When was the last time you saw a pro-American movie?

November 5th, 2007

In the last few years, viagra generic ailment I’ve seen lots of movies about how evil America is:

The CIA? Evil.

American oil companies? Evil.

American Senators? Evil.

America at war? Evil.

But when was the last time you saw a film that was unabashedly pro-American?

The Hunt for Red October?

Independence Day?

I can’t remember seeing an honestly pro-American film since long before 9/11.

Is there no place for a pro-American film anymore?

Must all our movies and television shows display unabashed disdain for our country?

I’m not looking for a return to John Wayne and unquestioning patriotism, discount cialis but it would be nice to see an occasional piece of Hollywood entertainment that wasn’t ashamed of (or critical of) everything our country is and everything it stands for.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris  |  November 5th, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    I would put Black Hawk down as pro American in a Last Stand at the Alamo way.

    But other than that nothing is jumping to mind.

  • 2. Elliot  |  November 5th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    And I think Black Hawk Down was only made because it showed an American “failure.”

    Although, I will admit, nothing the filmmakers could to could take away from the heroism of those Delta guys.

  • 3. Fuzz Martin  |  November 5th, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    “Pro-America” doesn’t sell DVDs in the international market. Thanks to a globalized marketplace, there probably won’t be a place in this world for pro-American movies ever again.

  • 4. Elliot  |  November 5th, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I had the same thought, Fuzz. It’s sad that our most popular export is our own anti-Americanism.

  • 5. capper  |  November 5th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Wasn’t Flight 93 pro-American. I don’t know, as I haven’t seen a new film in six or seven years, but I thought that was supposed to be honoring the Americans on that flight.

  • 6. Rustmeister  |  November 6th, 2007 at 8:52 am

    Recently saw “The Kingdom”, and while it wasn’t necessarily pro-American, I didn’t feel it was anti-American in the least bit.

  • 7. Elliot  |  November 6th, 2007 at 8:58 am

    I’ll have to rent that when it comes out!

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