We’d thought liberals had already wrung all the controversy out of “Ford v Ferrari” by noting that straight, white men “dominate the screen” for 98 percent of its running time. But Grist, based out of Seattle, instead argues that the movie is a “climate change horror film.”
‘Ford v Ferrari’ is the climate change horror film nobody needed. https://t.co/Tt4cmWqWEn
— grist (@grist) November 24, 2019
The scene is, in itself, a neat metaphor for our society’s addiction to fossil fuels: Even in the face of disaster, [racecar driver Carroll] Shelby is too addicted to speed and glory to fathom not refueling his vehicle. He has a compulsion to continue doing literally the exact same thing over and over and over again, even if it threatens to kill him and those around him. The ensuing two and a half hours of Ford v Ferrari are slick with the same uncanny symbolism: Though director James Mangold never once even winks at the negative environmental effects of combusting all that gasoline, he has unwittingly managed to create a striking cinematic allegory for the climate crisis.
Oh, and in case you needed a reminder, Anderson notes that the film reeks of white masculinity, and “there is not a single character of color in the film, and only one female character with a name.”
Sorry, couldn't make it past the first paragraph. My eyes rolled right out of my skull.
— Mike Howard (@ElPolloDiabloX) November 25, 2019
— Brian Rose (@drbtrose) November 25, 2019
Awaiting your big-budget feature film (working title "Prius vs Leaf") about two electric car owners fighting over the only charging station in a 50 mile radius.
Spoiler alert: The winner finds out the charging station is broken…
— Zuub Chudloogie (@WiFi_Ed) November 25, 2019
And it’s broken because the generator ran out of diesel fuel.
— 🎄Adam🎄 (@idrawrobots) November 25, 2019
It's a great film.
— William F. Cook (@wfcook) November 25, 2019
Apparently nobody has paid $104,182,740.00 to see the film they didn't need.
— Ben Calvin (@rbcalvin) November 25, 2019
Name one film that anybody needed.
— 🎄Adam🎄 (@idrawrobots) November 25, 2019
I can’t hear you over the sound of my idling V8.
— Nathan Brittles (@nathan_brittles) November 25, 2019
Black cinema is not an appendage of the cinema of others. We tell our stories as protagonists. We are not a thing to put in the films to make quota. What does it mean that there is not persons of color? Color? What color?
Ford V Ferrari is a great film, full stop.
— adölis (@adolis_fetewi) November 24, 2019
These people just want to erase or change all history or telling of history that doesn't fit their agenda. 60 years ago the authors would've been driving gas guzzlers themselves
— Dwight Smith (@DwightS61056974) November 25, 2019
I'm not even going to give you a rage-click. You so boring.
— Cranky Gordon (@StillCrankyAF) November 25, 2019
Electric cars are just the coal-powered cars of the future.
— Don Quick-Oats (@DonQuickOatz) November 25, 2019
You do know this very type of racing is what is leading the way for alternative fuel research, hybrids, and even helped jump start electric cars right? Sounds like the author is absolutely oblivious to life.
— Simon Tibbett (@SimTibbett) November 25, 2019
Not to mention safety features, aerodynamics, and much more.
— Jeff Leidlein (@leidlein) November 25, 2019
Now I really want to see it just so you cry more.
— Deputy Van Halen (@Serenitynow418) November 25, 2019
I may go see it now. Thanks for the recommendation.
— Peasant H (@c_gt1982) November 25, 2019
Come on! Not every damn thing has to be a freakin’ political statement!
— Billy Rigby (@BillyBearkat) November 25, 2019
That's what literally made the film awesome: Straight-up good story, the glory of American automobiles, and no politics!!!
— SoCalConservativeGal (@SoCalViews) November 25, 2019
Christian Bale gets better and better.
A movie about the climate footprints of everyone private-jetting to Davos to lecture others about *their* climate footprints would be the real "horror film."
— furious_delecto_a (@furious_a) November 25, 2019
Put down the crack pipe and move slowly away from the keyboard
— Kurisu.Shimei ❌ (@Kurisu80362019) November 25, 2019
So THIS is what they call journalisming.
— MGrenwuld (@grenwuld) November 25, 2019
I decided to idle my car for the duration it took me to read through your pedantic article. I will be tossing some plastic straws into the ocean afterwards. pic.twitter.com/rADfmwdc8q
— Jeff Kiser (@1962Kiser) November 25, 2019
Dumbasserry. Great movie with terrific acting. Get a Grip.
— TXCobrak (@TXCobrak) November 25, 2019
…..stop begging for attention.
Your parents didn't love you, get over it.
— CKent (@CKentDP) November 25, 2019
— Grunt_Man11 (@Grunt_Man11) November 25, 2019
Sounds like it’s definitely not a movie for Beta males. Can’t wait to see it with son.
— Philip Fernandez (@pcfernandez069) November 25, 2019
I'm about to tell you something that will blow your mind so you may wish to sit down before continuing…
You don't have to watch it.
— Roper (@Roper70) November 25, 2019
oh shut up! It was amazing! Liberals ruin EVERYTHING!
— Ellen (@elliemaygottasa) November 25, 2019
The MPAA needs to come up with some new ratings to warn people of White Masculinity and depictions of fossil fuel consumption.
Be advised: Ford v. Ferrari is problematic because straight, white men 'dominate the screen' https://t.co/h2NIeT897w
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 21, 2019