From the comments and the outside links pointing to the post – it’s looking like the word is starting to spread more why this movie is such a piece of crap – but it’s still young too – so keep on spreading the word – offline or online it doesn’t really matter – just do what you can and remember it will also come out on DVD – DON’T BUY IT.I wanted to give a special shout out to ladyjax and her post about the other Die Hards in comparison to Live Free Or Die Hard – not only is it a great post juxtaposing the movies – but she says what I felt as well – I felt betrayed – so keep on rocking ladyjax.
On a very different note – and this will let you know that not all of us Asians think the same – I gotta take some of the other AA bloggers out to task on this one – I mean when I read the post on the movie down at reappropriate – I was just like “WTF?” – how can reappropriate call the movie “phenomenal” – she gives around 4 paragrphs to how great the movie is, but yet has a problem because:
Maggie Q’s contributions to the dastardly plot are:
- To be the villain’s girlfriend
- To have a sexy voice
- To wear completely impractical stiletto heels to go on a dangerous villainous mission
- To use kung fu to attempt to kick McClane’s butt
Maggie Q’s character was a lot more than that, she was an integral part of the firesale – and while I’m not saying she couldn’t have had a larger role, she was much more than just a “sexy voice” who used kung fu to get the job done.
Apparently though that’s all reappropriate saw in Maggie Q and basically just looked at the incredibly racist language in the movie as “racial humour”. Is that what we call racist language that demeans Asians and Asian women now? We call it “racial humor”? I just can’t believe I read that on the reappropriate blog – I think I have to do a double take – I just expected a lot more on this one.
And the same goes for Angry Asian Man – although not as bad because he at least calls the language racist when it needs to be – but how do you still then say “I thought it was a solid action flick, not quite as good as the previous three, but worthy of being called Die Hard”.
When will there be enough racist language for a movie to finally suck altogether and not be called a “solid action flick”? It wasn’t worthy and it never will be. It’s the same reason why the movie White Christmas can’t ever be a real classic – because of the black face.
You know what both the reviews say to me? And those by very prominent AA bloggers? It says that you can throw in all the racist language that you want – but as long as A GREAT WHITE HERO IS KICKING ASS IN IT – it’s A O.k and it’s still a phenomenal solid action flick – and to me – that’s just plain bullshit.
But let me say one thing though – and make sure you hear it loud and clear – I love Angry Asian Man and reappropriate’s blogs – they do great stuff and have been putting it on the blogosphere a lot longer than I have and they do tremendous amounts for the AA community.
But I can still disagree with them.
And on this one – I definitely do.