History DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / Film

29th Sep '16 8:48:25 AM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse. In addition to the not-so-subtle image of Professor X being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToABed cuffed to a slab]]]] while his captor looms over him, there is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse [[spoiler:forcibly pushes his bloodied, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''."]]

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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse's En Sabah Nur's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse. In addition to the not-so-subtle image shot of Professor X being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToABed cuffed to a slab]]]] slab]] against his will]] while his captor looms threateningly over him, there is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse [[spoiler:forcibly pushes his bloodied, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''."]]
28th Sep '16 9:16:36 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse.
*** What really drives the rape analogy home is how Apocalypse's whole interaction with Xavier was all about taking control over the victim. Which is the primary method a rapist would use to make the victim feel helpless.

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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse.
spouse. In addition to the not-so-subtle image of Professor X being [[spoiler:[[ChainedToABed cuffed to a slab]]]] while his captor looms over him, there is an IHaveYouNowMyPretty vibe when Apocalypse [[spoiler:forcibly pushes his bloodied, but still beautiful-looking captive down to the floor and gloats, "''You're mine now''."]]
*** What really drives the rape analogy metaphor home is how Apocalypse's whole interaction with Xavier was all about taking control over the victim. Which victim, which is the primary method a rapist would use to make the victim feel helpless.
4th Sep '16 1:13:20 PM Jhonny
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** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name." Considering the franchise's rather unsubtle use of HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster and Mystique/Raven's struggle about the discrepancy between the way she appears and her true identity, it also brings to mind a transgender person adopting a new name that reflects their gender.

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** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name." Considering the franchise's rather unsubtle use of HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster and Mystique/Raven's struggle about the discrepancy between the way she appears and her true identity, it also brings to mind a transgender person adopting a new name that reflects their gender. Also the words "slave name" were used by the likes of Malcom X or Muhammad Ali rejecting their surnames likely given to one of their ancestors by a former master.
24th Jul '16 2:08:19 PM DavidCowie
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* In French crime films of the 1950s, e.g. ''{{Film/Rififi}}'', it is common for the protagonist to have spent four or five years in jail. There is a critical consensus that this is a reference to the German occupation of France in World War Two.
20th Jun '16 4:23:15 PM eaterofworlds
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*** What really drives the rape analogy home is how Apocalypse's whole interaction with Xavier was all about taking control over the victim. Which is the primary method a rapist would use to make the victim feel helpless.
12th Jun '16 10:53:11 AM siberia82
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--->'''Magneto''': I've always thought of God as a teacher, a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding.

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--->'''Magneto''': ---->'''Magneto''': I've always thought of God as a teacher, a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding.



--->'''Mystique:''' People like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.

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--->'''Mystique:''' ---->'''Mystique:''' People like you are the reason I was afraid to go to school as a child.


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** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Apocalypse's relentless pursuit of Xavier [[spoiler:for the latter's body and the subsequent MindRape]] is a disturbing analogy for an obsessive stalker/rapist wanting to violate his prey. It also helps the impression that Charles is a PrettyBoy, which further enhances his image as a victim. A later scene reinforces this subtext; after being denied [[spoiler:possession of Xavier's body]], Apocalypse begins to angrily call out to Charles and demand he show himself in a manner reminiscent of an abusive spouse.
17th Apr '16 1:37:03 PM gallium
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*** Between going through a personal hell, his mind clearly not working straight, it being the '70s and him shooting up to dull the pain, Xavier closely resembles a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran. Creator/JamesMcAvoy has even called it his ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' look.

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*** Between going through a personal hell, his mind clearly not working straight, it being the '70s and him shooting up to dull the pain, Xavier closely resembles a shell-shocked Vietnam veteran. Creator/JamesMcAvoy has even called it his ''Film/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'' look.
27th Mar '16 8:25:08 AM MacronNotes
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* According to ''Entertainment Weekly'''s review of TheJonasBrothers' [[ThreeDMovie 3-D concert movie]], there's one part where the brothers spray foam at the audience -- out of a hose, if I remember the article correctly. The reviewer only hopes that the target audience doesn't see the symbolism in this.

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* According to ''Entertainment Weekly'''s review of TheJonasBrothers' [[ThreeDMovie [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D concert movie]], there's one part where the brothers spray foam at the audience -- out of a hose, if I remember the article correctly. The reviewer only hopes that the target audience doesn't see the symbolism in this.
15th Mar '16 8:46:10 PM bobwolf
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The animal police, due their own unexamined prejudices treat predators differently. [[spoiler: A politician whips up anger at predators with a reputation for violence for political gains.]] Many have commented that this is Disney's most political film for the subtle and not so subtle messages about race.
13th Mar '16 7:40:12 AM Chelzero
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** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name."

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** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Mystique refuses to answer to Raven Darkholme (her birth name) because "that's my slave name."" Considering the franchise's rather unsubtle use of HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster and Mystique/Raven's struggle about the discrepancy between the way she appears and her true identity, it also brings to mind a transgender person adopting a new name that reflects their gender.
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