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    For reals?

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/entert...zes/index.html

    I fucking hate people. I mean, really really hate them.

    A freakin' superhero movie has a "strong, female" lead getting choked by the main villain and people find the poster offensive?

    So annoying for so many different reasons.

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    So a female lead can beat up guys all over the place (in all movies mystique has been in) but heaven forbid a BAD GUY chokes her...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    So a female lead can beat up guys all over the place (in all movies mystique has been in) but heaven forbid a BAD GUY chokes her...
    LOL, you act like this is new.

    I never got into Xena back in the 90's, but the only episodes I saw where she ever took any real punishment was when she was fighting female villians. She ate male villians for breakfast. Hell, even her fights against Hercules were stalemates.

    I first started noticing this with Saved By the Bell. Whenever Zach and the gang went four-wheeling, surfing, or engaged in any other competitive activity, a girl always won.

    Whatever, though. It's only fiction. As a man, take comfort in knowing what would happen in REAL life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    LOL, you act like this is new.

    I never got into Xena back in the 90's, but the only episodes I saw where she ever took any real punishment was when she was fighting female villians. She ate male villians for breakfast. Hell, even her fights against Hercules were stalemates.

    I first started noticing this with Saved By the Bell. Whenever Zach and the gang went four-wheeling, surfing, or engaged in any other competitive activity, a girl always won.

    Whatever, though. It's only fiction. As a man, take comfort in knowing what would happen in REAL life.
    That's like any "white" sitcom like full house or Save by the bell or anything always had a token black person that would show up from time to time and would always be well educated and be an upstanding person with high moral fiber. When it was reversed like in black sitcoms like Family Matters, the token white person was an idiot duffus. All the women are great in sitcoms, all minorities are perfect angels, and all white male fathers have been reduced to the imbecilic goof ball that no one should respect.

    PC has been around for a long time, mostly started in the 70s. If you have Netflix, they have a great series on there about the changing in TV shows that moved from leave it to beaver esq shows to all in the family. Its about that time when liberals were bashing the conservative family structure and trying to make the male patriarch be feeble of immoral.
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    You know... back in the 70's and 80's, there was a reason for that. Notice how on GI Joe, you had Roadblock and Stalker, but there were no black Cobra characters. When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted as a cartoon in 1987, Baxter Stockman - who was black in the comments - was white all of a sudden. They didn't make him black again until the 2002 cartoon.

    Why weren't there any black bad guys back then? This was the 1980's. They don't want little kids cheering on the good guys, saying shit like "Yeah! Get that n***er!"

    Shit, it happened with the first three Rocky movies.

    There's a bit more leeway no than there was back then.
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    Yeah ... Seems like some folks got their panties in a bunch about nothing.

    Ya know who didn't get her panties in a bunch??? Mystique ... She's naked a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Yeah ... Seems like some folks got their panties in a bunch about nothing.

    Ya know who didn't get her panties in a bunch??? Mystique ... She's naked a lot.
    I think what pisses me off more is that Fox gave in and took the billboards down. I've got no problem with people "protesting". My issue is with those who cave in so easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I think what pisses me off more is that Fox gave in and took the billboards down. I've got no problem with people "protesting". My issue is with those who cave in so easily.
    Yeah. But they aren't in the business of dealing with protestors and bad press (warranted or not); they want butts in seats, parents buying kids toys etc. they likely feel the cost of removing the billboards is less than the money they may lose because of small vocal group.

    Either way I am going to watch the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjölnir View Post
    Yeah. But they aren't in the business of dealing with protestors and bad press (warranted or not); they want butts in seats, parents buying kids toys etc. they likely feel the cost of removing the billboards is less than the money they may lose because of small vocal group.

    Either way I am going to watch the movie.
    I don't think the people bitching about the billboard are the ones who watch the movies anyway, so they aren't going to lose money/viewers.

    Either way...really good movie, IMO. Critics didn't love it but critics don't love anything that's not the MCU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    I think what pisses me off more is that Fox gave in and took the billboards down. I've got no problem with people "protesting". My issue is with those who cave in so easily.
    Same here. Fox should have told those protestors to go take a hike.

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