Golly gee, folks. Do you think any of these shootings are justifiable? A more violent updated version of the movie, Falling Down, with no apparent story. From the director Bobcat Goldthwaite.

  1. deadpixel says:

    i am 100% ok with the idea behind this trailer. if you don’t agree, please send me your home address.

  2. bobdobbs says:

    This movie had me at “From the director Bobcat Goldthwaite”.

    This is one of the few movies I’m actually waiting to see.

    • TheMAXX says:

      Shakes the Clown was so funny and insightful. Hope this one is just as good.

  3. George says:

    Just a long, drawn out, dramatized version of a YouTube “Things I hate…” video. Its utterly childish.

    “Falling Down” was about how society seemingly failed a man who played by the rules, but in the end found himself alienated, unappreciated and not respected. “Defenz” was just trying to go home, literally and emotionally, all the while finding the real world intruding into his unchanging and fragile view of it. In the end, the real world won. “Falling Down” wasn’t necessarily thoughtful, but it did make you think about things like the decline of the US industry, the changing demographics, the failing family structure, etc. It was the opposite of the old Western movie where the strong upright American male deals with problems through force, and in the end gets the girl.

    Bobcat’s movie seems to have none of this thought or introspection. It’s just idiots with guns and grievances.

    • Dallas says:

      Good observation. I enjoyed Falling Down exactly for that reason. It wasn’t just some guy blowing away another person. It was more about what was going on in the characters mind and life. Great movie.

  4. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Junior Art Critic says:

    Let’s see. A movie written and directed by a Stand Up Comedian known for his hostile brand of Comedy? Male lead is a sit com second banana? Targets were people who double space parked and those with cell phones in movie theaters and self appointed citizen witnesses?………….Could be satire.

    Falling Down was the legitimate story of one man’s mental break with reality.

    Natural Born Killers?===Didn’t like it much first time I saw it. Each time I watch it again, it gets better. Lyrical about violence, the societal commentary is almost secondary to what I take as a beautiful piece of film with a “musical” impact. Meaning: it may not have a good lyrics, but its got a good beat you can dance to. Saw a clip a few days ago that I don’t recall seeing in the movie. Better watch it again in “full critic” mode.

    So this one: does look like a mindless teen flick–better than Jason #14, but of the same mold.

    • TheMAXX says:

      The satire in this is too biting to be popular media. Teens don’t want to be reminded to look themselves in the mirror and take stock of improvements they should make in themselves.

  5. kmfix says:

    Love it!

  6. MartinJJ says:

    Interesting to see how they dare to show Obama as an Indonesian Hitler and make nasty remarks about the media already within the first 15 seconds. Two seconds of reality. Now I am curious if that will be in the official release also and if the lame stream media will boycott the usual promotion.

  7. Kelly Spongberg says:

    I LOLed. As a gun owner, I will go see this movie. In the same way as a knife owner I go to see slasher movies…

  8. Yaknow says:

    Why isn’t their any minorities being killed? Like say the stereotypical asian kid. Or, the loud, noisy black women talking and texting through the movie. Why isn’t the main character black tired of being an uncle sam to the white man, with a black side kick of 17 years old, snipes white people on the highway? Why isn’t the main character a oppressed illegal Mexican female domestic worker, with a 15 year old, retarded boy child killing white republican men who annoy her. Why didn’t Chris Rock or Jamie Foxx do such a movie? Yea, it’s satire all right, a mindless satire for the mindless, just good clean fun…sure it is until the terrain is changed.

    • Yaknow says:

      I am completely and fully aware of the politics of this film. The more we are divided, the easier for us to be conquered. This bi-partisan war going on, we against them, makes our country weak and susceptible to epic failure. We have been on the verge of that recently and no body like that.

  9. deowll says:

    I think I’ll rush right out and buy a ticket, not.

    I’d guess that the people who made this movie would do anything for a buck.

  10. TheMAXX says:

    This films is obviously NOT aimed at a big popular market. It is a tiny budget personal film. I happen to agree with the idea that people don’t act human anymore and they certainly don’t want to be introspective enough to feel bad about their own actions and formulate a plan to change that behavior… This country has far too many of these adults acting with the emotional intelligence of a three year old. I don’t think they deserve to die but as a satire or allegory this could be a great film. Bobcat has shown himself to be a great film maker in the past so this may actually be great.

  11. t0llyb0ng says:

    All these young whippersnapper posters spell yeah as “yea” without the h because they don’t know any better.  It’s a new “meme” & I’m lovin’ it.  Every time I see it, I say a big YAY & I get to take another drink.


    • Yaknow says:

      A lexicon pundit having a drinking game, how fun.

      yea   [yey] Show IPA
      yes (used in affirmation or assent).
      indeed: Yea, and he did come.
      not only this but even: a good, yea, a noble man.

      Definition of YEA

      : yes —used in oral voting
      : more than this : not only so but —used to introduce a more explicit or emphatic phrase
      See yea defined for kids »
      Examples of YEA

      Origin of YEA

      Middle English ye, ya, from Old English gēa; akin to Old High German jā yes
      First Known Use: before 12th century

      • Yaknow says:

        Webster: Examples of YEA

        • Yaknow says:

          <I vote yea on the proposed increase in the school budget

          • Yaknow says:

            Webster 2nd example of Yea: we will go to the new land, and, yea, we will pursue our dreams!

            That should keep any pundit lexicon playing a drinking sober.

    • t0llyb0ng says:

      “That should keep any pundit lexicon playing a drinking [game] sober.”

      What is all this?  The word “yeah” (the one not pronounced as YAY) doesn’t have an h on the end?

      Okay, if you say so.  I must have been mistaken.  Never mind.

  12. Glenn E. says:

    Not ethnic cleansing, as much as it’s the unethical cleansing. And the pairing if of the mentally ill guy, with the thrill seeking girl, reminds me a bit of the Sissy Spacek movie “Badlands”. Though in that film, her character “Holly” doesn’t take an active role in wasting people, as her kidnapper does. She was more like some semi-detached biographer of drama. Here, in this new film, we have a bored teenager. Probably responsible for pumping as much lead as her “abductor”. We can easily predict what will end up happening to him. But any bets on what will happen to her? Another Patty Hearst style whitewash job. Not necessarily because of having rich influential parents. But perhaps because society isn’t prepared to accept it’s own responsibility for nurturing its youth on so much violence. That it doesn’t take much for them to run off on a killing spree, at the drop of a hat. And especially when it turns out to be a girl.

    So while this movie very likely will be seen as shockingly distasteful, in it’s casual display of deadly violence. It may just be trying to prove something, covertly. That we’re programming kids to “go postal”, as part of the America’s solution of all things, doctrine. Lethal military action. After all, these characters are just cleaning up the inconsiderate scum of the earth. Apparently, that bit of cultural intolerance, is a good enough reason for this film’s story.

    Anyway, if looks like it will be a fairly bad-ass, in your face, kind of movie. Which doubtless would be well received by the Oscars next year. The Razzies maybe. And you can bet Goldthwaite will get to plug it on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Even though the rest of ABC Tv will pretend not to approve of it. As if they really care.

  13. badbreath says:

    Bobcat likes to go for shock value. Not just when he set the Tonight Show on fire. Look up his other film Sleeping Dogs Lie. I’d tell you the plot but you wouldn’t believe me in a million years.

  14. Glenn E. says:

    I’m wondering if there’s only one gun, and it’s shared by this pair of nutjobs? Or do they each have their own pistola? And what of their bullet supply. If they keep blowing away everyone who looks at them cross-eyed. They’d need quite a lot of bullets. Did this guy start out with a couple cases? Or did they pick them up later, as the mayhem escalated? And BTW, I can’t help thinking that Quentin Tarantino’s “Grindhouse” may have inspired this film. Not the same story or message. But similar gratuitous violence.

    BTW, talk about inconsiderate people in movie theaters. When the first Star Trek TMP came out. Some jerk in athletic togs, and holding onto a racket, kept jumping out of his seat in front of me, every 10 minutes. I assume to see if his racket ball court was open yet. Wherever that was. But the rest of us were there, just to see this movie for the very first time. The first Star Trek adventure, in years! And this dude was there, just to kill time, while waiting for his court. I wish he did have a cell phone. But those were the size of bricks back then, and more expensive than using payphones. So every 10 minutes, he jumped up and ran back to the lobby. Then came back after two minutes to plunk down in front of me for another ten minutes. Totally disrupting the continuity of the story for the rest of us, not self-obsessed with an elitist sport. You’d think that if he didn’t cared about the movie, he would have sat in the back. But nooOOOooo! Right up there in sweet-spot seating. Yuppie.


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