Friday, May 2, 2008

Iron Man, weapon against weapons

Right in Seattle over at "A Fallen Icarus" lampooned the anti-military rhetoric of the Iron Man film adaptation, and Peter Suderman made a well said rebuke of his own in his review:

After his escape from their clutches, Stark quickly develops a hatred of war profiteering and the military-industrial complex (which, if the movie is to be believed, his company leads). This might make things a little more clear, except that he continues to delight in building outlandish weaponry and deploying it against the sneering Afghan baddies. Only in Hollywood can you charge millions of people ten bucks to gape for hours at extravagant gee-whiz weaponry while simultaneously decrying capitalism and U.S. militarism.

Hollywood has been trying to make money at their political opinions for a while now through the release of a myriad of anti-war films, the bulk of which have failed miserably at the box office. Perhaps Iron Man could be the exception?
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