Save your money and avoid the stupid.

I went with my kid to watch “White House Down” despite knowing it was gonna suck ass from what little I head read about the plot. I am glad to see it is bombing at the theater. That’s because not even all the action and violence can save this idiotic Hollywood paean to the myth that “The Won” is a great peace maker. Seriously, when are the leftists going to give up trying to help a guy we would all be calling the worst president of the last century if it wasn’t for his skin color?

Spoilers to follow.

There aren’t many movies that will make me care one way or another about how stupid the premise is, but this one drove me to do some writing, because it was so fucking idiotic. Let me admit that I am a painful person to watch movies with. I usually figure plots out within the first few minutes – the stories have all been told – and I can see those twists that are supposed to surprise people coming a mile away. And nothing causes a movie to piss me off more than Hollywood’s liberty with reality and how things work I real life. Yeah, I know it is a movie and that I should chill, but man does it piss me off when you have a gasoline explosion that mushrooms hundreds of feet into the air when a few grenades go off. WTF? I can pretend all car accidents end up in such explosions for the sake of movie action, but grenades? Jesus-titty-fucking-Christ! This movie is replete with such idiotic shit, but that’s not what pissed me off.

It’s the idiotic plot. President Obam.., erm I mean Sawyer has basically gone to Iran where he brokered a deal that he claims will bring peace to the Middle East as soon as the US pulls all its forces from the area. Never mind that the Iranian thugs, like the old masters of the USSR in the days of the Cold War which would sport boners every time these morons talked about unilateral nuclear disarmament on our part, would welcome such a move, not because it would bring peace, but because it would basically leave them free to do whatever the fuck they want. It looks like the children of the nuclear disarmament movement learned nothing, because the current crop of idiots on the left and in Hollywood still are naïve enough to believe the bad guy is always us. It’s the military-industrial-complex in the US and the politicians that are beholden to that entity, that’s the root of all evil. Iran would all but turn into a peaceful paradise if the US but left the area and we stopped selling weapons to them all. Yeah, talk about being a fucking unicorn worshipping idiot if you buy this kind of nonsense, but here is Hollywood again selling this bullshit even after the end of the Cold War.

Anyway, the naïve and benevolent Sawyer gets in big trouble as the WH comes under attack by a cabal comprised of the retiring chief of the Secret Service, some angry mercs, and of course, the evil Rethuglican Speaker which is in the pocket of the military-industrial-complex, and unable to see that if the US but leaves and stops selling arms peace will suddenly follow, and all that money his buddies will stop making selling arms, now can magically be used to pay for free healthcare! Fuck, this plot is too stupid to fool anyone but an imbecile. Of course, the good guys win, and in the end China, Russia, Israel, and yes, even Iran, all agree to the deal, and not only that, they all want peace on earth. Queue the “Kumbaya” theme and the cheesy ending that should convince anyone currently thinking it was bad idea to give that pre-emptive peace prize to the Community Organizer in Chief that he deserves it and should be handed another.

Seriously, save your money and avoid this thing. It’s not even worth paying for it to just watch the lame action sequences. I think you can get a better political philosophy and a more pertinent moral message from episodes of “Jersey Shore” than you will from this leftist fairy tale with the twisted and idiotic notion that we should give peace a chance because violence never solves anything, except, that is, from the massive amount of violence in the movie that’s needed to get rid of the bad and evil capitalists, that is. Hollywood is so fucking passé. If you want a real idea of what the age of Obama looks like, read this instead.

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    Depriving these limousine liberals of a payday is the only tool we have against this schlock. Regrettably Hollywood and it’s elite are real slow learners.

    As an afterthought, the hit them in the wallet approach may be working. A week doesn’t go by that I don’t see some actor trying to sell their palatial estate for smaller digs.

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  2. Dave D

    I forget the most recent movie I saw a while back about the White House under siege and the president in imminent danger. One thing that miffs me about these movies is that our president is essentially replaceable. We can get another one quickly. Why is his death worth hundreds of marines and soldiers/SS agents? This cult of personality thing surrounding the president is not a reflection of our leader. Someone like Putin or Kim Jong Il (sp?) I can see but not ours. He is one of the people and should be viewed as such. These movies that foster the “protect the president at all costs” notion are silly, imo.

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  3. Poosh

    I suggest you avoid the movie “Shooter” then…

    The most vicious propaganda I can think of.

    Sooner or later the c*nts who make these movies will get what’s coming to them.

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  4. Xetrov

    Get some genuine entertainment – go buy and read Transfer of Power (which was being made into a movie last I heard, no clue where it is now with Vince’s untimely death. Written two years before 9/11, Vince knew who the real bad guys were already.).

    Then read his first book, Term Limits, and let your imagination run wild.

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  5. Dave D

    So someone out there thinks we should burn a thousand marines and SS agents to protect the president. That’s fucked up!

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  6. richtaylor365

    Alex, why didn’t you do your due diligence prior to putting money in this clowns pocket?

    White House Down features Foxx playing the president, a leader whose plan to pull all U.S. troops out of the Middle East is interrupted by right-wing terrorists who attack the White House. Numerous critics said the filmmakers intended Foxx’s character to echo Obama, and director Roland Emmerich routinely portrays right-of-center characters as either fools, cowards or villains.

    Shoulda gone to see Man Of Steel instead.

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  7. Miguelito

    I knew by watching the trailer that this one was going to suck ass. Olympus Has Fallen looks at least watchable.. but I haven’t seen it. Looking at the box office comparisons, OHF started off FAR better and cost a LOT less to make. I wonder how it’s main story is comparatively, from the trailers it seemed far less a liberal wet dream then WHD did, possibly being based in reality. Well, as close as hollywood and a movie can be anyway.

    I pretty much never go to the theater anymore since, often for less money, I can own the movie myself and watch in the comfort of my own home anyway. There, I can pause it to pee too. :)

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  8. Ed Kline

    I was pretty sure it was going to suck as soon as I saw that it was directed by Roland Emmerich. Emmerich made a couple of good movies earlier in his career, (Stargate, Independence Day, and The Patriot), but in the latter part of his career it’s been turd blossoms like The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, and now White House Down.

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  9. CM

    Yikes, sounds dreadful Alex, thanks for the heads up. I seek out Xetrov’s reading recommendations.

    I did see World War Z on the weekend which far exceeded my expectations. Really good.

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  10. CM

    Sooner or later the c*nts who make these movies will get what’s coming to them.

    Um, what’s that then? Not being invited to direct silly Hollywood action films?

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  11. AlexInCT *

    Alex, why didn’t you do your due diligence prior to putting money in this clowns pocket?

    I did do all of that Rich. Problem is that I wouldn’t be doing movies period if I stopped going to all the shit Hollywierd puts out. I went because my kid wanted to see it. He saw shit blowing up, and 18 year olds seem to think that’s all that’s needed to make a movie cool. I tollerate this stuff because it gives me time with my kid, which now that he is a teenager with a car, a girlfirend, and lots of friends, is at a premium. I don’t even mind springing for food and the movie. Let me point out tha even my kid felt that the movie sucked so bad that they could have made it one giant chain of explosions and it wouldn’t have mattered one bit.

    I still have people that look at me funny because I have never watched such popular fares as Titanic (I know how the damned movie ends so why waste time) or Brokeback Mountain (no interest in some gay guys personal cowboy fantasies) to name a few. Heck, I admit to sometimes watching movies just to satisfy my curiosity of how horrible the shit they produce is.

    Shoulda gone to see Man Of Steel instead.

    Oh I did. Thought it was actually one of the decent movies in a while, despite the fact that the movie took some serious liberties setting up the story. At least this incarnation of Superman was no fucking UN loving pansy, and better yet, not beholden to the US government like our fucking leftard media. The fact that I like the actress that played Lois Lane, a character I think usually of as a fucking PITA, and that they dispensed with the whole “she can’t see past the glasses” nonsense, also helped.

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  12. AlexInCT *

    I knew by watching the trailer that this one was going to suck ass. Olympus Has Fallen looks at least watchable.. but I haven’t seen it.

    Compared to this pile of garbage with Fox in it, Olympus is Oscar worthy (note the quantifier before you think I mean this movie was awesome or something). I watched it when it came out, with the kid again, and while it too took way too many liberties with the gasoline explosions, it was a far better movie with a far more decent plot. Gerard Butler was real good in that movie too.

    I pretty much never go to the theater anymore since, often for less money, I can own the movie myself and watch in the comfort of my own home anyway.

    My choice as well. I do it, as I said before, to spend time with the kid. Once he’s off to boot camp and his own thing, I guess I can go back to ignoring Hollywood’s shit again.

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  13. AlexInCT *

    I was pretty sure it was going to suck as soon as I saw that it was directed by Roland Emmerich. Emmerich made a couple of good movies earlier in his career, (Stargate, Independence Day, and The Patriot), but in the latter part of his career it’s been turd blossoms like The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, and now White House Down.

    Same here Ed. Add this garbage flick to the list of “This shit should have send investers running for cover to spare them the humiliation of losing money on a terrible movie” he has made.

    The shit we don’t put up with to spend time with our kids….

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  14. AlexInCT *

    I did see World War Z on the weekend which far exceeded my expectations. Really good.

    Heh CM, let me point out that I also saw this movie, and that I liked it. But as someone that read the books, I should point out that the only thing the two have in comon is the name. The book was far more interesting, while the movie consisted of Brad Pitt running around while shit blows up. At least the explosions were not the stupid gasoline flame bombs Hollywierd loves to use all the time, and a bit more realistic. If you do have a choice, avoid WHD.

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  15. richtaylor365

    to spend time with the kid

    Understand completely, as is my motivation as well. With the price of movie tickets (25 bucks to see MOS in 3D with the kid, and a matinee to boot) I don’t go often, but bonding time with the kid is important.

    Once he’s off to boot camp and his own thing

    I have written a few posts about my kid, where is going to college, tell us about your kid. Has he already enlisted? did he just graduate HS? Which branch of the service is he interested in and is that something he coveted himself or more a weigh station until he gets some direction?

    I think I mentioned before that one of my son’s best friends is going to West Point next month. The kid is a brainiac and good do anything, but he wants to be an officer, I am so proud of him and told him so many times.

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  16. AlexInCT *

    I have written a few posts about my kid, where is going to college, tell us about your kid.

    Hmmm… Let me ask him if he minds before I go there Rich.

    Has he already enlisted?

    We are going through the paperwork now. PITA because he had a seizure back when he was younger and had a 105 fever (over 10 years ago) and the military freaks out about shit like that because they do not even want to take the risk this causes them an issue later on. Since I am not good with dishonesty, I made sure it was all known up front, but now I am stuck in paperwork limbo with the recruiters. The whole sequestration thing isn’t helping much either.

    did he just graduate HS?

    Yes, he finished HS last week. Feels like it was yesterday I sent him off the Kindergarten too.

    Which branch of the service is he interested in

    He originally wanted to do NAVY, because that’s what everyone in the family has done with but one or two exceptions, but his buddies all went Marine or ARMY, and in the end he settled for ARMY himself, just to piss me off I guess. His joke was that he was going to have more trigger time in the AMRY than he would doing NAVY anyway, because he wasn’t crazy like me. Go figure.

    and is that something he coveted himself or more a weigh station until he gets some direction?

    I suspect that the family legacy thing plays into the decision, but he has wanted to do the service thing since he was a kid. He has this all planned out too. Service for a few years, technical school to learn electrician, plumbing or HVAC (he doesn’t want a job that will be outsourced and he eventually wants to own his own company), then after working for a few years, a business degree and his own company. He doesn’t want to work for anyone when he gets older. My dad sure was happy to hear that. I just told him to work and not leech like way too many people these days do.

    Me, I am happy because he seems to be smart enough to make sure he doesn’t end up with the tens of thousands of dollars in student loans too many of his “real smart friends” are setting themselves up to owe at the end of their stint. Good kids all, but they have all been bamboozled. Not my job to tell them anything, but they all come talk to me because I used to coach them for baseball or football, and they still see me as a good guy for some reason. Biggest lie I see these kids getting sold is to go to college and study whatever you love. Yeah sure, enjoy the fun, but don’t complain when you owe over $50K and are only qualified to ask people if they want fries with that after you wasted 4 or 5 years partying hard and enrolled into some dumb studies major. This shit is an investment, and you get what you put into it. More importantly, make sure you are not fleeced and end up getting far less than it costs you.

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  17. Hal_10000

    The only movies I’ve seen in a theater recently were The Hobbit and Before Midnight (date night with wife). Almost everything else is on DVD.

    Oh, and Alex, congrats on your son graduating and good luck for his stint in the army!

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  18. CM

    Heh CM, let me point out that I also saw this movie, and that I liked it. But as someone that read the books, I should point out that the only thing the two have in comon is the name. The book was far more interesting, while the movie consisted of Brad Pitt running around while shit blows up.

    Haven’t read the books, so I can assess it on its own merits. It was more than just Pitt running around though, it had a lot of interesting things in it. I really liked the fact that he didn’t cast himself a Trophy blonde wife.

    At least the explosions were not the stupid gasoline flame bombs Hollywierd loves to use all the time, and a bit more realistic. If you do have a choice, avoid WHD.

    My kids are 6 and 4, so it’s a while until they try dragging me to mindless action films. I’m sure the next films I see will be Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University.

    I add my congrats on your son graduating and I also wish him well on the next stage in his life.

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  19. richtaylor365

    He will have a lot of fun in the Army. Although I only served for 3 years it was an important chapter in my life, filled with fond memories and friendships that I still value. Hopefully he is running and working out.

    Regarding student loans, I wrote a piece on that a few weeks ago, those kids piling up all this student loan debt might just have the last laugh if Hillary wins in 2016, the dems are all hot over student loan forgiveness, anything to buy more votes from the “give me free stuff” crowd.

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  20. Mississippi Yankee

    I’m sure the next films I see will be Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University.

    Still trying to get the g/f to see both of these. She thinks they are ‘children’s movies’. If worst comes to worst my grandson will be here in August. By then I can buy it and watch it at home.

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  21. Xetrov

    Monster’s University is worth $10. Good flick. WWZ is definitely lightyears from the book judging from the previews. Might be a good flick, don’t know. The book is a very different POV (told from the POV of someone interviewing survivors of the war after the fact), but somehow it works.

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  22. Miguelito

    Regarding student loans, I wrote a piece on that a few weeks ago, those kids piling up all this student loan debt might just have the last laugh if Hillary wins in 2016, the dems are all hot over student loan forgiveness, anything to buy more votes from the “give me free stuff” crowd.

    I don’t even want to think too much about the shitstorm of economic crap that would cause. About the only positive (assuming they don’t keep making loans so simple to get) would be the US college system would contract back into something more realistic in cost and actual education given.

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  23. AlexInCT *

    Oh, and Alex, congrats on your son graduating and good luck for his stint in the army!

    Thanks Kindly Hal, and everyone else too, for the best wishes.

    My kids are 6 and 4, so it’s a while until they try dragging me to mindless action films.

    Having that Disney shit burning a hole in my brain from watching them over and over I can say I wouldn’t trade with you CM. Watching it once was not too bad, but watching it some hundred or so times on the VCR sure left me scarred for life. I still catch myself singing the Disney sing along tunes and wondering if I am losing my mind sometimes.

    He will have a lot of fun in the Army. Although I only served for 3 years it was an important chapter in my life, filled with fond memories and friendships that I still value.

    Know what you are talking about man. Hope he gets to do the same. Some of my best friends.. At least the ones that still are around.

    Hopefully he is running and working out.

    Yes, he does his running with me occasionally and he works out regularly (although not with me because nobody wants to have to have to worry about their dad that’s 30 years older showing them up). I still try to run a 5K every other day if not daily, despite the bad knee they told me I would never be able to do it on again, almost 25 years ago. True, it now takes me almost twice as long to do it, but I can still do it in 30 mins or so. And at the risk of coming off as an ass, I should mention that I can still do 55 push ups in under 1 min, which kills him because he knows I have a busted shoulder & an arm that easily pops out of the socket, which should prevent that as well. Don’t have my six pack anymore, but I gave up on that a decade ago. I am no where in the shape I used to be, age does that, and to make it worse, I also have enough broken bones and holes to show for it (my doctor loves my file because the thing is so thick). This stuff has always been an issue of mind over matter: don’t mind it, and it won’t matter. Some day when I won’t go to jail for it, I will tell some stories.

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  24. richtaylor365

    Alex, 60 is the new 40………………….or so they keep telling me. Although I am not there (60) yet, I regularly play tennis with youngsters half my age and still comport myself pretty well. Because we are all living longer, we all need to stay on top of our health and our finances.

    Miguelito, I really don’t know what the answer is. Sometimes I feel like a chump paying for my kid’s education, all without student debt. Yes, colleges charge way too much, these pointy headed academicians have an elevated opinion of their worth. I look at other nations (yeah, those socialist leaning types) who offer free college educations (or close to it) as their societies obligation to its youth, and think that just maybe they are on to something.

    A bit OT, but a few weeks ago I reconnected with Manwhore through an intermediary (you know who you are), He mentioned the post I wrote about student debt and had some very pointed opinions about the subject, I bring this up now (hoping he does not mind) to get him motivated to re join the blog and start contributing again.

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  25. CM

    Having that Disney shit burning a hole in my brain from watching them over and over I can say I wouldn’t trade with you CM. Watching it once was not too bad, but watching it some hundred or so times on the VCR sure left me scarred for life. I still catch myself singing the Disney sing along tunes and wondering if I am losing my mind sometimes.

    I think it’s far better for parents these days. I can remember the crap I dragged my parents to – no wonder I had to wake them up when the movie ended. Kids films these days are also made for parents – the film-makers figured out how to appeal to a much wider market. In that respect I feel lucky to be a parent of young kids now.

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  26. Dave D

    CM/Alex:

    I’ve got you both beat hands down. I sat through ALL of the Pokemon/Power Rangers/Barney movies in the 90’s AND brought home the tapes of many of them for my kids to watch over and over. They turned out fine, but I don’t think I have recovered yet from that horror………

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  27. AlexInCT *

    I’ve got you both beat hands down. I sat through ALL of the Pokemon/Power Rangers/Barney movies in the 90′s AND brought home the tapes of many of them for my kids to watch over and over. They turned out fine, but I don’t think I have recovered yet from that horror………

    My kid never went for the Rangers or Barney much. He did do the Pokemon stuff, but that was a fad that lasted only a few months. Can we sue the producers of this drivel on the grounds that forced watching amounts to torture? :)

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