Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Million Dollar Crybaby [SPOILERS]

I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of this so called "controversy" about the movie Million Dollar Baby. There's too many people claiming that this movie is just a very, very expensive commercial for stem cell research by Hollywood liberals. It's just a big political statement.

I wonder, what statement is the Governator trying to make when he blows both good guys and bad guys away in his movies? Murder is okay? How about 99% of romantic comedies? Premarital sex is okay? I guess these ultra-conservative, conspiracy theorist movie critics only watched one movie this year?

These are stories. The good ones involve difficult decisions. If everything was black and white and characters were able to make decisions with ease and without remorse, they would be predictable, boring, and dull. Let's face it, people make decisions. Sometimes they make good decisions, sometimes they make bad decisions, sometimes decisions are rough ones. They are required for good storytelling.

If you don't like it, then fine, but sometimes, just sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.

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