History MisaimedFandom / Film

28th Jul '17 11:50:23 AM Luppercus
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* Several of Creator/RolandEmmerich's films are popular among audiences with anti-American sentiments, quite the opposite of what he intended, but scenes like the destruction of the White House in ''Film/IndependenceDay'' or the Americans refugees illegally crossing the Rio Bravo in ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' made audiences clap and cheer enthusiastically in movie theaters in some regions.
16th Jul '17 7:43:37 PM jormis29
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* Director John Singleton (''Film/BoyzNTheHood'') really tried to make Remy, the AntiVillain of his 1995 teen drama ''Film/HigherLearning'', so despicable that no one could possibly identify with him. In addition to being a certified racist Neo-Nazi who [[spoiler: kills a black girl by shooting her in the stomach]], Remy is a coward, a slacker, and an all-around loser looked down on by ''everyone'', even his fellow Nazis. It backfired: Singleton made Remy ''so'' pathetic that he actually elicited sympathy; of course, early scenes showing him as [[UsedToBeASweetKid a perfectly innocent college freshman]] [[FreudianExcuse being bullied by the wannabe black homeboys who live in his dormitory]] also didn't help matters. Actor Michael Rapaport, Remy's portrayer, says he was stunned when ''[[MindScrew blacks]]'' [[MindScrew came up to him to tell him how much they identified with the character]]!

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* Director John Singleton Creator/JohnSingleton (''Film/BoyzNTheHood'') really tried to make Remy, the AntiVillain of his 1995 teen drama ''Film/HigherLearning'', so despicable that no one could possibly identify with him. In addition to being a certified racist Neo-Nazi who [[spoiler: kills a black girl by shooting her in the stomach]], Remy is a coward, a slacker, and an all-around loser looked down on by ''everyone'', even his fellow Nazis. It backfired: Singleton made Remy ''so'' pathetic that he actually elicited sympathy; of course, early scenes showing him as [[UsedToBeASweetKid a perfectly innocent college freshman]] [[FreudianExcuse being bullied by the wannabe black homeboys who live in his dormitory]] also didn't help matters. Actor Michael Rapaport, Remy's portrayer, says he was stunned when ''[[MindScrew blacks]]'' [[MindScrew came up to him to tell him how much they identified with the character]]!
15th Jul '17 7:15:23 AM MBG
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** Also, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIlG9aSMCpg derka derka muhammed Allah jihad]]" is used by some people to disparage Arabs and Muslims, when it's supposed to be a satire of the ridiculous image many Americans have of Arabs.

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** Also, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIlG9aSMCpg derka derka muhammed Muhammad Allah jihad]]" is used by some people to disparage Arabs and Muslims, when it's supposed to be a satire of the ridiculous image many Americans have of Arabs.Arabs. Plenty of these racists know this, but think it's funny anyway, and [[ParodyRetcon then use "it's just satire" to make themselves feel self-aware.]]
8th Jul '17 5:38:51 PM DevilMaster
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* The Italian ''Film/{{Fantozzi}}'' films were adapted from Communist propaganda books, but were very popular among non-Communists because they were so damn funny. This may be a rare good usage of this trope.
20th Jun '17 11:29:58 AM erforce
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* With ''Film/TheWickerMan'', there are two groups of misaimed neopagan viewers. Some, who have a beef with Christianity, actually applaud the Summerisle Pagan cult for killing devoutly Christian Sgt. Howie at the end, despite the fact that this is ''murder'' and ''not'' supposed to be admirable or justified in the least, and while prudish and foolish, Howie was the [[DoomedMoralVictor one in the right here.]] Other neopagans resent the film for portraying their religion in a bad light, when in fact the Summerisle cult is stated in film to be a special case with a history behind it, and is in no way representative of other neopagan groups around the world. Creator/ChristopherLee himself states that it's less a condemnation of paganism and more of a condemnation of ''cults'' in general.

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* With ''Film/TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', there are two groups of misaimed neopagan viewers. Some, who have a beef with Christianity, actually applaud the Summerisle Pagan cult for killing devoutly Christian Sgt. Howie at the end, despite the fact that this is ''murder'' and ''not'' supposed to be admirable or justified in the least, and while prudish and foolish, Howie was the [[DoomedMoralVictor one in the right here.]] Other neopagans resent the film for portraying their religion in a bad light, when in fact the Summerisle cult is stated in film to be a special case with a history behind it, and is in no way representative of other neopagan groups around the world. Creator/ChristopherLee himself states that it's less a condemnation of paganism and more of a condemnation of ''cults'' in general.
19th Jun '17 6:36:35 AM system
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19th Jun '17 4:30:59 AM DeathToTVTropes
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* ''Film/ReeferMadness'', meant to warn of the perceived dangers of marijuana use (which was shoehorned in due to the Hays Code), eventually became a pothead cult classic that has been shown at pro-legalization fundraisers, mostly because it's such an unrealistic and ridiculous portrayal of marijuana.
19th Jun '17 4:30:21 AM DeathToTVTropes
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* ''Film/MeanGirls'' is most popular (almost to the point of cult status) among the same kinds of teenage girls that it spends two hours mercilessly making fun of. In any given American High School, you're likely to meet more than a few suspiciously Regina George-like girls who have every line of the film memorized. Misaimed fandom often results from the viewer's failure to grasp certain subtleties, but this could be the opposite; because the Plastics are caricatures, their real life equivalents may not see themselves reflected in them.
19th Jun '17 4:28:29 AM DeathToTVTropes
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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''. Many have made the same false accusations about the novel that it InNameOnly shares a name with as well.

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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''. Many have made the same false accusations about the novel that it InNameOnly shares a name with as well.
19th Jun '17 4:25:08 AM DeathToTVTropes
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* ''Film/TheKarateKid'' series. Judging by the nature of the posts on the [=IMDb=] and other film-discussion sites, some people have a pathological hatred for Daniel Larusso, calling him "Danielle" or "Whinielle," and are big fans of Johnny, Kreese, Chouzen, Mike Barnes and Terry Silver.
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