The most depraved movie I may have ever seen

If you are intending to see Knives Out and want no plot spoilers, stop here.

On the other hand, let me tell you about a movie that is as disgusting in its baseline plot as any film I have ever seen. Also 96% from the media critics at Rotten Tomatoes which in itself might give you a clue. And while we normally shy away from Hollywood because of its messaging, this seemed like an Agatha Christie plot-line knock-off, so how bad could it be?

Turned out to be the most far-left looney politically-driven plot I have seen in years, whose underlying thread actually came up quite early on, when the family are sitting around after the death of this wealthy millionaire author whose will they are expecting to benefit from. There they are discussing open borders and migration. And while it was astonishing to see any such thing in the midst of a Murder-She-Wrote kind of plot, it turned out to be what the entire film was metaphorically about. Here’s one of the trailers for a bit of background before I go on. Keep an eye out for a young and pretty girl with an Hispanic look. Her name in the film is Marta Cabrera played by a Cuban actress named Ana Celia de Armas Caso. It is she that the plot ultimately revolves around.

Might just mention this although you needn’t bother going to the link: REVIEW: Ana de Armas’s Character in ‘Knives Out’ Is the Latina Heroine We Need in the Trump Era. Get the message? In bare bones, this is the story as related by the film producers:

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

So here is the metaphorical meaning of the story, this time by me.

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, we get to see what a bunch of rotten persons his family really are, so that when the will is eventually read, we are not at all dismayed to find all of the money he had earned from his novels has been given in its entirety to his sweet young Hispanic nurse, who is shown by Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to be the worthy inheritor of all of the family’s accumulated wealth in spite of the work many in the family had put in to assist this renowned crime novelist over the years. The nurse, Marta, however has a loving heart. At the end she stands on the upstairs verandah of the house she has just been given as part of the will, as the author’s family stand below in the driveway about to drive off pennyless and disinherited. Her coffee cup reads something like, “My House, my land, my coffee.” [If someone has seen the film and can recall the words on the coffee cup, I would be very grateful.]

Am I reading too much into the film? I do not think so. But the very invisibility of the point the film obviously is making and in spades is a major problem in itself. If no one can see it here, I fear they cannot see it anywhere else. But it is the mentality of the left and clearly reflected in the story line and plot.

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26 Responses to The most depraved movie I may have ever seen

  1. Jock

    Went to see Ford vs Ferrari last week with my son. What a fantastic masculine movie. My 16 year old was enthralled.

    On the other hand this ridiculous thing was previewed. Normally I turn off on anything Pratt is in. His name really does describe him. What a god awful movie. And I got that from the trailer. It looks worse than Moulon Rouge, which is one of the fewmovies I have walked out on.

  2. Rotten Tomatoes 96% – movie failure
    Words on coffee cup – covfefe

  3. Truth n Justice

    Then again it could just be another film? The hidden agenda will be lost on me as I won’t be looking for it.

  4. miltonf

    Ford vs. Ferrari is a top movie. Saw it last night. Up there with the Mule and Chappaquiddick.

  5. Fair shake of the Sauce bottle

    Ford v Ferrari : Top movie. Would like to have the sound track sans the music . I’m giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Margaret.

  6. Crossie

    If no one can see it here, I fear they cannot see it anywhere else. But it is the mentality of the left and clearly reflected in the story line and plot.

    I think most sane people can see it but have been cowed into silence.

  7. John A

    Truth n Justice #3243695, posted on November 24, 2019, at 1:36 pm

    Then again it could just be another film? The hidden agenda will be lost on me as I won’t be looking for it.

    That’s the trouble with a hidden agenda. You aren’t looking for it, but it seeps into your subconscious.

    Same as the hidden curriculum in school texts pushing environmentalism, stolen generations, open borders and other leftie causes.

  8. Am I reading too much into the film?

    Yes.

  9. mh

    Where is the trans character?

    This is the Diet Coke of depravity.

  10. candy

    The trailer is so full of action and clever words and gags and stunts, and so many stars in it, it would be a very draining movie? or appeals to people with ADD as they won’t get bored so easily.

    why can’t things be simple or sedate yet still tense and involving if the acting is good.

  11. Tom

    The left are enraged that white men have made them so rich. Being simpletons, they are blaming the rich when the real target of their rage is themelves. The end.

  12. RobK

    It is only Hollywood. Me thinks you expect too much.

  13. Zyconoclast

    No intention of seeing it but Ana De Armas is very pretty.

  14. lotocoti

    A fan of the Critical Drinker, I knew what to expect as soon as Round Head’s name was mentioned.

  15. nb

    Benoit Blanc
    = Be noir blanc (sounds the same)
    = Be black white
    = Be black, whitey.

  16. Caveman

    Ford v Ferrari just seen it , top movie. Price of GT40s have just gone up or if not you’ll want one.

  17. Squirrel

    Sounds like it will be all of a piece with the recent (grim) re-makes of some of the actual Christies – the point of which is very difficult to see.

  18. yarpos

    “A fan of the Critical Drinker, I knew what to expect as soon as Round Head’s name was mentioned.”

    Some of the funniest stuff on Youtube when he gets up a head of steam

    Re this movie; must of lived a sheltered life if he thinks thats depraved.

  19. A reader

    The ironic part is Agatha Christie was anything but a leftie.

  20. Mother Lode

    Also 96% from the media critics at Rotten Tomatoes

    I have taken to the strategy that formed the conceit of a Babylon Bee story where I subtract the Critics’ Score from 100%.

    As I have said – If you read the satire in the Babylon Bee as satire you will discover more truth than the MSM on all its platforms.

  21. Mother Lode

    The nurse, Marta, however has a loving heart.

    Brilliant. The emotional appeal of a Disney movie (when Disney was actually good) combined with the colouring book level politics of a frightbat.

  22. Mother Lode

    Oh, and one other thing.

    To be satisfying to the audience the pure-hearted heroine, more spiritual than the materialistic antagonists, receives a vast material reward.

    Cinderella, the Shoemaker and the Elves – the same moral denouement. Fairy tale. Not for grown ups.

    For a good and spiritual woman goodness and spritualism would be its own reward. Material wealth would be more of a bewildering burden wherein her goodly instincts would be confused and with much less opportunity for exercise.

  23. The BigBlueCat

    Sounds like a fun film …

  24. Steve, I thought that Vice pretty much set the standard (sic) for outrageous distortion of facts.

  25. Cold-Hands

    Ana de Armas was excellent in Blade Runner 2049 . However the less said about Rian Johnson’s terminally #woke The Last Jedi, the better.

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