They. Just. Don’t. Listen.
K-Lo at 2:24PM
“SHUT UP AND WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE, AND THEN JUDGE” [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
It’s not often I agree with an ABC exec (ABC execs did, afterall put Commander in Chief on the air–although a comedy on during the hour before it is good stuff), but here we are. Yes, the controversy already around a miniseries Mel Gibson is reportedly working on involving the Holocaust would seem premature. Unless, of course, you still believe that The Passion of the Christ is an invidious project meant to incite a pogrom against Jews.
Sure seems like most religious controversies in the domestic news today are much ado about nothing.
Posted at 02:24 PM
Seven hours later:
I DON’T WANT TO PREJUDGE [Warren Bell]
But I just don’t like the looks of Munich. Seems to be saying when good guys kill bad guys, they’re as bad as bad guys.
Posted at 09:15 PM
Fifteen minutes after that:
MUNICH [Jonah Goldberg]
Warren – Yeah, going by that preview, I’m not encouraged. I don’t know enough about the actual effort to hunt down the Munich terrorists, but it seems to me that, if the trailer is representative, the only defense of Spielberg, is if all of the handwringing and self-doubt he ascribes to the Israelis is an accurate depiction of what really happened. Truth is always a defense. But if this is Spielberg’s imposition, if he’s simply making-up the story that the Israelis felt like they were betraying their civilization and their values then it is a slander. Because that would mean that Spielberg thinks avenging those attacks as an act of self-defense was something Israelis should be ashamed of. I want to give Spielberg the benefit of the doubt and one shouldn’t over-read a trailer. But, I agree: It’s not an encouraging hint of what the movie is about.
Posted at 09:29 PM