Wow... alot of people in this thread are producing fantastically ignorant displays of Islamophobia. And look! Most of them are flag waving prats who
scream about how PC and namby pamby the world is, and insist the world is about to be taken over by that perenial enemy of our freedoms, Osama Bin
Laden (which is pure jokes imo, concidering who is ACTUALLY taking away our freedoms).
YES, you do get ultra PC nutters who go far to far. PC imo, should be a title that we drop though, because run of the mill PC is not being a wimp, or
a traitor... or... whats the other one Conservative bigots like to use... oh yes... freedom hating terrorist loving liberal scum.... its called not
being an antagonistic moron.
reply to post by Rasputin13
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.
So what films have YOU been watching?
To name but a few: True Lies, Executive Decision, Rules of Engagement, The Mummy, Delta Force, The Siege (which incidently, imo is a bloody good
movie, though rather inaccurate in terms of populace reaction, as we saw after the movie was released).
You're saying that these films don't share a common thread?
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
Or maybe its because many young film makers have realised what a bogus load of garbage this 'War on Terror' really is, and thus are not giving it
the time of day? Dunno.... just throwing that idea into the mixer there...
Methinks its quite possible that you VASTLY underestimate the role that Hollywood plays in the war for the minds of the average American. I would also
guess that movies such as Delta Force impacted on your thinking regarding Muslims, judging on your response.
Oh... and if you haven't seen Delta Force... just don't... even if its the last movie on Earth...
Why is it that when I watch a movie that has terrorism or terrorists as part of its plot, they are rarely ever Muslim?
Again, what movies have you been watching? See my list above, and I am sure a speedy search on Google will get you many more.
It's 2008, yet I'm more likely to see a terrorist-themed movie involving the IRA than I am the PFLP!
Oh really.... what was the last major movie about the IRA? Patriot Games? Or that one in set in Boston with Tommy Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges? There
have been scores of movies since them with arabic terrorists, notably things such as The Siege.
Your comment is desperate, and you are attempting to emphasize a point with groundless assertions.
Isn't there something wrong here? Shouldn't Hollywood be a reflection of reality in most cases?
Hold on.... you mean Transformers WASN'T based on a true story?!
Shouldn't movies that involve national security reflect on the threat from Islamic terrorists, rather than the threat from the now-defunct
So by this comment can we therefore assume that you believe that the only 'threat' to US national security comes from Muslims?
That's just my opinion. And I'm sure I'm going to get a ton of flack for it on this site.
Indeed... ATS is just full to the brim with Liberal scum isn't it? Been to PTS recently?
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.
So what movies have..... ah forget it...
Instead, I'll ask you this: do you want every single movie that features a group of motivated people with guns operating against the US (commonly
known as 'Terrorists', cos after all, 'Guerrilas' NEVER have cause to go up against the US...
) to feature Arabs as the bad guys?
And why is it I get the feeling you typed that bit in brackets in a spiteful and sarcastic manner? Can't there be a 'good' Muslim nowadays?
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.
Allow me to quote another Islamophobe from this very thread:
Originally posted by Dero
Don't like it, don't watch it. Boo bloody hoo.
SURELY you see the wisdom in his remark? After all, you guys ALL THINK THE SAME!!!
Oops, I just GENERALISED... how utterly careless of me. You don't see anyone else in this thread generalising... my bad entirely.
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.
Watch Basic, and spot the Muslim terrorist in that film. Oh, then A Few Good Men, and spot the shifty looking Arab screaming Allahu Ahkbar in that
scene at the end ... you know, just before the whole "You can't handle the truth" bit. You can't miss him... He has an AK in one hand and an RPG
in the other...
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?
Well, here's a WILD theory for you to chew on... If the American Film Industry didn't spend the last three DECADES making films about how evil Arabs
are and how they are all gun toting fanatics out to kill Infidel Whitey Yankee... or Jews... then maybe such films might actually be profitable, cos
they haven't been done to death?
Maybe you're right about the whole offending thing. I mean, True Lies wasn't offensive and derogatory to Arabs in any way, but a new, POST
movie about evil Arab terrorists MIGHT be...
Maybe you are right.... Maybe Hollywood is just controlled entirely by Liberal loonies and hippies who... what? Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch? Surely