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Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by PixelMagic, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Did the whole forum just zip back to 1986?
     
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    Shorthand for all forms of home viewing. ;)
     
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  3. fireproof78

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    Exactly. And it is very rare that I walk out of a film, and even then I will decide if I want a refund or not (that's rarer still). I don't understand the push back on that one. Your time is valuable and shouldn't just be written off because of a perceived inconvience.
     
  4. plynch

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    I think there is a sunk cost fallacy in there too, not sure.

    Let the record show I have never asked for a refund.

    Never walked out.

    I walked out of the room Life of Brian was shown in (1986, yes, and offensive) and wished I had during Clockwork Orange (great art, yes, but truly disturbing)
     
  5. Richard S. Ta

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    The Life of Brian is not offensive. FFS.
     
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    It's not offensive, but people can choose to be offended by it.
     
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  7. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Just as one may choose to demand a refund from the theater if the movie they're showing is not to one's liking.

    But we seem to be wandering away from the topic somewhat. Let's try not go so far that we lose track of what it is.
     
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  8. fireproof78

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    It depends on one's perspective, does it not? Certainly I can see how someone would be offended by it. I wasn't as such but it was also not very funny.
     
  9. Richard S. Ta

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    I think, though this isn’t the place for such a discussion and forthwith I’ll not post about it again, that anyone offended by the movie in question had probably already decided they were going to be offended by it before they watched it.

    That’s not a stab at Plynch, by the way. I don’t know you and I wouldn’t presume to have any knowledge about how you consume entertainment.

    I just don’t see how the movie is offensive at all. Obviously there is Christian iconography used, but the few times Christ actually appears in the movie, he’s portrayed respectfully.

    But anyway, back to Kelvin. The merits or relative lack of merits within The Life of Brian is way off topic, which admittedly I have contributed to. My apologies to all for that. Topic re-railed.
     
  10. plynch

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    Something is offensive if it offends you. Things are not objectively offensive. They are offensive to someone. Or not.

    It bothered me, so I went in a different room. Why does that bother some of you? Very sorry I brought it up, was just meandering. Man, it gets judgmental here.
     
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  11. fireproof78

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    I understand you, at least. I did not enjoy that film either. Surprisingly, my very Catholic dad did.

    People are weird.
     
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  12. Richard S. Ta

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    No, it was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction from me. I should try to be better than that and it's my bad, not yours. Please accept my apologies.
     
  13. plynch

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    For sure.
    Peace to you and yours
    - Phil
     
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  14. dupersuper

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    That's just crazy talk...
     
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  15. fireproof78

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    And?
     
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  16. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    OK, I really do think we've about exhausted this tangent, in terms of productive discussion.

    Brian-shoe.jpeg

    Time to let it go back to whence it came.
     
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