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How many of you watched Friday Night Lights? If you didn’t, the trailer below is still very much worth a couple minutes of your time that will then turn into a lifetime of anger at this movie being made, but if you have, humor me here. Think back to the plotline (WARNING: spoiler directly ahead, if you haven’t seen up through at least the fourth season) where Matt Saracen’s father died while serving in the military. That, of course, led to this episode, arguably the best of the entire series. Matt’s struggle to come to grips with the loss and his father’s own role in his life provided some of the most powerful drama ever on one of television’s most powerful shows.
And we couldn’t help but think of that episode as we watched that trailer above for the upcoming movie, A Warrior’s Heart. Because this movie, it seems, takes that general storyline and wraps it in a protective coating consisting entirely of bro and privilege. In the process, it renders the stunning artistic achievement of Friday Night Lights unrecognizable, and apparently attempts to confirm every negative lacrosse stereotype you’ve ever held:
Rich girl. Rich guy. Rich everyone. Rich prep school, richly named “Brierfield.” Smug looks. Overconfidence resulting from well-to-do upbringing. Token mention of lacrosse’s roots to show true respect for the first Americans, despite there being literally no doubt everyone at this awful prep school is a direct descendant of someone who colonized their land in the 1600s. (Hey, it beats Chief Wahoo.) And RichBro, richly named “Conor Sullivan,” emerges from his trials and tribulations…a warrior. A rich one.
If anything, we hope A Warrior’s Heart will put to rest any notion that the Occupy Wall Street/nationwide Occupy movement is unorganized and lacking a clear message. No one can say that anymore, not when it’s so clear the movement banded together, made this film, and rushed it out to use as propaganda against the one percent. And it’s working. Good God, is it working.
[h/t SB Nation]
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