History YMMV / AmericanHistoryX

6th Jan '17 7:33:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Seth's white supremacist rendition of ''The Battle Hymn of the Republic.'' The lyrics are hateful and racist, but Seth's exuberance while singing makes it uncomfortably amusing.
** Even worse, that's an actual song by Johnny Rebel.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Seth's white supremacist rendition of ''The Battle Hymn of the Republic.'' The lyrics are hateful and racist, but Seth's exuberance while singing makes it uncomfortably amusing.
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amusing. Even worse, that's an actual song by Johnny Rebel.



* JerkassWoobie: Davina Vinyard. Though the only people she was ever a Jerkass to were [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Derek (pre-prison) and his white supremacist friends]].

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* JerkassWoobie: JerkassWoobie:
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Davina Vinyard. Though the only people she was ever a Jerkass to were [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Derek (pre-prison) and his white supremacist friends]].
6th Jan '17 7:32:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* AccidentalAesop: Though it can also be viewed as dangers of idolization towards individuals (including family members and their beliefs) without thinking, ranging from Derek's dismissal of his black teacher's lesson from his father's lecture to [[spoiler: Henry's murdering Daniel due to influence of his elder brother]] as example of its message.

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* AccidentalAesop: Though The most straightforward aesop is the dangers of racism, though it can also be viewed as the dangers of idolization towards individuals (including family members and their beliefs) without thinking, ranging from Derek's dismissal of his black teacher's lesson from his father's lecture to [[spoiler: Henry's murdering Daniel due to influence of his elder brother]] as example of its message.
6th Jan '17 7:31:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* MoralEventHorizon: Derek shooting at the armed assailants intruding on his home is defensible as defense of home, but when he kills one of them after he seriously wounded him is sailing over the line. Some would say that the line was crossed when he and the other attackers assaulted and tormented the workers of the shop who unlike the criminals did nothing to deserve this apart from being immigrants.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Derek shooting at the armed assailants intruding on his home is defensible as defense of home, but when he kills one of them after he seriously wounded him is sailing over the line. Some would say that the line was crossed when he and the other attackers assaulted and tormented the workers of the shop who unlike the criminals did nothing to deserve this apart from being immigrants.MoralEventHorizon:
7th Dec '16 5:37:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In addition, it also showed the role of BigBrotherWorship,HeroWorshipper, and [[ThickerThanWater family structure]] in continuation of destructive beliefs (such as Derek's gang and their black rivals, Danny's eventual turn to Neo-Nazism, and [[spoiler: Danny's murderer being influenced by elder members of family]]) and basically telling the audience to think before blindly following what they think of as a paragon to their life. Along with trying to learn more from other side on their judgement (Derek's discussion with Lamont, who helped him remind of Dr. Sweeney's lesson).

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** In addition, it also showed the role of BigBrotherWorship,HeroWorshipper, BigBrotherWorship, HeroWorshipper, and [[ThickerThanWater family structure]] in continuation of destructive beliefs (such as Derek's gang and their black rivals, Danny's eventual turn to Neo-Nazism, and [[spoiler: Danny's murderer being influenced by elder members of family]]) and basically telling the audience to think before blindly following what they think of as a paragon to their life. Along with trying to learn more from other side on their judgement (Derek's discussion with Lamont, who helped him remind of Dr. Sweeney's lesson).
11th Oct '16 8:16:39 AM Animeking1108
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* HilariousInHindsight: After [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk 2008]], it became hard to look at the Curb Stomp scene without imagining Derek yelling "HulkSmash."
26th Sep '16 12:10:55 PM t209
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: There is still a shockingly high number of Neo-Nazis both in California and Tony Kaye's native England. There's no other way to say it, either; racism is a pointlessly destructive thing no matter who its perpetrators or targets are.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
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There is still a shockingly high number of Neo-Nazis both in California and Tony Kaye's native England. There's no other way to say it, either; racism is a pointlessly destructive thing no matter who its perpetrators or targets are. are.
** In addition, it also showed the role of BigBrotherWorship,HeroWorshipper, and [[ThickerThanWater family structure]] in continuation of destructive beliefs (such as Derek's gang and their black rivals, Danny's eventual turn to Neo-Nazism, and [[spoiler: Danny's murderer being influenced by elder members of family]]) and basically telling the audience to think before blindly following what they think of as a paragon to their life. Along with trying to learn more from other side on their judgement (Derek's discussion with Lamont, who helped him remind of Dr. Sweeney's lesson).
3rd Sep '16 11:19:55 PM Eagal
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* AccidentalAesop: Though it can also be viewed as dangers of idolization towards individuals (including family members and their beliefs) without thinking, ranging from Derek's dismissal of his black teacher's lesson from his father's lecture to [[spoiler: Henry's murdering Daniel due to influence of his elder brother]] as example of its message.



* BrokenAesop: In a clearly unintended, but quite tragically ironic way, the very ending ([[spoiler: Danny, reformed under Derek's influence and ready to renounce racism, being shot by a black gangbanger]]) can come across as this. While the message of the film is intended to be "Racism is wrong as there are good and bad individuals of every race and racial prejudice only perpetuates violence", those last minutes can almost make it seem as if the message were "Be nice to the minorities, [[{{UnfortunateImplications}} otherwise they'll just kill you for no reason]]", in what jarringly feels like an invalidation of the entire movie's point.
** AccidentalAesop: Though it can also be viewed as dangers of idolization towards individuals (including family members and their beliefs) without thinking, ranging from Derek's dismissal of his black teacher's lesson from his father's lecture to [[spoiler: Henry's murdering Daniel due to influence of his elder brother]] as example of its message.
10th Jul '16 1:12:48 AM Silverblade2
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* HarsherInHindsight: Cameron's joke to Derek at the party.

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* HarsherInHindsight: FunnyAneurysmMoment: Cameron's joke to Derek at the party.
9th Jan '16 12:20:57 PM bjshipley1
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* JerkassWoobie: Davina Vinyard.

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* JerkassWoobie: Davina Vinyard. Though the only people she was ever a Jerkass to were [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Derek (pre-prison) and his white supremacist friends]].
13th Nov '15 4:38:22 AM Shadowgazer
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** Cameron was obviously beyond it, what with being behind organised attacks against immigrants but he also said he that Danny would take Derek's place and Derek wouldn't be able to get away from it.
** The prison rape as well though it is hardly surprising from such scumbags.

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** [[RuleOfThree Also]] Cameron was obviously beyond it, what with being behind organised attacks against immigrants but he also said he that Danny would take Derek's place and Derek wouldn't be able to get away from it.
** [[OverlyLongGag Also]] The prison rape as well though it is hardly surprising from such scumbags.
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