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Old May 29 2013, 02:14 AM   #46
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Re: Movies that OFFEND you

Offhand I can't think of a movie that's offended me, no.
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Old May 29 2013, 03:21 AM   #47
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I find the current trend of going through life looking for things to be offended by to be offensive.
This offends me.

Actually, the only movies that offend me are ones like Dumb and Dumber (actually, most Jim Carrey movies) or White Chicks, Paul Blart, Mall Cop, etc. I like comedy but stupidity disguised as humor is still...stupid.
Let's not go crazy here. Dumb and Dumber is a comedy masterpiece... Why you gotta throw it on the scrap heap with White Chicks, bro?
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Old May 29 2013, 03:49 PM   #48
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I find the current trend of going through life looking for things to be offended by to be offensive.
This offends me.

Actually, the only movies that offend me are ones like Dumb and Dumber (actually, most Jim Carrey movies) or White Chicks, Paul Blart, Mall Cop, etc. I like comedy but stupidity disguised as humor is still...stupid.
Let's not go crazy here. Dumb and Dumber is a comedy masterpiece... Why you gotta throw it on the scrap heap with White Chicks, bro?
People say that about the 3 Stooges, too. Doesn't make them funny.
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Old May 29 2013, 05:17 PM   #49
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Regarding BigDaddy's thoughts on CRASH....

And yet, possibly the first time, and probably the only time, the most racist character was also the most heroic. Did you make it to the Thandie Newton/Matt Dillon moment prior to the turnoff?
The most racist character was a hero? All the characters were so racists I wouldn't care if any of them were heroes. I don't remember anything of the movie besides it was garbage.

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I was offended by Crash.

A mix of "I wasted money renting this garbage" and literally hating every part of it. Yes, the human race sucks, but not everyone in the world is a racist pig.

One of the few movies I turned off without finishing.
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I stuck around to the bitter end. I mean.. it won Best Picture... It had to get better at some point..?!?!

I'd say in general though I don't really get 'offended' by movies. I might find them ridiculous and terrible for numerous reasons. But offended? Ok, well, I guess there was the Phantom Menace.. I mean that was offensive. But aside from that..? Nah.

I rented it before it won. I remember how everyone thought it was the weakest of the nominees, and all the horrible comments after it won.

Then my mom rented it and I tried watching it again. Nope. I never finished it, and neither did my mom.
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Old May 29 2013, 07:57 PM   #50
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The getting offended emotion seems to often be disproportionally strong. Even when it's not strong it's very often ill-fitting. In the service of ignorance and vanity instead of being against something actually harmful happening.

And then you can rarely even be sure if something causes any harm or not, or how much.

And then there's perceived dickishness of a filmmaker because of what happens in the film; should you be offended he's being a dick in the movies he makes, possibly away from real life, as long as the distinction is made clear?

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Old May 29 2013, 08:14 PM   #51
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Real Genius. Since I've been working in the defense industry I've come to view the "anti-military college hijinks" at the end of that movie as treason and sabotage.

And Richard Donner's anti-NRA swipes in the middle of the ultra-violent gun-laden Lethal Weapon films come across as the height of hypocrisy.
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Old May 31 2013, 11:12 PM   #52
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bigdaddy wrote: View Post
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Regarding BigDaddy's thoughts on CRASH....

And yet, possibly the first time, and probably the only time, the most racist character was also the most heroic. Did you make it to the Thandie Newton/Matt Dillon moment prior to the turnoff?
The most racist character was a hero? All the characters were so racists I wouldn't care if any of them were heroes. I don't remember anything of the movie besides it was garbage.

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I was offended by Crash.

A mix of "I wasted money renting this garbage" and literally hating every part of it. Yes, the human race sucks, but not everyone in the world is a racist pig.

One of the few movies I turned off without finishing.
You are a smarter man than me

I stuck around to the bitter end. I mean.. it won Best Picture... It had to get better at some point..?!?!

I'd say in general though I don't really get 'offended' by movies. I might find them ridiculous and terrible for numerous reasons. But offended? Ok, well, I guess there was the Phantom Menace.. I mean that was offensive. But aside from that..? Nah.

I rented it before it won. I remember how everyone thought it was the weakest of the nominees, and all the horrible comments after it won.
Well clearly, not everyone thought it was the weakest nominee since it won, and most of the post award "horrible" comments were from butthurt "Brokeback" fans.

But even though Crash suffered a bit from appearing to be more of an "anthology" than a narrative, I thought the movie made far more profound and incisive points about racism than Brokeback did about homophobia. I think that was one of the main reasons Crash won.
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Old June 1 2013, 04:25 AM   #53
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As a gay guy I'm offended by how boring Brokeback Mountain was.

These were best movie nominees for 2004...

Brokeback Mountain
Capote
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Crash

By far the worst out of the group for me. And me is all that matters to me. :-p
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Old June 1 2013, 12:24 PM   #54
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I find the current trend of going through life looking for things to be offended by to be offensive.
This offends me.

Actually, the only movies that offend me are ones like Dumb and Dumber (actually, most Jim Carrey movies) or White Chicks, Paul Blart, Mall Cop, etc. I like comedy but stupidity disguised as humor is still...stupid.
This.
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Old June 1 2013, 07:03 PM   #55
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Wild Wild West
Starsky & Hutch
Mission: Impossible

In fact ANY modern "reimagining" of an old TV series I liked that completely misses the point of the series, or tries to make a serious (or semi-serious) show into a stupid comedy.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:07 PM   #56
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The only movie I can ever recall being offended by was Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes", with Robert Downey, Jr. Nothing against RDJ; I loved him in "Chaplin", and I love him as Tony Stark. But Sherlock Holmes has been my favorite fictional character since I was thirteen, and that movie just made me want to throw things. I never had high hopes for it, but I tried to keep an open mind, because I didn't want to be one of those hard-core traditionalists. But I guess that's what I am. Apparently the director didn't think that audiences would be interested in a movie built around Holmes's brilliant feats of deductive reasoning, so he went with fistfights and explosions. I know, Holmes is an excellent boxer and swordsman, but he's no action hero. His greatest strength is his mind, but there was barely any of that in Ritchie's film. Just a lot of cheap thrills and pandering to the lowest common denominator. I refuse to even watch the sequel. Even though I always said Stephen Fry would make a great Mycroft.

Sorry. That was a bit of a rant. Holmes is just very near and dear to my heart. On the other hand, I am a big fan of BBC's "Sherlock". So far it's done a great job bringing Holmes into the modern age, while preserving the spirit of the original stories.
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Old June 1 2013, 08:52 PM   #57
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"Offend" is too strong a word, but I tend to be irked by movies like "Sweet Home Alabama" that suggest that small-town, salt-of-the-earth, country folk are somehow purer and more decent than those snobby, over-educated city slickers . . . .

I'm an ex-New Yorker and proud of it.
I came in here to say Sweet Home Alabama because they had an actual jazz band in the movie but chose to play Lynyrd Skynyrd over them.
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Old June 30 2013, 07:46 PM   #58
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Epidemic

Read some comments on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. ¤¤¤¤ you. There's a harrowing allegory about careless communication causing great damage, and you can't even read such a childishly blunt couple of allusions. Do you understand life, do you!?

We'd be back in caves soon if some horrific event of mass deception didn't wipe us all out first.

Did I kill my believability if I had any.
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Old June 30 2013, 07:54 PM   #59
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The last time I had a visceral reaction of offense to a movie was 2003's Underworld with Kate Beckinsale leading a war between Werewolves and vampires. The movie has a gory amount of blood, unrealistic action scenes, and I walked away thinking "Who green-lit this movie?" It's just so obtuse and violent. I hated it.
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Old June 30 2013, 08:05 PM   #60
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The last time I had a visceral reaction of offense to a movie was 2003's Underworld with Kate Beckinsale leading a war between Werewolves and vampires. The movie has a gory amount of blood, unrealistic action scenes, and I walked away thinking "Who green-lit this movie?" It's just so obtuse and violent. I hated it.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of passionate Underworld fans out there. For awhile, I was getting more fan mail for my Underworld novels than for anything else I was writing!

To each their own, I guess.
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