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Upon first seeing Red Lights suggested for me on Netflix, I could already tell how it was going to end. Why? Because all the Hollywood films dealing with the magical paranormal or supernatural all seem to end the same way, summarized as: The Skeptic Is Always Wrong. Most films, this one included, do give us a number of \
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I\\\'ve now reviewed this film. Hopefully others will follow.
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Upon first seeing Red Lights suggested for me on Netflix, I could already tell how it was going to end. Why? Because all the Hollywood films dealing with the magical paranormal or supernatural all seem to end the same way, summarized as: The Skeptic Is Always Wrong. Most films, this one included, do give us a number of \
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Upon first seeing Red Lights suggested for me on Netflix, I could already tell how it was going to end. Why? Because all the Hollywood films dealing with the magical paranormal or supernatural all seem to end the same way, summarized as: The Skeptic Is Always Wrong. Most films, this one included, do give us a number of \\\"red herrings\\\" for the skeptics to debunk, but that only sets things up for the [[RealAfterAll \\\'\\\'real\\\'\\\' thing, inevitably revealed in the finale]]. This is tiresome, but of course Hollywood caters to popular culture, which seems to be clearly against skepticism. Would it have worked for the film to expose Simon Silver, while having some creepy, seemingly paranormal things along the way, which turn out to have natural explanations, with a conclusion upholds critical thinking and skepticism? I have to admit, while it is possible, that might have been a less appealing film. However, we cannot know for sure until it\\\'s tried, and it seems clear, as with Film/TheLedge that even when Hollywood presents a positive representation of something usually disliked (atheists there) it still does so in cliched, melodramatic form, instead demonizing the opposing view.
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Upon first seeing Red Lights suggested for me on Netflix, I could already tell how it was going to end. Why? Because all the Hollywood films dealing with the magical paranormal or supernatural all seem to end the same way, summarized as: The Skeptic Is Always Wrong. Most films, this one included, do give us a number of \
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Upon first seeing Red Lights suggested for me on Netflix, I could already tell how it was going to end. Why? Because all the Hollywood films dealing with the magical paranormal or supernatural all seem to end the same way, summarized as: The Skeptic Is Always Wrong. Most films, this one included, do give us a number of \\\"red herrings\\\" for the skeptics to debunk, but that only sets things up for the [[RealAfterAll \\\'\\\'real\\\'\\\' thing, inevitably revealed in the finale]]. This is tiresome, but of course Hollywood caters to popular culture, which seems to be clearly against skepticism. Would it have worked for the film to expose Simon Silver, while having some creepy, seemingly paranormal things along the way, which turn out to have natural explanations, with a conclusion upholds critical thinking and skepticism? I have to, while it\\\'s possible, this might be a less appealing film. However, we cannot know for sure until it\\\'s tried, and it seems clear, as with Film/TheLedge that even when Hollywood presents a positive representation of something usually disliked (atheists there) it still does so in cliched, melodramatic form, instead demonizing the opposing view.
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