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Boycott Theater Complexes Showing "The Campaign"
Town Hall ^ | August 07, 2012 | reasonmclucus

Posted on 08/08/2012 3:15:44 AM PDT by kathsua

People should protest the showing of the movie "The Campaign" by staying away from the theater complexes that show it. Promos indicate the movie contains a totally unacceptable scene in which a man apparently hits a baby.

In the scene one man is shown starting to punch another man. The second man ducks resulting in the first man apparently hitting a baby in the face. The movie is being promoted as a comedy but there is no way an adult hitting a baby can be considered funny by any normal person. The movie doesn't show the punch actually hitting the baby. but the implication is that the baby was hit.

A man apparently hitting a baby isn't funny. When an adult hits a baby in the head sometimes the baby dies.

The standard comedy routine of a person being hit by mistake is for the person being hit to be a tough guy such as Sylvester Stallone. Having an adult hit a baby instead is sick, not funny. Only bullies hit those who are unable to protect themselves. Bullies are the ones most likely to be drawn to theaters to see an adult hit a baby.

The best way to protest this objectionable film would be to boycott the entire theater complex that is showing the movie rather than just boycotting the movie. Boycotting all movies at the complex will provide a greater incentive for the owner to replace the offensive film with another. If people only boycott the offensive film the owner only faces a loss on that film. If all films are boycotted he can't make up the loss with the other films.

At mall theaters, boycotters should consider staying away from the mall while the film is being shown.

Child abuse is a major national problem. The news media regularly carry stories about babies who have been beaten or shaken to death. Movie makers should not try to make the subject seem less serious by presenting child abuse as something to laugh at.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: boycott; childabuse; comedy; hollywood; movie; moviereview; thecampaign
I'm not sure if boycotts actually work, but this sounds like a good movie to boycott. Most boycotts involve controversial issues in the movie. But I don't think anyone would support the idea that hitting babies is acceptable behavior. I stopped watching new "comedy" movies years ago because most of them are dumb rather than funny. I think audiences laugh at the dumb actors rather than what they are doing.
1 posted on 08/08/2012 3:15:56 AM PDT by kathsua
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To: kathsua

Lighten up Francis


2 posted on 08/08/2012 3:21:25 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: kathsua
I don't see any movies featuring Will Ferrell. He's the world's unfunniest actor.
3 posted on 08/08/2012 3:39:32 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who takes contributions from Goldman Sachs)
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To: kathsua

This looks like a good movie. Does the guy know that the punch was a fake out? Does he know how to have even a little bit of sense of humor. This is what the liberals have resorted everyone to end up being.....very serious. You can absolutely not laugh at anything anymore. Such a sad state.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 3:46:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: kathsua

Politicians are doing worse to children than punching babies.

The punch happens off camera too... time to lighten up.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 4:03:43 AM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I agree too that he is overrated.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 4:06:10 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: kathsua
Why stop at a boycott? I suggest we dynamite the entire theater complex and sow the ruined ground with salt.

/sarc

7 posted on 08/08/2012 4:15:27 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: kathsua

I’m pretty sure the Three Stooges had bits that included slap schtick and babies. This is nothing new; I doubt folks will watch this then go find a baby to slug.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: BillGunn

Don’t forget W.C. Fields and his battles with ‘Baby Leroy”.

Funnier than you can imagine.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 4:49:06 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: kathsua
When I was in college over 25 years ago, a professor announced to his class that he would be screening the movie A Clockwork Orange to compliment our reading of the novel. A fellow student, a young woman, went literally bananas. Her charge was that the movie made "light of rape."

As the day of the screening approached, she repeated this charge to every one she met. She was incredulous that this film was going to be exhibited at a liberal arts college.

No one shared her outrage.

She eventually dropped the class and transferred to another college.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 4:54:47 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: napscoordinator

The delusion that the U.S. Constitution enshrines a “Right Not To Be Offended” is sadly not restricted to liberals.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 5:08:12 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: kathsua

Good grief. You must be pretty sensitive. That’s an awfully flimsy reason to boycott.

“No babies were punched in the making of this movie.”

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 08/08/2012 6:05:00 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: kathsua

Oh please.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 6:43:22 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: kathsua

This is stoooopid.... it’s comedy. Funny things happening to babies in a bad way(againn in a comedic way) in movies have been done for decades.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 6:57:34 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Dr. Thorne
"Ferrell"

The next funny thing he does will be his first.

15 posted on 08/08/2012 7:09:36 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Dr. Thorne
I don't see any movies featuring Will Ferrell. He's the world's unfunniest actor.

No kidding. As far as people not going to see Ferrell's movies, doesn't that already happen?
16 posted on 08/08/2012 7:14:31 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: kathsua

Jeez, lighten up. I don’t plan to see the movie, but that part of the trailer was actually funny. There’s a part afterward where the politician (Ferrell) is complaining about how everybody’s all concerned about the baby but nobody cares about the damage ‘that baby’s iron jaw’ did to his hand.

In any case, it’s not remotely in the same universe as child abuse. It’s just slapstick farce.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 7:22:08 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: BillGunn

Normal people won’t but what about those who aren’t normal. I can recall children admitting to acts of violence against other children just to see what it is like.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that people aren’t concerned about violence against children. Our society allows doctors to murder babies everyday.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 3:45:47 PM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: kathsua

I got news for you, if someone is to be inspired to hit children because they watched this movie, then they were inclined to do so before. No one is advocating violence against children, seems you are looking way to deeply into this.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: Oratam

I have seen that movie. Not only does it not “make light of rape”, it was one of the most horrifying scenes that I have ever seen. I tried to leave the theatre, but an usher stopped me at the door and begged me to stay. I stayed, but have never forgotten.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

No, funnyman Adam Sandler is more unfunnier than funny man Will Ferrell.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 4:09:25 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: kathsua

Wow I don’t even think this movie looks good but this boycott idea is so pathetically stupid I almost have to go to show my lack of support for the boycott. Just because a guy punches a baby in a movie doesn’t mean the movie is pro-punching babies. It’s pretty obvious in just the trailers that the character is a jerk, and this baby punch is the big opportunity to finally unseat him. Then lets not even get into the silliness of boycotting all the malls that have theaters, that’s just being retarded... almost as retarded as somebody punching a baby.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 4:14:59 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: trisham
it was one of the most horrifying scenes that I have ever seen

Many who were familiar with the movie tried to make that argument but she would not be swayed.

At the risk of proving myself a despicable human being, by the end of the movie I felt sympathy for the sociopath as he took a horrific beating from his former mates.

23 posted on 08/08/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: napscoordinator

I enjoyed it. Shows an exaggerated, but somewhat realistic idea of campaigns and how ugly it can get. Definitely recommend it for DVD when it comes out.


24 posted on 08/11/2012 11:19:54 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: trisham

I must have missed that part. It was crude, yes, but it was rated R. It had sleezy scenes, but ‘rape’? Are you sure you were watching The Campaign?


25 posted on 08/11/2012 11:23:14 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: trisham

Sorry, I just saw you were referring to a different movie.


26 posted on 08/11/2012 11:24:40 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: kathsua

The hit was an accident! He was aiming for his rival. No one thought hitting a baby was funny. They thought ‘OMG. Thats awful He just did an awful thing.

This was about how far they will go for votes/points/polls. Both of them were running to kiss the baby for a photo op and They started shoving each other to be first. Finally, Will went to slug the other guy, but ended up hitting the baby by accident.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 11:32:16 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

My wife and I just returned from the movie. I thought it was great. My only problem with the language. I understand some language is warranted sometimes but I thought it was a bit over the top. The movie itself was really good and what a great ending.


28 posted on 08/11/2012 6:32:54 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

Glad the two of you enjoyed your night out at the movies. I definitely laughed, but the language was a bit much, especially during the accidental answering machine message. I kept thinking about the democrats commercials these days and how over the top they are...like the one with West and hitting the woman or the elderly woman in a wheel chair. It shows they are truly running a Will F campaign.


29 posted on 08/11/2012 8:23:54 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dr. Thorne

Yeah...he is over rated. All his movies are the same. Watch one and you can tell your friends you have seen them all.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 3:38:39 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: napscoordinator
... not laugh at anything...

How very Soviet.

31 posted on 08/12/2012 3:54:43 AM PDT by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: numberonepal
I saw the movie. It is hilarious. It looks like it is a hit and making a lot of money. Luckily these idiots are being ignored.
32 posted on 08/12/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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