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Movie Review: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Takes On Gun Control
dailycaller.com ^ | 7/13/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; guncontrolapes
There's ALWAYS a message in there somewhere. Kind of like avatar and the evil humans destroying nature, evil hunters killing bambi's mom. Too many to mention.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 8:06:29 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

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.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:11 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: rktman
Gun causes war.
Profound message. My pen caused misspelling.
3 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: rktman

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.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:38 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: rktman

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?


5 posted on 07/14/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT by stanne
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To: rktman

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.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 8:15:23 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lormand

Roger that. (I still like “Animal House”.)


7 posted on 07/14/2014 8:19:47 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 8:20:28 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Starstruck

Funny, in the original Planet of the Apes movies, the Apes seemed to have decided that guns were a good idea after all...


9 posted on 07/14/2014 8:22:01 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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?


10 posted on 07/14/2014 8:22:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
One underlying question is — why do the liberals who run Hollywood feel so strongly that they have to inject these messages into entertainment????

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.

The Century of Self: Engineering Consent

11 posted on 07/14/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: rktman

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


12 posted on 07/14/2014 8:26:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rktman

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


13 posted on 07/14/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Samogon

And my fork made me fat.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 8:27:23 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: rktman

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.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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


16 posted on 07/14/2014 8:31:47 AM PDT by sheana
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To: MrB
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.

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).

17 posted on 07/14/2014 8:32:06 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Hollywood is part of the Ministry of Truth.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 8:40:50 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rktman

When is a”Movie”coming out advocating”LibTurd Control”????


19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:36 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Samogon

Yep. And evil forks and spoons made me fat!


20 posted on 07/14/2014 8:53:06 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: rktman

But the gun didn’t do anything.

Koba did.

And yeah it was a boring movie.

Except for Koba.


21 posted on 07/14/2014 9:02:00 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: lormand
I still have not seen Avatar. I turned my back on Hollywood long ago.

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.

22 posted on 07/14/2014 9:29:29 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“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.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 9:39:11 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: rktman

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.


24 posted on 07/14/2014 10:03:49 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Samogon

Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.


25 posted on 07/14/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: lormand
"I turned my back on Hollywood long ago."

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!

26 posted on 07/14/2014 10:43:22 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: Samogon

There were no wars before 1400 AD?


27 posted on 07/14/2014 11:15:31 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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


28 posted on 07/14/2014 12:50:09 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: rktman

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.


29 posted on 07/14/2014 12:54:01 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: MrB
Do they think it’s actually a GOOD thing for the strong to dominate the weak?

Yes, at least when they think they're in a position of strength.

30 posted on 07/14/2014 12:56:54 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kevkrom

It does seem that every liberal thinks that he’ll be one of those holding the whip instead of working under its lash.


31 posted on 07/14/2014 12:58:58 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: discostu

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.


32 posted on 07/14/2014 3:35:58 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Why do so many TV shows have homosexual characters, for example? And why are these characters always portrayed in a positive light?"

Dim queers got a strong union..!!

33 posted on 07/14/2014 3:50:37 PM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: rktman

Well like one of the reviewers pointed out: we know how these movies end, it’s in the title ;)


34 posted on 07/14/2014 4:07:47 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: MrB

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..


35 posted on 07/15/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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