History CowboyBebopAtHisComputer / Film

13th Apr '17 11:10:24 AM DanielCase
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* Speaking of ''Ghost in the Shell'', let's talk about ''Film/TheGreatWall'':
** In the wake of the controversies over the casting of European-descent actors in Asian roles in ''Ghost'' and ''Dr. Strange'' came [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVw9YdP1O-0 the trailer]] for ''Film/TheGreatWall'', a Chinese-American coproduction starring (at least in the trailer) Creator/MattDamon. Constance Wu of ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'' wrote a long Facebook post, echoed by other Asian-Americans, accusing "Hollywood" (despite the clear credit given to Chinese director Zhang Yimou) of making "yet another" film casting a white person as Asian (the trailer never states or even suggests his character is Chinese, nor does he appear to have been made up that way, and in fact in the film his character is indeed European), of suggesting that Damon's character was a WhiteSavior who built the Great Wall (in fact the trailer clearly uses "they"). When the actual film was released, all these assumptions turned out to be unfounded (Damon's character is really in the film to make it salable to an American audience), yet few of those who originally criticized it as whitewashing were willing to come out and say they were mistaken.
27th Mar '17 11:26:15 AM S123
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* Sometimes extremist Christian parties pick on cartoons that, according to them, send subliminal messages to children that are watching them, and usually falling in really bad cases of CriticalResearchFailure. This is the case with Italian politician and activist Mario Adinolfi, leader of the "People of the Family"[[note]] a political party notorous for propagating fake news and libel about homosexuality, atheism and adoptive families[[/note]] who strongly bashed ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' for its alleged "Gender Ideology propaganda" and "brainwashing children into homosexuality", based on the fact that Po, or rather [[IAmNotShazam "Kung Fu Panda"]], has two fathers. He blatantly ignored the fact that Mr. Ping was Po's adoptive father ''since the beginning of the series'', and Po has found his true father in the third film. Adinolfi did not even apology to angered fans of the film, insisting that he found the film's message to be deviating.

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* Sometimes extremist Christian parties pick on cartoons that, according to them, send subliminal messages to children that are watching them, and usually falling in really bad cases of CriticalResearchFailure. This is the case with Italian politician and activist Mario Adinolfi, leader of the "People of the Family"[[note]] a political party notorous for propagating fake news and libel about homosexuality, atheism and adoptive families[[/note]] who strongly bashed ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' for its alleged "Gender Ideology propaganda" and "brainwashing children into homosexuality", based on the fact that Po, or rather [[IAmNotShazam "Kung Fu Panda"]], has two fathers. He blatantly ignored the fact that Mr. Ping was Po's adoptive father ''since the beginning of the series'', and Po has found his true father in the third film. Adinolfi did not even apology apologize to angered fans of the film, insisting that he found the film's message to be deviating.
23rd Mar '17 11:10:07 PM vorpalgirl
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* The live-action ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017'' movie has given rise to some of this.
** [[https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/03/michael-pitts-kuze-gets-a-ghost-in-the-shell-character-poster-new-featurettes-and-clip-released/ One article for Flickeringmyth]] contained the following description of the Major, which would make just about any generic science fiction fan twitch: ''"one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid."'' But "{{cyborg}}" '''already means''' a "hybrid" of cybernetics with organic lifeforms. "Human cyborg" would be accurate (as the character has a human mind); even "human-cybernetic hybrid" or "human-robot hybrid" would be at least ''accurate''; "human-cyborg hybrid" however, is equal parts redundant and nonsensical.
** [[http://movieweb.com/ghost-in-shell-movie-2017-video-clip-water-fight/ This Movieweb article]] includes the following sentence: ''" The Major's "shell" can render her completely invisible, blending seamlessly into any environment. While we don't know much about the character whom The Major is fighting, he is clearly out-matched, as The Ghost sends this man flying back farther and farther with each powerful punch and kick."'' This seems to indicate the reviewer of the preview clip in question thinks the Major's also called "The Ghost", is the specific "Ghost" of the title, or at least that her ability to turn invisible in her cybernetic body is somehow what the title is referring to. In actuality, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell the title of the original manga]] is a ShoutOut to an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_in_the_Machine old science fiction novel]], which is referencing a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_machine philosophy concept]]; and further, in the franchise itself, "ghost" is a generic term (read: not referring to any ''one'' character) for the sentient, sapient part of the mind that makes us (legally) human, regardless of whether or not you've had "enhancements". This is the cyberpunk equivalent of calling Frankenstein's Monster just "{{Frankenstein}}"...and much like that common error, it would have been easily avoided by ''Googling'' for basic information about the story.
19th Mar '17 5:39:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some articles about ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' assert that the "a bunch of others we don't need to mention" joke, during which images from various canceled or somewhat controversial ''Franchise/{{LEGO}}'' lines [[{{Blipvert}} flash on screen]], was a show of SelfDeprecation on LEGO's part, and that the lines in question (for example ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Fabuland}}'' and ''LEGOFriends'') were some of their biggest failures. While it is true that the LEGO fandom is [[BrokenBase seriously divided]] over these lines and some of them have attracted quite a furious {{Hatedom}}, most of them were ''far'' from failures. ''Fabuland'' and ''BIONICLE'' have devoted followings despite the former having been canceled since the '80s, and the latter was one of the company's most successful and top-selling non-licensed properties (not to mention a LongRunner among the action-oriented themes, returning in 2015 for another planned three years), having played a huge part in saving LEGO from going out of business during the early 2000s -- the exact opposite of a failure. The joke was really either the creators poking fun at them or [[spoiler: a reference to how Finn can't play with them since he might not own any of the toys]].

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* Some articles about ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' assert that the "a bunch of others we don't need to mention" joke, during which images from various canceled or somewhat controversial ''Franchise/{{LEGO}}'' lines [[{{Blipvert}} flash on screen]], was a show of SelfDeprecation on LEGO's part, and that the lines in question (for example ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Fabuland}}'' and ''LEGOFriends'') ''Toys/LEGOFriends'') were some of their biggest failures. While it is true that the LEGO fandom is [[BrokenBase seriously divided]] over these lines and some of them have attracted quite a furious {{Hatedom}}, most of them were ''far'' from failures. ''Fabuland'' and ''BIONICLE'' have devoted followings despite the former having been canceled since the '80s, and the latter was one of the company's most successful and top-selling non-licensed properties (not to mention a LongRunner among the action-oriented themes, returning in 2015 for another planned three years), having played a huge part in saving LEGO from going out of business during the early 2000s -- the exact opposite of a failure. The joke was really either the creators poking fun at them or [[spoiler: a reference to how Finn can't play with them since he might not own any of the toys]].
3rd Mar '17 7:31:28 PM Mineboot45
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* The Parents Television Council's [[http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/publications/moviereviews/PTC/2006/friedworms.asp review of the film version]] of ''HowToEatFriedWorms'' opens with the following statement: "The beloved children's classic ... has come to life in this faithful adaptation of Thomas Rockwell's novel." If the movie is so faithful, how do they explain the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Eat_Fried_Worms_(film)#Differences_from_the_book differences from the book]] listed on the Wikipedia article?

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* The Parents Television Council's [[http://www.parentstv.org/ptc/publications/moviereviews/PTC/2006/friedworms.asp review of the film version]] of ''HowToEatFriedWorms'' ''How to Eat Fried Wormds'' opens with the following statement: "The beloved children's classic ... has come to life in this faithful adaptation of Thomas Rockwell's novel." If the movie is so faithful, how do they explain the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Eat_Fried_Worms_(film)#Differences_from_the_book differences from the book]] listed on the Wikipedia article?
22nd Feb '17 10:48:15 AM Trueman001
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* A common error is to conflate Disney with Pixar. They are not at all the same; although Pixar is owned by Disney, they are an autonomous company within Disney, not a division thereof. This is particularly bad in the Website/YouTube video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSQNZ_Nblrs Pixar Trivia]], supposedly a compilation of "music clips from Pixar moviea" -- but one of them was from ''Planes'', which although set in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Cars}}'' universe, was made by Disney, not Pixar.[[note]]And in any case, a lot of them are actually from trailers, and weren't used in the movie.[[/note]] Even worse, many of the more ignorant commenters complained of the "absence" of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' -- nothing remotely to do with Pixar.

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* A common error is to conflate Disney with Pixar. They are not at all the same; although Pixar is owned by Disney, they are an autonomous company within Disney, not a division thereof. This is particularly bad in the Website/YouTube video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSQNZ_Nblrs Pixar Trivia]], supposedly a compilation of "music clips from Pixar moviea" movies" -- but one of them was from ''Planes'', which although set in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Cars}}'' universe, was made by Disney, not Pixar.[[note]]And in any case, a lot of them are actually from trailers, and weren't used in the movie.[[/note]] Even worse, many of the more ignorant commenters complained of the "absence" of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' -- which is nothing remotely to do with Pixar.
22nd Feb '17 10:29:14 AM Trueman001
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* A common error is to conflate Disney with Pixar. They are not at all the same; although Pixar is owned by Disney, they are an autonomous company within Disney, not a division thereof. This is particularly bad in the Website/YouTube video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSQNZ_Nblrs Pixar Trivia]], supposedly a compilation of "music clips from Pixar moviea" -- but one of them was from ''Planes'', which although set in the ''{{WesternAnimation/Cars}}'' universe, was made by Disney, not Pixar.[[note]]And in any case, a lot of them are actually from trailers, and weren't used in the movie.[[/note]] Even worse, many of the more ignorant commenters complained of the "absence" of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' -- nothing remotely to do with Pixar.
* To this day, some people insist that the [[RunningGag Pizza Planet Truck]] appears in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' -- thereby asserting that they know better than Lee Unkrich and Brad Bird (a senior Pixar staffer, and the Pixar staffer who ''actually directed the movie'').
22nd Jan '17 3:28:43 PM Midna
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** A magazine article on ''The Force Awakens'' featured a graphic of Rey and Finn running from the laser fire of... an X-Wing... which is facing ''away'' from the reader.

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** A magazine newspaper article on ''The Force Awakens'' featured a graphic of Rey and Finn running from the laser fire of... an X-Wing... which is facing ''away'' from them. (The laser fire is drawn as coming from its engines.) Even more bafflingly, the reader.X-Wing in question is already depicted firing lasers from the wing tips.
22nd Jan '17 2:49:00 AM Midna
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** A magazine article on ''The Force Awakens'' featured a graphic of Rey and Finn running from the laser fire of... an X-Wing... which is facing ''away'' from the reader.
16th Jan '17 2:25:58 PM Laevatein
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* Partners In Kryme's song "Turtle Power", from the ''official soundtrack'' for Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990, claims that ''Raphael'' is the Turtles' leader. As any kid at the time could have told you, Leonardo is the leader.
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