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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    Pretty good movie IMHO. I'd recommend renting it.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    early predictions: oil is the root of all evil and the CIA is a sinister/corrupt POS.

    do I still need to see it? lol.

    j
     
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    That's pretty much it right there. Save the two hours of your life.
     
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    Actually I thought it was a pretty good movie.

    I think the "poor reviews" you hear are because people expected action, not something they have to actually think about. No offense, I like action too, I just knew going in that wasn't what it was all about.
     
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    You left out the fact the the evil imperialistic US govt. is responsible for everything bad that has happened in the world for the last 1,000 years (I know, we're THAT evil!)
     
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    Hrm let's see... the only thing the CIA or government has to play in this is ****ing their own operative. U.S. corporations, on the other hand play more into the plot.

    If you actually watch the damn movie, you get shown some other perspectives. For instance, the cleric. Don't forget the Emir and his son, who were working to better their country but was twarted by the prince's power-hungry brother.

    Try turning your brain on next time. Yes it still has a spin to it, but it's still a decent movie.
     
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    capitalism... baaaaaaad!!! To paraphrase Churchill, 'Capitalism is the worst system there is... except for everything else'.

    I'll probably see the film at some point... its just way down the list of things to do is all.

    j
     
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    Yeah I saw that part too, but took the movie as a whole as somewhat of a sublimnal message saying that they are not all crazy bastards that want to kill us. That and putting the blame for this mess we're in on the U.S. govt. and corporations. All a bunch of b.s. anyway. I would have enjoyed two hours watching "The O.C." more. At least then I could have watched some hot chicks while listening to drivel.
     
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    Heaven forbid the political blinders should ever have to be removed from the obtuse.

    Ooop, double jeopardy. :D
     
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    Whoah!! settle down there, I didn't know that you had a personal hand in producing the friggin thing. I was being a smart ass, in case you hadn't noticed I do that quite frequently. I am fully aware of the plotline of this movie and I was being hyperbolic when I made that statement. I still don't have any desire to see it though, more because I can't stand Clooney than anything about the movie itself.:wink1:

    And my brain is fully operational, I just don't choose to get my worldview from fictional movies, whether I agree with them or not.:rolleyes:
     
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    Et Tu Jiminy?????:p:
     
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    I just get tired of the absolute nonsense that gets attached to every remotely perceived political subject. The thread was about a simple movie and ended up as political soap box.

    Wasn't singling you out, after all your my favorite gal Dave. :D

    See you tonight - kisses.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't mean to push Jagged's buttons either. I was more or less just stirring up sh*t, not trying to piss on his parade. It's been too quiet around here lately and I get bored easily.:dunno:
















    And don't forget to bring me some flowers sweetie:haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha: Yeah I know, you little **** stirrer. I'll just bring you an engraved spoon.
     
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    stir stir... who killed it? :(
     
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    I don't know that I could get over my extreme dislike for Clooney during the movie and would probably be distracted. I strongly support any actors right to voice their political opinion. However, I have an equal right not to line their pockets as a result. But, every so often I can set my predispositions aside if the movie is really top notch, or the subject matter very interesting.
     
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    Perhaps the most interesting thing in the movie... was the immigrant workers. Being out here at site 6, and having been other places I've wondered if the TCN's were locals or indeed "third country nationals."
     

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