Hollywood is a mere shadow of itself. Long gone are the days when leftist propaganda was carefully hidden in plain sight, but not shoved right in your face. Arguably, the majority of the output of Hollywood has always been garbage, but a few directors managed to rise above the rest and produce more than just horrible drivel. I do not have the impression that there has been any director of note within the last twenty years or so, which means that the great names of the past nowadays have an almost mystical aura that surrounds them. Martin Scorsese is one of these people. Of course he released a few stinkers, but on average, his work is pretty darn impressive. Even in his old age, he is at the top of his game. I really liked The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Irishman (2019). Incidentally, both are among the relatively few movies I have watched more than once.
I was not even aware that Scorsese had a new movie coming out. Thus, I was quite surprised when I heard of Killers of the Flower Moon (2023). As it so happened, I ended up watching it on release day, and what a bad day it was. Killers of the Flower Moon, based on a totally true story, is about the Indian tribe of the Osage, and their difficult relationship with whitey. This movie basically has three kinds of characters: (1) good, honorable Osage women, (2) wise Osage men, and (3) utterly horrible if not demonic white men. A forth, special category, consists of members of the federal government who are all honest and morally upright, to a fault. More on them later. The Osage somehow ended up with lots and lots of money for selling their land. They subsequently adopted the lifestyle of the white man, but were not suited for it, which leads to their inevitable demise. However, not only can the Osage not handle liquor, they are also unfit to deal with the debased criminal machinations of white men.
Killers of the Flower Moon tells us that Osage women cannot help but fall for white men. There is probably something magical about their dicks that makes them forget about their heritage and ignore their own men. Those women all end up marrying whitey, but whitey only marries them for two reasons: first, in order to get the “oil money” that they Osage got, presumably from nowhere because it could not have come from white men. Second, the white man also wants to “genocide” the Osage via intermarriage. I kid you not, this is really a theme of this movie. It is even explicitly mentioned, i.e. the Osage “disappear” because their women marry white men and thus their bloodline dies.
The white men in this movie are thoroughly evil. The mastermind is played by Robert DeNiro. He encourages Leonardo DiCaprio’s character to marry some Osage woman, and together, they and their henchmen systematically murder the Osage. This is not an exaggeration. They shoot them from behind, one after the other, just as they blow up their houses, one after the other. As a consequence, whitey gets more and more of the Osage money, both directly via inheritance but also indirectly via taking out life insurance on them before murdering them.
The main story is about Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, a poor taxi driver, who ends up marrying a rich Osage woman. He wants to slowly murder her by tainting her medicine with poison, which is a rather female way of killing someone. The movie tries tugging at your heartstrings by showing how this pure, innocent woman physically deteriorates due to the drip feed of poison administered by her husband.
You may think that the Osage are lost and that whitey is just going to murder them all. However, this is not quite what happens. As you all know, there is one force in the world above all that ensures that there is law and order, and that evil men are getting put behind bars. This incorruptible force is of course the federal government, which just gets dropped into the plot, like a deus ex machina. After enough of the Osage have died under mysterious circumstances, the US government has enough and sends its best men to get to the bottom of it. Yes, Daddy Government saves the day and ends up protecting the Osage from the evil, murderous white man who is genociding the Osage with his penis, guns, or bombs! Remember, kiddos, without Daddy Government, there would be none of the Osage left, and evil white men would still run the show. This is why it is so important that we put Trump behind bars in the current year!
Quite frankly, Killers of the Flower Moon is a really crappy movie. Without any exaggeration, I have never watched a movie with such simplistic characters: Osage good, white men bad, government good! I do not recall a lot of white women in this movie. Thus, either there are virtually none or they are simply insignificant. They would only detract from the Osage women anyway. For a supposedly high-brow director like Martin Scorsese, this movie has a surprisingly simplistic story. Oh, the book this movie is based on came out in 2017, i.e. during the reign of Trump, and was written by a Jew. Imagine how surprised I was when I learned that! The worst part, though, is that Killers of the Flower Moon takes about 3.5 hours. I had been invited to this movie, so I could not just get up and leave. Otherwise, I most probably would have walked out before the one-hour mark. Killers of the Flower Moon is one of the worst movies I have ever watched.