Yesterday, Treasa and I went to a daytime movie!
Here in Florida, the weather’s just to darn nice to waste on daytime movies. In fact, day movies are something we’ve now done twice since moving to Florida back in March of 1993.
The movie which got us into a very nice movie house during the day, was America: Imagine A World Without Her.
America, was written and directed by Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan. And, is the follow-up film to their 2012 money-making documentary, 2016: Obama’s America… a movie we’ve not seen and would probably like about as much as that dumb-ass Roger Moore’s superficial movies, that he’s gotten rich from.
We’ve been hearing good things about America: Imagine A World Without Her from Michael Medved’s radio show. Although not always in agreement with him, we both like hearing Michael’s take on living in the 21st century.
Partly from Medved’s coaxing, and partly from being sick and tired of some people’s unflattering opinions about the country we love, we, in the middle of the day, paid $31 for 2 movie tickets, 1 large popcorn, and 1 large diet soda, to see America: Imagine A World Without Her.
Despite our expectations, we were under-impressed. The movie was superficial, without rhythm and obviously patched together by someone too lazy, or too inexperienced, to dig down for the deeper, and more interesting story.
The only thing D’Souza did really well was the title. Great title that made me think of the moderately entertaining 2004 movie, A Day Without a Mexican.
A Day Without a Mexican, honored it’s title. Despite the movie’s studied ethnic insensitivity, it did show possible complications of life in CA when all Mexican service people stayed home.
Not so with America: Imagine A World Without Her.
D’Souza gave one, yep – one faint reference to his great title…
Early on he depicted George Washington being killed during battle and kinda supposed that event helped the British defeat us in our fight for independence. Could have been interesting, but he didn’t flesh the idea out.
Instead of expanding on the title’s suggested theme, the movie is then taken over by answering, or denouncing, accusations about American wrong-doings like stealing Native American’s land. The film-maker’s reasons that they (Native Americans) stole the land on the 1st place, so… so what if we came on the scene and took it from them?
Sure, he’s on to something there, but I would’ve liked a little more meat on that bone!
In all, D’Souza nudges around the edges of four other common indictments often made by shallow thinking whiners when they get down to soap-boxing America, the evil empire’s, sins. You know: things like slavery, and Native American genocide.
Yeah, America’s history is tainted, as is true of any other country. And, I’m happy D’Souza didn’t apologize for what’s been done and can no longer be changed.
Despite America: Imagine A World Without Her flaws, we still recommend it, because:
- The movie’s sure to piss-off silly armchair liberals
- Should promote some healthy dialogue that gets us thinking, and perhaps grateful for our good luck of birth
- If the movie’s profitable, perhaps an accomplished movie maker will target the big market of people who will support America: Imagine A World Without Her
Go see the movie, and send a message to all those left-wing college professors and arrogant government workers who sneer at us because we can’t fire them. Make’em scared we’re gonna start a new revolution and they’re first in our line of targets…
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome.