#1.The Cowardly/Incompetent Black Sidekick
As Seen in:
The Fifth Element, Dungeons & Dragons, Die Hard, Superman III, and a lot of movies with Eddie Murphy and Chris Tucker. And any forum with the character Eyelids.
Facing the Giants was made about 45 miles from here. Which in South GA might as well be next door. That was actually the second movie they made. Good example of people wanting to see good movies with a good maessage. The only problem is that Hollywood knows what the average American wants to see more then the average American does.
I have always found Mickey Rooney's character in Breakfast At Tiffany's to be a very offensive stereotype, ruining what would otherwise be a good movie-or at least a good lesson for kids about the dangers of smoking (all the smokers in the movie are dead, but Rooney is still alive and Buddy Ebsen lived a good, long life).
I'm surprised no one mentioned Hairspray, with the christian stereotype. Penny's mom is a born-again zealot who won't let her daughter do anything fun, played by Allison Janney. Although, I do love the movie, the music is great.
I use to wonder if Jimmy Swaggart modeled his life after Elmer. Hollywood has not been fair to Christians, thats for sure. But people like Swaggart, Baker, Popoff and Tilton give Christians a worse name than Hollywood ever could. I imagine most people consider the source. Just because Hollywood says it, doesn't make it gospel, pardon the pun. But tele-evangelists who are exposed as liars, thieves, and total hypocrites not only give Christians a black eye, they shake the foundation of the people they minister to.
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