“Made-for-TV movie” used to have such a cheap ring to it and this flick would be defying the odds to have aged well, but it is surprisingly charming in a Night Court/Roxanne sort of way. Often on my site I take the opportunity to wax geopolitical under the pretext of reviewing a rather vapid film. I think, for once, I’m going to stick to the basics. There are just too many endearing qualities about this bastard film for me to dissect the gross ethno-cultural generalizations at any great length.
I was reminded recently about Airplane! (1980). Indeed, I picked the wrong week to quit tobacco. So, sometimes we have to revel in the yucks and let some water go under the bridge (or some such hackneyed expression).
This movie depicts Arabs as blood-thirsty caricatures, but if you haven’t figured out that the Charlie Hebdo attack was a false flag by now…you’re never gonna get it. If you didn’t look up Operation Gladio the last time I mentioned it, then you probably just don’t give a fuck about the truth.
Ah, touchy touchy… Yes, I’m tired of the 24/7 propaganda of Fox News. Same goes for MSNBC, CNN, all of them. All crap. The only, ONLY person I saw get it right and write an elegant article about it was Paul Craig Roberts. It was a featured story at infowars.com. It should be cached there. If you want to know the truth about the recent wave of fake terror, look there. HOWEVER, I must say that the quickest to call BS were Wayne Madsen and Webster Tarpley. Madsen’s pithy comments are usually right on the money. He can be found at waynemadsenreport.com. Tarpley is at tarpley.net.
Ok, now we’ve really deviated from film review. Wow. See, that exercise in not caring did not work. Sorry guys. I care.
So, basically two Arabs in this film draw their short swords (gladio, anyone?) at the very beginning of this film during an argument on the floor of the UN General Assembly. Actually, it is a very cheap made-for-TV rendering, but that is ostensibly what we are to be looking at. And so they insult one another and act like animals (comical, of course) and one infers that the other is involved in bestiality with his camel. Ah, another time… It’s almost like rewatching 48 Hours. Some of that humor is just TOO RAW now.
But anyway, blah blah…a generic Asian character is cinematically accused of eating dog. You know, those sort of ethnic stereotypes from this chestnut: 1988.
But…BUT…it IS a charming movie. If you can get past all that other stuff as the world is being manipulated into further war through Islamo-Gladio, then there is much to like about this little classic with Harry Anderson from Night Court and Ed Begley Jr. from Spinal Tap (ha!). Linda Purl is actually pretty darn good in this. Same for Wendy Crewson. Hey, director James Frawley obviously didn’t have a big budget here…and so this is a nice little homage to the Pink Panther series and other spy spoofs. Oh, pro tip: my “espionage” category is all spy spoofs…so far! Might have to keep you people on your toes. Ah, but it’s not like anyone is actually reading this. So to the bought-and-paid-for enemies of humanity (the intel agency assassins/military special ops) who continue to turn bloody trick after trick like the prostitutes you know you are: fuck you.