This Review of “Ford v Ferrari” Reflects the Absurdity of Movie Critics Today

This review of the movie “Ford v Ferrari” (which is about the auto industry in the 1960s) frowned on the fact that it mostly featured “straight white men”. It also called the entire auto industry a “patriarchal wasteland”. This is the sad state of “movie critics” today.

Vigilant Citizen – Nov 29, 2019

Confession: I enjoy reading movie reviews. I particularly enjoy reading critics who take the time to rip apart a bad movie or, conversely, those who explain exactly how a movie is a masterpiece. In fact, I sometimes find myself more entertained by the criticism of a movie than the movie itself.
However, nowadays, some movies are being ripped apart for the wrong reasons. And others are being praised for the same wrong reasons. Why? Because the entire “movie critic” business is being taken over by an “agenda police” that grades movies according to their compliance to and agenda, and nothing else.
In my article about the movie Joker, I stated:
In this day and age, mass media critics do not evaluate movies by their artistic merit, but by the direction of their political message. To be deemed “good”, a movie needs to check a list of “agenda” boxes.
With that being said, I recently came across a review of the movie Ford v Ferrari that perfectly illustrates this fact – to a point that it is nearly infuriating. The title alone transformed my head into a giant question mark: “Ford v Ferrari depicts a generation of ‘car guys’ best left in the past
What? Why?

Why would a ‘car guy’ generation be best left in the past? Why would any generation be “best left in the past” when it comes to movies? Even the worst chapters in world history can make great movies. So why should a movie about the trailblazers of the auto industry be “left in the past”? Well, according to the subtitle, it is because most of the people in the movie (and in the auto industry in the 1960s) were “white males”. And, according to the author Hannah Elliot, that fact alone makes the movie bad.
When one musters the courage the read the entire thing, this “review” of a fun movie about fast cars turns into a hateful tirade against “straight white males”, auto designer Carroll Shelby and the entire auto industry.
While I couldn’t care less about the opinion of a single movie critic, these kinds of “reviews” are becoming the norm. And the wider issue at hand is the active shunning of movies that do not pander to the agenda while underhandedly calling for censorship and the whitewashing of history.

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5 responses to “This Review of “Ford v Ferrari” Reflects the Absurdity of Movie Critics Today”

  1. Way to go Comrade Hannah! Let the capitalistic pigs know that WE are in charge and history is what WE say.
    And keep using quotes from our beloved Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book!

    If any of those running dogs disagree, we’ll find a spot for them in our FEMA re-education camps!

  2. For one, STOP watching f-ing movies! I haven’t owned a television for over twenty-five years and I haven’t watched a “movie” in five. THAT is most definitely in the “past” where it belongs. Hollywood is nothing but a loop of kicks, punches, stomps, whippings, brutalizings, and sex with dead horses. And yes, that includes “Joker” and whatever bullshit lesson it has for these times.

  3. Who gives a tosh about Hollywood films including films critique nowadays.

  4. I am now a proud Bigot and if I so much as spot an affirmative, I switch off, but that is by the by, what I wanted to say is that I had a ride in one of those Ford Le Mans cars they called them the Roaring Fordies and they were put on display by a Ford Concession and I was lucky enough to know the owner.who took me for a ride..

  5. There are far better David vs Goliath racing stories out there 6cylHolden vs V8Ford, Bathurst 72 comes to mind but Hollywood is an extension of neoliberalism or Americanism either way it’s their story of glory.
    Silly Sheila, some people will never understand the basics of boundaries.
    I don’t enter the realm of the country woman’s association(CWA) by stepping into their hall and calling out their femininity, lack of diversity? how their plastic Tupperware ruins the environment and how they could cook more efficiently. My conscience wouldn’t allow me to cross that line but silly Sheila obviously lacks a conscience so I’ll just offer her a ride in my V8 juice sucker ground shaker while she can share the back seat with Greta as long as they belt up.
    Silly Sheila would have no understanding of how great the drive in movies were.
    Anyway she can harp all it wants nothing will ever move her weight down the tar more efficiently than the combustion engine and that is simple truth so the only it being left behind will be her.