Everything below the fold may or may not be MILD plot-spoilers for “Happy Feet 2.”
American “conservatives” who still make a go of engaging with the popular culture already seem to live in a kind of fantasy fever-dream where every single entertainment entity on the planet with the exception of Country Music and Call of Duty (dig the ORGASMIC praise the widely-panned “Black Ops” got from the Breitbart coven) is attacking them – personally – with “surprise liberal messages!!!;” so it’s always fun to see how they react on those rare occasions when a “surprise liberal message” is actually there.
“Happy Feet 2” (written review coming at some point, but it’s REALLY good) features as it’s “B-story” a pair of Krill named Will and Bill (Matt Damon and Brad Pitt) who break off from their Krill swarm to explore the “next world” – i.e. everything outside the swarm which they had previously believed encompassed the entire universe. (their sequences are the visual standouts in what’s already a gorgeous looking movie – the swarm looks like something out of Tree of Life.) Basically, they’re here to go through the “animal outside his boundaries as metaphor for existential-transcendance” (the “Happy Feet” movies are kinda weird) bit that the Penguins already did in the first one.
So what has the professionally-grumpy’s panties in a bunch about that? Will and Bill are gay.
To be fair, they didn’t imagine this – that the two encompass a male/male couple (which Bill seems to be more “aware” of than Will) is the main “for the grownups” joke of the film. But if you want to see some choice venom, look at the comment thread below all that in the link. Yeesh…
Oh well, at least they’ll be thrilled that a film dedicated to telling an audience of mostly teenaged girls that abortion-to-save-the-life-of-the-mother is wrong because dying in childbirth will reincarnate you as what amounts to an angel/faerie/superwoman just had a $30 Million midnight opening. Joy.