June 27, 2007

When Sock Puppets Attack

While Agent Bed Head (aka Sadie, Sadie Lou, Sadie Lou Hoo Hoo) and I have been squaring off in the Light Blogging Club (first rule of Light Blogging Club: Don't talk about Light Blogging Club), she's been a busy beaver over at Pajiba, posting some rather excellent and spiffy movie reviews as of late.

Her recent review of A Mighty Heart is spot on excellent, of course, but she's been under some scathing attacks in the comments section because she dared---DARED, I SAY!---come out and point out the 89 lb elephant in the room: namely that Angelina Jolie was horribly miscast for the role of Daniel Pearl's widow.

Problem is, though, the multiple comment attacks have the flavor of an attack of sock puppets--that is, the same deranged commentator who feels the need to get all his Second Life avatars to come out in support of his facile logic and reasoning.

Well now. I'd only say one thing to add to Sadie's otherwise prescient review: that instead of Angelina Jolie in the role, the producers should have cast Amy "Judging Amy" Brenneman in the leading role, that way insuring that the only way to provide a greater distraction to the dark Jihadi-beheading themes of the movie than by wondering if Angelina Jolie used stunt-double lips, would be to get an awful Judge Amy/her brother Vincent little vibe going.

Posted by Steve-O at June 27, 2007 07:51 AM | TrackBack

I love the commenter who said Jolie was chosen "due to her understanding of international issues."

Yeah - THAT'S what they look for in a leading lady! There was no screen test. The producers just asked her to submit a 25 page essay on Containment, Economics and Terrorism in the Middle East. The UN stated they plan to issue a white paper based partially on her work.

Steve-O, you need to get in on this new way of choosing leading actors. One of your fine articles just might get you the lead in the next Snake Plisskin film: Escape from D.C.!

Posted by: Chai-rista at June 27, 2007 09:02 AM