Magazine article New Internationalist

Seriously.: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up [Maoist International Movement Website Reviews Independence Day, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and A Bug's Life]

Magazine article New Internationalist

Seriously.: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up [Maoist International Movement Website Reviews Independence Day, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and A Bug's Life]

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If you needed any reasons not to go to the cinema with a Maoist, here are some film reviews from the website of the Maoist International Movement (MIM):

Independence Day

What should the international proletariat do when space aliens attack earth with the intent of killing all humans?... After the aliens are defeated, the oppressed may have a revolutionary opportunity amid all the destruction. Still, MIM asks, 'who wrote this?' For now, aliens are cultural creations, and therefore class creations. If this was a movie written with proletarian politics, advanced aliens would more likely be communists, not evil imperialists. Or in a different as yet unwritten revolutionary alien movie, the proletariat unites with the space aliens behind the bourgeoisie's back. Then, at the crucial moment, the bourgeoisie realize they have been outflanked by the combined forces of the space aliens and the proletariat. Then, the aliens and what's left of humanity peacefully coexist.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon contains a strong mixing of violence and eros in Eastern garb. …

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