Hollywood Hits Rock Bottom, Starts Scraping Earth’s Mantle
I saw a link to the trailer for the new movie, “Kick-Ass” on Twitter and I was actually struck speechless (no, really.) In fact, all I could muster was a “Geez Louise! Um, Wow. In the bad way.” Hot Air seems to have had a similar first thought: the trailer speaks for itself.
Nothing I can say will prepare you for what you’re about to see, so I won’t say anything. Except this: Strong content warning.
Do me a favor and take the poll after you watch. I’m curious as to how this one will shake out.
However, not one to remain silent for long (hello? I’m a dame), I have a few things to say. Firstly, I have a far from sensitive constitution. I’m rarely offended — my twitter name and my site name have boobs in the title, for goodness sake. I want to be Greg Gutfeld when I grow up, only, you know, taller. And without man bits. I also generally don’t get tooworked up about movies for the most part (exceptions, of course), because I understand that Hollywood is full of Cuckoo pants and that often one man’s trash is, well, still trash, but perhaps enjoyable to some. Plus, that whole pesky belief that I have in that Freedom of Speech thing.
But this is horrifying to me. Hollywood has completely hit rock bottom and is now starting to scrape the Earth’s mantle. I’m not a fan of kids acting like adults as it is; I hate that trend where Mommies buy pants with JUICY splashed across the ass for their little girls, for instance. This takes it to a whole new level. Warning: NSFW:
Seriously, Hollywood? Defending the pedophilic Roman Polanski wasn’t enough Totally Icky for you this year? Wait, maybe you are starting anew for 2010? If this is any indication of the “quality” of movies that you will be putting out, then I suspect you will be the next industry whining for a bail-out due to abysmal failure of your very own making.
I knew some of you Hollywood types are completely detached from reality, under the guise of being “arty”, but this surprises me. Only because how the hell did it get past the first meeting? Not only did someone think of this idea, but it must have gone through a ton of people to start the production process and then actors, a director, a cinematographer all signed onto the deal, not to mention all the editing. Did no one say “Hey, um, this is a barely pubescent 11 year old girl cursing in a way that would put George Carlin’s “Seven Dirty Words” to shame and, you know, murdering people in cold blood. Maybe it’s not such a good idea.”
What’s next? Valtrex and condoms in our children’s Happy Meals ™ ? Strawberry Shortcake working at the Bunny Ranch and then going on a murderous rampage? I suppose if you have her say “You are berry, berry DEAD, you Berrylicious Bastard” then it will be cute, super cool and HE-Larious, huh? Seriously, what more are you going to do to not only completely quash the innocence of childhood, but to exploit children for your own means?
I’d wait around for your answer, Hollywood, but I’m busily trying to raise a productive – and non-murderous – member of society. Thankfully, she isn’t old enough (she’s only seven; four years too young) nor cool enough to be a “hit girl” yet. My goal as her Mom? That she is never “cool enough” for you, Hollywood.
(cross-posted at iowntheworld.com)
Update: Thanks for the linky, Gary, at Let Me Say Something About This blog.