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t33j:

"7.9 of out 10"

"Very dramatic, but the one-camera perspective feels terribly dated. And the suspension of disbelief required to buy into the idea that a bullet could curve through the air is just ridiculous. Two thumbs down."

"no sound, bad focus, sad ending. zero stars"

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  • Question: honestly curious, why does it offend you? - Anonymous
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    perfectlyerik:

    i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

    all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

    here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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    from top to left to right:

    KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

    traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

    it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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    lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

    she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

    just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

    let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

    this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

    if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

    i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

    i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

    as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

    feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

    holy SHIT Lucy is not out in Japan yet so I had no idea

    i was going to give it a chance because i like Scarlett and it sounded like a lark but what the FUCK is happening in these scenes?

    granted I haven’t seen it yet but…yikes

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This post was submitted by tumblr user feitclub!

With 23 “official” films in 50+ years, James Bond has a dedicated following around the world. But even fans admit (and debate) which films are must-see and which can be ignored. I’m here to deliver my definitive opinion which is completely arbitrary.

Films skipped: 11 out of 23.

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Inspired by FILM CRIT HULK’s week of Bond analysis, I made a list of James Bond movies to watch for Skippable. The hardest part was admitting to myself how many of Roger Moore’s films can be skipped.

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FILM CRIT HULK on JAMES BOND

feitclub:

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JAMES BOND IS THE SUPERHERO OF MALE INDULGENCE

Part Two is UP! Excerpts:

”[DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER] IS THE FIRST JAMES BOND FILM TO GO FULL-CAMP”

"UNDER [director GUY] HAMILTON’S WATCH WE TURNED ALMOST EVERY SINGLE BOND GIRL INTO VEHICLES FOR NOTHING BUT VAPID BIMBO JOKES"

"WHAT DOES HULK KEEP TELLING YOU? THE BEST BOND FILMS ARE ROMANCES."

"[JAWS] THE ONE-NOTE GIMMICK HENCHMAN ENDS UP GETTING A DAMN CHARACTER ARC!"

"SILLINESS, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT, CAN STILL BE EARNEST (IT’S THE VERY REASON THE MIAMI CONNECTION IS SUCH A JOY TO WATCH).”

a shout out to MIAMI CONNECTION? Film Crit Hulk, I love you.

Part Three! Part Four! Read them all! More excerpts:

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FILM CRIT HULK on JAMES BOND

feitclub:

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JAMES BOND IS THE SUPERHERO OF MALE INDULGENCE

Part Two is UP! Excerpts:

”[DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER] IS THE FIRST JAMES BOND FILM TO GO FULL-CAMP”

"UNDER [director GUY] HAMILTON’S WATCH WE TURNED ALMOST EVERY SINGLE BOND GIRL INTO VEHICLES FOR NOTHING BUT VAPID BIMBO JOKES"

"WHAT DOES HULK KEEP TELLING YOU? THE BEST BOND FILMS ARE ROMANCES."

"[JAWS] THE ONE-NOTE GIMMICK HENCHMAN ENDS UP GETTING A DAMN CHARACTER ARC!"

"SILLINESS, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT, CAN STILL BE EARNEST (IT’S THE VERY REASON THE MIAMI CONNECTION IS SUCH A JOY TO WATCH).”

a shout out to MIAMI CONNECTION? Film Crit Hulk, I love you.

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"狂ったこの世で狂うなら気は確かだ。
In a mad world, only the mad are sane."

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Akira Kurosawa  (via nsnklv)

In kana for the curious (like me):

くるったこのよでくるうならきはたしかだ

(apparently it was in Ran)

(via kaesespaetzle)

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"JAMES BOND IS THE SUPERHERO OF MALE INDULGENCE"

"THE ENTRIES FEATURING A NEW PERSON PLAYING BOND ARE OFTEN AMONG THE BEST EFFORTS"

"EACH NEW BOND MOVIE WILL LARGELY BE AN OVERREACTION TO THE PERCEIVED FAULTS OF THE LAST FILM"

"MOST OF THE BOND SCRIPTS ARE VIRTUALLY IDENTICAL. REALLY. IN FACT MOST OF THEM WERE WRITTEN BY THE SAME DUDE (AND LATER, BY THE SAME DUDES)"

"EVEN IF SOME WOMEN ABSOLUTELY FIND BOND TO BE A SEX SYMBOL…WE CAN’T FOOL OURSELVES INTO THINKING BOND IS DESIGNED AS A SEX SYMBOL FOR WOMEN. BECAUSE…IT’S PRETTY CLEAR THAT HE’S JUST A SEX SYMBOL FOR WHAT MEN WANT TO BE"

[on Bond becoming “Japanese”] “THE JAW-DROPPING THING ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT IS THIS IS MAYBE ONLY LIKE THE 17TH MOST ABSURD THING TO EVER HAPPEN IN A BOND MOVIE, AND MAYBE ONLY THE 28TH MOST RACIST THING”

…you need to read the whole thing, the first of four columns that will cover all the (official) movies. Trust me, I’m a James Bond SUPERFAN and I love this.

unofficial cover art by @elCrabman

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paulftompkins:

This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. The guy said some LEGITIMATELY funny stuff when he was “in character.” And it all ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in the vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

shared this earlier before I knew the guy was just joking, now sharing again because PF Tompkins wrote a lovely follow-up.

(via malcolmjamalwarlock)

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briangefrich:

Movies, games, TV shows, etc. Soaring and majestic is good. Crimson Tide is a good level to aim for.

You mentioned Crimson Tide, so why not do more Hans Zimmer? Inception, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, all are powerful. I’m actually super nervous that I won’t survive Batman v Superman's score.

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"A good movie will let you suspend disbelief for the duration.
 
A bad one makes you angry that they think you are that stupid."

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