July 29, 2016
We have reached peak Guardian! I repeat: PEAK Guardian
I called it too early before.
One added benefit from bringing things closer to the audience is an end to villains designated by dodgy, expedient notions of otherness: blatant racism such as London Has Fallen’s Arab terrorist stereotypes is rare now.
Oh, and on the topic of cliches:
But at the Guardian, another unconvincing case made by a man (of course) that Nurse Ratched is a villain.
Hey, Nicholson’s character isn’t a “petty criminal” — he’s a statutory rapist. And once again, this indictment boils down to “woman does her thankless job, isn’t nice to malingering males and I don’t find her sexually attractive, so she’s a bitch.”
In the “feminist” Guardian, no less.
Because, like the lady said, “I’ve been married to a capitalist, and I’ve been married to a Communist, and neither one of them would take out the garbage.”