Published November 09, 2009
Roland Emmerich's new movie is called "2012," but it should be titled "Dude, Where're My Balls?"
In the flick, the director destroys a bunch of major religious sites, but none of them Islamic. And according to a Sci-Fi Wire interview, this was no accident. The director said he hoped to destroy the Kaaba, an Islamic holy site, but his fellow screenwriter Harald Kloser persuaded him not to.
Here's what the hack had to say about crushing the Kaaba:
"Well, I wanted to do that, but my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have a fatwa. I kind of didn't [think it] was [an] important element in the film, so I kind of left it out."
And so, he echoes what I've said before: Hollywood screws with Christians because Christians don't behead people. But tweak Islam and you could end up like director Theo van Gogh: Dead on a street with a flag impaled in your chest.
Emmerich picks the safe target because he'd rather live — and by "live," I mean "create more effects-laden poop."
And as my guinea pig Captain Whiskers might say, "All hail, the dependable cowardice of our film industry!" He might say that, of course, if he could talk.
Anyway, the difference between good and evil is pretty clear. Good people might annoy you by wanting prayer in schools; evil people throw hot oil in girls' faces if they wish to go to school. Trashing the former, while ignoring the latter proves that Emmerich has the gonads of a shrimp.
(Note: I haven't actually seen gonads on a shrimp, but I imagine they're really small.)
And if you disagree with me, then you're probably racist.