Friday, 26 February 2016


Contemporary Media seen from the Right

by Richard Wolstencroft

This movie was total bullshit. First off – it's a spin-off of a spin-off of the awful, stupid X-Men movies. If I had known that I would NEVER have bothered to see it. So now you know.

And, yes, it’s another f**king comic book – they are a curse on modern cinema. GROW the hell up, people, and read some literature. I detest most comic books – outside a few adult orientated ones with high intelligence. I much prefer books because books make great films.

The whole marketing line of Deadpool is, “it’s not for kids.” That too is bullshit. It totally is for kids – grown up kids – y’know, the type who still have their collection of Star Wars characters from when they were a kid. Also, actual kids will take this prohibition as a challenge and download this film that is already on kicks torrents (don’t worry I saw it at a cinema in Bali).

It's your typical super hero fare, only ultra-violent, as if the creative minds behind the ISIS videos were hired as consultants, which they probably were, after all it’s well known that have received support from certain people in the West. I got told off on Tim League's page by some lemming for that quote, but I stand by it, as some of those ISIS videos, like the one of the men being burned alive (I couldn’t watch it all the way through), show a technical capability far beyond what could be expected from goat-bothering, Middle-Eastern psychopaths. It looks to me at least that they have had some sort of Hollywood/CIA/Western/ help, hence the Hollywood production values.

Anyway, Deadpool also has this wiseacre sense of self-referential humour that becomes very annoying. It has one-liners – and two other silly superhero X-People – and a back story that promotes torture for the Military Industrial Complex. It's just a revolting example of how low Hollywood has sunk. Today's geek male is a mental midget who laps up this kind of manga shit with a golden spoon, so stand by for countless sequels, naturally.

On a serious note, despite the “unreal” comic book nature of the movie, the level of violence in it seems designed to promote war and violence. An incredibly brutal war is already underway in Syria – and this violence seems to be metastasizing throughout the Middle East – Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and even Turkey – with huge global consequences. This is rather unsettling, almost as if we are being softened up for events a few years down the road.

I like violent cinema, a lot, but sometimes I think it has a very negative agenda – or agendas – as it does here. There is a promotion of mindless brutality and merciless viciousness (ISIS values again) that is disturbing in many mainstream Hollywood films of late, of which this is a prime example. That is not transgressive, subversive, challenging, or liberating in any way. I naturally don't suggest censorship and never will, but it should be acknowledged that this DARK ENERGY is now being promoted by Mainstream Hollywood – and to be wary of it.

It has another element that it channels that is probably of interest to alt-righters – one of the themes in the film is the violence of the powerless. I can imagine a sea of dweebs out there getting off on this aspect of it, those who would run ten miles to avoid a fight in real life, and maybe that’s another role of the movie – to give the powerless a fantasy of empowerment to keep them enslaved. We’ve seen this before in many movies – it just has a certain intensity in this one.

Well, there it is – as a reference point of contemporary culture at present it probably should be seen, but you won’t miss much if you choose to avoid it.

Directed by Tim Miller
20th Century Fox

Richard Wolstencroft is a filmmaker, writer, events promoter, and founder and festival Director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. He has an interest in Right Wing, Conservative, and Fascist philosophy, politics, and history.


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