Professional, Polite, Prepared to Kill

“An American Carol” – Opens with a Blast Right Across America

Mark, Renee and Lee Taylor

{Editor’s Note:  We would like to thank the management at Westglen 18 Theater for making sure we had ample 18 wheeler parking.  I had called ahead to inform of our desire to see “An American Carol” and of our special parking needs.  We were directed to an area of the parking lot where we were not in the way of the four wheelers, yet had plenty of space to park our rig.)


The lights at the Westglen 18 Theater in Kansas City, Kansas, in the heartland of America, went down on a packed house of young and old all anxiously awaiting the beginning of “An American Carol”, the latest movie from David Zucker – the brilliant humorist behind the “Airplane” and “Naked Gun” movies.


Zucker film veteran Leslie Nielsen opens the film, telling his grandkids the tale of one Michael Malone – a producer of anti-American documentaries and the instigator of a movement to abolish the Fourth of July.  Borrowing from Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, Malone is visited by John F. Kennedy, played by Chriss Anglin, General George S. Patton, played with a perfect balance of comedic timing and seriousness by Kelsey Grammer and the Angel of Death – played by country music superstar Trace Atkins, who take Malone on a life changing journey past, present and future.  An excellent cast of characters include bumbling terrorists, John Voight’s stellar performance as “George Washington” and the ACLU lawyer destroying judge played by Dennis Hopper, whose character brought down the house with cheers from the audience.  Cameos by John O’Hurley, Paris Hilton and others too numerous to mention, were just a few of the surprises that kept movie goers on the edge of their seats.


Zucker’s truthful portrayal of our brave men and women in the US military fighting to keep our nation safe were aptly honored and portrayed as the heroes they are while contrasting it with absurdity of radical Islamic jihadists, portrayed to comedic, yet realistic, perfection by Geoffrey Arend, Serdar Kalsin and Robert Davi.


The story is told using humor mixed with the underlying message often forgotten in films and real life – that we do live in the greatest nation on Earth and must not allow the actions of misguided, militant groups to destroy her from within. 


David Zucker’s “An American Carol” is funny, fresh and original.  And don’t forget – bring your liberal friends to “An American Carol” – if they can’t laugh at themselves, perhaps at least they will learn something.


October 5, 2008 - Posted by | trucking, Video | , , , , , , , , , ,

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