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22nd May '16 4:17:34 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Observant viewers noted many things in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'' being eeriely similar to RealLife. It has references to ''Amnesty International'' and the "Coexist" logo, the 3 main birds are the colours of the German flag (and in at least one scene even in the same order), the pigs have beards which look strangely Arabian, there's a bald eagle that looks similar to a certain presidential candidate, a mime bird shows up (reminiscent of the Paris attacks) and various other such details. Taking all of these together, one could think that the movie is about the European refugee crisis and radical islam invading the so-far peaceful bird island (standing for Europe and North America) to steal all our children and then blow everything up.
22nd May '16 4:08:08 AM TheKaizerreich
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** The movie is also incredibly egalitarian in general, not just race. The basic message is "don't pity yourself or play the victim to gain sympathy, instead work harder and prove yourself because arbitrary traits like your species, race, gender or looks ultimately do not matter, it only matters ''who'' you are and what you do". This flies right in the face against racism, sexism and any form of social justice identity politics.
19th May '16 5:24:39 PM erforce
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* Some have referred to ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' as [[http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-ghostbusters-is-the-most-libertarian-hollywood-blockbuster-of-all-time/article/2544522 "the most libertarian Hollywood blockbuster of all time"]], because of how every government official is either [[ObstructiveBureaucrat too abrasive]] and/or ineffectual to save the day. It could be argued, though, that this slant approaches PeopleSitOnChairs territory, since any action film featuring vigilante heroes is naturally going to portray the Establishment as incompetent and/or corrupt.

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* Some have referred to ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' as [[http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-ghostbusters-is-the-most-libertarian-hollywood-blockbuster-of-all-time/article/2544522 "the most libertarian Hollywood blockbuster of all time"]], because of how every government official is either [[ObstructiveBureaucrat too abrasive]] and/or ineffectual to save the day. It could be argued, though, that this slant approaches PeopleSitOnChairs territory, since any action film featuring vigilante heroes is naturally going to portray the Establishment as incompetent and/or corrupt.
19th May '16 5:12:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* A rather odd example is ''ThatsMyBush''. Despite being created by the people who did ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' and featuring the former President's administration and family as characters, it wasn't intended as political satire, but rather a parody of cookie cutter 80s sitcoms. (Parker and Stone admitted that, just in case things had gone the other way, they also had a pitch for a sitcom about Al Gore, and said they would have used more or less the same jokes no matter who'd actually won.)

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* A rather odd example is ''ThatsMyBush''. ''Series/ThatsMyBush''. Despite being created by the people who did ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone and featuring the former President's administration and family as characters, it wasn't intended as political satire, but rather a parody of cookie cutter 80s sitcoms. (Parker and Stone admitted that, just in case things had gone the other way, they also had a pitch for a sitcom about Al Gore, and said they would have used more or less the same jokes no matter who'd actually won.)
15th May '16 11:27:23 PM 10-13-2
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* ''Film/IronMan'': With Tony taking the fight to Middle-Eastern terrorists in the [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] and refusing to hand his property over to the government in the second, there are[[http://www.nypost.com/f/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/iron_man_capitalist_hero_nSJtnJhWoMHEkC9D6a6cSN some]] who see him as the ultimate conservative/Republican/Libertarian/Objectivist super hero. Which actually makes sense, considering that Stan Lee has talked about how he enjoyed the idea of creating a character like Tony Stark in the middle of TheSixties, saying that he wanted to create "the quintessential capitalist," explore Cold War themes, and that "I think I gave myself a dare. It was the height of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military.... So I got a hero who represented that to the hundredth degree. He was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist.... I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him.... And he became very popular."

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* ''Film/IronMan'': With Tony taking the fight to Middle-Eastern terrorists in the [[Film/IronMan1 first film]] and refusing to hand his property over to the government in the second, there are[[http://www.nypost.com/f/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/iron_man_capitalist_hero_nSJtnJhWoMHEkC9D6a6cSN some]] who see him as the ultimate conservative/Republican/Libertarian/Objectivist super hero.hero [[UnfortunateImplications (as if only right-wingers ever fight terrorists or oppose the government)]]. Which actually makes sense, considering that Stan Lee has talked about how he enjoyed the idea of creating a character like Tony Stark in the middle of TheSixties, saying that he wanted to create "the quintessential capitalist," explore Cold War themes, and that "I think I gave myself a dare. It was the height of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military.... So I got a hero who represented that to the hundredth degree. He was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist.... I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, and shove him down their throats and make them like him.... And he became very popular."
15th May '16 12:06:43 PM nombretomado
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* It's been suggested that Creator/StanLee intended the two mutant leaders to represent the competing tactics of civil rights leaders MartinLutherKingJr (Professor Xavier) and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX ({{Magneto}}), and the analogy is very frequently mentioned in discussions of the books. More broadly, they represent alternative paths that oppressed people can follow: appeal to the consciences of the oppressors by taking the moral high ground, or defend your rights by force.

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* It's been suggested that Creator/StanLee intended the two mutant leaders to represent the competing tactics of civil rights leaders MartinLutherKingJr (Professor Xavier) and UsefulNotes/MalcolmX ({{Magneto}}), (ComicBook/{{Magneto}}), and the analogy is very frequently mentioned in discussions of the books. More broadly, they represent alternative paths that oppressed people can follow: appeal to the consciences of the oppressors by taking the moral high ground, or defend your rights by force.
8th May '16 2:02:57 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* Though considered a classic today, ''Film/DirtyHarry'' also earned the fascist epithet from Kael and other contemporary critics. Though director Don Siegel (a liberal) and Creator/ClintEastwood (a conservative) both denied any intended political message, it's often read as an endorsement of police brutality despite showing [[BlackAndGrayMorality Harry being nearly as violent and unhinged as Scorpio]].
18th Apr '16 6:53:28 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Pauline Kael called ''[[Film/StrawDogs1971 Straw Dogs]]'' "the first American film that is a fascist work of art". Interestingly, it [[MisaimedFandom wasn't really a negative review]]. Kael throws around the word "fascism" a ''lot''.

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* Pauline Kael called ''[[Film/StrawDogs1971 Straw Dogs]]'' "the first American film that is a fascist work of art". Interestingly, it [[MisaimedFandom wasn't really a negative review]]. review]]; Kael just throws around the word "fascism" a ''lot''.''[[YouKeepUsingThatWord lot]]''.
16th Apr '16 2:01:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WordOfGod According to Joe Haldeman]] ''TheForeverWar'' is only "about Vietnam" in the sense that that was the war that he had fought in; the points he was trying to make were equally applicable to ''any'' war.

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* [[WordOfGod According to Joe Haldeman]] ''TheForeverWar'' ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' is only "about Vietnam" in the sense that that was the war that he had fought in; the points he was trying to make were equally applicable to ''any'' war.
7th Apr '16 4:15:56 PM 20person
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** The Series 8 episodes "The Zygon Invasion" and "The Zygon Inversion", revolving around the settling of Zygon refugees disguised as humans and a radical anti-human minority among them committing acts of violence against humans, came out around the time the European refugee crisis and fears of terrorists hidden among them were highly relevant political topics.
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