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->[''Zoom in on smiley face balloon as main characters' souls are taken'']\\
'''Crow''': Oh sure, just shove the irony in our faces, why don't you!
-->--'''''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''''', "Soultaker"

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->''"Where someone like Creator/HarlanEllison might use the scalpel or the cleaver, Rall can be counted on to reach for the chainsaw every time."''
-->--'''''Wiki/RationalWiki''''' on Ted Rall

->'''David''': I’d just like to say this: exactly why does anyone in the world have a gigantic neon sign in their bedroom that says “HELLO THERE” in asymmetrical letterforms? Other than for a totally hacky wreck-the-apartment scene where she can [[SignsOfDisrepair smash the O and T]] so it can say “HELL HERE.” You’re so damn clever, Creator/TimBurton.\\
'''Chris''': Well how ''else'' do you signal a dramatic change in personality? Other than spraypainting your cat shirts, of course.
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''Film/BatmanReturns''

->''"Don’t know what [[TitleDrop straw dogs]] are? Well don’t worry, because we will literally have the characters sit down and discuss the symbolism of it for three minutes. I’m almost shocked there weren’t flashing words on the screen going ''“[[foldercontrol]]

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”'' We also learn David is writing a screenplay about Stalingrad. [[ProtectThisHouse Don’t get the parallel?]] Don’t worry, we will have a long scene where David explains very thoroughly to the rednecks the importance of the story.''"
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/straw-dogs-2011-rod-lurie/ on]] ''Film/StrawDogs2011''

->''"There’s always a message, rarely a storyline."''
-->--'''Matthew Paul Taylor''' [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/03/left-behind-review-nicolas-cage-s-bible-movie-is-god-awful.html on]] ''Film/LeftBehind''

->''"[[Creator/WilliamShatner Mr. Shatner]] shows us the word PARADISE inscribed in the entranceway arch, where someone has painted the word [[Literature/ParadiseLost LOST]]. Wow, that’s really extra-meaningful. It’s almost as if they’re saying that calling something “paradise” doesn’t actually make it so—in fact, it might even become the very opposite of that! What rich irony, indeed."''
-->--'''''Website/TheAgonyBooth''''' on ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''

->''"...Chris Carter is not a subtle writer. While he is a phenomenal producer, a great ideas man and a wonderful director, Carter’s writing can occasionally seem just a little bit too heavy-handed. ''{{Series/Millennium}}'' features a character bluntly confronting all the darkness in the world, called [[PropheticName Frank Black]]. He retreats from the darkness into a big yellow house. The dialogue can occasionally be a bit on the nose, particularly when Frank explains his visions to Beltcher. ''“It’s my gift. It’s my '''[[BlessedWithSuck curse]]'''.”'' It’s no wonder that ''Series/MadTV'' chose to parody that line for ''[[Series/SuddenlySusan Suddenly Millennium]]''."''
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2015/02/05/millennium-pilot-review/ Darren Mooney]]'''

->''"Hilariously Torchwood turns up in the first scene in their [[HummerDinger gigantic SUV]] with [[BigDamnHeroes big, bold music]] wearing [[FairCop ray bans and long flowing jackets]] and parading up to the police [[PowerWalk in slow motion]]. I have honestly never seen a more ridiculous, overblown, cartoon bunch of regulars in my entire life...Finding the word ''[[/folder]]

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'' smeared in blood on the wall by a pair of corpses with their throats slit is a gruesomely memorable image but all the pomp and circumstance around it blunts the impact. The episode should have begun without Torchwood even present, panning across the room slowly, past the bodies and onto the wall to reveal the message. '''"Your name written in their blood… [[ViewersAreMorons you did this Captain Jack Harkness!]]"''' -- the subtlety bus missed this town."''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/they-keep-killing-suzie-written-bypaul.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', [[{{Recap/TorchwoodS1E8TheyKeepKillingSuzie}} "They Keep Killing Suzie"]]



->''"When a show is going to lay on the symbolism I prefer mine to have the subtlety of ''{{Series/Lost}}'' rather than the smack-in-the-face bugle blaring of a ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' episode. (That's right! There are [[SevenDeadlySins seven]] Lex clones! Can you say ''siete?'')"''
-->--'''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville10-ep01 Julian Finn]]''' on ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Lazarus"

->[[Creator/BenStiller BEN]] arrives at LIFE and walks past the LIFE MOTTO which is:\\
LIFE MOTTO: To see the world, Things dangerous to come to, To see behind walls, Draw closer, To find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.\\
The MOTTO is inscribed on a GIANT 30,000-TON ANVIL which then TOPPLES OVER and CRUSHES THE AUDIENCE. The FILM continues on, its dim light impassively flickering over the ENORMOUS SMEAR OF GOO that was once dozens of innocent people.
-->-- '''[[http://www.the-editing-room.com/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty.html The Abridged Script]]''' for ''Film/TheSecretLifeOfWalterMitty''

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->Together, they'll learn: '[[ArmiesAreEvil Military = BAD]]. [[GreenAesop Trees = GOOD]].'
-->-- '''WebVideo/HonestTrailers''', ''{{Film/Ava|tar}}[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUTtt14G31c tar]]''

->'''Rod''': Man, that was a good movie, ''Film/AnInconvenientTruth''.\\
'''Rick''': That is ''it''! I'm getting myself a car that's environmentally friendly!\\
'''Creator/AllisonPregler''': ''(watching)'' I feel like this movie has some sort of message it's trying to tell us.
-->-- ''Film/{{Birdemic}}''

->Okay guys, I get it. The hyperbole is a good way to get people's attention, but you don't think that just maybe referring to Africa as a famine-ravaged wasteland and consigning an entire continent to '[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom chimes of doom]]' might be a bit patronizing?
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''' on "Do They Know It's Christmas Time?"

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->'''Buster''': Well, I hope the kids got the message.\\
'''Plucky''': Yeah, drinkin's uncool.\\
'''Buster''': So, do we get to do a funny episode tomorrow?\\
'''Hamton''': I hope so!
-->--'''One Beer''', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''

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->''"A good example is the best sermon."''
-->--'''Creator/BenjaminFranklin''', ''Poor Richard's Almanack''

->''"This story, alas, seems to have a moral, and, in fact, ends by pounding that moral over the reader's head. That is bad. Straightforward preaching spoils the effectiveness of a story. If you can't resist the impulse to improve your fellow human beings, do it subtly."''
-->--'''Creator/IsaacAsimov''', [[SelfDeprecation about his own anvilicious short story]], [[HumansKillWantonly "Day of the Hunters"]]

->''"A story forced to carry a message will get heavy and die."''
-->--'''Shannon Hale''

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