Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by nx1701g, Jun 25, 2009.
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So did you think that they were racial caricatures?
Never mind them. Is it true that the hand-wringing POTUS in the film is named Obama?
I bet Michael Bay wishes he could of made all the robots racial stereotypes because I'm sure he would find it hilarious.
You don't like Michael Bay, therefore it's OK to insinuate that he's a racist, lack of evidence notwithstanding. Nice going, chump.
Obama is the president in the film, yes. But he's not hand-wringing. In fact we never see him at all. He's only mentioned once: in one line that says he's being moved to a secure location. That's it.
Some people who've seen the film think that it is not flattering to the POTUS:
Even if they were (haven't seen the movie, will see Saturday) I wouldn't give a shit.
Galloway was an idiot, true. But that's not the president's fault.
A gold tooth?!?
It was their ears I was most surprised by, it reminded me of 1940s Looney Tunes.
Same here (Plan to go this weekend at some point).
I usually don't take offense at things like these, but those two characters really were pushign the envelope on stereotyping. I mean gold teeth...c'mon!
Minstrel shows in 2009, this is shameful.
It plays on as many negative racial stereotypes about African Americans that could be crammed into each character, I don't know how it could not be considered racist.
OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!
I've been waiting for this!!!!!!
*Rubs hands together and sits back with popcorn, waiting for the show to begin*
I haven't seen the movie, so I cannot comment for sure, but it would keep things in line with the unflattering portrayal of the president in the first film (who was clearly meant to be Bush, even though they never said his name).
i didn't think they were racial stereotypes anymore than i thought Jazz was. it's not like they're BLACK and talking like it. one's green and one's red. they sound more like redneck hicks.
That's what I thought too.
I would have said they sounded more like rednecks than the sterotyped black person. Nobody complained about Jazz in the first film.
And we're forgetting the fundamental flaw in this arguement - THEY ARE ROBOTS. Not to mention they studied Earth's languages through the World Wide Web. I'm surprised none of them talked in lulz.
The fact that he was an alien never stopped the Jar Jar complaints.
I agree with this. My problem with Mudflap and Skids was not the "racial stereotyping", it's that they were ugly, annoying characters. They were like Gremlins on ecstasy or something.
To be fair, they get one very cool/heroic scene, but it doesn't quite wash away the bad taste of the rest of their presence in the film.
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