“I think mostly Hollywood has, for whatever reason, lost the ability to use horror and action films as a vehicle for cultural critiques,” [James] Furbush explains to Yahoo!. “What horror and action movies did was provide a method for talking about those societal fears in a way that was acceptable. You could talk about the Russians invading America and have that conversation through a movie like Red Dawn where you wouldn’t have it in more prestigious dramas. But, by and large, I don’t think action movies are really tackling modern fears like is China going to make the U.S. irrelevant in a decade.”
Yes, I was interviewed by another reporter to talk about genre films and their reflection of American society all because I wrote an essay about it for HyperVocal last year.