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.
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)