History MisaimedFandom / Film

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]].
29th Mar '16 10:32:08 AM hullflyer
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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''.

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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.
29th Mar '16 10:27:56 AM hullflyer
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* Many fans celebrate the film ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'' because of how the two villain protagonist, Mickey and Mallory Knox were able to go on a killing spree, take on the system, and escape. However, the point of the film was to highlight the viewers dangerous obsession with graphic violence and how it gets sensationalized in the public media. Sadly, the fans response to the film, proved director Creator/OliverStone's point.

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* Many fans celebrate the film ''Film/NaturalBornKillers'' because of how the two villain protagonist, protagonists, Mickey and Mallory Knox were able to go on a killing spree, take on the system, and escape. However, the point of the film was to highlight the viewers viewers' dangerous obsession with graphic violence and how it gets sensationalized in the public media. Sadly, the fans fans' response to the film, film proved director Creator/OliverStone's point.
2nd Mar '16 2:55:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1970 film ''Film/{{Joe}}'' starred Peter Boyle as a working-class reactionary who fantasizes about murdering hippies (and does so in the film's climax). Boyle was horrified to find audiences cheering the character at screenings, and reportedly turned down the role of Popeye Doyle in ''TheFrenchConnection'' at least partly out of fear of inspiring a similar reaction.

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* The 1970 film ''Film/{{Joe}}'' starred Peter Boyle as a working-class reactionary who fantasizes about murdering hippies (and does so in the film's climax). Boyle was horrified to find audiences cheering the character at screenings, and reportedly turned down the role of Popeye Doyle in ''TheFrenchConnection'' ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'' at least partly out of fear of inspiring a similar reaction.



* Creator/JuddApatow's movies (''KnockedUp'', ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'', etc.), are actually meant to ''subvert'' the sex comedy subgenre and ridicule the glorification of sex and promiscuity within our culture. Many people, however, miss this important point and watch these films during All Night Sex Parties, Make-Out Parties, etc.

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* Creator/JuddApatow's movies (''KnockedUp'', (''Film/KnockedUp'', ''Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin'', etc.), are actually meant to ''subvert'' the sex comedy subgenre and ridicule the glorification of sex and promiscuity within our culture. Many people, however, miss this important point and watch these films during All Night Sex Parties, Make-Out Parties, etc.
1st Feb '16 12:08:44 PM JohnnyLurg
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* Quite a lot of people take ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' [[SeriousBusiness seriously]], pointing to the (purported) stupidity of modern pop culture as proof that this movie is a good predictor of the future. This causes so much HypeBacklash that it scares some people away by making the movie seem very preachy and {{Anvilicious}} when it's really just a goofy, high-concept comedy running on RuleOfFunny.
28th Jan '16 9:24:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AugustRush'' managed to accomplish the inverse of this - it missed its intended demographic. It was supposed to play particularly well to musicians and music lovers, but those were the people most likely to spot the film's numerous problems.

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* ''AugustRush'' ''Film/AugustRush'' managed to accomplish the inverse of this - it missed its intended demographic. It was supposed to play particularly well to musicians and music lovers, but those were the people most likely to spot the film's numerous problems.
13th Jan '16 5:43:13 PM DoctorNemesis
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* The "Cell Block Tango" from the musical ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', particularly its film adaptation, has been adopted by many (particularly on Website/{{Tumblr}}) as a kind of female empowerment anthem because of its passionate beat and chorus where the female prisoners confidently assert that their male victims "had it comin'!" Apparently these people haven't listened too closely to any of the other lyrics, since it becomes immediately clear that all but one of these prisoners is in fact a self-serving liar cynically trying to twist what are clearly petty acts of murder committed for no other reason than jealousy, greed or spite into noble acts of justice. And the one exception isn't a murderer at all. And since the point of the musical/movie is how easy it is to let yourself be blinded by shallow 'razzle-dazzle' and surface appearances that fit your existing preconceptions rather than focusing on the actual substance of the matter, it can be argued that they're also missing the point of the story in general.
31st Dec '15 2:17:01 AM Nabroleon
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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.

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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.
29th Nov '15 4:58:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BoysDontCry'' is about young trans man Brandon Teena struggling to find his identity as an adult and as a man, since for the first time in his life he can truly be who he is inside. Most reviewers loved it, but while sympathetic to the character, referred to Teena as female and [[TransEqualsGay seemed to think it was a story about a lesbian who felt she had to pretend to be a boy because of homophobia or something]]. One reviewer even said something like "in disguising herself, ironically, this young woman helped other girls find themselves." (Yikes.) In real life, Teena was your average somewhat macho straight guy and had the kind of opinions on feminism and lesbianism you'd expect from a young man born in the Bible Belt in the early seventies. The fact that BoysDontCry is on at least thirty "Best Lesbian Movies" lists is even further proof ''and'' Boys Don't Cry is listed on Netflix as a Lesbian movie. Most reviewers seemed to leave with the thought that it was a touching, heartbreaking lesbian film. And when told Brandon Teena was a trans man, and therefore not a lesbian, people will often say "''she'' wasn't a ''real'' man, so obviously ''she'' was a lesbian" *FacePalm*. Also, the movie doesn't shy away from the fact that Brandon Teena was not the finest, most upstanding human ever. Obviously, he didn't deserve to be raped or killed for his transgender status, but he was known to have stolen checks from friends and lied to many people for many (usually petty) reasons. Teenaged girls (gay and straight) who think he was "so sweet" are misplacing their fandom.

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* ''Film/BoysDontCry'' is about young trans man Brandon Teena struggling to find his identity as an adult and as a man, since for the first time in his life he can truly be who he is inside. Most reviewers loved it, but while sympathetic to the character, referred to Teena as female and [[TransEqualsGay seemed to think it was a story about a lesbian who felt she had to pretend to be a boy because of homophobia or something]]. One reviewer even said something like "in disguising herself, ironically, this young woman helped other girls find themselves." (Yikes.) In real life, Teena was your average somewhat macho straight guy and had the kind of opinions on feminism and lesbianism you'd expect from a young man born in the Bible Belt in the early seventies. The fact that BoysDontCry the film is on at least thirty "Best Lesbian Movies" lists is even further proof ''and'' Boys Don't Cry is listed on Netflix as a Lesbian movie. Most reviewers seemed to leave with the thought that it was a touching, heartbreaking lesbian film. And when told Brandon Teena was a trans man, and therefore not a lesbian, people will often say "''she'' wasn't a ''real'' man, so obviously ''she'' was a lesbian" *FacePalm*. Also, the movie doesn't shy away from the fact that Brandon Teena was not the finest, most upstanding human ever. Obviously, he didn't deserve to be raped or killed for his transgender status, but he was known to have stolen checks from friends and lied to many people for many (usually petty) reasons. Teenaged girls (gay and straight) who think he was "so sweet" are misplacing their fandom.
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