There are two things that get Hollywood critics in a tizzy. The first is a picture of a woman with angel wings made of bullets. The second is a story line that makes the case for securing America’s borders from organizations like MS13. It is the perfect film for those “despicable” supporters of President Donald J. Trump.
In The New Yorker magazine article titled “Peppermint,” Reviewed: Jennifer Garner Stars in an Ignorant, Racist Drug-Trade Revenge Film” Richard Brody writes:
Mediocre movies often appear and then disappear, as though they’d never been, but “Peppermint” (directed by Pierre Morel and written by Chad St. John), which opens today, leaves a trace of slime that’s hard to wipe up—and leaves the feeling that it would be better for the world at large if this movie hadn’t been made. It’s a new version of an old genre, the vigilante tale, but with a special whiff of prejudice, hatred, and resentment that—for all the film’s absurd artifice—blend all too readily into the distorted mental landscape of current American life. [Emphasis added]
Then Brody tells us really why he truly hates “Peppermint” stating,
“Peppermint” is a racist film that reflects the current strain of anti-immigrant politics and its paranoid focus on MS-13.
So, MS13 gang members killing a white husband and his white daughter is racist?
Others like ScreenRant’s Chris Agar are more subtle stating, “Despite a committed performance by Garner, Peppermint is an extremely forgettable and bland action movie that leaves no impression with the viewer.” Agar calls “Peppermint” a “bland action romp…The villains are as by-the-numbers as they come, with most amounting to little more than faceless cartel and gang members looking to track Riley down before she causes more problems for their operation.” [Emphasis added]
It appears Agar would prefer villains who are white supremacists attacking the poor defenseless MS13 gang members.
This is a classic example of Hollywood eating its own when the movie doesn’t have a hate Trump’s merit based immigration and build the wall policies. Add to this the blasphemy of the wings of the heroine made up of various bullets. The NRA couldn’t have done it better. A good girl with a gun is more than worth the watch.
Let me say that I’m looking forward to watching “Peppermint.” My congratulations to “Peppermint” Director Pierre Morel and writer Chad St. John. Well done!