Tuesday, January 1, 2013


The Village might be described as a tongue in cheek version of Fahrenheit 9/11, showing the politics of HAL's use of TERROR to control the population of America [and those that follow "like a conga-line of suckholes" as Mark Latham put it for Australia].

That is to say Fahrenheit 9/11 was essentially a documentary, simply giving the evidence to show how totally simple it was for HAL to allow 9/11 to happen and then use "Unknown Unknowns" to give the excuse to start another Vietnam genocide, but this time in Iraq, AS LONG AS J Doe was determined to question nothing, which of course was the case, as for Vietnam, as for Korea, meaning HAL won that fraudbusting attempt.

The Village poses a scenario of a village representing the population of America with a perimeter fence being the American border to "the Towns", those being the "outside world".  So The Village attempted a "come in through the bathroom window" approach to see if satire [maybe called parody in America] could wake up J Doe from his slumber, and although it too failed, it does provide some great cleverness from M Knight in rendering the movie.

Of course to get any bums on seats at all to pay for the production he also had to make it a stand alone "mini BlockBuster" [a Yippee] by way of a "horror movie" so in my view he really pulled off the near impossible here, exactly as FF Coppola explains regarding Apocalypse Now.

In other words, M Knight bloke had to make a horror movie that worked WITHOUT J Doe actually NEEDING to understand the so called "twist" ending, in order that the very few "people that think" could appreciate his movie as a serious attempt to get the other 99.99999% to also think.

Fat chance but I for one appreciated the movie [as well as Fahrenheit 9/11], and of course it goes without saying that the message of the movie is exactly the same as numerous others, ie that American HAL has simply copied Hitler HAL in his award winning mantra "It is most fortunate for governments that the people do not think".

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