As the airwaves are flooded with ads for “Brett Ratner’s”:http://defamer.com/hollywood/brett-ratner/ latest “meisterwerk,”:http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rush_hour/news/1648729/ we at Jewdar feel like the one character in a horror movie who can see that another character is really an alien/vampire/evil mandroid, but for the life of him, can’t get anybody else to see the truth. Despite that, we will continue to speak knowledge to power. “Chris Tucker”:http://www.popmatters.com/columns/posner/051213.shtml isn’t funny. The man doesn’t say anything funny, he’s not called upon to do anything interesting or original; all that’s expected of him is to act as an un-freaking-believably annoying caricature of a black guy. If life worked like a comic book, Chris Tucker would have been created by a freak accident when a truck full of chemicals was struck by lightning and crashed into a ghetto comedy club, somehow anthropomorphicizing all of the “This is how white guys ______, this is how _brothers_ _________” jokes bandying about the place.
Let’s be absosmurfly clear on this; Jewdar is not recommending that anyone kill or even maim Chris Tucker; that would be wrong. But is it so much to ask that every man, woman and child in America write to their congressman and demand passage of a law that would ban Chris Tucker from getting within a hundred feet of a movie camera?