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Old 05-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #6701
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As for Raimi... Well, the Evil Dead joke in Spider-Man 2 makes me think that he's still got that love for comedy running through his veins (he's said that the Three Stooges is fundamental to his film education), so doing a comedy film and pretending that it is a horror film is totally within his abilities. The execution of the film, however, makes it B.A.D - there's no justification for some of the scenes, the acting is terrible and (in the case of the Romany family) offensive - it bugged me in Thinner as well, but in Drag Me To Hell it is so up-front that there is no way it can be passed over. A plot point is not the same as a racist stereotype. YMMV on that one quite significantly, but it stood out for me.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:29 PM   #6702
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Yeah, I gotta admit the gypsy curse thing has kind of been done to death, sort of like the voodoo guy. It's too easy to fall into stereotype.

Though, oddly, and as much as it pains me to say this, I thought the villain in Disney's Princess and the Frog was well done...



ETA: and in somewhat of a thread crossover, I also have to say that the "gypsy" in Season 2 of BTVS was well-done because they avoided most of the stereotypes. Other than the curse, she was thoroughly modern.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #6703
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Though, oddly, and as much as it pains me to say this, I thought the villain in Disney's Princess and the Frog was well done...
*checks* Is giving kudos to Disney for not committing wholesale theft (Most - if not all - of The Lion King, scenes in Pocahontas, parts of Beauty And The Beast), or reusing backgrounds across various films (everything) a back-handed compliment or not? Hmm... I would be more forgiving for Disney if they cleaned house - when they finally refuse to hire pedophiles, give proper credit to the franchises they have ripped off, and don't try to game copyright extensions, I'll be nice to them.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:49 PM   #6704
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When the HoM (House of Mouse) leg-breakers come to your house, I don't know you and had nothing to do with this.

So we're clear.





(could also rant about Disney Princesses and the bad message most of them send)
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #6705
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I could also, of course, as a historian, rant for hours about a certain Native American themed film (speaking of stereotypes)...


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You're good.

Abby, on the other hand, is gonna throttle me when she gets off work...
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Good evening, hounds. Not sayin' what I have been playing with.
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There. That'll make a better plot anyway.


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You seem to have me confused.

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Yeah, please don't.


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I know what I would rather be playing with...

Where's Abby?
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You seem to have me confused.

Um, yeah.



I know I haven't shaved my legs in a couple days, but really, Greg?
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Where's Abby?
DUDE.


Seriously.


And to think I missed your odd brand of geek convo when you weren't here. Sheesh.
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*sexy wink* Are you up for some laser tag, again?
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I am going to envision actual laser tag, like in this year's Castle season finale.


If it is anything other than that, I do not want to know.

Ever.
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Fixed.

Sorry.

Long day staring at the computer screen and trying to figure out what the hell the engineering drawings were trying to say.

It's amazing sometimes how something perfectly clear to an engineer looks like absolute mud to someone tasked to explain it to others.

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Naked laser tag is possibly the only game I'll play where you won't hear me say "Not the face."

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What part of "DO NOT WANT TO KNOW" was I unclear about???


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Old 05-12-2012, 03:43 AM   #6723
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Long day staring at the computer screen and trying to figure out what the hell the engineering drawings were trying to say.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:44 AM   #6724
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