Skip to comments.Movie Review: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Takes On Gun Control
Posted on 07/14/2014 8:06:29 AM PDT by rktman
The Gun can turn seemingly sane people into crazy maniacal lunatics. The Gun corrupts bonds of peace and consistently ruins surprising and infinitely touching moments of inter-species bonding that bridge time and genetic space. The Gun causes war.
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She is probably anti-gun but the way it read it was almost like what we on FreeRepublic do and mock the ability of the gun to have a mind of it’s own.
I still have not seen Avatar. I turned my back on Hollywood long ago. Divorcing myself from advocacy cinema has positive effects on my lifestyle. There are way too many other things one can enjoy.
There is always a message. That’s what a story does, it reaches us.
Hollywood ‘thinks’ it has a corner on this.
No matter that stories existed since the beginning of human existence.
Hollywood discovered the power of stories as they were in the middle of just story telling, and doing it quite well.
So, the question is: What stories (in movie form) do you remember/like/rewatch?
Ditto, the rest of Americans.
What’s the message?
Not all actors take these current liberal message movie roles.
The women get led around by the nose, some of the men do to.
But what actors do you trust?
What she says in the review is true (I actually saw it this weekend — not my idea, believe me). However, keep in mind that some trendy, “humans are going to kill themselves” message has been in pretty much EVERY Planet of the Apes movie. In Beneath the Planet of the Apes, we had the humans who destroyed the world with a nuclear bomb (a quaint thought now, isn’t it?). In Escape from the Planet of the Apes, we had pollution destroying the world. Even in the original, man destroyed his own society. In the good Planet of the Apes movies, you could put that aside and enjoy the show. In the bad ones — like this — you simply have a boring movie.
Roger that. (I still like “Animal House”.)
One underlying question is — why do the liberals who run Hollywood feel so strongly that they have to inject these messages into entertainment????
Why do so many TV shows have homosexual characters, for example? And why are these characters always portrayed in a positive light?
Why are clergy often portrayed negatively in TV shows and movies?
A good question to me is why do the Hollywood idiots do this when they make movies? Just make a movie, and skip the social/political messaging.
Funny, in the original Planet of the Apes movies, the Apes seemed to have decided that guns were a good idea after all...
It is so blatantly obvious that I don’t see how even a lefty can miss it -
the reason that humans get dominated is because the apes are physically superior.
Without guns to even the odds, the weak are always dominated and oppressed by the strong.
Do they not see this? Do they think it’s actually a GOOD thing for the strong to dominate the weak?
To the men that run Hollywood, and its easy to find out who they are and what they are, their business is not entertainment but mass mind control.
Never saw avitar but know many who did, when they described the plot the 1st thing I thought was yep, another hollywood subliminal message/agenda/propaganda.
Scary thing is, most of the people I tried to bring this to their attention didn’t or couldn’t see it.........Wow
This is total BS. Mrs. Pharmboy and I saw this movie yesterday. My consciousness was heightened for an anti-gun message and was expecting one since I had read an earlier piece on FR that said so.
Walking out of the theater, I said to my wife “Did you notice an anti-gun message?”
“No—not at all. Did you?”
I told her that I thought the opposite. The people who read anti-gun messages where they do not exist are not helping the 2A cause. Great movie, BTW
And my fork made me fat.
There is always an agenda in “entertainment.” Films and TV programs are made to promote an agenda, and the story line is designed to get you to suspend your disbelief and critical thinking so that you will accept the message.
I’ve seen very few exceptions.
There was a Planet of the Apes marathon on ScyFy this weekend. You are right. You forgot the one where there was a fight between the apes and the one ape wanted all the guns destroyed because they are evil. So what? They are just dumb entertainment. lol
This could also be no more than a plot device. If the point of the movie is that the apes take over, they have to somehow make it feasible (I have not seen the movie).
Hollywood is part of the Ministry of Truth.
When is a”Movie”coming out advocating”LibTurd Control”????
Yep. And evil forks and spoons made me fat!
But the gun didn’t do anything.
And yeah it was a boring movie.
Except for Koba.
Same here. Although I did try to watch it on tv but couldn't get past the first few minutes. Last time I bought a movie ticket (matinee, of course) was to the last Harry Potter. The time before that was the previous HP. Time before that, the prior HP. I have no desire whatsoever to see a ridiculous Planet of the Apes.
“A good question to me is why do the Hollywood idiots do this when they make movies? Just make a movie, and skip the social/political messaging.”
Because without the movies (and books etc)their silly made up religion has no body.
But yet when someone in Hollywood releases a movie that supports gun rights and has an anticommunist message (for example... Red Dawn- both the 2012 and the 1984 versions), the liberals scream and cry fowl.
Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.
Meanwhile, the legions of dim-witted Generation.commers who will flock to see this drivel will absorb the anti-gun mantra. Those same mind-numbed Leftists will start getting elected to office in another 10 years or so. Once they're there, you think your RKBA will be safe? No...because guns start wars, guns are inherently evil, guns cast magical spells on otherwise good people and turn them into murdering demons, etc. That's what they've been taught by movies.
Still think you're actually doing something because you personally don't support Hollyweird? By ignoring the problem, you're not making it go away, you're just ignoring it.
Yet again, this is a glaring example of why we need to create and support conservative/patriotic pop culture! We can boycott anything ever filmed, but the low-information community isn't...they're been fed low-information propaganda by Hollyweird, the music industry, professional sports, daytime TV, video games, etc. Merely not feeding the beast isn't enough. We need our own, bigger, meaner, stronger beast.
Or we can continue to feel morally superior, doing the Superior Dance with the Church Lady, while our Republic is undermined and destroyed by Leftist pop culture.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
There were no wars before 1400 AD?
But, But, that is ancient history! Things are different now! We have to move with the progress! No one rides Chariots anymore! People are smarter!/S
There’s no anti-gun message, she’s just obsessed. The ape that wanted a war wanted a war before he got a hold of any guns, he used the gun to start the war because they were (to that point) human weapons so when chief ape got shot all the other apes thinks humans did it. It’s a good movie, any message in it is against unreasoning hate and pro communication with supposed enemies.
Yes, at least when they think they're in a position of strength.
It does seem that every liberal thinks that he’ll be one of those holding the whip instead of working under its lash.
Dang. No spoiler alert? LOL! I thought it might have at least had some Darwinian message. I guess some people can read something into anything.
Dim queers got a strong union..!!
Well like one of the reviewers pointed out: we know how these movies end, it’s in the title ;)
IMHO they want most Americans to be subject to Prison politics and “culture”. Another analogy would be that of the Eloi to the dominant and savage Morlocks in The Time Machine..