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June 30, 2010 5 Comments
The new Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchett Robin Hood is not very good. Usually, Ridley Scott is good, but not only is it an artistic failure, in my opinion, the film also has a Masonic theme. In the film, we find out that Robin Hood is the son of a “philosophical stonemason” who inspires his son with a hidden message stashed inside the local village obelisk. Robin Hood then becomes the inspiration for the Magna Carta. Yeah, right.
Oh, and all church folk are corrupt, as well as all kings. Notice that World Net Daily tells you nothing about the clearly Freemasonic underpinnings. Perhaps the writer did not notice it. However, there is clear biblical basis for such notions of liberty and freedom under law, apart from tyrannical oppression – they aren’t the discoveries of speculative Freemasons, which didn’t even exist in the 12th century.
Oh, and then it ends with Cate Blanchett killing the bad guy, in total feminist glory, wearing male armour. Russell Crowe then kisses her, and it looks like he’s kissing a man, since she’s still fully iron-clad. One wonders what Robin’s soldiers would have thought had they happened a glance in that direction. Robin Hood Men in Tights indeed. And then it end ends with Crowe and Blanchett setting up an Ewok-type settlement in the woods, where what appears to be the Lost Boys from Peter Pan (who mysteriously appear throughout the film to no real purpose) join them in ruffian, Rousseau-ist/communist bliss.
April 16, 2010 10 Comments
Dedicated to Ross!
It’s always fun to go back and watch the movies you grew up with. However, it can also be a disturbing experience, akin to finding out that uncle you had that was so cool was actually an alcoholic. This last week re-watched several movies that were favorites of mine from the 80s. I started with the Jim Henson/George Lucas production Labyrinth(1986), starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.
Seemingly a harmless mish-mash of various fairy tales into one puppeteered hodgepodge, virtually all of my contemporaries are well familiar with this film which constitutes, as we say, the “essence of 80s.” But is it harmless fun, or is there something else going on?
In the story, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is a young girl who has yet to enter womanhood. Her parents are divorced, while her mother is a moderately popular actress we never meet. Sarah is obsessed with fantasies, and in the opening scene we see her in a park/garden, where she wears a pure white dress, emblematic of edenic purity, reciting lines from the book, The Labyrinth. But Sarah isn’t just standing in a garden/park, she is surrounded by Egyptian/masonic obelisks as seen here and in the video below.