S.W.A.T.: The Movie

On Saturday, with Helin and Kerem, I went to the Metro Cinema to watch S.W.A.T., starring Australian boy Colin Farrell and Pulp Fiction maestro Samuel L Jackson. S.W.A.T. is an acronym for ‘Special Weapons and Tactics’ and this movie was centred upon the Los Angeles Police Force S.W.A.T. Team. In a summary, the movie was a good fun action movie of a higher complexity and standard than the average Stallone, Scwarzenegger stuff.

Movies often reflect some aspects of society.

Without giving the plot away, S.W.A.T. is about the good guys, the S.W.A.T. team, winning against the bad guys, a Mafia guy and his associates. What was most interesting for me was that the mafia guy was French and not the traditional Italian, Russian or Chinese. In my opinion, this is a reflection of American society’s recent disliking of the French over the war in Iraq. No coincidence, I say.

On the topic of Iraq, I am gladdened to hear of Sadamn’s capture. I hope it means the end of a terrible era in Iraq. I also hope it does not mean the re-elections of government in the US, UK and Australia.

Sadamn, show us where the weapons of mass destruction are! They must be somewhere; after all, the Australian Government put Australian soldiers’ lives in danger on the other side of the world because of the threat of WMDs.

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