Comics On Duty – We Love You, Mrs. Bevins
Sound: C Extras: C Episodes: C
comedy can be relative, but sometimes, it is not funny at all. In the case of Comics On Duty – We Love You, Mrs. Bevins, soldiers who are stuck
overseas are visited by stand-up comics (who are dressed like them and act like
they are soldiers in a strange editing job) give it their best shot and do get
some laughs. Since the posting of this
review, we were told that these comedians were professionals flown in to
entertain. That is how confusing and
confused this is, though it may be more than that.
way, the very premise of this release however sincere is grim and
disturbing. The more jokes told, the
uglier a new facet of the Bush Administration’s purposely disastrous policy to
keep us spending billions overseas to bankrupt the U.S. Government plus make
their friends richer (like Halliburton with their no-bid contracts that made
them rich enough to cut and run to Dubai) is a disgrace.
is not about any of that, the problem is that ignoring the multi-faceted
problems with Iraq (the lies that got us there, the weapons and money that keep
disappearing, the people who keep dying, the Civil War the government keeps
denying, certain forces that want war without end to make money) is like Leni
Riefenstahl’s Triumph Of The Will or
Olympia ignoring The Holocaust. I hope all involved come home soon.
X 1 image is soft and from various low-def sources throughout, which was
expected when I read the nature of the piece, a problem that extends to the
barely stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 sound.
The only extra is an audio commentary by the creators which can also be
sad and painful to hear, especially the more I consider this project.
- Nicholas Sheffo