I caught “Lone Survivor” – the film adaptation of former SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s memoir chronicling his surviving a badly-awry mission in Afghanistan in 2005 – a few weeks back, as part of a review audience.
It was, by the way, an amazing movie. Not a perfect retelling of the book – I won’t spoil anything, but one of the battles does get Hollywooded in comparison to the book, just a little.
All of that aside, it’s a great move, and I highly recommend it.
Of course, it bleeds red white and blue – which means Hollywood’s liberal film critic elite have broken out the long knives.
Which brings us to Roger Simon’s review of the reviews (and the movie’s snubbing from this year’s Oscars). Read the whole thing. But the conclusion is the vital part:
As for those of you who are lining up to diss Hollywood again in the comments, remember the late Andrew Breitbart said that politics is downstream of culture. He was a 1000% correct. Diss Hollywood all you want. It deserves it. But save some of your energy for taking it back. That’s a lot harder. And a lot more important.
Winning – no,contesting- the culture war is going to be as hard as Afghanistan. And maybe more vital for this nation’s future.