(The Iron Lady Review starts at 1.48)
Above is the online video review, from a young man known only as Lights Camera Jackson, for the recently released Meryl Streep movie The Iron Lady, which bagged the actress an Oscar this year for her portrayl of
Satan himself, Margaret Thatcher.
Lights Camera Jackson is a self titled ‘kid critic‘ who has caught the attention of Jay Leno and has been nominated for two New York Emmy awards. Of course he isn’t everyone’s cup-o-tea and if being told by a 13 year-old American boy, sporting a bum fluff moustache, who was born eight full years after Margaret Thatcher had wreaked havoc across this country, that she was a person who was ‘really inspiring‘ wasn’t jarring enough, then his nitrous oxide induced enthusiasm for this flick will have you spewing bile.
According to Lights Camera Jackson, Thatcher:
‘…fought hard for England.’
Oh hello there Lights Camera Jackson, allow me to introduce myself, I’m Geography Globe MacKenzie.
It’s a film about arguably the single most notorious and hated Prime Minister in British political history, Margaret Thatcher.
What can we say about this trailer and the film? Well, actress Meryl Streep looks and sounds pretty much like her and there’s a nice inclusion of that Madness tune and…well…nope, sorry we can’t hide our contempt any longer.
Forget the never ending list of reasons why we absolutely loathe and despise Thatcher, putting aside the usual suspects; the miner’s strike, the Falklands war, the poll tax, the decimation of the shipbuilding industry, millions of unemployed, the 81′ riots, her economic policies which favoured the wealthy or her privatisation strategies against the unions, forget all of those. The one irrefutable reason why we will never look back fondly on this contemptible woman’s political career, (something this film looks quilty of), is because of her ‘special’ relationship with Augusta Pinochet, one of the most evil and murderous dictators in history. You cannot defend, or argue, or justify her actions on this issue. There was and still is no excuse.
Nice Madness tune though.