Thursday, December 18, 2008

Klaatu MIMada Nikto

Maoist Internationalist Movement (the definite article is silent!) on The Day the Earth Stood Still. But first, a new warning from the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist theoreticians:

If this website shuts down for any reason, blame the Democrats. If I were the Democrats, I would be working hard to make sure the leader of the oppressed and exploited stays in business and fascism does not return. . . .

I didn't even know it was gone.

The Luddite, back-to-earth anarchist theme is not our favorite. Nonetheless, the film confronts death, including
species-death. . . .

Not species-death!
The acting of Keanu Reeves enters a new niche, most closely resembling that of the character "Data" in "Star Trek" and Reeves' own previous roles.
A new niche, closely resembling his previous roles. Flawless dialectical logic.
Producers will be wondering if the strategy of opening with a female mother character given the lead role in the government as a scientist (Helen Benson) and then generating another female character heading the Pentagon will change consumer demographics of sci-fi movies. MIM would guess not, especially not in just one film. It's the same argument about what Palin added to the Republican presidential ticket in 2008.

The film gets in some good barbs at Amerikkkans [you knew Security Minister would dig that]. Helen Benson has to tell the lead alien that the U.$. government is not the real government of the world. It's a scene reminiscent of the leadership question on global warming. . . . Despite Reeves, this movie is not the "Matrix," but that is an impossible comparison. We would go so far as to say that such a film should be produced under the dictatorship of the proletariat, not just hailed for now under capitalism.

Risky statement, Security Minister.

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