The Devil All the Time

The Devil All the Time

Many of those who passionately recommend films to others seem to suffer from some sort of psychosis in which they lose all intellectual or intuitive ability for empathy. "Listen, [Daddy-O], you've just got to watch Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn with me, you'll love it!" Most people have some slight capacity for deductive reasoning, and if you can remember an individual's reaction to the ideologue-comedy (an abomination that provokes no real laughter, only forced laughter to appropriately signal your recognition of and assent to certain woke shibboleths) Ghostbusters of 2016, you should be able to extrapolate in regard to the superhero franchise's new ideologue-comedy. But of course, if you (pretend to) enjoy something, others must (pretend to) do the same. It's only fair.

Now, might there have been some⁠, possibly subconscious⁠, intent to impose The Devil All the Time on my eye-balls and ear-holes by the offending recommender while fully recognizing my fundamental disagreement and dislike for everything expressed in this flick? Is it possible that the offending recommender thought something, if only for a fleeting moment, along the lines of, "Haha, this'll show that Bible-thumper how terrible and deluded those Christians really are!" The suspicion is there, but it's usually healthier to assume the best in people. Most likely, the offending recommender watched a very serious and gritty movie on Netflix and came away from it feeling very serious and gritty and thought, "Hey, this is an objectively great film given how serious and gritty it is: [Daddy-O] sure will love this one!" Very embarrassing for everyone involved.

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