Friday, May 23, 2008

Lane Meyer Is Against The War

Those of you that are old enough to remember the movie Better Off Dead would recognize the above name, it's the main character played by one of my favorite actors.....John Cusack. Well, Johnny boy is back with War, Inc. Yet another movie that protests the Iraq War. Not surprisingly, or surprisingly, the movie is receiving awful reviews just like Grace Is Gone and pretty much like every other anti Iraq War movie that's come out in the last couple of years. Cusack has been pretty disappointing to me for the last 8 years or so because every time he's interviewed he wants to make sure everyone knows that he hates George Bush and he's against the war in Iraq, just every other fucking celebrity on the planet, and the fact that he's made some really shitty movies. There's nothing wrong with expressing your opinion, but Cusack comes across as a rabid dog mixed with elitism. The "I'm against the war and I know there's corruption in the American government therefore I'm smarter than the average bear" bullshit that he conveys on a regular basis is really annoying. Funny, he never mentions the U.N or other corrupt countries that profiteered off Hussein (Germany, Russia, France, etc.). He's not quite as nuts as Harry Belefonte or Sean Penn but he's certainly moved beyond Susan Surandon/Tim Robbins range. I actually blame Bush for the this, since he was elected he has not starred in a good movie since High Fidelity (1999) and he has starred in complete sell out wastes of time like; Serendipity, Must Love Dogs, Identity, Runaway Jury, American Sweethearts, The Ice Harvest, and the unbelievably horrific Max. I actually believe Max was his "independent" film. Get your shit together John, for the love of god! Well, let's look back on the good movies Cusack did. My top 5 John Cusack films.

5 - One Crazy Summer
4 - Tapeheads
3 - Better Off Dead
2 - Eight Men Out
1 - High Fidelity

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