Bay Prime is SUCH a post 9/11 American revenge fantasy. It's so blatant and unapologetic about it, too, that the fact that people pretend he isn't (which, to be fair, admitting that it's a fantasy does spoil the fun of a fantasy to a degree) is baffling.
I think it really speaks for how indulgent we are as a culture. No, we can't be into something morally questionable! Don't you know? We're all perfectly innocent virginal cherubs on the inside!
I wasn't online to give you props today, but... I don't know who Nabokov is.
Watching mental gymnastics at work is, in itself, amusing to me.
And while... Ahem, certain movie forum regulars might be way to far gone to ever reach, I feel like I might actually be introducing some concepts about filmmaking and storytelling to a good many of the Movie forum's younger members (of which I'm sure is the majority), and that feels good.
Plus, whenever I join in on the site's (theoretically) higher minded boards, it's just boring. I need some conflict, man.