September 11, 2008

The Bourne Bitch-Slap

Over at NRO, Lisa Schiffren unloads on Matt Damon's crack about Sarah Palin being like something out of a bad Disney movie:

Well I have seen my fair share of bad recent Disney movies, including such masterpieces as "Barbie as Rapunzel." Even a non-feminist mother might object to the deluge of princess imagery hurled at little girls. But here is the thing: In most of the modern Disney fairy tale movies the princess/heroine character, who is nobody's fool, rises to meet difficult circumstances, and slays her own dragons. The "happy ever after" part allows for the possibility that the young heroine will become experienced, wise and a good leader. Maybe that is a more plausible version of things than the current Hollywood fantasy that a small cabal of evil people, with no regard for human rights, will abuse their power under the guise of fighting the war on terror. (Though I kind of liked the Bourne Ultimatum anyway.) Reality is more complicated than a Disney movie or a Matt Damon movie.


Posted by Robert at September 11, 2008 09:36 AM | TrackBack

I happened to be up around 3 in the morning and caught Fox News' "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld". They took a video clip of Damon talking to a reporter and had overdubbed it with his actual quotes from that interview, but read in a sub-moronic voice (sort of like the "Matt Damon" voice from Team America).

I was laughing so hard I thought I was going to wake up my wife, upstairs. Just cruel.

Posted by: The Abbot at September 11, 2008 01:04 PM