"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Zohan: Reviewed

I have to admit that I've always been a fan of Adam Sandler, from his SNL days to Billy Madison to Punch Drunk Love. (I acknowledge that there's plenty to criticize about the sexist treatment of women and lack of good female characters in most of his comedy, but it's hard to retroactively dismiss movies I loved when I was a teenager with only a budding feminist consciousness.) Still, he's put out some things I didn't really enjoy (Little Nicky, anyone?), and I haven't seen everything he's been in, but his newest release, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, just looks tragically bad. Luckily, Zeynab at Muslimah Media Watch saw the movie so I don't have to. Check out her review for a critique of the sexism and rampant Muslim/middle eastern stereotyping in the flick.