In the wake of a trio of deadly massacres, the studio is evaluating its strategy for the R-rated Blumhouse satire in which elites stalk "deplorables."
No. That doesn't fit at all into the category of "satire" to me. Whatever message the film is supposed to be highlighting, it seems that many, many people feel the same as I about it.
Uh-huh...satirical response duly noted there, Rogue.
Ha ha...yeah, I get it.
I don't know, it's kinda silly but it looks like a fun movie if you like shoot em ups. What exactly is it that people find offensive about it? I mean, Les Deplorables are the good guys, right? Are they afraid it will encourage people to root for them?
What...exactly? Gee, I dunno, Maze... Perhaps simply the idea of the liberal "elite" kidnapping and hunting conservatives/"deplorables"...a "deplorable" safari, so to speak.
I cannot imagine precisely what might be construed as offensive about hunting down and murdering one's fellow man based solely upon politics...
Well yeah, that part is supposed to be offensive. Shoot em ups require the antagonist to be pure evil, or all the bad things the protagonists do to them would be unjustified.
FFS Maze! A fucking billboard is highly offensive for alluding to the apocalypse...but depicting actually fucking hunting down and murdering "deplorables" is simply "entertainment"??? Fuck you.
LOL! Boz, the movie isn't about "our glorious leftist elite heroes hunting down and murdering "deplorables" for sport and isn't it great?" That's just the setup, the story is about how these leftist elites fucked with the wrong people, who proceed to turn the tables on them. Honestly it looks like a fun movie. I'm not sure it's like, "appropriate for the present political climate yada yada," but it looks like a fun move.
Yes, I know the "deplorables" turn the game around. That was clear in the trailer. It isn't about who "wins" at the end of the movie, though. It's about who loses out here in the real world.
The anger building just below the surface within the ordinary folks all across this country is real...and all it'll take is a well-placed spark.
Even if it is not, it will be claimed to be harmless satire after any criticism potentially thrown at it...and all must agree or be demonized.
After all, it's the Progressive way or else.
It is anything but harmless. That said, I do not wish to silence them, but cast sunlight upon it.
Couldn't agree with you more.
Right. While the movie could be considered the dark satire it is advertised as, I think it goes far beyond that with it's message of "social importance". That seems to be the general consensus, among most people on any political side.
Having read comments on the articles about the movie and released trailer, now, it is just as I thought when I saw this last night...and watched the trailer. Actual hatred towards the "liberal elites", sure doesn't need any further stoking. Even though those people are very obviously the bad guys in the film, most all the comments I saw about the film contained further vitriol towards those who are liberal leaning...the "snowflake" evil ones, who better be careful and wouldn't win in the fight.
What is the message of "social importance"?
Yes, the "deplorables" obviously flip the script, but that doesn't guarantee how the film ends. Ultimately, there are no "winners"...on screen or off. And if you are implying this was created as a tool of the right...I'd like to meet the salesman who sold it to a leftist studio.
"Actual hatred towards the "liberal elites", sure doesn't need any further stoking."
Neither does hatred towards" "deplorables"!
That is what a high level executive reportedly said about the film. Another said it is "meant to show what a stupid, crazy world we live in". My guess would be, that the "message of social importance" is supposed to be how extreme and potentially dangerous the division in this country has become. For the very reasons you expressed to Maze in a former reply, I think the film is potentially dangerous. Most of us are, of course, the ordinary folks across this country. Surely most of us are not angry enough to even wish to physically harm the other side. It is those who ARE, obviously, that concerns me..also.
No, I was implying no such thing...about the film being "a tool of the right". With rare exceptions, the only people I've seen or heard using the term "deplorables" are those who embrace it with pride. For what it's worth, I sort of get that.
No, actual hatred towards anyone over differing political views..sure doesn't need any further stoking.
Satire isn't harmless.
Satire isn't inherently harmful.
If they say it's satire, I guess it is.
If they said it was an instructional video, I'd have a problem with it.
There are lots of things in art, that I don't agree with but I refuse to be a part of the people that try to get things banned or shut down.
It's art and the audience will determine if it's good or bad.
Honestly, to me...it's another movie in an ever growing list, that I will never see.
If you hadn't posted about this movie, I more than likely never would have heard of it and that doesn't bother me in the least bit.
I'm with you on not liking to see things banned.
Not a fan of organized boycotts either.
And neither will I ever see the movie.
It really is a disgrace satire or not.
Never had any interest in zombie movies or shows either.
Not much difference in the two, as far as I'm concerned.
Both getting shot, whacked and whatever else....just looks a little different.
Neither one has any shock value to me as entertainment, just stupid movies.
I don't wish to see it banned.
I know, I read that above.
Haven't seen the movie so I can't say for sure, but it could be if done correctly. Often the best satire is dark and uncomfortable which would certainly include hunting human beings. We'll see...