Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Ouch! Sarah Palin Propaganda Film "The Undefeated" Taken to the Cleaners By Critics, While the Public's Lukewarm. Hey, She Ain't No "Machete"...
I've talked about this before: I despise propaganda films, at least ones that are pure propaganda with no entertainment value whatsoever. I've never seen (and never will waste my time), for example, with far leftist Michael Moore's drivel. Same goes for the Inventor of the Internet's "An Inconvenient Truth."
I get enough propaganda from the leftist "mainstream" media and right-wing websites on a daily basis, and I sure as hell ain't gonna pay money to watch it. But I will say this for the pathetic likes of Moore and Gore: At least their crap made money from the jump.
Same can't be said for Sarah Palin's new propaganda film, "The Undefeated." Its opening weekend was a complete disaster with film critics, and the reports were mixed at best as far as attendance -- ranging from a few limited full houses to reports of virtually no one attending other showings. You know things have not gone particularly well for a propaganda film (or hell, for any movie) when:
-The film gets a zero rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
-The film takes in a seemingly paltry $65,000-$75,000 in opening weekend box office. The "Palinistas" are spinning that the film will make more when released in additional theaters, but C'mon!
-A number of theaters reportedly debuted the film to nearly empty audiences.
-A journalist for The Atlantic attends a showing of the film in California and reports that "the audience consisted of himself, two women who left after 20 minutes and a brief visit from a couple of young lovers [making out]."
-Movie critics across the country dismiss the film as an "advertisement" and "two-hour infomercial for Sarah Palin" -- chock full of "hero-worshipping," not to mention "crescendo-edited at a dizzying pace, thunderously repetitive and its own worst enemy."
-The founder of The Razzies comments that Palin and her film are "what the Razzies are all about."
Jeezal peezal! If Palin ever has the lack of compassion for America to actually do a sequel to this apparent bomb, she really might think about spicing it up with some sex and violence. Her sex appeal is her top(enhanced) selling point, after all.
Just this past weekend, I watched last year's film, Machete. That film contained more left-wing propaganda and shameless use of right-wing stereotypes than a ten-minute segment of MSNBC, but it still entertained me through its combination of funny lines, cartoonish extreme violence, hot ladies, and not taking itself too seriously. Before her next film (if there ever is one), Palin should watch Machete and take a few notes.