Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another Hollywood has-been jumps into the election fray.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a young Mark Hamill was actually relevant as he played Luke Skywalker in the first three episodes of the Star Wars saga. And, truth be told, they were the only movies in the series that were worth the theater admission price. (and that last one, Return of the Jedi, was about one Ewok away from being ridiculous.)

There's no denying that Mark Hamill was cool back then. Heck, I'll go so far as to say that he redeemed himself for his role in Corvette Summer. But that was the late 70's and early 80's. Fast forward to the year 2012, and he's a bloated, corpulent has-been who has to hang out at comic book conventions, begging people to pay for his autograph and hoping against all hope for another acting gig. But since that's not likely to happen any time soon, Hamill has apparently decided to raise his visibility and establish himself as a member of Hollywood's far-left cadre by coming out and claiming that Mitt Rommney is not human. He also doubles down and says that anyone who doesn't vote for The Zero is "insane", because without Obama, "the middle class will disappear."

Sounds to me like he's spent the last couple of decades hitting the hard drugs with Carrie Fisher. And credibility-wise, he ranks up there with Randy Quaid, who at last report was still in Canada, hiding from the "star whackers" that are out to get him.

What is it with today's Hollywood culture that totally unhinges people and turns bright young men and women into bitter old liberal America-haters? It didn't always used to be that way, you know. Once Hollywood reflected America's values instead of trying to impose it's own on us. That was when Hollywood was great and admired worldwide. But back then, no-talents like Alec Baldwin, Julia Roberts and Mark Hamill would be pushing brooms on sound stages after hours if they could get hired at all, and "writers" like Michael Moore would be beaten and tossed out of the studio on their butts.

Yes, the times have certainly changed in the entertainment industry, and not for the better. Come back, John Wayne...and bring Bogie and Jimmy Stewart with you!

9 comments:

  1. He was good in The Big Red One, also (surprised you haven't featured that one in your Saturday Man Movies). He mostly does voice work these days, is quite successful at it.

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  2. Well, Mitt Romney isn't human. His skin is obviously some type of plastic and that hair has to be fake to be so perfect day to day.

    But Mark Hamill has always been a bad actor. He sucked in Star Wars. The thing that made Star Wars a great series were the special effects which were ground breaking for the time.

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  3. What I don't understand is why anyone thinks what they say is relevant.

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  4. the best thing he's done is be the voice of the Joker in the Batman animated series. Maybe all those years of playing Mistah J has worn off on him...

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  5. If anyone is pretending to be human it's Mark Hamill. Great Ghu. The boy looks like Jabba the Hut's retarded love child.

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  6. Even now, my favorite ComiCon pastiche is William Shatner on SNL telling his geeked-out audience to, and I think I quote, "People, get a life!"

    I'm laughing just thinking about that show! Ouch, and, HAH!

    That said, I can't vote for Mitt Romney. My personal, and intimate, experiences with the organization(s) he helped spawn, and his greed-soaked and hierarchial behavior of the past, lead me to believe that someone else will be the lesser of two evils.

    I never thought I'd hear myself say this.

    I am a dedicated, vociferous gun owner; I have a CCW. I believe in personal responsibility and in personal direction; and I cannot bring myself to believe that Romney believes in the same things that I do.

    I don't know about him, but I know what the organizations he has been a part of, have done; and I can't vote for the guy.

    And THAT leaves me, as a voter in a swing state, very little choice.
    Ugly stuff.

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