“I only wanna kill people who deserve to die.”
In a present day Bonnie and Clyde – Taxi Driver mashup, Frank and Roxy seek to remove unworthy individuals from the earth. Frank is a down-on-his-luck, terminally ill and newly unemployed middle-aged man, and Roxy is a sixteen year-old girl, who’s fed up with what life has to offer. Together, they work to become leaders for the recovery of the human race, by executing as many egotistical, immature, loud-mouthed bigots as possible.
In a world where Snooki from The Jersey Shore is looked up to as a fashionista, Lil Wayne is referred to as a poet, and teen pregnancy is glorified, who hasn’t felt a little contempt for the uncivilized? This movie ingeniously takes that idea, adds humane dialogue, and plays out the dark fantasy for the entire feature. God Bless America‘s relentless, unmerciful cleansing of the heartless provokes a sense of pride in one’s morals, and sets the stage for an ideal America, where the crude are not idolized.
“Why have a a civilization anymore if we’re no longer interested in being civilized?”
The unfavorable territory that this film treads through is quite a gamble, but with the right actors, and the right director, luck is on their side. Some films have come before with the same mentality, but have failed to express their message thoroughly to others. This film manages to take a macabre, forbidden tone, and expose it to audiences in an understandable manner. It helps that this movie doesn’t hold back when it comes to the ominous deeds. Blood is shed, and lots of it. God Bless America grabs the viewer with its shocking displays of violence, and keeps its hold by backing the gratuitous depictions with intelligent, yet comprehendible, dialogue and plot structure.
Although not everyone will agree with every statement that the two villains make, most can relate to the overall message that the movie sends. At one time or another, each person has felt like a lone genius in a sea of flittering idiots. Bobcat Goldthwait’s radical solution to the infestation of inferior, immature intellects offers a wild and intriguing ride that’s exciting to experience. His unique wit and storytelling birthed a new classic that will be hopefully be shared for generations come.