I flew into New York Monday evening. It was raining and had been all day, so we were re-routed to a different runway at Laguardia. Not a big deal, but it meant I didn't get to see The Statue Of Liberty on my entry. Not sure if I would have seen her anyways due to the weather. But it got me thinking again of that 'Coverfield' trailer I posted about last Friday. Upon re-watching it, I don't really care for it at all due solely to the Statue Of Liberty head shot at the end. It's too much. Too cliched. Is that supposed to make me angry? Make me think that New York and the rest of the world is in serious trouble by a monster that means business? Instead it made me yawn and wonder why someone would take such an interesting approach (documentation style) and then cap it with such cliched material. Does that make it epic in its feel all of the sudden. It seemed to work for Independence Day. Watching The Whitehouse blow up made us think we were watching an earth-shattering movie for a moment, instead of a turd.
But this isn't the first jab at Lady Liberty and it certainly won't be the last. It seems that the message is: if you attack Lady Liberty, you're making a serious statement. Much like if you want to tell Hollywood you're truly a lesbian, you must date Ellen DeGeneres otherwise you're just playing around. Anyways, here is a list of some other Lady-Haters.
The Simpsons Movie
The Day After Tomorrow
Escape From New York
Planet Of The Apes
This is not a political statement, just a request for Hollywood to get some new material.