinions is done at the risk of alienating customers.

But maybe that matters less than it did once; now that personal responsibility is out of fashion.

Posted by: kate q on July 3, 2004 02:47 AM
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