Thread: I'm GEEKING out about this movie
#1 I'm GEEKING out about this movie05-07-2013, 08:26 PM
Am I too much of a sci-fi nerd to know pretty much every scene in this trailer as it corresponds to the book?We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
05-07-2013, 08:42 PM
I am not liking how they just had to put a black woman in there to "diversify" the movie. God i hope PC has not destroyed this movie so few good ones ever come out anymore.We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
05-08-2013, 12:06 PM
And as if that wasnt bad enough the fish is rotting from the head now.
Many call this 'diversity'. I like to call this whole mess (PC, multiculturalism, affirmative action) 'perversity'.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
05-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Well, then boycott the movie. This is no big deal. They chose a black actress to play a role. I don't know the book or the story, so I don't know if that is a major blow to the plot or anything, but if the character's race is irrelevant to the plot, who cares if the actress is black, white, asian or whatever? Didn't the actress in question win an Oscar a couple of years ago for The Help?
Hollywood always massacres fans' favorite books for the movie version. No one is ever happy with the end product when their favorite book is made into a movie. Most directors other than Brannaugh cut out whole subplots from Shakespeare's plays (Fortinbras isn't really that important, I guess). Neil Jordan cut out the whole bisexual aspect of the Vampire Lestat in order to get Tom Cruise to play the character in the movie. My niece complains about the movie version of The Hunger Games not being true to the book. Fanboys get all worked up about how Game of Thrones the HBO series departs from George Martins' books.
That's why we should never give up our books or our ability to imagine the characters, scenes and all in our own heads. Nobody else's version is ever going to be as good as the one you imagine when reading the books.
05-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Holy shit!!! I loved that book, one of the few I've read a couple of times.
Looks good!May the FORCE be with you!
05-08-2013, 07:14 PM
This is one of the few books that I can read (or listen to its audio book version) over and over again.We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
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