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Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Has Blog gone soft?!!
"Is this the same Blog who creamed every pair of jeans he owns over "Kill Bill"? Since when can you not condone bleak, hopeless mayhem and outright nihilism? What have you done with the real Blog? Now you're even picking on the glorification of school violence in "Elephant." Your review made me WANT to see it!"
Atky should not see "Elephant" and neither should you. What should be impartial look at school violence both exploits and condemns it (much like every news outlet in the country did for the real-life tragedy). Plus, it's a huge mess. All the kids are cut-outs from Abercrombie catalogs (real kids, Gus?) and the first hour of the movie consists of endless tracking shots of them wandering around a high school in North Portland.
Blog doesn't hate this movie because it's violent and exploitive but because, simply put, it's a contradictory piece of shit that somehow makes an incredibly interesting tragedy as dull as a blank wall.
If do you go see it, walk in an hour late for the unintentionally hilarious shoot-out scene.
At least someone out of there agrees. The perpetual teenagers at the Portland Mercury wrote this scathing review of "Elephant" last week.