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A Quiet Place, I may have to see this one
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:41:44 AM »
Simply because the left hates it. :biggrin:

Hit Blockbuster 'A Quiet Place' Slammed For Its 'Regressive' Stance On Guns

Good write up.

Leftists are very angry that the hit horror film, "A Quiet Place," which depicts a family living in silence, evading an alien force that has consumed most of humanity, allows its characters to carry — and even use — guns.

The New Yorker called "A Quiet Place's" politics, "regressive," calling the picture a right-wing "fantasy of survivalism" where both the father and mother wield firearms in order to protect their growing family. The family, the magazine moans, lacks an "authentic inner expression" but manage to "bring to the fore" the "idealistic elements of gun culture."

It's also white supremacist, The New Yorker's critic argues, if you consider the family, who lives in silence so as not to alert angry, shelled aliens to their presence, is representative of a "silent white" majority that "doesn’t dare to speak freely for fear of being heard by the super-sensitive ears of the dark others."

Those "dark others" are not minorities — they're voracious aliens. And the aliens aren't, as far as the filmmakers are concerned, a metaphor for progressive America.

But — and hopefully this doesn't spoil the movie — the movies true awfulness shines through in scenes where the family must defend themselves in one-on-one combat with the mysterious extra-terrestrials. Far from being a "progressive" force out to illuminate the human race, the aliens are mostly there to devour anyone who makes the slightest noise (while blind, the aliens have extra-sensitive hearing, which allows them to track their human prey).

Ultimately, the family must confront the aliens, and they do so armed with long-barrel rifles. And those rifles prove incredibly useful.

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/29545/hit-blockbuster-quiet-place-slammed-its-regressive-emily-zanotti
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Re: A Quiet Place, I may have to see this one
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 07:55:15 AM »
Simply because the left hates it. :biggrin:

Hit Blockbuster 'A Quiet Place' Slammed For Its 'Regressive' Stance On Guns

Good write up.

Leftists are very angry that the hit horror film, "A Quiet Place," which depicts a family living in silence, evading an alien force that has consumed most of humanity, allows its characters to carry — and even use — guns.

The New Yorker called "A Quiet Place's" politics, "regressive," calling the picture a right-wing "fantasy of survivalism" where both the father and mother wield firearms in order to protect their growing family. The family, the magazine moans, lacks an "authentic inner expression" but manage to "bring to the fore" the "idealistic elements of gun culture."

It's also white supremacist, The New Yorker's critic argues, if you consider the family, who lives in silence so as not to alert angry, shelled aliens to their presence, is representative of a "silent white" majority that "doesn’t dare to speak freely for fear of being heard by the super-sensitive ears of the dark others."

Those "dark others" are not minorities — they're voracious aliens. And the aliens aren't, as far as the filmmakers are concerned, a metaphor for progressive America.

But — and hopefully this doesn't spoil the movie — the movies true awfulness shines through in scenes where the family must defend themselves in one-on-one combat with the mysterious extra-terrestrials. Far from being a "progressive" force out to illuminate the human race, the aliens are mostly there to devour anyone who makes the slightest noise (while blind, the aliens have extra-sensitive hearing, which allows them to track their human prey).

Ultimately, the family must confront the aliens, and they do so armed with long-barrel rifles. And those rifles prove incredibly useful.

More~~~~
https://www.dailywire.com/news/29545/hit-blockbuster-quiet-place-slammed-its-regressive-emily-zanotti

Aw crap.

I'll have to wait for DVD.

I'm not going alone, and my wife hates anything remotely scary.

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Re: A Quiet Place, I may have to see this one
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 09:06:25 AM »
Aw crap.

I'll have to wait for DVD.

I'm not going alone, and my wife hates anything remotely scary.
Yeah, my wife hates these kinds of shows, tends to take them too seriously, while I generally laugh through most of them. :biggrin:
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Re: A Quiet Place, I may have to see this one
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 09:48:15 AM »
Yeah, my wife hates these kinds of shows, tends to take them too seriously, while I generally laugh through most of them. :biggrin:

I enjoy Horror - if it is mainly cerebral.

Slasher Films, Silence of the Lambs - no thanks.

I thought Cloverfield I dull as dishwater.

But Cloverfield II is a gem. Really kept us guessing.

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Re: A Quiet Place, I may have to see this one
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 11:33:14 AM »
I enjoy Horror - if it is mainly cerebral.

Slasher Films, Silence of the Lambs - no thanks.

I thought Cloverfield I dull as dishwater.

But Cloverfield II is a gem. Really kept us guessing.
Same here. Freddy was the only truly bloody one that had somewhat of a warped plot that I liked.
There was another that was pretty gruesome, the Hostel, that was a freaky flick, probably because I believe it was lightly based on a true story.
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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 01:12:01 PM »
Same here. Freddy was the only truly bloody one that had somewhat of a warped plot that I liked.
There was another that was pretty gruesome, the Hostel, that was a freaky flick, probably because I believe it was lightly based on a true story.

Never seen Freddy, but it's so campy I should.

No Hostel for me. Too sick.

I won't even watch The Passion of the Christ.

I need to watch Cloverfield III on Netflix.

 

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