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Originally posted by Rasputin13
On the contrary... I think that Hollywood is either afraid or ideologically unwilling to portray Muslims and/or Arabs in a negative light.
Our nation and our allies are faced with an unprecedented threat from Islamic extremists, but you wouldn't know it by going to the movie theater.
Why is it that when I watch a movie that has terrorism or terrorists as part of its plot, they are rarely ever Muslim?
It's 2008, yet I'm more likely to see a terrorist-themed movie involving the IRA than I am the PFLP!
Isn't there something wrong here? Shouldn't Hollywood be a reflection of reality in most cases?
Shouldn't movies that involve national security reflect on the threat from Islamic terrorists, rather than the threat from the now-defunct Soviet Union??
That's just my opinion. And I'm sure I'm going to get a ton of flack for it on this site.
And while I will readily admit that there are some movies out there that feature Islamic terrorists (of course all of them MUST feature a "good" Muslim at the same time), they are few and far between.
Before you ever see a movie that accurately portrays the terrorist threat in Iraq, you'll see 10 movies that make US soldiers out to be butchers, rapists and murderers. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, or maybe I'm just plain wrong. But I'm sick of it.
Originally posted by Dero
Don't like it, don't watch it. Boo bloody hoo.
And I think the slumping numbers at the box office and the negative reaction to movies that portray US soldiers in a negative light only backs up everything I've said in this post.
So, assuming that what I say is remotely accurate, what does everyone suppose the cause is? Is it fear of offending Muslims both at home and abroad? Is it just the "liberal media" not willing to admit that Islamic terrorism is a legitimate threat? Or could it be that these kinds of films simply are not profitable? Or is it something else entirely?
Originally posted by tac109
Ok well when I look at history, most of my hero"s are ether white or black, and im talking real life people, not actors, I cant think of one middle eastern person who I would look at as a hero,
When I turn on the news its not white or black people blowing themselves up, its middle eastern people.
When somebodys making a realistic movie based on terrorists their gonna need middle eastern people..
why.. because the majority of terrorists are middle eastern.
I call it how I see it. When I get on a plane im looking for muhammad not john.
Maybe if the middle east ever gets its act together, we might look at them diffrently but until then the first thing that I think of when I hear terrorist is middle eastern.
Oh and by the way some of those movies were based on actual events. So they dont count, When they made a movie on flight 93 they didnt throw in a white terrorist just to be politically correct, they showed it how it was.
Originally posted by shortywarn
also i learned to become a womanizer by watching the smurfs----and gargamel was quite a perv----wanting to eat smurfs, a cannibal---haha just kidding--yet apparently theirs even hidden things in the smurfs of all things
Originally posted by shortywarn
i have learned so much here-----
and this goes way back to the early 80's