Micheal Collins on 01 Jan 2013 4:29 pm
Its been getting to me for a while that most modern movie s absolutely HAVE to be posing with a gun in the movie poster, and all plotlines HAVE to have someone shooting someone in order to progress the plot and deliver an outcome.
Now it seems the Hollywood A listers are making a video to "Demand a Plan" to stop gun murders. And so say all of us, surely.
Thing is, say what you like about the NRA (and I think they have to lobotomise themselves on the basis of the otherworldly theories they have about making the world a safer place) Holloywood A listers are the people who almost singlehandedly promote the use of weapons for unilateral judgment and death on a constant basis. And these are the "heroes". Not even the "bad guys". Do the NRA produce thousands of hours of glorified butchery broadcast across every TV and movie screen in the States? All in the name of truth, justice and the American way?
Someone's released a counter video to the Demand a Plan one splicing in the broadcats moments where the actors wield weapons and distribute extrajudicial death sentences to whomever is patently cast as the bad guy.
I am totally for gun control. I am totally for this being extended to the media as well, frankly i am a bit sick of the idea that the gun is the central theme in any movie where people need to be cast as heroes, and solutions to problems need to be arrived at before the end of a TV episode.