In the past few weeks, at Bricker Jr.'s behest, we have seen several of the summer movie crop: Madagascar, Ice Age, and Brave.
During previews that run before each movie, we saw a preview for something that looked like Battleship, Navy Lego characters version, vs. Lego aliens, with all the ships built with Legos.
The enemy’s weapons are defeating the brave Navy Lego fighters, but then they hatch a plan. “We surrender!”
As the victorious alien enemy accepts their surrender, they launch a surprise attack! Boom! Caught unawares, the aliens are destroyed, and our Navy Lego admiral is victorious.
The theater crowd was thrilled.
That’s an ambush under perfidy. It violates the laws of war. Admittedly, the aliens are not signatories to Protocol I of the 1949 Geneva Convention, but the underlying rational is of course not merely Geneva based. Assume the rest of the aliens get word of this tactic: future combatants’ surrender will not be accepted or trusted.
So am I crazy for thinking this is kind of an odd “heroic” message to be sending?