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Tequila_Wolf wrote

As a kid I thought that americans just didn't say goodbye at the end of phonecalls because they never do in movies.

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rosalique wrote

I always thought it was rude when that happened. I've never found a satisfying answer as to why they didn't.

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Blackbeard wrote

Drives me nuts every time! Is the half second that it takes to say the word "bye" really too much?

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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Cosmicsloth42 wrote

That seems to happen a lot though, the rich CEO trying to take over, or destroy a housing development. I think what they get wrong a lot is the government is often the good guy.

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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rosalique wrote

In movies, rich people are so benevolent that they will dress up in a costume and save people personally.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

When they try to do Oscar-bait movies based on some deep-rooted social issue, often Hollywood tends to reduce the problem to one bad guy and give the impression that all we need to do, is defeat that one bad guy. I suppose they do this because a deeply corrupt, flawed system is too abstract to serve as a villain, but it does leave their viewers completely unprepared to handle massive geo-political realities.

I could say something similar regarding their depictions of bullying. Bullies in the movies are so cartoonishly over-the-top evil or psycho that it makes it hard for real-world people to address the problem because they've been so miseducated as to the nature of the problem.

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rosalique wrote

Absolutely on both points. This is also the same tactic that the establishment uses to reduce problems to a single boogeyman and keep attention focused away from real problems.

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Mance wrote

Database searching by investigators........flashing images as the search would be done would just consume to many resources......code tends to search quietly in the background, only returning when you have results (you might get a progress bar)

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sudo wrote

Death scenes. Pretty sure you won't have the mental faculties to whisper a few lines to a loved one, then be completely dead a few seconds later.

Battle scenes, too. If the hero is surrounded by hundreds of other soldiers, their chances of killing them all and coming out unscathed are just about zero, but they do anyways. I'm sorry LotR, you're a good movie, but Aragorn should be dead a hundred times over by now.

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rosalique wrote

In a strange way, I'd say that Sirius' death in Harry Potter is fairly realistic, as he disappears forever leaving behind a bunch of questions that never get resolved.

Nearly every martial arts movie is guilty of the battle scene trope, but it doesn't bother me. This is one I forgive easily because it's so much fun.

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GrimWillow wrote

The Anarchist is almost never done right, especially anything mainstream. I never saw it, but I heard there was a movie called "The Anarchist Cookbook" which is the worst idea for a film title. They chose a book that associates itself with Anarchism and is just a dangerous piece of shit. I can only hope the premise doesn't involve anything to do with the book, but the damage has been done already anyway.

The numerous movies that prop up Anarchists and then attack liberal strawmen is something we can only expect more of as Antifa gets dragged through the mainstream mud.

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Random_Revolutionary wrote

V would be a good movie anarchist, but he's a originally a comic character.

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GrimWillow wrote

Nah, he stopped being Anarchist when he put the journalist lady in jail and fucked with her head. I was like...wow...shitty consent much?

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emma wrote (edited )

BORN TO DIE

WORLD IS A FUCK

鬼神 Kill Em All 1989

I am trash man

410,757,864,530 DEAD COPS

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

The comic is a bit better in that it's implied at several points that V is a raving nutter who might actually make things worse than better and that the reason he devotes himself to bringing down the Fascist government may be more out of vengeance than all this talk about freeing the people from tyranny. The movie casts him more as the freedom fighter hero, but in doing so, while still having stuff like Evey's torture at his hands, they wind up creating a muddled mess of a message.

Though Valerie's letter...as badly as the Wachowskis may have screwed up other parts, not even they could ruin the sheer majesty and greatness of that part.

Valerie's Letter in Text Form: http://www.shadowgalaxy.net/Vendetta/valerie.html

Valerie's Letter in the Movie: https://youtu.be/k2W0-z8EnaM

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rosalique wrote

I can't think of movies with an anarchist character, let alone a positive representation. I wonder if a movie focused on an anarchist community instead of an individual would be interesting to watch.

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selver wrote (edited )

Okja did a good job, especially for such a mainstream movie. Can't remember if they specifically called them anarchists or just ALF.

Captain Fantastic seemed like an anarchist, I don't think they called him one, but they did celebrate Chomsky Day and I think referenced other anarchists/radicals. Fairly positive depiction.