Scripts about all manner of subjects circulate throughout Hollywood with one glaring exception and that is a movie that centers around a drum pump as its main protagonist. At first glance there is an obvious reason for this apparent oversight. That reason is that a drum pump is a semi-inanimate object and not the proper subject for the protagonist of a movie. This is not only true at first glance but most likely for all subsequent glances as well. Because of this, it is the considered opinion of the Utah Movie Review Blog that there in all likelihood will not be a movie on this subject in either the near term or the long term.
WHAT WOULD A DRUM PUMP CENTERED MOVIE LOOK LIKE?
It might be worth our time to consider just what such a movie would look like. What sort of plot structure would involve a pump of any kind as its main character? Perhaps the movie is something akin to Toy Story where the pumps come alive when all humans are not there to observe them. Perhaps the plot could revolve around the transportation of some corrosive chemical. It is the pump’s job to make sure this happens without spilling a drop.
Of course that would be the main story arc but the real heart of the story would involve the interpersonal relationships between the protagonist pump and the other pumps with which he travels. Perhaps there is a love interest between the pump and a female pump. At some point in the third act of the script there has to be something important at stake. It seems obvious that this crisis should revolve around the possible spillage of the corrosive chemicals contained within the drum. The pump then saves the day by sacrificing itself for the greater good of all pumps everywhere.
Utah moviegoers know that they are vulnerable in a movie theater and therefore are considering lobbying the Utah state legislature into passing a law similar to the Texas license to carry for their state. Ever since the horrible events in Aurora Colorado when a deranged man shot up a theater during the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Returns, Utah moviegoers have felt a little less safe sitting in the movie theater. Although there is no guarantee that a movie theater full of people packing heat would actually make the situation safer people do want options to protect themselves in situations such as these.
TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY IN UTAH MOVIE THEATERS
One can certainly imagine a situation where a person watching a movie feels threatened and discharges a firearm in a movie theater causing death or serious injury to another person. One can certainly imagine a situation where this event happens mistakenly and a person is killed or injured accidentally. Obviously this is an argument not to pass a law similar to the one in Texas in the sate of Utah. Perhaps adopting better security measures in a movie theater is the answer. Although in a free society it is generally assumed that most public places can be accessed free of unreasonable search and seizure.
On the other hand people want to be able to protect themselves. Arguably if more people carried firearms then citizens would be able to stop a mass shooting or deter it from happening in the first place. As the old adage goes, gun right restrictions do not stop criminals from using guns illegal, it only stops law abiding citizens from using guns illegal. Of course this is not the common verbiage used in the old adage but it conveys the idea intended by the old adage.