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hanso 1/28/2010 8:30:24 AM

May I also add Children of Men.  I remember reading Cuaron speaking on the film and something about the Iraq War when talking about the look of the film.  And if it can't be included on this list that's ok, I just like dropping Children of Men whenever I can.

SarcasticCaveman 1/28/2010 8:36:14 AM

Hey Hanso, did you happen to see Blindness?  I thought it was pretty great myself, but haven't heard anybody else on here talk about or give feedback of any kind.

hanso 1/28/2010 8:46:48 AM

Of course I did, it was directed by Fernando Meirelles who did City of God so I checked it out.  Plus I like Mark Ruffalo and Gael Garcia Bernal.  It's not bad, but I didn't care too much about it.

jedibanner 1/28/2010 9:01:00 AM

Interesting discussion.

I read today on CNN that some people are complaining about Avatar and how it's apparently anti-religious and pro-nature and anti-army and makes marines look bad and all that.

Ones opinion is always to be respected but it doesn't mean we have to agree. I find that when some of us have one vision or opinion regarding one aspect of a comic, movie or TV show, we sometimes must realize that we are here to share and discuss, not to convince and impose.

When I read some people advertising Avatar as being anti-army and all that, I was livid. Not because I may or may not support the troops but, because it's one thing to share an opinion but now that they are trying to destroy the movie and attack what was the original vision of the director, it just makes me mad when I see all the religious groups and army groups whinning about this type of things.

Some of us here, we share sometimes opinions that might not make anyone happy but, I find we always do it in a way that is not mean or disrespectful. I just felt like sharing this because , I hope we all remember we are not absolute but share a passion which is nice to talk about.

So...I guess it's a slow day because I'm all talking about things that may not matter....must be tired.

ChadDerdowski 1/28/2010 9:25:28 AM

Excellent points, jedibanner.

Did you hear about the flap surrounding Sigourney Weaver's character smoking?  An anti-smoking group is bashing the film, saying it glorifies tobacco use.  Cameron's response (in a nutshell) was: Her character is supposed to be unlikable.  That's why she's smoking.

It all comes down to interpretation and misinterpretation and folks wanting to push their own agendaPeople will see what they want to see and what they don't often realize is that art is always open to interpretation.  People often speak before they think (and i've been guilty of that too)

Avatar doesn't make Marines look bad - it makes bad people look bad.  It makes greedy people look greedy and it makes jerks look like jerks.  Is it pro nature?  Cameron has basically admitted as much - but who among us actuall thinks it's a good idea to destroy our natural resources?  I can't understand how it could be perceived as anti-religious when the Navi assemble and worship together... isn't that more or less religious?

Sorry, now I'm the one going off on a tangent! 

LittleNell1824 1/28/2010 9:30:59 AM

My marine brother lo-o-o-ved Avatar and was yelling at everyone to get the eff-out and see it at the IMAX for the REAL experience. Maybe people who haven't seen it think it's anti-military.

Fun list. China Syndrome was definitely about distrust in authority. Did Three Mile Island happen before or after...

DaForce1 1/28/2010 9:31:22 AM

DS9 was great especially once they started ripping off Babylon 5.

gauleyboy420 1/28/2010 10:58:38 AM

I'm sick of this anti-smoking $hit... I was reading a DD comic from Frank Millers run the other night and there was actually a panell that says "Ben Urich takes one last drw from his ciggarette"


I can tell you I never smoked because I saw it in a movie or tv or comic...


Sick of the goddamn pcness of our world, sick of people getting offended and not taking responsibility for thier own actions and feeling...always gotta blame someone.

I'm GLAD Sigorneys character smoked, people smoke, it's reality, it's not healthy but it's reality...


Fun article Joe


Icemonster sorry for your loss, but I agree Wiseguy was simply drawing comparisons between a movie and a horrific reality.


I DON'T think Avatar was anti militery, since the Marines were acting in the capacity of a private fighting force for a cooperation, I think it was anti PRIVATE MILITARY, LIKE BLACKWATER... which are baically mercinaries...

And I don't know bout you guys, but I always viewwed mercenaries as the bad guys... Thanks Zartan

gauleyboy420 1/28/2010 10:59:29 AM

DS9 was my LEAST favorite ST endeavor


Caveman, GREAT BUSH JOKE!!! Sent it to all my conservative family members

SarcasticCaveman 1/28/2010 11:20:12 AM

Glad I could oblige, gauleyboy!  I actually heard that on the roast of Larry the Cable Guy...I forget who said it, one of the comedy central regulars.

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