Friday, October 5, 2007

Movie Review: The Kingdom

First 10 minutes are some what useful to get the American general public to think for a moment and face the reality and savagery of the terrorists we fight today. The rest of the movie turns into CSI meets Die Hard with Jamie Fox leading a special secret squirrel rogue FBI team which takes away from the seriousness that was established from the start of the film. The closing scene really showed the movie's true aim to persuade the average lazy American that hasn't been informed of their real motive. There is a line at the end where someone one asked Jamie Fox "What was it that you said to (some lady on the FBI team) to get her to stop crying when we found out one of our own was killed in the terrorist attack?" Jamie Fox replies with "We'll kill them all" this is paired with the grandson of a Saudi bomb-making terrorist who was killed in the end in front of him. His mother asks him, "What was it that your grandfather whispered in your ear before he died" and he replies with "We'll kill them all." I don't understand how in the end the movie tries to portray Americans as just as bad as the terrorist. What the writers and most Americans fail to realize or remember is, it's not the same, they attacked our Innocent civilians first, we do have moral authority over them. This is strike 2 for Jamie Fox, Jarhead was strike 1, playing action hero and in an ant-war movie, I am loosing respect for him. Another thing I don't understand is why they had to use a fictional terrorist attacks because their has been plenty, see List of terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom is an anti-war irresponsible film with an agenda for lame uninformed average Americans. I wouldn't recommend you wasting your money to support them. To get your action fix just watch the trailer: