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Alright I know there's gotta be some Legend of Korra fans here who are ready to squeal over tomorrow's finale

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  • Re: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Theatrical trailer Released!

    Yep. The book failed to do anything from the trailer. Get the feeling of war or any sort of battle or conflict. This movie is gonna be damn good
  • Re: Disney Pixar's "Finding Dory"

    Okay wow it's legit? Damn.

    My reaction - ehhh. Be original Pixar, no sequel has been as good as their original. Toy Story 3 was my least favorite of the trilogy and Cars 2 was just poop. I love Finding Nemo but c'mon, this is just becoming pathetic.
  • Re: Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty"

    I doubt there is any propaganda in the movie. Bigelow is a very careful director in those terms and already prove it with The Hurt Locker. :)
    It's a war film, there's going to be propaganda. The Hurt Locker had its fair share.

    Hurt Locker just seems to skim over the millions of innocent lives lost in Iraq and focuses on the "American heroes who died to defend their country and help make Iraq a safer place." Lol no, how about a million dead and many million refugees. How does the film look when it completely ignores those topics? What stance is it taking by knowing full well these are subjects of importance and skimming over them? Is the film saying "well we don't care about the civilian deaths or the completely unjustified and unconstitutional war"? Is there anything about these conflicts? It's more about the emotional response from American soldiers. That's fine, there's nothing wrong with that, but how about not skipping over important matters such as those! By skipping over them, it takes a stance as a pro-war film.

    The butcher scene makes the viewer feel for the Americans. It puts you in their mind thinking: "anyone here might kill me" as opposed to "let's find the bad guy and not kill civilians."

    The film is supposed to be anti-war, I mean, war is a drug right? Then why does the main character thrive for it? Why do the scenes fill you with excitement and adrenaline rather than horror and grief? He isn't scarred by the war, he's missing it! If that's not a pro-war part of the film I don't know what is. It's the usual "Americans are here for good reason to save lives kick butt and action packed adrenaline." Yeah, no.

    I'm not accusing Bigelow of purposely going "gee, I want to make a pro-war film!" Of course not, she's a good director. I'm accusing her of leaving out major components of the war that result in her film looking like a pro-war propaganda film.

    And let's not forget numerous servicemen talk about the sheer unrealistic events of the movie.

    Now I'm probably being biased - I am Iraqi and my family has been personal affected by this war to terrible degrees - so when I see a film like this that emphasizes the American war-action story and forgets the true horror and terrible facts behind the war many Americans ignore or do not know, well, it just pisses me the fuck off.
  • Re: The Great Gatsby

    Outside the annoying ass fuck trailer music, I can't fucking wait!

    Easily one of my favorite books of all time, so looking forward to it.
  • Re: Rate/Review the Last Movie or TV Show You Watched

    Like comparing Chamber of Secrets to The Dark Knight... I'm taking CoS Everytime.
    Like I said, movies with emotional investments make comparing over genres difficult especially. But it's totally doable, I don't see why you can't, lmfao, these "you can't compare anything" is dumb. I can't compare LOTR and Potter because they're two different kids of fantasy. Can't compare to Star Trek and Star Wars because they're different scifis. Loll, I'll compare them if I want to :p