BY ED MURRIETA
“Gringo” — the movie purportedly about a pot pill, not the movie about spyware-killer John McAfee — opens Friday. If I retained enough community college film-appreciation learning, I’m figuring by the trailer and the commercial that’s been running on CNN for the past two weeks that the movie’s about:
- Middle-class people audiences can’t believe are in the pot business.
- Racist assumptions that although pot pills could be illegal to manufacture in America, it’s OK to make them in Mexico because Mexico.
- The black guy is always expendable in movies.
- Can you believe Charlize Theron uses pot?
I’m hoping to catch a Saturday matinee.
Feel free to spoil.