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Friday, December 23, 2011

Harold and Kumar - Don't Go There

I loved the first Harold and Kumar movie, but the second, Escape from Guantanamo Bay, is horrid.  The film has tons of gratuitous brazilian waxed pubic shots and lots of semen scenes too. But worst of all, call me a prude, I just can't find the humour in sexual abuse. There's a running joke throughout the film about the meals at Guantanamo Bay consisting of a "meat sandwich" which alludes to the guard forcing inmates to perform felatio as their only sustenance.

I know it's all satire, and it's supposed to be anti-PC, but it seemed to make a mockery of the real torture going on at Gitmo. On satire:
"The best satire does not seek to do harm or damage by its ridicule... but rather it seeks to create a shock of recognition and to make vice repulsive so that the vice will be expunged from the person or society under attack or from the person or society intended to benefit by the attack."
This satirical torture just wasn't funny or ironic on any scale I can imagine. It was absolutely painful. I winced for most of the movie before being rescued by sleep.

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