Sunday, January 8, 2012

Evil terrorist Swedes!

These ones are particularly Evil...
For the first time in ages (at the minimum a little over a year) me and Mrs. Sunshine managed to get a little time to ourselves to go see a movie while the in-laws watched over Toddler Sunshine. The movie we chose to go and see was "Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol" since it seemed like the best option available and a reasonably sure bet for both of us.

As expected, the movie was entertaining (the story didn't make much sense, but it was more about action scenes and exotic locations than anything else) and I almost forgot that 'ol Tom Cruise is a Scientologist most of the time. But the greatest thing about the movie was that for the first time in Hollywood history, the main villain was a Swede! I find it most puzzling that no movie until now has thought to make the main terrorist villain a middle-aged, white and slightly overweight Swedish physics professor? When you think about it, they must be the most hateful and evil people on the planet, perfectly cut out to be a believable and realistic terrorist villain as us Swedes are so well known and feared for our aggressiveness and fanaticism.

It's also a good balance to the image of all Swedes as pervert closet Nazis that the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" David Fincher movie probably will create.    


Chris said...

The Swedes killed Jesus.

Little known fact!!

And Sweden produces more Serial killers per capita...but the Swedish police are too dumb to catch them so it's a big cover-up.......the Swedes also have my room bugged with listening devices....


Mr. Salaryman said...

Well, Chris, about the serial killers... The most profilic and well known "serial killer" in Sweden, Thomas Quick, turned out to be quite the fraud!

I've followed the news in Sweden and it does seem like the authorities really tried to milk confessions out of him and he was more than happy to oblige as they gave him plenty of field trips and nice drugs to keep him going (as long as he kept confessing...) The English wikipedia page is quite poor, but here it is anyway

The funny thing is that a lot of people seemed to be more pissed off with him turning out to be a serial liar than a serial killer... With Quick out of the equation, I think we fall back in the ranking per capita quite a bit ;)

kamo said...

It's always the quiet ones you have to watch. Sweden's always struck me as a little too calm and inoffensive, the national equivalent of that nice man down the road who never raised his voice, kept his front garden tidy, and turned out to have half a dozen body parts buried under the patio.

I've got my eye on you, Sweden.

Anonymous said...

I am back and belated merry x-mas and happy new year.

I guess you felt the same when I first saw a movie where the bad guy was from my country :P

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