Transformers: Robot pornography?

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Transformers: Robot pornography?

Post  SursumCorda on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:52 am

I was interested to read the following iReport on CNN about a viewer's reaction to the
Transformers movie. It reminded me of my own reaction to Land of the Lost; thought
I'd share it. Smile


http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-284088
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...and speaking of movies --

Post  SursumCorda on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:53 am

For anyone who hasn't yet seen Up, treat yourself and go see it! Very Happy
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As interesting as the review

Post  VicarJoe on Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:44 am

are some of the reader comments...

"I was going to wait til it came out on DVD. But Robot Porn?! I'm going as soon as i get off work today."

That is, if you protest that something is disgusting and vile and creepily sleazy, the dirtbags will take that as an endorsement.

"Why don't you stop being a crybaby and get with the times. This is 2009 not 1959."

Which is to say, today we like pornography and the mindless celebration of violence, so try to keep up with "progress."

"By the way, the "soft porn" that everyone keeps referring to can be seen in underwear and bra commercials as well as daytime tv. Hellooooo Victoria's Secret. Do you people seriously close your child's eyes when you go past the store in the mall?"

Or, why bother protesting the pornographic content of a kids' movie when there's porn everywhere anyway. Just lay back and enjoy it.

"I just got back from watching the movie with my 7 year old. Get real people. Children hear these words everyday. I don't think I sat through this movie saying to myself, hmmmmm this reminds me of that porno I wacked to the other night."

There's a candidate for father of the year. Might as well effing swear in front of the effing brats, since they effing hear it all anyway through the paper thin walls of our trailer.

"I like looking at shiny, curvy, and flashy things. I have a 50" plasma and a surround sound home theater system for movies like this."

I wonder if this guy knows he sounds like a cat given the power of speech to describe his favorite cat toys. But he goes on:

The movie is "something that was meant for a very specific demographic, a mindless numb entertainment source."

Got that? The movie was made for the mindless and numb demographic. Thoughtful and sensitive people aren't supposed to like it.

Really, reading the reader comments was the virtual reality equivalent of watching brown shirts burn books. It was like encountering reverse evolution. Creepy.
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My husband and I went to see it.

Post  just4once on Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:47 am

We walked out. I can't tell you the last time I did that (especially considering the price of a movie). Considering who the target audience is, I was quite surprised at the language. Also, the two "wise-cracking in black slang" robots was voiced by one actor who happens to be white! I too felt it was a bit racist and I'm not one to jump on that band wagon but it was quite offensive as they were portrayed as quite stupid. The movie runs 2 1/2 hours, thankfully, I only wasted 1 hour.
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I should have checked those comments, Joe

Post  SursumCorda on Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:33 pm

Yikes. Those comments are appalling, but sadly enough I can't say I'm surprised.

Just4once, I admire you for walking out. I should have walked out of LOTL,
but for some numbskull reason I thought it would get better (i.e., less offensive).
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That's really apalling

Post  AustenFan on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:16 am

That a father or mother would say that "Kids hear this language every day" or "I took my seven year old; It didn't remind me of the porno I watched last night." Do people not THINK? Is is a sig of coolness not to say, Ho-hum" to sex and violence.

Sounds like a movie I would definitely NOT go to see. much less take my son.

I endorse Sursumcord's positive review of "UP". That was a throughly delightful film.

Thanks for the reviews, folks. It nice to know what intelligent, thoughtful people really thought of films or walked out of.
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