Shot for Shot: Chicken Run:

The Collegian team views and reviews a movie while getting uproariously drunk.

Kyle: This movie is a critique of industrialism. I think. None of us are watching this movie. It
might also be an allegory for the Holocaust. Is this movie for children? I don’t understand this movie. Is it trying to compare eating meat with genocide? I’m really confused and a little disturbed. Also why are they all British? This is an incredibly confusing political argument. Is this communist now? What happened?

Jalen: Poultry in motion. If you’re not vegan don’t watch it.

Hayley: The only thing I remember from the last two hours is when Zach said that the older women on tinder age like fine wine. Also, the circumference of the chickens’ thighs rival Greninja’s.

Zach: They say it’s a chicken farm, but all I saw were sheep. I’ve never seen a stronger case for collective action, unity, and camaraderie in my life. If you know the character Babs, then you know the lie that perpetuates the super structure. If not for the lie of liberal ideology and democracy, the eyes of the working class would open and, in bloody revolution, we would kill the capitalist oppression of these moneyed pigdogs and start society over with the working class claiming right to the means of production, to the fruits of their labor. The chickens feel alienated from their egg laying. Just as we may feel alienated from our mundane occupations.

Religion is the opiate of the masses. Read kyle’s satire article. Wake up sheep.

Zach out.

Kyle: On second thought I can get behind that. I do appreciate a good old fashioned working class revolution. I am craving a chicken pot pie for some reason though. I love how tasty those microwaveable ones are. I really need to buy some of those. Whose Sam’s Club card can I steal?

Madison: You know, I feel like I watched this movie as a child, but I honestly have no recollection of anything that happened in the film. I will say I was super distrubed by the scene where Edwina gets her head chopped off with an ax. As our friend Stasha said, that was not called for because they could’ve wrung her neck. It seems the film just wanted to go with a more dramatic scene. Also, can we talk about Mel Gibson’s role in this film? He plays the Yankee chicken trying to help all the hens on the farm. This movie is clearly a commentary on WWII and the Holocaust, so riddle me this. Why would they cast an antisemitic man as the one who helps save the hens? Little messed up.

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