Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Stand By for Boring Action Movies

Amy Schumer, Shonda Rhimes and Julianne Moore are among a group of more than 200 Hollywood creatives asking for a reconsideration of how guns are used on screen.

The open letter, released by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, has been created in the wake of recent tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde. This year has already seen over 250 mass shootings in the US.
The letter does not call for an end to guns on screen but for more responsible usage and lists issues for others to be mindful of when creating shows and films. Points include showing the consequences for reckless gun use, considering alternatives to guns pre-production without sacrificing narrative integrity and limiting scenes with children and guns.

Right. Maybe in the next Bond flick, Bond will run around with a boy and maybe throwing boomerangs and bolas at people. They could have a hulking bad guy with an atl-atl.


Boots Mom said...

Or, maybe, knowing how frightful the Orange, Fat, Treasonous,Freak is of Tomatoes, fruit, how's about them ??!? Then they could be fed, recycled, to some animals.
Pineapples could be real painful. I hear.

Comrade Misfit said...

I had forgotten that the TOFF is afraid of killer tomatoes.

Eck! said...

Ah, substitute knives or chainsaws.
Oh right that would be horror!

Anyone that has watched Criminal Minds should know they
haven't run out of grizzly ways mostly horrid to watch,
to kill victims.

So when do we start banning knives, swords, axes, clubs,
bats, bludgeons, chainsaws, wood saws, water, poisons,
acids, gases(toxic or suffocating), gas(fuel), burning oil,
the vacuum of space, gravity, and these loonies that have
no concept of reality.


Ten Bears said...

Cambell's soup cans ...

Dark Avenger said...

Are you waiting for Alec Baldwin’s latest movie?

Comrade Misfit said...

DA, I'd bet that "Rust" will never be finished, let alone see the light of day.

Dark Avenger said...

That’s a shame, I’m sure it’s in line for being a favorite of fun bang tool enthusiasts.

Antibubba said...

It's not a terrible idea. Those of us who shoot tend to think of them as fun tools, but Hollywood has fetishized them into totems of power that barely resemble the real thing. If you want to assign blame for recent shoot-em-ups, Hollywood is as culpable as anyone.

Dark Avenger said...

I very much doubt that Hollywood is to blame for gun violence in America. Nice try.

Tod Germanica said...

I'm with Antibubba. At the end of each cop, military, Joe Mantegna, or R Lee Wormy gun humping show will be a public info short narrated by an ER doctor. With graphic real pics of little children blasted into bloody chunks. And movies showing victims screaming and screaming until they bleed out. You know, reality. Since we lead the world in mass sniping the pics and movies will be easy to find.
Bigger issue is the standard Hollywood plot, the Myth of Violent Redemption. Where the protagonist is pushed and victimized and terrorized until, mirable dictu, the worm turns, he arms up with various cool weapons and joyously rains pee on the bad guys in full auto. See every Stallone, Schwarzenegger, and Liam Niesen flick. John Wick. And every other boring 'action movie' actor.
Teaches us over and over again that vigilante gun violence is the solution to all problems.

Comrade Misfit said...

Sam Goldwyn was right: Updated, If you want to send a message, send an email.

Hollywood makes movies for profit.

Comrade Misfit said...

Tod, are you going to stand there with a baton and force people to watch your little PSA?

Tod Germanica said...

The PSA will be placed at the end after the credits. Doors locked and Clockwork Orange eye opener clamps in place until viewed. Aversion therapy.