October 10, 2013

Salon Movie Critic Bemoans American Superiority

I wasn't going to bother with this story, but after reading the comments at Salon, it should be shared.

Salon movie critic Andrew O'Herih trashes the new movie, "Captain Phillips" apparently because Somali pirates are at a military disadvantage when taking hostages and extorting money:

I can't decide if there's meant to be anything sardonic about the presentation of the asymmetrical conflict in "Captain Phillips": Billions of dollars of cutting-edge military hardware and hundreds of corn-fed, gym-toned Americans on one side, four malnourished men with black-market Kalashnikovs on the other. But I kind of think there isn't. [...]

"Captain Phillips" is less an adventure yarn about the daring rescue of a captured American than a celebration of a huge and expensive machine that crushes disorder.

Read the comments at Salon.

(Hat Tip: Breitbart)

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