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Old July 1 2013, 08:02 PM   #76
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^A bit, yes.
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I know but I was answering to the "no sense of happiness or closure for her" part, as I don't think that was the case at all. Ugliness, that can be seen anywhere, I didn't mean to refute that.

Well, I don't think we can definitively say what happened as the ending was ambiguous, leaving it to interpretation to anyone watching, but to me it did feel like there was no escape for her. There was no sense of relief as it just kept coming. To me, it felt like a sick and twisted movie out there to get a shock. For me, there was nothing redeeming about it, and it was a depressing movie, much in the way House of Sand and Fog is.
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Old July 1 2013, 08:31 PM   #77
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You need to become the little girl. There is thrill in going through suffering and staying strong mentally, moral triumph included. Well there's thrill in any kind of suffering, but that's another matter. In a way it wants you to avoid shock despite all odds, and gives the ultimate escape in the end.

I think people with kids tend to see it in a bad light, while people who don't have them, just self-insert as the kid.

Plus, I guess people 100% against euthanasia wouldn't empathise with the ending, but I'm under the impression those are uncommon, I mean unlikely.

What is that red glowing orb in your avatar?

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Old July 1 2013, 08:42 PM   #78
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What is that red glowing orb?
Maybe a LOGAN'S RUN reference?
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Old July 1 2013, 11:14 PM   #79
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Hmm. We may blurring lines a bit here. It's very possible to find a movie disturbing without being offended by it.

Heck, some of us like disturbing movies . . .
So called "torture porn" horror films disturb and offend me. Films like Hostel, Saw and all that crap.
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Old July 2 2013, 12:41 AM   #80
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What is that red glowing orb?
Maybe a LOGAN'S RUN reference?

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Yeah, actually it's both a reference to Logan's Run and Trek, with the Vulcan greeting. Just had a wild idea to combine the two one day.
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Old July 2 2013, 01:53 AM   #81
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Hand up here, I'm a big Underworld Fan, and also like the Resident Evil movies!

I've not been offended by a movie, it's just that some don't appeal to me, so I don't bother watching them. It's like I have absolutely no wish to ever watch Human Centipede EVER!

Offence is often in the eye of the beholder.

The classic ZULU has been complained about, with some people claiming it's racist, despite the fact that although it's a colonial war movie, it shows the Zulus in a sympathetic light, a deliberate choice by Cy Enfield and Stanley Baker. It always tickles me though how many years ago when I was still at school, as part of a celebration of African History, the BBC showed ZULU. I'd have thought surely the better movie would have been ZULU DAWN, where the British lost!
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Old July 2 2013, 04:09 PM   #82
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Red Dawn, Iron Eagle, and any other patriotic bullshat. All offensive, and filled with disgusting stereotypes.
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Old July 2 2013, 05:56 PM   #83
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Wait what? It's been a while since I've seen those movies... but how was Iron Eagle patriotic bullshit? Isn't the plot that the US Government sells out a downed pilot to some tinpot dictator for political reasons, and his teen son decides to steal a jet fighter to try and rescue him?
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Old July 3 2013, 03:44 PM   #84
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What is that red glowing orb?
Maybe a LOGAN'S RUN reference?

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Yeah, actually it's both a reference to Logan's Run and Trek, with the Vulcan greeting. Just had a wild idea to combine the two one day.
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Old July 3 2013, 03:51 PM   #85
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Red Dawn, Iron Eagle, and any other patriotic bullshat. All offensive, and filled with disgusting stereotypes.
But you HAVE to see Chuck Norris' Invasion U.S.A. That film is just brilliant.
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Old July 3 2013, 05:01 PM   #86
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Maybe a LOGAN'S RUN reference?

Ding Ding Ding

Yeah, actually it's both a reference to Logan's Run and Trek, with the Vulcan greeting. Just had a wild idea to combine the two one day.
"Freeze, Runner!"

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Old July 3 2013, 05:10 PM   #87
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Wait what? It's been a while since I've seen those movies... but how was Iron Eagle patriotic bullshit? Isn't the plot that the US Government sells out a downed pilot to some tinpot dictator for political reasons, and his teen son decides to steal a jet fighter to try and rescue him?
Yeah the original premise was quite anti-government, basically saying that if it were politically inconvenient to attempt a rescue, the powers that be would just let the captured pilot rot. Never watched the other Iron Eagle movies though, so maybe the stories got a more patriotic as they went along!
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Old July 3 2013, 06:34 PM   #88
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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 agree with this. As someone who has lived in small towns in the country, a lot of the people are not pure or descent. In fact often they are snobby in their own way. Thinking everyone in the cities are immoral.
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Old July 3 2013, 09:32 PM   #89
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Wait what? It's been a while since I've seen those movies... but how was Iron Eagle patriotic bullshit? Isn't the plot that the US Government sells out a downed pilot to some tinpot dictator for political reasons, and his teen son decides to steal a jet fighter to try and rescue him?
The mean American hating A-rab dictator and his mean American hating A-rab minions do mean things to our brave serviceman (who is in THEIR country for some reason). And the biggest thing that sticks in my craw from that movie (so much that I still remember it years later) was the put down of President Carter, who was ridiculed, and the idea that the "tough guy" Ronald Reagan was going to swagger in and make everything alright. Give me a break.
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Red Dawn, Iron Eagle, and any other patriotic bullshat. All offensive, and filled with disgusting stereotypes.
But you HAVE to see Chuck Norris' Invasion U.S.A. That film is just brilliant.
True that. Invasion USA is the most surrealistic movie I have seen since the Monkees' "Head". I mean, WTF? Funny funny stuff
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