Jan
14
2013

Apparently, the pro-Iranian Left HATES Argo.

OK, with a review like this now I HAVE to see Argo. The sheer bitterness that Ben Affleck had the unmitigated gall to make an ‘undeniably rousing, but deeply irresponsible,’ ‘first-rate thriller’ that ALSO happens to contradict antiwar progressive cant on Iran is a wondrous thing to behold. I must pre-order this movie*, solely because a purchase will be more coals on the head of Iranian apologists than a mere rental would be.



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*Well… Wish Listed, at least. You know how that goes.

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8 Comments

  • BigGator5 says:

    This review lost all credibility by citing The Birth Of A Nation.

  • jbird says:

    Funny that the review doesn’t seem to take issue with the film being a relatively accurate portrayal, rather, they seem to take issue with that reality being inconvenient to their worldview. Reality is biased!

  • acat says:

    Even though I knew the ending .. hell, I remember the headlines! .. I still enjoyed ‘Argo’. Saw it in the theater with Mrs. Cat and, as I wrote elsewhere after, it captured the .. zeitgeist .. of that age *as I recall it* pretty well.
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    Mew

    • Brian Swisher says:

      Yes, Cat, ’70s hair is well on display…
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      Moe, just close your ears to Jimmy Carter vaporing during the ending voiceover, and you’ll like it just find.

      • acat says:

        I found, Brian, the similarities between Carter’s Iran bloviation and Obama’s Libya chatter .. eerie… but that may just be me.
        .
        Mew

        • Brian Swisher says:

          Well, as Obama seems to be the spawn of an unholy union between Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, that’s not too surprising…

  • Herp McDerp says:

    I saw it and enjoyed it. It takes a few liberties with the facts — it downplays Canada’s role and amps up the suspense by adding a few scenes that didn’t happen — but it’s astonishingly pro-American and accurate by Hollywood’s “based on a true story” standards.

    WIRED has published some good stuff on this, including a writeup on the real-life “Canadian Caper” and photos of some of the props from the original Argo fake publicity barrage (with concept art by Jack Kirby).

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