This is an incomplete thought, but I saw the new Spike Lee and I have to say something. It was the top grossing film this weekend and the most money in a single weekend Spike has ever made. But I didn’t like it. It reeked of Spike Lee. The story was hot. The actors were hot. Denzel was doing that thing he does now, like Bill Duke in the police scene in Juice, a lot of “smiley talking”. Spike didn’t write it but it still sunk into preachy monologues. How?
And the reality is- Jodie Foster’s character was bad as hell. She was the kind of woman that I still hope to be when I grow up-only with a stronger moral compass. But how could the word “cunt” still be used to describe her? No, really? (Spike didn’t write this one either.) Isn’t bitch bad enough anymore to describe assertive women with questionable ethical behavior? I think bitch still works.
Oh and did I mention the part where the female bank robber is remembered for her rack and in trying to identify her, the women who fit the big busted profile are asked to unzip their tops.
Okay, that’s enough for now. I’ll have more later.