Friday, July 04, 2014

Clue (1985)

Defying its frivolity, Clue has a grave attitude toward capitalism. Our playful guests are proud of their anti-socialist stance despite it being their ultimate downfall. Each has the blood of staff on their hands for their cardinal sins. Their sanguine attitudes are challenged on this ruddy night of financial ruin; even Miss Scarlet's lust for cash is subdued in a sea of compromising guilt. Jonathan Lynn's script disguises the left-wing politics behind a veil of bourgeoisie personalities. In an ironic reversal, Marxist egalitarianism prevails; our players survive with an equal share of penalties.

Or was communism just a red herring?

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