"Machete" Racist, Dull, Anti-American

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    Big Hollywood Blog Archive ‘Machete’ Review: Dull, Convoluted, Racist and Anti-American

    Which is why I had no interest in seeing the film.

    Asside from the politics, there is a reason why grindhouse faltered and faded away. It's like Godzilla films. They were cool for the times, and they are great nostagia but that's it and no more. You can't recreate what has passed. Believe me, sometimes, I wish that wasn't true. I miss Drive in theaters, but I know they aren't coming back. Neither is Grindhouse.

    But, the tone deafness of Rodriguez comes to light again. It wasn't enough that the Rodriguez/Tarintino "Grindhouse" was released on HOLY WEEK (one of the things I think contributed to it being a box office bomb, asside from the fact neither Planet Terror or Deathproof are great films).

    Now, when most of the country is AGAINST illegal immigration, he's going to release a filmt that berates and calls most of the country racist.

    Which proves you can't recreate what's past. THAT REAL GRINDHOUSE DID NOT DO. It did NOT call most of the country racist. the makers of grindhouse were not trying to deliver a message movie. They were trying to make a cheap action flicks that would bring in audiences. They left the message films for others who could afford bigger budgets.

    But, alas Rodriguez is a creature of Hollywood. In his attempt to recreate what will never return, he proved it by injecting a message from his contemporary bigotry against most of the country, proving you can't recreate what's past.

    I knew Machete would not make number one. I'll just go see the Expendables. ;)
     
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    if something presented by andrew breitbart says that, i'm sure its as much a lie as any of your other lunatic fringe threads. :thup:
     
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    did briebart have his staff edit the film before the reviewer watched it?
     
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    It's just a movie.
    I like that actor.
    I'll see it.
     
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    When I saw the movie "trailer" on Planet Terror (or Deathproof), I forget which, I saw it as a brilliant spoof by Quarentino that was woven into the overall spoof on 70's action movies. I was surprised when Rodriguez decided to go ahead and make a movie out of it anyway.

    As for all the political controversy surrounding it, I think that's all part of the marketing package. By itself, this movie really has no legs to stand on just like the actual movies it attempts to parody. Blaxploitation movies used the same formula: "the Man" is racist and always finding ways to keep Blacks down. Now it's the same formula from a latino perspective. Surprise, surprise. Now that this movie is coming out in the middle of the whole Arizona immigration law debate, why is it such a surprise that Hollywood would take advantage of this current controversy?

    I have low expectations for "Machete." I never expected it to be a insightful commentary on today's social and political issues. I'm going to see it because I think Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba are hot. I'm not paying attention to their clever and witty dialogue; I'm staring at their cleavage, legs and hoping for a nude scene somewhere in there.

    Just being honest, folks. Any questions?
     
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    I haven't seen it yet.



    I really do wish you would drop dead before




    you would be allowed to ruin



    ruin



    ruin'

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    a potential good time for others.

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    nobody cares what you think of a movie.


    now STFU




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    now you know why we can't have nice things at USMB



    tea


    party


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    whackos


    hate America!!!!!

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    and they use lots of laughs to hide behind.

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    who is breitbart?


    or is it brietbart?


    isn't that




    the nutty



    tea


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    whacko?


    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    We still have drive-ins! I load up the kids and go every few years (we don't have one where I live, of course. Our movie theatre is 20 miles away, only open for a few showings most weeks, and one guy takes ticket money, runs concessions and the projector. So everyone pays at the same time, then waits...everyone gets concessions...and waits...then everyone gets to watch the movie).

    Drive-in Motion Picture Theaters Companies in the United States
     
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