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Saturday, November 03, 2007

I thought you of all people would appreciate efforts to deconstruct the colonialist paternalistic agrarian hierarchy that disenfranchises the Tangata

In full (Blogger truncated my title):

"I thought you of all people would appreciate efforts to deconstruct the colonialist paternalistic agrarian hierarchy that disenfranchises the Tangata Whenua and erodes the natural resources of Aotearoa!"

Hilary is away this weekend, and Vanessa now returns home only when she wants her washing done, so the male Saunderses went to see Black Sheep, which actually marked Ruairidh's first 15 certificate at the cinema since he became old enough to see them legally. We both enjoyed it a lot: it's very silly, totally gross, and doesn't knowingly miss a single corny gag about sheep. (For example, at one point the hero fights off a were-sheep - a man who had been bitten by an experimental GM hybrid sheep - with a jar of mint sauce.) The female lead is a terribly New Age-y animal rights activist who keeps producing aromatherapy candles and reading auras (and who paralyses the aforementioned were-sheep with a skewer to an acupuncture point). Her best line comes when she and a couple of men enter a cottage whose owner has, unknown to them, been devoured by a modified sheep. They go into the kitchen and there's blood everywhere along with the signs of a violent struggle. "Oh...my....God...." she says. The others look at her. "The feng shui in this room is absolutely terrible!" (She also comes out with the line in my title, which must have taken many, many takes.)

Go and see it. It isn't great art, but it's great fun.

And there are many jokes about sex and sheep. Well, duh.

1 Comments:

At 04 November, 2007 21:36, Blogger Udge said...

Sounds like a film I'd enjoy. I shall watch for it to appear here.

 

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