Movies as political puppets
Theres a good piece in the Christian Science Monitor about the upcoming crop of overtly political films for the fall election season. Past political movies have tended to be broader in aim. Bulworth, for example, is a satire about politics in general rather than a specific person. Or they focused on past events (All the President's Men, for instance) or on issues that are evergreens. By contrast, this year's crop of movies act as the movie equivalent of political cartoons, aimed to make a political point even as they entertain. The record of South Park bodes well for Team America: World Police, but the rest of these sound a bit dubious.