Friday, December 23, 2016

My Christmas turkey

The Bomber and  I rented Suicide Squad last night. We both agree with the review in the Wall Street Journal:
In a word, “Suicide Squad” is trash. In two words, it’s ugly trash. Maybe no more words should be wasted on a movie that is, after all, only a movie, not a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Still, movies contribute to the collective awareness. They can color the way we feel about the life around us. This one deserves further attention by virtue of its exceptional cynicism and startling ineptitude. “Suicide Squad” amounts to an all-out attack on the whole idea of entertainment.
Almost everyone I meet lately seems to be in show business or have exalted entertainment industry relatives. What a lucky break that none of them was involved.

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