Frozenpede wrote:hmmm... I think the story itself gets people thinking really. As far as Die Hard on a plane I think it has more depth to it because its real. Die Hard is just lots of fighting meant to impress you while Flight 93 really happened..... now how accurate the movie is I have no way of knowing but its grounded in a very real reality.
True, but by dramatising it you inevitably inject it with a massive dosage of fiction. It's not an event I particularly want to see dramatised - certainly not yet. I'd argue that a documentary would be far more useful.
Haha you say knee jerk reactionism from the conservatives...its funny because Ive always seen it has being the other way around with liberals reacting to emotions on the drop of a dime,
Yes, that's the way it always goes.
Knee-jerking is an unfortunate trait common to everyone, no matter their political views.
The Day After Tommorow was killed for me because it came off as a leftist movie to me....
Hm, I know what you mean, but it seemed more like leftist comedy to me. The Americans all streaming across the border into Mexico, for example. Most amusing, but it was hardly trying to make a serious political point. To think otherwise would be to take it too seriously, I think.
The environmental stuff is another issue, of course. While the film goes way OTT and ignores realism for drama's sake (in the process making quite an entertaining film, in my opinion), I don't think you can especially accuse it of having an agenda.
The environment is going down the toilet, that's pretty obvious no matter which way you look at it, it's not really got anything to with politics. The film did touch upon the current US government's reluctance to actually do anything about it, but, then, that's just the way it is.
Syrriana looks much the same, and Im afraid that the trend will continue with this movie.
That's an overtly political movie, so it's a bit different. It's setting out to make a point. I don't think I'd actively avoid or dislike a film based entirely on its politics, though - filmmakers are entitled to an opinion, just because I don't like their views doesn't mean I can't enjoy/appreciate the film.
Haha Forrest Gump? where does that become overly conservative?
Gump is old fashioned, goes to war, believes in God, starts up a business, works hard, loves his mother, etc etc, and his life turns out brilliantly well - despite being a complete idiot that, in reality, would probably have been fairly screwed from the start.
Jenny, however, is into more liberal politics and is interested in change, and ends up becoming a drug user, anti-war in a stupid way, parties hard (with an implication that it's a bad thing), and then as a punishment for all that she dies, fairly clearly of AIDS, even though it isn't specified.
The message is be good and traditional and you'll be successful, if you try anything different you'll get AIDS and die.
Doesn't stop it being a very entertaining film, but the message is pretty heavy-handed and one-sided.