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Well At Least the Poor Soul Is Moving On

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | July 19, 2010 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Industry | July 19, 2010 |

Whew, at least Polanski didn’t let the whole thirty-seven seconds in prison thing get him down. He’s already started working on his next film, which is a relief to everyone who thinks that quality high minded cinema is more important to the world than worrying about actually punishing convicted child molesters. Say what you want about Michael Bay’s shitsplosions onto the screen, but at least he hasn’t been convicted of sodomizing a thirteen year old. He’s certainly violated our childhoods, but really, he’s not the first to go there.

Here’s the summary of Polanski’s next film, called God of Carnage and based on the play of the same name that has won a bunch of Tonys and such.

The play is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

You know, that’s the sort of description that if you said “It won a Tony and Polanski is directing,” people gush how high-minded it sounds. But if you said that it starred Kevin James, people would dismiss it for the crap that it sounds like.

Know what the kid in the play did? The other kid wouldn’t let him play with his group of friends. So kid #1 knocked his front two teeth out with a stick. Well shit, change an orifice and I can see exactly why Polanski has been drawn to the story. I wonder if after all the hilarity ensues, and the parents finish their ninety minutes of verbal masturbation, if they will come to the responsible adult decision of sending the violent little shit to a villa in France for thirty years. That’ll show him.

(source: SlashFilm)

Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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