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I say wait and see it for yourself because I just saw it last night and would give it a 7/10. It wasn't bad by any means. The characters were a bit stiff but the visuals were impressive and the themes were still there. Most of what I read on Rotten Tomatoes that was rotten were people expecting much more given the director but if you go in with an open mind and no expectations then you're good.I don't know. The premise is simple, yes, but the visuals looked so stunning and powerful and, given Blomkamp's previous reputation for dealing with social commentary and allegorical filmmaking, this just looked like it had all the ingredients in the right place. I was absolutely sure it would be a masterpiece.
He's protraying the First Doctor.
Yeah the London Riots are such an extreme case that mentioning it like it will occur again is absurd. Of course it can - look at what many countries are going through right now but not in America at the present day. Every major city knows whats going on with this case and they are prepared.Sure, they are just "protests" in some cities... that is completely fine as long as they don't get violent. Some protests have indeed turned into riots. California for example.
Or did you forget what the London Riots did to that city? That was not a minority... it was hectic. I don't want to see my city turn into something like that just because people want to express their opinions in such an extreme measure.
Yeah I definitely view this a lot differently from you. I don't lose respect for anyone if they ever commit to drug use or if they decide to abstain from it. It's the way another person is deciding to live their life. Personally, I don't like that kind of judgmental thought - I don't think anyone should ever be in a place to judge another person based on their choices. It builds a social chaste-type system that a person can put themselves on a pedestal and put other people below them. It's easy to generalize drug users, however with some bad apples falling from the tree there are some not so bad apples still hanging on the tree. None of the apples are perfect, however. I don't like it when people lump groups of people together under a label to fit their way of thinking under any means. There are plenty of people who use something such as cannabis for medicinal purposes. Only a fool would argue against the stone solid scientific proof that it does help people that are beyond stages of aid. There are thousands of alcohol related deaths yearly, as with tobacco - however with cannabis barely any deaths can be attributed to the drug.When a lot of the social problems - including violence, poverty - in your home country are strongly related to Traffic and drug use, I think I have the right to judge, yes.I do it to expand my mind and gain new experience. To experience life on different levels of social interaction and letting my walls come down. I also use things from time to time when I'm working on art to get me to work on things in different manners. It's not about fitting in, escaping life, or any of that. If you don't understand it you can't really judge it without experiencing it firsthand. It's like a lot of different choices in life. If you're smart about it and don't endanger anyone else than you're being smart about it. Too many people try and go for escapism which causes way too many problems if they aren't mentally competent. It happens a lot with people these days and drugs.
I'm sorry but I don't understand. For me, someone who needs to use drugs to experience new things in life is really poor in spirit. There are far other - healthy, safe - ways to experience life in different levels of social interaction. I respect you a lot, Ry. But if I said that I respected someone that use drugs, I would be lying to myself and being hypocritical. I know that here in Canada and America, drug use - specially pot - is not seen as a really bad thing. In Brazil, in my culture, is very different. Even Pot is related to other types of drugs and most of it comes from traffic. I think it is very interesting to see that, while some countries fight to combat traffic and the drug market, in other countries using it is not a big deal, just a "new way of experiencing life". And honestly? If I lived in the US, instead of spending money with drugs and alcohol, I would save it and travel the word, after all, for me this is the most rewarding type of life experience where you not only have new social interactions, but also multicultural ones.
Just my opinion, of course. But as human beings, our free will speaks louder and everyone should do whatever they want to, as long it doesn't affect people around you. Unfortunately, in Brazil, if you use drugs, you affect the whole society. So that's where your free will stops.