Watched May 09, 2012
It's going to be difficult to talk about this movie without taking sides. I'll say this; I consider myself a lot like Frank, the fed up protagonist, who takes it into his own hands to kill off Americas shiniest retards. We have a lot of the same views, Frank and I. And he puts my thoughts and feelings into words beautifully during several scenes, the way he carefully criticizes the mainstream of the American people and compares the society to ancient, falling empires. And it was entertaining watching him actually doing what he sets out to do. Because the killings really are entertaining, and ultimately satisfying. But it's a satire, so it's distanced from the violence from the get-go. If you feel truly offended by the film, then you're definitely not the target audience.
I've been wondering whether or not I would have been killed if I bumped into Frank and his teenaged companion. They go after the media-generation. Meaning the emotionally cold, thoughtless bastards who devour mass-media like it's the overly buttered popcorn on their laps. But some of the highlights of this movie is the way it actually picks on you by letting your reaction to certain scenes reveal sides of yourself. And aren't I just as bad as the morons they're after, for wanting to see a dramatized version of a spoiled MTV-brat get her head blown off by a pissed off thinking-man?
This movie is clever like that. Check it out.