Saturday, February 13, 2010

GOP Mike's Movie Review - The Book of Eli - A Hollywood Conservative Flick???

To my Conservative Friends:

I was told by more than one of my conservative brothers to check out the Denzel Washington film, The Book of Eli. They said it is one of those very rare Holly-weird films nowadays that actually doesn't bludgeon conservative ideals with a dull kitchen knife. They mentioned it actually has gotten solid reviews on other conservative blogs...

At first I thought - Denzel Washington portraying a conservative character in a positive light - Naaah... But the recommendation coming from solid sources, I decided to give it a try on a typically frigid NY winter night (Hey Al, where is the global warming now, schmuck???)...

The plot of the film is extremely simplistic. Washington's character, Eli is a drifter in a post-apocalyptic Earth where nuclear war (they refer to the event as the day of the "flash" - pretty cool...) has ridden the earth of all but a few filthy, wandering soles killing each other for food, water and supplies. Eli is heading west with the only copy of the Bible and is determined to protect it at all costs.

Eli is a master of the sword and kicks some serious ass along the way making Uma T of "Kill Bill" fame proud. Some lost limbs and some serious spilt blood are plentiful as he goes postal on anyone who gets in his way of protecting and transporting the Bible "west"...

Eventually, he stops in a two-bit hole of a town and butts heads with Gary Oldman, who runs the 1-horse town. Oldman sees Eli as a serious enforcer and recruits him to join his henchman. His ulterior motive is, of course, the Bible as he desperately wants the only copy to use to amass more power to control and lead the masses through its "power".

I won't spoil the ending as it is very cool, but the question I asked myself in the beginning is still a little hazy. Is "Book of Eli" a conservative flick??? To answer that question is as simple as understanding the overiding question of the film.

Is the movie mocking or praising the bible???

At first glance, it appears any movie that makes the Bible the centerpiece and a valuable asset would appear to be conservative in nature. I mean, the Bible is a protected, sought after book and regarded as important to many people in the film. So you would think - Yes - they are praising the Bible so it is a conservative film!!!

Not so fast...

The cynical side of me who knows these liberal, bed-wetting Holly-weird jackasses best also feels that by making the Bible such a sought-after symbol that people would kill and desire to have it to lead the "sheep" tells me that the Producers are mocking the Bible as an instrument for us "Jesus-freaks" who live in the heartland must have it to live our lives and would wither away without it...

So their goal is to make a movie to show us Conservatives as mindless robots who follow the Bible's teachings, while the oh so intelligent uber-liberal intellectuals secularists know soooo much better and have no need for the Bible and it's teachings.. Therefore, they are mocking the Bible, no???

In conclusion, I can't figure on which way to go here. However, from my experience, the good money would be on the mocking and not the praising...

Just my thoughts...

What are yours???

GOP Mike

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

GOP Mike's 3 Worst Politically Correct TV Commercials - More Liberal CRAP!!!

To My Conservative Friends:

Back by Popular Demand!!! The worst politically correct commercials of the year... As I have mentioned before, these PC Commercials really get me enraged. From portraying Dad's/Husbands like idiots to always walking on egg-shells not to offend any minority group is getting really lame and tired.

Many of you have emailed me your selections, but I have listed below the 3 that really annoy the sh-- out of me. Without any further ado, here they are:

#3 - The typical Dad is a Schmuck routine::
This Company is an Australian Home builder that can't help itself in portraying the Dad as an incompetent buffoon while the wife and kids are so hip and with it!!! C'mon guys, this is so played and old.

#2 White Men are idiots - Didn't you know???:
This portrays the white-business man as the schmuck who has the wrong network and the women/minorities in the clip have the fastest, most advanced network. Why can't just once they portray the minority as the one struggling and the white man as smart??? No couldn't do that in the society we live today...

#1 All you White folks are Stupid:

This one takes the cake!!! Complete with the idiot portrayal of all the whites and the black women who knows all. They even had the chicken-head shake when the black women walked away in victory. The only thing this was missing was the "talk to the hand" and the 3-snap in the Z-formation!!! Absolutely maddening!!!

Now that you are thoroughly sick of the PC commercials, I thought I would share 2 of the Ally Bank commercials that I love and throw political correctness out the window:

Here is the Pony Commercial:

This one is great because they portray the pretty blond girl as winning and the ugly girl as getting hosed... Very refreshing from Ally that they didn't reverse the roles to succumb to PC pressure...

And mine and my Son's favorite, the "Red Truck":

Classic!!! Very refreshing that they mock the fat kid!!!

I just might switched banks to Ally!!!

Let me know of any of the PC commercials that make you throw your Yoo-Hoo at the TV...

Just my thoughts...

GOP Mike