Screen Junkies » Vigilantes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Spike Lee: Dumbass Or Good Dude? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/spike-lee-dumbass-or-good-dude/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/spike-lee-dumbass-or-good-dude/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:10:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247840 You make the call.

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Last week, Spike Lee was under fire for releasing the address of Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, to the public. However just this action might seem appropriate to some given the lack of repurcussions Zimmerman has experienced, this move condones vigilante justice and should not be taken lightly by officials. Seriously. It’s like something the Joker would do. Or something close to what the Joker would do, considering the address was wrong and Spike Lee just sicked a vengeance-hungry mob an elderly Florida couple. Oopsie!

Many are ranting that Spike Lee is a dumbass and calling for him to be held accountable. He has since apologized publicly and reached a settlement with the couple that they were happy with. Going to assume it wasn’t an autographed Bamboozled poster. The question is begged, is he a dumbass or a good dude? Let’s take a look at his history and decide for ourselves.

Comes Off Antisemitic While Defending Claims of Antisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League accused Lee of antisemitism after the release of Mo’ Better Blues. The Josh and Moe Flatbush characters in the film struck a chord due to their “shylock” characterizations. However, Lee refuted these allegations by stating he could never make an antisemitic film in Hollywood because it is fact that Jews run the film industry. Maybe he should run future statements through a public relations person.

Verdict: DUMBASS

Suggesting Charlton Heston Be Shot Was A Total J/K

Lee rose eyebrows in May of 1999 when speaking about National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston, “Shoot him with a .44 Bulldog.” Lee spoke out on his own behalf after the New York Post ran the quote. “I told everyone there it was a joke. I said I did not want to read in the papers, ‘Shoot Charlton Heston.’”

People didn’t really get a kick out of his comedy stylings, least of which was Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey (pause for four minutes of giggles), who said Lee had “nothing to offer the debate on school violence except more violence and more hate.”

Considering he wasn’t officially invited to a debate, I’ve got to thumb my nose at Dick Armey. Although, Lee of all people should know how sensationalistic the New York Post is. Seems like he was trying to get his name in the papers to promote Summer of Sam.

Verdict: DUMBASS

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5 Movie Vigilantes Who Could Fight The Zetas http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-movie-vigilantes-who-could-fight-the-zetas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-movie-vigilantes-who-could-fight-the-zetas/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:01:06 +0000 Noah Griffith http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230771 Why isn't Batman doing something about the Zetas?

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A couple weeks ago, Mexican drug traffickers known as the ‘Zetas’ dumped 35 bodies onto a street in Veracruz, marking a new level of terror in the state. That terror has spawned a new level of justice – the ‘Zeta Killers‘, an unidentified vigilante group aimed at getting rid of the Zetas by any means necessary.  To make matters worse, the authorities announced they would crack down on any vigilante violence that acts outside the law.

Though I’d like to think these ‘Zeta Killers’ can get the job done, the existence (and placement) of their water bottles is throwing me off. So, in the event they can’t do it, let’s see who easily could.

Batman – The Dark Knight

This is a no brainer.  Batman has vigilante violence down to a science; he also knows how to coax members of the law on to his side.  If he’s able to sneak into communist China undetected, there’s no reason why he couldn’t sneak into Veracruz in the same fashion.  This would also give him an excuse to snag a Zeta and scream “Where were the other drugs going?!?”

Creasy – Man on Fire

Not only is Creasy a demented lunatic, he knows his way around Mexico.  If he’s able to find kidnappers in big, bustling Mexico City, he can easily find drug traffickers in Cuernavaca. And it doesn’t hurt to have Tony Scott‘s neurotic 360 camera spins and Trent Reznor‘s beats blasting in the background.

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