Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Expelled

I haven't made much mention of this flick cause it sounds like it's crap. I made fun of that "What the Bleep" movie but at least that was interesting and amusing even if it was usually inaccurate. My biggest qualm with that one being I had too high of expectations. Expelled on the other hand just looks like poorly thought out propaganda with a big budget. I might rent this once it's on DVD but I'm sure not going to pay theater prices to see this drivel. Oh and while I know very little about this film besides whats been said by PZ Myers (who told me I must put up that link) I know that this film works hard to connect evolution to Nazi's.

Mr. Stein? Yeah Mr. Godwin is on line three he'd like to have a word with you. Ok so this might not quite count, he's not saying scientists are like Nazi's he's saying Darwin is responsible for the Nazi's which is so much worse. And as I recently pointed out, genocide, hell genocide against the Jews has been going on since long before Darwin.

Anyway if you want to see this then do, I'm poor so like I said I'll rent it to avoid giving these schmucks any more of my money than I have to, I'd really screw 'em and get a bootleg, but somehow I don't see this as being an easy bootleg to find, half-way through the film the camera guy says, "Man, Ben Stein don't know shit about punctuated equilibrium." Then gets up and leaves. Maybe it'll be a half priced bootleg.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is, our local paper devoted a two or three page rant-a-torial praising this movie to the skies, like its release was a matter of Intense Local Relevance, whereas the departure of a disgraced former high school principal got a one-sentence mention. (And we only have ONE high school.)

Kilgore Trout said...

Thats just sad. The thing that worries me the most is that I suspect many people will go see this, and because it forms to their prejudices they will think it is wonderful. As you point out such people do exist. I'm not sure how one teaches critical thinking but I think that would be the greatest education we could give to the next generation. Just to get people to think at all is a thankless battle, they would rather be told about celebrity gossip or who to fear. I pray for the future of our children. hehe j/k. Peace!

Carrie said...

"...Somehow I don't see this as being an easy bootleg to find, half-way through the film the camera guy says, 'Man, Ben Stein don't know shit about punctuated equilibrium.' Then gets up and leaves."

That made me laugh, out loud, at my desk. Nice post.

Kilgore Trout said...

Thank You!