Saturday, March 29, 2008

Stop-Loss

Stop-loss hit theaters... and the theaters hit back (hehTM).

I told my dad that this was a train-wreck waiting to happen and it did. The numbers are something like 7th for the weekend (behind Debbie does Dallas XXXII) and the only rave revues are coming from people that actually are in the film.

For a great review of the movie, head over to Libertas and read theirs.
Actual line from the film: "F**K the President." A half-hour in, when absolutely nothing we've been told about this character prepares us for it, that's what comes out of the mouth of our protagonist war hero, Brandon King (Ryan Phillipe). Like someone flipped a switch, King transforms from hoo-rah Army sergeant to Code Pink mouthpiece. "Wait a minute," he protests, to his commanding officer, "Stop-loss is only in effect during times of war, and the President said the war was over." That's the logic our screenwriters came up with as motivation for desertion.
Read the whole review (and the comments) this is some good stuff. (h/t ACE)

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