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19th Aug '16 5:17:38 PM scaredinmate#94
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* ''Film/RedDawn1984'' is mistaken as a pro-war movie that glorifies children fighting and killing when the film makes it clear that the kids lose their humanity, with one character even questioning "what's the difference between us and them", showing the protagonists shoot unarmed men, and portraying a Cuban Colonel in a sympathetic light. A lot of people were scared off by the basic premise, which could have easily been blatant Cold War fearmongering.
3rd Aug '16 5:37:38 AM MagBas
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** Juno changes her mind about abortion mere minutes after meeting an anti-abortion protester. At first she dismisses the protester, but it's easy to imagine that she changed her mind after thinking about it for a few minutes while waiting at the clinic.
3rd Aug '16 12:29:17 AM sonicsuns3
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** Juno changes her mind about abortion mere minutes after meeting an anti-abortion protester. At first she dismisses the protester, but it's easy to imagine that she changed her mind after thinking about it for a few minutes while waiting at the clinic.
9th Jul '16 6:04:53 AM MagBas
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** [[TheNeedsOfTheMany On the other hand, that's an entire sovereign civilization of 600 people, vs doubled lifespans/immortality for BILLIONS, and new medical tech that could turn the tide of a galactic war with even more lives at stake.]] Given that, it's hard to see how protecting the current residence of 600 people is the moral option, particularly given they could just continue living their lives somewhere else (and that was indeed the plan). Meaning oddly this film gets hit with this trope from both sides.
8th Jul '16 8:05:28 AM battlegrinder
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* Detractors of ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' tend to be the ones who defend Admiral Dougherty and the Son'a, claiming that the relocation of the Ba'ku is for the good of the Federation and citing TheNeedsOfTheMany. Never mind that their plan is essentially kidnapping and subjugating an entire sovereign civilisation to steal resources from them, something we'd typically see from Federation enemies such as the Borg and the Dominion.

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* Detractors of ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' tend to be the ones who defend Admiral Dougherty and the Son'a, claiming that the relocation of the Ba'ku is for the good of the Federation and citing TheNeedsOfTheMany. Never mind that their plan is essentially kidnapping and subjugating an entire sovereign civilisation civilization to steal resources from them, something we'd typically see from Federation enemies such as the Borg and the Dominion.Dominion.
**[[TheNeedsOfTheMany On the other hand, that's an entire sovereign civilization of 600 people, vs doubled lifespans/immortality for BILLIONS, and new medical tech that could turn the tide of a galactic war with even more lives at stake.]] Given that, it's hard to see how protecting the current residence of 600 people is the moral option, particularly given they could just continue living their lives somewhere else (and that was indeed the plan). Meaning oddly this film gets hit with this trope from both sides.
7th Jul '16 11:11:13 PM ShorinBJ
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Galactic Empire [[RootingForTheEmpire has almost as much fandom]] as the Rebellion, with many tying themselves in rhetorical knots to justify their support for a group of genocidal fascists at their worse, and {{Punch Clock Villain}}s at best. This has even been canonized in the lastest Star Wars film, with the evil Kylo Ren idolizing Darth Vader and apparently having no idea that Darth turned back to the light before his death.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' Galactic Empire [[RootingForTheEmpire has almost as much fandom]] as the Rebellion, with many tying themselves in rhetorical knots to justify their support for a group of genocidal fascists at their worse, worst, and {{Punch Clock Villain}}s at best. This has even been canonized in the lastest Star Wars film, with the evil Kylo Ren idolizing Darth Vader and apparently having no idea that Darth turned back to the light before his death.
7th Jul '16 11:04:47 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' was both applauded for its look at race relations, and similarly mocked for its simple-minded examination of that same issue, as well as attacking Hoke as a caricature . However, the film was based on author Alfred Uhry's own grandmother and retainer, and the theme of the play (and film) was about growing older and finding friendships late in life.

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* ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' was both applauded for its look at race relations, and similarly mocked for its simple-minded examination of that same issue, as well as attacking Hoke as a caricature .caricature. However, the film was based on author Alfred Uhry's own grandmother and retainer, and the theme of the play (and film) was about growing older and finding friendships late in life.
17th Jun '16 8:52:52 PM BigKlingy
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* The more upbeat, disco version of ''One Night Only'' is one of the most iconic songs of ''Film/{{Dreamgirls}}'', but it's not meant to be viewed positively at all. It's meant as StylisticSuck, a TakeThat to the disco era and is plagerized off of a former member of the group just as she was starting to make a living on her own, [[KickTheDog for extremely selfish reasons.]] The plagerized version's lyrics [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint Dramatically Miss The Point]] of the original, which was about being in love with someone who doesn't give a crap about you and only wants you for one night. The disco version changes the "you" in "you really don't have to time" to "I", making it from the point of view of the one who doesn't give a crap and ''glorifying'' it.
10th Apr '16 12:06:56 AM hagagaga
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* Despite the fact that Creator/PaulVerhoeven is anti-war and anti-fascism (likely from having bombs dropped by the Allies in his backyard as a child when aiming at fascists), people will accuse him from now until judgment day that ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' ''glorifies'' war, fascism, and blind, jingoistic patriotism. To think Paul Verhoeven made the mistake of being ''too subtle''. In their defense, the original novel ''does'' glorify war, fascism, and blind, jingoistic patriotism.

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* Despite the fact that Creator/PaulVerhoeven is anti-war and anti-fascism (likely from having bombs dropped by the Allies in his backyard as a child when aiming at fascists), people will accuse him from now until judgment day that ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' ''glorifies'' war, fascism, and blind, jingoistic patriotism. To think Paul Verhoeven made the mistake of being ''too subtle''. In their defense, Many have made the original same false accusations about the novel ''does'' glorify war, fascism, and blind, jingoistic patriotism.that it [[In Name Only]] shares a name with as well.
1st Apr '16 4:16:25 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in Zadie Smith's 2000 novel ''Literature/WhiteTeeth'', in which a young Muslim extremist admires the gangster characters portrayed by AlPacino, RobertDeNiro, et.al., but also feels tremendous guilt about this admiration (mostly because those characters are from Western popular culture, and therefore anathema to radical Islam). This ultimately becomes a subversion, however, as the boy remains an unrepentantly violent MalcolmXerox-type radical who imagines himself as [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleone]] as he carries out a religiously-motivated assassination attempt. Then, double-subverted when [[spoiler: the assassination plot fails and he experiences a HeelFaceTurn at the end of the novel]].
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