Wednesday, April 29, 2015

TRAILER: Mad Max: Fury Road & The Last Witch Hunter

My birthday was Monday, and so I haven't had much time with family obligations, and we have also had a death in the family. If you could please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Ron L. Mace (he passed away from ALS) and the condolences of his family, it would be deeply appreciated.

This Thursday night is the official opening of The Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron in the states, and I have had my ticket for awhile now; it's fun going to the opening show, that's the one where the people who have REALLY been looking forward to the film are going to go, and they have usually dressed up and are going to enjoy the film more than most. This Sunday is the premiere episode of Penny Dreadful, Season 2. I have subscribed to Showtime and will be posting on the episodes as they air; the series is just too good to not analyze, and it's a great way to sharpen our skills and a break from politics.

There are two trailers which have been released; the first is a third trailer for Mad Max Fury Road (May 15):
Of course, the delivery of gasoline is a indictment not only against the current capitalist economy which is still dependent upon fossil fuels, but also--and even more importantly--this serves as one of the footholds of the anti-vehicle statements the film will make. Under the auspices of global warming, the film will attempt to indoctrinate audience members against having personal vehicles; why? Because socialist governments like to control the movements of their citizens: when citizens can go when and where they want, they are incredibly difficult to control and may escape; if you don't believe me, please read up on some of the history of the Berlin Wall.

The next trailer is a bit odd, but with a name like The Last Witch Hunter, and Michael Caine co-starring, we really owe it to the film makers to consider what they are offering us:
The "witch hunt" in general refers to the witch hunt for communists during the 1950s, or McCarthyism, after the leading Senator Joseph McCarthy who was determined to root them out (if you have seen the original Manchurian Candidate with Angela Lansbury and Frank Sinatra, you know what I am talking about). According to the synopsis, the last witch hunter is called upon to put down an uprising of witches in New York City (which, being the financial capitol of the world, also has an openly communist mayor). Why witches? In both Penny Dreadful and Salem, we are seeing witches, and very ugly, Satanic creatures they are; Wicca is one of the fastest growing "religions" in the world and for film and TV to depict them in all their eternal damnation is a sign that at least common sense still prevails somewhere.
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I couldn't have said it better myself,.... anti-communist literature from the 1950s.