Saturday, May 17, 2008

Only in America

I've just seen a trailer on TV for a new movie - "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" -

It appears to be a story about two men - played by John Cho and Kal Penn - who get mistaken for terrorists. In the tradition of seventies anti-heroes "Cheech and Chong", their previous "hit" was apparently about their road trip across America to satisfy their "weed-induced case of 'the munchies'".

The New York Times rates it as "The Perfect Movie" while TIME magazine calls it "The first feel-good torture film".

Laugh? There goes another rib...

Do we have no sense of propriety any more? This US-made film has to be one of the sickest examples of profiteering I've seen in a long time.

I assume the writers, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg spent real time in Guantanamo Bay, experienced the realities, and still found it a source of amusement?

As they say - only in America.

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