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User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Don't read this if you haven't seen it and don't want to know details about it.


I had heard this was such a great powerful movie and I was deeply disappointed. I thought it was full of cliche`s and pretty sexist. First of all the killers , they (of course) must share a homosexual experience,and they are playing a first person shooter game on the computer. It seemed to be far too reminiscent of pat theories about causes of Columbine. Also, there is not a sympathetic female character in there. They show two boys other than the killers: the first is the kid who helps his father when he's drunk, and the second is the photographer. Both of these are pretty sympathetic, polite, friendly, self-actualized, and mature. The girls consist of nerd and the bitches. I felt sorry for the first, but she was just portrayed as wimp. The three bitches who (of course) make themselves vomit after eating lunch, and bitch about everyone around them were simply crudely drawn caricatures of the cheer leader crowd. I was thinking "am I watching Heathers?" Oh no, Heathers had the self-consciousness to laugh at itself about this, and not treat it like a documentary.

I'm wondering if I'm missing something. Specifically, why were the first two boys so much more balanced representations of people than the girls or the killers? If the cliche`s were intentional, why weren't the photographer and surfer just as cliche`d?

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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Egad! A movie without a sympathetic female character! Say it ain't so!


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Aw this is cute. Nancy, did you see the pictures of Mark deep throating some footlong dogs at the game last night?


Go big or go home
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Yeah, nobody handles a John Holmes dog like LHMark.

It should be noted though, when he got home, Nancy made him read 3 chapters of the "Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" as well.


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

This isn't for the squeamish.

If you have young children you may want to have them leave the room.






Go big or go home
User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Gee- thanks for the feedback on the movie. Of course I've never seen Mark act like an ass before.

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