July 15, 2017
ISIS really is a joke army.
Like a slapstick type band of murderous jokesters.
Monthy Python Jihad.
Dozens of captured cars, modified “Mad Max-style” by Islamic State terrorists into either combat vehicles or suicide bombs on wheels, have been put on display by Iraqi security forces in the liberated city of Mosul.
The exhibition show was launched at the Federal Police Headquarters in Hamam al-Qalil neighborhood in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, recently recaptured by government forces backed by the US-led coalition from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
Most of the cars appear to be standard SUVs that have been plated with crude metal sheets as means of improvised armor. The passenger compartments of the cars have been ripped off and packed with explosives.
Some cars have a kind of rails on their roofs, presumably for improvised rocket-assisted munitions (IRAMs).
One suicide car was apparently captured in the making. It has its body parts in the fronts stripped off, ready for sheet metal attachment directly to the frame.
Some cars appear to be combat vehicles, rather than bombs on wheels, featuring more elaborate armor plating and gun mounts.
The gallery is… kinda cool.
I could do with some human skulls mounted on the front, some airbrush and a whole lot more spikes.
Definitely reminiscent of the recent Mad Max film.
The film, like a lot – or perhaps all – scifi these days, was aesthetically stimulating while being otherwise mind-numbingly boring.
The thing about substituting content for CGI visual stimulation is it is a gimmick, and it gets old. I think it peaked around 2014ish.
The one exception is Alien: Covenant, which I recently watched an illegally downloaded copy of (legal in my resident country of Nigeria), which was just so incredibly stimulating visually that the confusing and/or nonsensical content was almost impossible to be aware of.
It was special. Definitely not Transformers.
Plus there was Kenny Powers.
I would like to see more of this.
I still watch most of the big CGI explody movies though.
I could start doing reviews, if people were interested in such a thing.
Kong: Skull Island was this year’s good entry in this genre, but there is the same boredom issue.
The popularity of these films is based on the fact that they aren’t obligated to push a PC narrative, and Mad Max was sort of the turning point there, where the Jews decided: “yes, even if you just want to see a bunch of CGI violence, you also have to be indoctrinated with some patriarchy gibberish.
I’d say since Mad Max, we’ve got about half-half with explody movies pushing a hard Jew narrative.
Transformers flopped over this, so they might back off.
I wish they would let me write these films. I could do such a better job. There is no real reason they can’t be well-written. Even with PC culture, movies about space travel and monsters and giant robots should be allowed to be good.
You guys know that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up, right?
A science fiction writer?
Somehow ended up the top Nazi. In a fair universe, there would be no reason why I couldn’t be both.