Critics of ‘Patriots Day’ lose their shit

Some critics are taking shots at “Patriots Day” – the thriller starring Mark Wahlberg about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the manhunt for the terrorists in the aftermath of the attack – for its unapologetic portrayal of America as a force for good in the battle against radical Islamic terrorism.

Uh oh… did a production company actually produce a movie where the majority white guys are good and terrorists who bombed the Boston marathon are the bad guys? Someone should tell them that whities are always at fault for everything and we should submit to Islam yesterday.

Writing at BuzzFeed, Anne Helen Petersen says the film omits crucial context about the motives of the terrorists, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who killed 4 and injured 264 in the blasts at the marathon’s finish line and killed an MIT police officer several days later while fleeing.

Because the motives of the terrorists couldn’t have been…I dunno… Islam. And killing innocents isn’t a cowardly act that radical Islamists participate in almost a daily basis now. But it’s Buzzfeed, so we really can’t expect logic or reason.

The real world is not as black and white as “Patriots Day” makes it out to be, she says.

Stunning observation. But I will be siding with the police who did their job after the Boston Marathon throughout this blog post. Just so my bias is out there.

“You can argue that evil needs no explanation, no contextualization,” Ms. Petersen writes in her review published on Friday. “But that’s the problem with a post-9/11 film like Patriots Day: There’s a reason, and a history, for the radicalization of Islam — a history in which the United States has played an active part.”

Because there’s absolutely no such thing as absolute truth and the folks at Buzzfeed are fervently committed to their moral relativism… unless the West is defending itself. How dare those awful western police accuse these terrorists of… um… terrorism. Ms. Peterson is actually making the claim that the terrorists should be cleansed of all responsibility because it was evil westerners who caused them to commit this atrocious crime. Is she aware that one of the victims killed was a foreign exchange student? I believe she was Asian. Does she get an equal role in collective white guilt as well?

She says “Patriots Day” captures the spirit of “Trump’s America,” which includes “a return to the delineation of global politics into camps of right and wrong, patriot and terrorist, winners and losers, and an impulse to flatten and otherwise ignore reality in the name of feeling good and guiltless.”

Wahlberg made a feel good movie that has old fashion patriotic values? Are the tickets available online yet?

Oh wait. I forgot. A Hollywood movie can only be considered good by the leftist critics if it shits on white people and slams them with collective white guilt. Because that’s not racist at all.

Additionally, the film’s depiction of police officers is unrealistic because “there are no negative interactions with citizens, no race-based tensions, no depictions of Islamophobia in the wake of the bombings.”

Because a depiction of police can’t possibly be accurate without police officers engaging in racist activity. We all know police are horribly racist mongrels with no redeemable qualities and they don’t protect citizens on a daily basis. And Americans can only ever be portrayed as Islamophobic monsters after experiencing an unprovoked direct threat against their lives while watching a running marathon. Genuine fear after a terror attack can only be seen as Islamophobic. Maybe if we tried to better understand the terrorists, they wouldn’t have attacked. Or something…

Does Buzzfeed realize that we’re going to be pissing on their grave?

“You can argue that evil needs no explanation, no contextualization,” Ms. Petersen writes in her review published on Friday. “But that’s the problem with a post-9/11 film like Patriots Day: There’s a reason, and a history, for the radicalization of Islam — a history in which the United States has played an active part.”

Are you aware that there’s a reason and explanation for why people voted for Trump? THIS IS IT! Such as immigration officials not learning their damn lesson after 9/11 and not placing sanctions against countries with a high rate of Islamic terror? Or is Ms. Peterson going to shit on the victims of 9/11 as well and say it’s their own fault that so many of our firefighters died when the Twin Towers collapsed as they heroically entered the building knowing it was going to come down on top of them?

Kaitlyn Tiffany echoes several of these sentiments at The Verge. Movies like “Patriots Day,” Ms. Tiffany writes in her review published on Sunday, provide a “prism through which viewers can project their own pre-conceived (and carefully catered to) notions of American heroism.”

Is Ms. Tiffany claiming that police officers capturing murdering terrorists was a bad thing? We can always buy her a one way ticket to the Middle East if her standards of living here aren’t up to her expectation of adequacy.

She expresses contempt for the “clapping and scattered whooping” of her fellow audience members during decisive moments and punch lines throughout the movie – the sort of chauvinism President Obama sought in vain to extinguish during his time in office, she says.

How dare they cheer when the bad guys lose! Or when the police save the day! What monsters!

And Buzzfeed still doesn’t realize why Trump won. Keep being assholes and as anti-white and anti-American as possible. It will take an entire generation for your party to recover. Or so I’m hoping.

“This movie caters to a jingoism that the political right has spent the last eight years defending from the withering gaze of an incredibly enlightened president, but even New Yorkers found it in themselves to cheer for what is now the winning team,” Ms. Tiffany writes.

You mean New Yorkers liked it when the terrorists went down?  I can’t imagine why.

And writing at Slate, Amy Nicholson groups “Patriots Day” with other real-life stories purporting to depict American valor on the big screen, such as “Lone Survivor,” “American Sniper” and “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

These movies, Ms. Nicholson writes in her review published Jan. 2, “took recent-ish headlines and simplified them, and their idealized saviors, into a satisfying adventure where the good guys win—or, at least, make it clear who’s to blame.”

Because American soldiers and patriots are never the good guys. Ever. Soldiers do nothing but cause destruction as they’re overseas protecting your freedom and your right to a high standard of living, you arrogant, selfish, unappreciative piece of unworthy shit.

They are “strangely soothing bedtime stories that whisper yes, the word is cruel and dangerous, but everything’s going to be OK if a competent white man is in charge,” she continues. “They’ll be martyred for the world’s sins.”

I want an AltRight man or woman on my six while at war with these assholes. I’ll take a competent white man willing to run into the charge with guns blazing over this sorry excuse for a beating heart any day of the week. If you don’t like it here, Ms. Nicholson… LEAVE. No one will miss you.

“Patriots Day,” directed by Peter Berg, opened to $12 million over the first days of the holiday weekend and has a 79 percent favorable rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

You betcha I’m seeing this movie. And given the critical hatred it’s receiving, I will be thrilled to review it on my channel soon.

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