I see so many political pukes blaming the NRA and the “gun industry” for the failure of Obama’s “Gun Policies” and I find it a cheap way to deal with their defeat. The NRA and the “gun industry” are not to blame folks, I AM TO BLAME. Yes, that is right, ME - a responsible individual who exercises an inalienable right for numerous reasons and does not do harm to anyone, and I am not alone. Myself and over 80 million responsible gun owners are the reason that “assault weapons” are used in less than 3% of firearms-related crimes and the reason that Obama & co. did not have the statistics/facts to win their case. Naturally they will scapegoat the NRA and “gun industry” instead of blaming the American people who called/wrote/emailed their Senators and Representatives over these aspiring laws that would have no significant effect on crime, and only truly limit those of us who have nothing to do with the actions of a few lone madmen. So how about you stop playing politics and shift the blame to where it belongs. You were not defeated by the LOL “evil/powerful” NRA, you were defeated by good and honest people.
I remember being pretty stoked when I first read about Rites of Spring, and that was because it involved one of my favorite story elements: criminals committing a crime and coming across horrors they never saw coming. This effort marks writer/director Padraig Reynolds’ first feature and full-length film, and he accomplishes this feat with good results. The story is simple but provides enough horror and conflict to keep the viewer engaged throughout this short 80 minute experience. Reynolds’ comes off as a veteran director and compliments the story with live-action FX and a sweet looking antagonist to provide the goods, making for an experience I enjoyed more than I expected to.