Monday, November 19, 2007

"Redacted": Hollywood's Worst

Medved on 'Redacted': 'It Could Be the Worst Movie I've Ever Seen'
By Dave Pierre

"It could be the worst movie I've ever seen" ... "[T]he out and out worst, most disgusting, most hateful, most incompetent, most revolting, most loathsome, most reprehensible cinematic work I have ever encountered." ... "It portrays the members of our Marine Corps in the most disgusting way imaginable." ... "This film is an atrocity. It is zero stars." ... "I honestly was close to vomiting when I saw the film." ... "It is a slander on the United States of America." ... "Everyone associated with this film ought to be ashamed." ... "Will it inspire future terrorists? Of course it will!"

That's prominent movie critic Michael Medved on the new film "Redacted." Lest anyone think that Bill O'Reilly's recent outrage over the film is an overreaction, Medved tells Bill, "It's worse than you think."

The following is a partial transcript:

MEDVED:... I am actually one of the few people in the country who has seen the new movie. It is called "Redacted"... And let me just tell you, before I go to actually reviewing it: It could be the worst movie I've ever seen. I mean, the out and out worst, most disgusting, most hateful, most incompetent, most revolting, most loathsome, most reprehensible cinematic work I have ever encountered. This is having reviewing movies for more than 25 years. [It] covers a lot of disgusting ground, but none more disgusting than 'Redacted,' which portrays the Marine Corps, one of the finest organizations ever assembled by human beings, portrays the U.S. Marine Corps, as corrupt, vicious, racist killers and rapists... (snip)...

It portrays the members of our Marine Corps in the most disgusting way imaginable. They hang out in barracks, drunk or stoned, with Confederate flags all over the place. And the head Marine, who is the leading rapist and murderer, is a big fat guy, I mean, hugely out of shape, right - just the typical Marine (sarcastic) - Marines tend not to look like that - big fat guy, overhanging belly, cigar-chomping, loud-mouthed, sort of fair-complexion. His name is Rush. Nothing in movies is an accident. They're clearly trying to indict and smear Rush Limbaugh by saying that secretly he wants to rape and abuse 14-year old girls and murder them and then burn their bodies... (snip)...

The film is atrociously acted. It's incredibly badly done... (snip)...

Look, I never say this. I don't believe in boycotts. I don't. But I actually think Bill O'Reilly, I know has been going on about this movie even though he hasn't seen it. O.K. I've now seen it. Bill, Bill - hey. It's worse than you think.

This film is an atrocity. It is zero stars as far as I'm concerned. It's very much Rated R. I honestly was close to vomiting when I saw the film. I have seen a lot of unspeakable garbage in years and years of reviewing movies. Nothing quite like this. It is a slander on the United States of America. It is a slander on the Marine Corps. It is a slander on our troops. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, paid for this entirely. Now he elsewhere has given money to support the troops. I know he has. He ought to be ashamed. Everyone associated with this film ought to be ashamed. I will never see a Brian De Palma film in the same way again. This is a veteran Hollywood director. What is he trying to do with this kind of thing? Will it inspire future terrorists? Of course it will! Because it portrays the United States troops in Iraq as sick, murderous, deviant losers.

Ugh. Do yourself a favor. Avoid De Palma and Cuban's piece of filth and trash. This Thanksgiving, go see "Bella." It's a nice, sweet film, and it's great.


Blogger FairestWitness said...

Wow, what a scathing review. That exactly what needs to happen to a slanderous piece of filth like this movie. Thank you Mr. Medved!

6:09 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Duck, doesn't it offend you at all that the US Marine Corps was slandered? These are the men who, for 232 years, have faithfully kept us safe, defended our freedom. The "soldiers of the sea" have been the finest fighting force in history. Is nothing honorable to you, nothing sacred? My father-in-law was a Marine and he is the finest man I've ever met. It disgusts me that Hollywood would produce a film which totally trashes them. Of course that's what Hollywood has become so good at, trashing everything decent and good in America.

6:31 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I took out the Quack-Trash...

7:37 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

P.S. And NO, it doesn't f***ing bother HIM--HIS stepdad wasn't in the Marines, nor was his Uncle Bobby, the way mine was!

7:39 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Very disheartening when fellow Americans are so disrepsectful of a fighting force to which we owe our very way of life and freedom. There are some things that are sacred and the US Marine Corps definitely qualifies.

7:41 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

Well it OFFENDS me when liberals, liberal American citizens like you, refuse to show RESPECT to the very men whose lives they put at risk for freedom. It OFFENDS me when the finest military in the history of mankind is slandered and maligned, especially when they are practically defending the world's democracies alone. Token support and assistance from allied countries does happen, but we do all the heavy-lifting and get nothing but shit on in return. It OFFENDS me when the shitting on is done by AMERICANS!!!!! What an asshole you are Ducky. Your ungrateful butt belongs in Iran or Syria, where they'd incarcerate and torture your ass to death. Places where'd you'd learn some respect for your country and its military, albeit far too late to save you.

9:31 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Boy, more Quack-Trash waddled in! I bet he couldn't get within a country mile of a Marine in his family tree!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous cassie said...

This movie sounds awful! How can the idiots on the left defend it sight unseen if they have ANY respect for our men at all?

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fairwitness,as to Ducky, you can't shame someone who has no shame. My late father-in-law was a Marine Corp vet of WW2., serving in the 4th. Marine Div. he saw commbat on Saipan, Tinain and Iwo Jima. He was wounded on Iwo Jima but made it home.. My oldest brother was an officer in peacetime, commanding Lima Co.,3 Battalion, 5th. Marine Div. I tske this crap personally. People don't seem to realize just how professional and fearsome the Marines are. They're incredably dedicated to the Corp and to each other and defending this country. The man who made the modern Marine Corp was gen. John Le Jeune. He modeled the Corp on the Spartans. The intensity of devotion each Marine has to the Corp and each other is unlike anything I've ever seen. Even after leaving the Corps Marines I know still have an attachment to it. DePalma and Cuban aren't worth the powder it would take to kill 'em, as my brother would say. J'Mac.

4:26 PM  

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