Don’t tell the folks in Hollywood, but the Occupy Wall Street movement has seen better days.
The Left’s answer to the Tea Party is now known more for its violence than political power. And that was before one of the summer’s biggest film called OWS out for its destructive class resentment.
Andrew Kreisberg, executive producer of the new CW series “Arrow,” apparently hasn’t gotten the memo. Kreisberg told the press this week that the show, based on the DC Comics hero Green Arrow, will follow in the source material’s progressive spirit.
“Since the people that Oliver [Queen] is targeting are the wealthy and the corrupt, there are some echoes of the One Percenters and Occupy Wall Street within the show,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.
The series stars Stephen Amell as the bow-wielding hero, who’s more Batman than Robin Hood, steal-from-the-rich tendencies aside. Like Batman, Arrow is a One Percenter himself who has no superpowers, but a vast fortune that allows him to create an array of advanced weapons.
Despite lefty leanings, he’ll take what Kreisberg calls a “conservative” approach to justice: He’s a tough-on-crime hero who sometimes doles out some capital punishment on the spot.
It will be interesting to see how the liberal press deals with a vigilante who strikes from the Left, not the Right. Typically, critics will trash vigilantes, as they did with the Michael Caine film “Harry Brown.” But will they hold their fire on a progressive punisher?
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