The "well, that's a bit wrong now, when you really think about it" film thread Page 24

  • JamboWayOh 13 Jul 2019 23:13:48 18,670 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Itís the depiction of a 12 year old knowingly sexually manipulating an innocent adult male.
    Even at that age they hold all the cards.
    I know right, at this rate a kid won't be able to cop a feel at a party until they're at least a politician or an assistant manager in retail.
  • spindle9988 23 Jul 2019 13:53:34 5,112 posts
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    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
  • JamboWayOh 23 Jul 2019 14:01:56 18,670 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
  • spindle9988 23 Jul 2019 14:32:16 5,112 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    He probably thought Ben Kingsley was Ghandi.
  • JYM60 23 Jul 2019 15:28:52 18,406 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    He probably thought Ben Kingsley was Ghandi.
  • Load_2.0 23 Jul 2019 15:42:29 31,338 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    I'm fairly certain no one knew until it came up a few years ago.
  • neilka 23 Jul 2019 16:08:19 23,258 posts
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    If you look closer you'll notice it was actually a crude animatronic robot.
  • Your-Mother 23 Jul 2019 16:14:31 4,045 posts
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    LOS LOCOS KICK YOUR ASS
    LOS LOCOS KICK YOUR FACE
    LOS LOCOS APPROPRIATE YOUR CULTURE INTO OUTER SPACE
  • RawShark 23 Jul 2019 17:41:20 1,175 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    That was my whole point. People were being put in brownface waaaay after it was deemed socially unacceptable to have anyone in blackface.
  • RawShark 23 Jul 2019 17:41:48 1,175 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    No. Dickhead.
  • RawShark 23 Jul 2019 17:42:44 1,175 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    He probably thought Ben Kingsley was Ghandi.
    Um, he was? Or at least he played Ghandi. What's your point?
  • JamboWayOh 23 Jul 2019 17:44:39 18,670 posts
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    RawShark wrote:
    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    No. Dickhead.
    Oooh, someone's tired!
  • elstoof 23 Jul 2019 17:46:58 25,566 posts
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    Ben Kingsley is of Indian descent in real life, born Krishna Pandit Bhanji
  • elstoof 23 Jul 2019 17:47:19 25,566 posts
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    And I feel like this was covered here fairly recently also
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Jul 2019 17:49:49 23,176 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    spindle9988 wrote:
    RawShark wrote:
    Asian people haven't come out well in many Hollywood films... I'm thinking Short Circuit 2 right now but there's countless others.
    He wasn't even asian. He was a white with make up.
    Ha, did RawShark honestly think that was a real Indian guy??
    We all did at that age. There was no reason to think otherwise. At the age I watched short circuit I had never met an Indian person or even really engaged with the culture at all. I also had no reason to think Hollywood was racist. I doubt I even knew what racism was, really.
  • JamboWayOh 23 Jul 2019 17:55:52 18,670 posts
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    I only twigged because my sister told me when I first saw Short Circuit and then I saw Fisher Stevens in another film and I was like whaaaaaat? I had seen and been in contact with many Indian people though.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 23 Jul 2019 18:00:25 24,240 posts
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    Birdy num num?
  • fontgeeksogood 23 Jul 2019 20:44:41 9,444 posts
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    JOHNNY NUMBER FIVE

    You could tell he wasn't a real Indian because he didn't wobble his head when he talked
  • JamboWayOh 23 Jul 2019 20:49:45 18,670 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    JOHNNY NUMBER FIVE

    You could tell he wasn't a real Indian because he didn't wobble his head when he talked
    This is wrong. But I did laugh. Damn you.
  • Jono62 23 Jul 2019 22:54:21 24,735 posts
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    https://youtu.be/sxzDgvDnsOU
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 15:34:55 9,979 posts
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    Seen some people comparing the new Joker and The Mask on the internet, and it got me to think. Everybody loves The Mask, including me, but the movie isn't trying very hard when it comes to moral lessons.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Oct 2019 15:39:25 24,240 posts
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    Who the fuck is comparing it to The Mask?
  • challenge_hanukkah 10 Oct 2019 15:41:11 12,596 posts
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    People who have seen neither film.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Oct 2019 15:41:56 24,240 posts
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    Also what do you mean "isn't trying very hard when it comes to moral lessons."?
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 15:45:48 9,979 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    People who have seen neither film.
    Probably. I don't think many of the people who are talking about The Joker have even watched it. I mean, people were discussing it like they knew all about it before it was even out.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Oct 2019 15:49:41 24,240 posts
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    I honestly can't think of a single thing they have in common.
  • Malek86 10 Oct 2019 15:52:40 9,979 posts
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    @Decks well, the protagonist is a loser who complains about his loserness all the time. Then he gets super powers that make him a hit with the ladies, kinda. But at the end of the day, the loser gives up his super powers and decides to be himself. The end.

    Seems like a standard "be yourself" story, except that the Mask is clearly funnier, more charming, and overall a more fun person to be around. We are supposed to believe that the guy made the right choice, but the Mask never does anything truly morally reprehensible - it's only when the villain uses it that it does. Plus, it is the Mask who saves the day in the end. And the guy only gives it up after he's already managed to get the girl, which is a bit convenient.

    These movies about "being yourself" never really worked imho, because there's usually a reason if people didn't like you in the first place. Maybe one should actually try to change.
  • Load_2.0 10 Oct 2019 15:53:37 31,338 posts
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    The comparison is obvious. It's probably the most active discussion on the internet.
  • Load_2.0 10 Oct 2019 15:54:57 31,338 posts
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    Well that and the parallels between Speed Racer.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Oct 2019 15:58:31 24,240 posts
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    First of all... eh?


    Also doesn't the mask just amplify the wearers own personality? It's not like it's a different entity all together.
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