Black Servants, White Heroes

Posted by KC | 9/16/2013 08:18:00 AM | 0 comments »

THE BUTLER
Historical Drama

PLOT: Cecil Gaines who works in the White House sees major events that affect his life. It is inspired by a true story

The movie is very well done; Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo WILL be nominated for Oscars this season. My trouble with the film is that why did the main character have to be a servant!! It could have been about a black family going through decades of change. Hollywood loves to show black people as slaves, servants. Knock it off! Blacks know their history, so try to show them in a better light.

2 GUNS
ACTION/COMEDY

PLOT: A DEA agent and a navy intelligent agent to infiltrate a Mexican cartel with funny and violent results.

It is a typical buddy-cop movie. Denzel Washington is the DEA and Mark Wahlberg is the navy intelligence. So many betrayals it’s hard to keep up. Why is Washington in a movie is beyond me and Wahlberg is so funny. The action is not so bad either but if you can wait until video or cable.

KICK ASS 2
ACTION/COMEDY

PLOT: The further adventures of Kick Ass and Hit Girl.

Alan Taylor Johnson (Kick Ass) is a few years older along with Chole Grace Moretz (Hit Girl) who have to adjust to being normal high school teens instead of real life superheroes. The movie is light for most part and near the end it becomes a serious graphic novel comic book!! It is amazing!! Jim Carrey is in it and you almost don’t recognize him as Colonel Stars and Stripes. The battle between Hit Girl and Mother Russia (Olga Kurkulina) is epic!!!

PERCY JACKSON SEA OF MONSTERS
FANTASY/ACTION

PLOT: Percy Jackson must go on a quest to find the Golden Fleece.

Not as good as the first one but still very entertaining Percy must save his school by using the Golden Fleece. Like I said before it is myth and modern storytelling. The first one should have come out in the summer and this one in the fall. If you can wait for video or VOD wait but it is worth the wait.

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