If all in the world was as it should be Sarah Palin might have become the second Stephen Colbert, but unfortunately, as we all well know, she is serious. These days she is the star of a "documentary" which was already regarded as a bad joke on the day of its official release. Still,as ever, the entertainment value of Sarah Palin is unmatched. She should have become a comedian, the parody of a female conservative politician, but God told her that she is supposed to rule the world. Which is why she simply cannot stop, she probably never will. So in order to counter the insanity, making fun of Sarah Palin is still the absolute best tonic we can give ourselves.
We found a parody trailer of "The Undefeated" - it was posted today and deserves to be seen by a wider audience:
There is much more:
Our talented reader AzureGhost, who is a real photoshop wizard, created several parody posters for "The Undefeated" - they are terrific!
I do hope that they will be picked up by other websites (click on pictures to enlarge):
The last one is my absolute favourite. I would love to see this hanging in my study.
So far, the critics have rated this "Disaster of Biblical Proportions" titled "The Undefeated" with a solid ZERO. There is no love for Steve Bannon and his editing skills on the movie review site "Rotten Tomatoes" - even though the number of reviews jumped today from eight to ten:
It apparently also didn't help Steve Bannon that he "extensively studied" the propaganda films of Leni Riefenstahl and Sergei Eisenstein.
Robert Abele from the "Los Angeles Times" sums it up:
A troop-rallying campaign infomercial as imagined by Michael Bay: hero-worshipping, crescendo-edited at a dizzying pace, thunderously repetitive and its own worst enemy as a two-hour, talking-points briefing.
I guess that the headline on "Fox News" from June 6, 2011 turned out not to be entirely correct after all:
I am shocked. No, I am not!
In contrast, one of the type of movies which Sarah Palin summarily condemned in "America by Heart", the celebrated anti-war movie "Hurt Locker", received very different reviews on "Rotten Tomatoes":
The movie "Hurt Locker" received reviews of the kind that the delusional Palin-camp surely was hoping for:
One of the few must watches of the year so far, and certainly one of the most intelligent offerings, The Hurt Locker would likely already be boasting a masterpiece label had it been from a high profile director or studio.
Cruel, cruel world...will anybody ever acknowledge the genius of Sarah Palin?
By the way, even dust collector "America by Heart" was good enough for some decent jokes, as this clip with comedian Seaton Smith proves. The comment that Sarah Palin is like "the old Lindsay Lohan" should earn him a place on Palin's infamous "enemies list", compiled by Tina Dupuy. I guess Sarah Palin had missed the comment. Hi there, Sarah!
Flashback - Sarah Palin (in other words her ghostwriter...) wrote on page 42 of "America by Heart":
Exactly, make some movies which the box office will love!
Today Hollywood seems to be more at home disparaging the war effort than supporting it. During the Iraq war, Hollywood did something it had never done before in the history of American warfare: It made movies like Rendition and Green Zone, films that were critical of the war while the troops were still fighting in the field. It's their right to be critical, of course, just as it's our right not to support undermining our troops while they are risking their lives in battle; and Americans didn't. These anti-Iraq War films all tanked at the box office. You would think that if love of country didn't inspire Hollywood to make different films, love of the box office receipts would.
Exactly, make some movies which the box office will love!
Such as "The Undefeated"........?
Conor Friedersdorf from "The Atlantic" bravely attempted to interview the masses flooding into Sarah Palin's "Triumph of the Stupid", in conservative "Orange County" - with lots of motivation, but little success:
"We looked online for the latest movie playing," Jessie added. "But all the Harry Potters were sold out, and then we saw 'The Undeafeated.' We don't even actually know what we're seeing."
"Well welcome to California," I said. "You're about to see a documentary about Sarah Palin."
"Oh, really?" they said, and started giggling again. I think they were expecting an action flick. When I returned to my seat, I thought maybe I'd talk to them after the movie, and get the perspective of two people who went in with no expectations. But they only lasted 20 minutes before walking out.
After that, it is strictly accurate to say that the theater was empty, except for me. On screen there were clips of a younger Sarah Palin helping to reform Alaskan governance. "In politics, you're either eating well or sleeping well," she said. I jotted this down: "And which of those are you doing now?"
Shortly before the end of the film, a young couple entered, walked to the back row, started making out, then interrupted their session and left (spoiler alert) as Andrew Breitbart, who made one of several guest appearances, started talking about eunuchs. Then I was alone again, working. Instead of researching civil liberties violations, or the war in Libya, or the contest to elect the next president of the United States, I was both a journalist and the only member of the public willfully paying attention to Sarah Palin, as if standing in for the pathologies of my profession.
Our very own Leadfoot_LA reported today that "The Undefeated" is nowhere to be found in a cinema in Los Angeles - but wasn't the point of this propaganda movie to convince the undecided, the unconvinced? Or are the distributors actually embarrassed of the movie?
In any case, Sarah Palin apparently loves "The Undefeated." But then she loves everything and everybody who worships her, because she is the chosen one, God speaks to her, right?
Looking for funny Palin videos, I came across the following clip by successful "youtube-comedian" LisaNova which she posted on youtube at the end of November last year. Like other excellent Palin-parodies by LisaNova, it's still as funny as when it was first released, and some of you might not have seen it yet. In addition, the depiction of Bristol in this clip becomes even more meaningful after the publication of Bristol's very own dust collector "Not Afraid of Life":
Sarah Palin - best comedy material, ever. And as Kilob so succinctly put it for twitter:
@sarahpalinusa The Undefeated is so bad Netflix doesn't want it returned when it is rented!
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Thanks to Politicalgates reader FreeTrig we have another video parody laugh, Palin Campaign Headquarters Launches The Undefeated! Enjoy!