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Oh boy, I look forward to more alt-right rage.
What even is this film politically supposed to be anyway ?
I think, from what I've heard, that it's about the rich elites hunting the poor.
I'm not sure where politically that's supposed to go but right-wing people started yelling about how it was a movie about liberals vs conservatives and the backlash caused them to pull the movie.
...Weird Kill the Poor is a pretty common trope in fiction for rich villains to try. Why is this film being singled out due to their rage boner.
Maybe the right thinks it comes across as anti-gun.
EDIT: Okay, according to The Other Wiki this is based on the short story The Most Dangerous Game, so yeah it's basically rich people hunting down random people for sport.
Edited by theLibrarian on Feb 11th 2020 at 2:29:50 PM
I believe it's specifically rich LIBERALS hunting down poor CONSERVATIVES that made the issue a problem.
The irony being that Trump then tweeted how awful it was and caused the entire house of cards to collapse because it was meant to be sold to Trump's America.
The initial outrage was indeed that. It was set up as rich liberals hunting down poor conservatives and demeaning the hell of them.
Regardless of the actual plot, that's a very poor way to make friends if you want people (especially conservatives since they make at least 40% of the population) to see your movie.
Political satire even if the actual film assaults both sides seldom ends well. Indeed, most political films even satire end up a Box Office Bomb.
I'm predicting no different for this one.
I'd think liberals would be less inclined to see the movie too (if not more so).
I'm reminded of the outrage that Captain America: Sam Wilson got when the author decided to have some liberals try to kill the Tomi Lahren-esque speaker at a universe. There was a deluge of letters pointing out that gun rampages and planned assassinations were a "right wing" thing.
Yeah, this is just playing into the conservative "Antifa r da reel terrorists" bullshit.
My theory is this was made to be the conservative Purge.
The problem being, again, it misunderstands the climate of today.
Seriously. The conservatives are the ones in charge and don't have even the tiniest excuse to be a victim, no matter how much they shriek about antifa (even though right-wingers are the ones that always cause violence first and antifa also hasn't murdered people.).
Ultra-Conservatives love the Purge.
They like the idea of hunting liberals.
The idea of being "heroes" fighting back is not how they view themselves. They want to be the ones in charge, even if it means being the bad guys. I really hope this bombs royally.
I'm disappointed that the Purge clone is back and seemingly even more hamfisted than the original Purge movies themselves.
I love the Purge and I completely admit it's because of the ham fisted social commentary.
Okay, finally saw a Twitch ad for this movie that showed the political side.
Considering what I saw with the conservatives I wonder if unintentional Asshole Victim is going to come into play.
Either way, "librul elite r evul" is definitely in play here in the most hamfisted way possible. It's quite pathetic xD I wonder if, considering The Purge was on the liberal side of things, that the director felt jilted about it and wanted a counterpoint.
Edited by theLibrarian on Mar 8th 2020 at 8:37:20 AM
I saw some statements that, "an early version of the script made the hunters to be after conservatives."
I wouldn't be surprised if there's been heavy reshoots to make it more generic rich assholes.
No, the trailer specifically uses "Racist homophobes" and "deplorables", stuff that have been said about conservatives and Trump supporters in the past. Plus there's the requisite "vegans are bad" joke.
Edited by theLibrarian on Mar 9th 2020 at 1:09:12 PM
I liked this genre better when it was just The Most Dangerous Game in it. That's probably the best human hunter story that will ever be a thing.
Even then it was political. Aristocrats Are Evil was one of the easiest 1920s tropes to do.
I know. However, it was a lot less in-your-face and has entertainment value outside of the political sphere.
They're still doing it because "elite" are used. The problem is that they're making it into a "Left vs Right" thing as well rather than The Purge's "Rich vs poor" thing.
Edited by theLibrarian on Mar 10th 2020 at 9:42:02 AM
Which is ironic considering a lot of the texture and context to the film?
The side the despises the NRA as a hate group are your big gun toting Hunters? Really?
Say what you will about the politics of right now, but surely I'm not the only one who sees that as the wrong side to put them on if you want 'snoflake libcucks' to be your big bads? Or how "That joke wasn't funny" vs. "Free Speech" seems to be on the wrong feet as well?
Edited by InkDagger on Mar 10th 2020 at 6:40:45 AM
Nah, itís playing into the persecution narrative that conservatives like to whine about lately, how good hardworking Americans are being oppressed by the big government immigrant-loving socialist communist atheist liberals.
Oh. I'm aware of what it's trying to play into. But there's so much conflict and confusion in trying to make that narrative work that it's frankly hilarious.
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