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Is #Zootopia Racist???

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Zootopia Script

Fuck it all

Posted: October 6, 2014 in -
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Another great concept that disappointed, like Spring Breakers

This one caught my attention due to its unique legal questions: shooting a guerrilla film inside Disney World. The film’s lawyer argued successfully that it was a parody, and it may be, but this may not have been the original inspiration – or intent.

What it seemed like for the entire first half was a tepid family vacation. The fantasy didn’t ramp up fast enough, and what fantastical elements there were didn’t seem central or convincing. It was like they didn’t believe in the fantastic enough to run with it, and so it was confined to the realm of family melodrama.

But then the second half came, and I almost flipped and reassessed my review. Things got out of hand, but perhaps lacking any internal logic. I’m afraid this script could have used a second opinion before they shot it. That’s a shame, because you only get one chance to skewer the big rat, and this one didn’t so much. The company was never really the antagonist; it merely provided the backdrop. Some shots made it appear like Disney was the root of the problem, but I didn’t find the theme well enough connected to the plot.

Much of the film involves the main guy lusting after a pair of young French girls. That really has nothing to do with Disney – now does it?

The two kids, however, really shine. Gotta give them props for filming a guerrilla movie all over a sprawling amusement park. I just wish there was more Cronenberg and Gilliam and less vacation photography.

3/5

 

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The guerrilla horror film shot in Disney World may be seen after all!  Check out the story behind its creation here.

 

And the awesome trailer:

 

 

 

THE LONE RANGER

I was suckered into sitting through this thing at the $2 theater.  We had to waste some time and sober up for a while.

Everything you’ve heard about it is true.  Abysmally bad, an insult to humanity, really.  It tasted like a soup with ice cream and marmalade and pork and garlic, hot sauce, chocolate syrup, chipotle, beer, ginger, confectioners sugar – blended all up while John Phillip Sousa music blares at 11.  In other words, something like this:

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I felt like a giant Mickey Rat tortured me for six hours.  In other words a fun time for all, and some others in the theater called it a “great movie,” to their impressionable children no less.

In the words of the prophet, Bill Hicks, “Boy, is my thumb not on the pulse of America.”

They appeared to try.  So it was difficult to figure why it is so unwatchable.  It doesn’t know if it’s a slapstick comedy or a chilling drama about genocide, and the corporate scum at the top of the chain don’t really give a fuck.  Perhaps it was re-imagined by a computer program and directed by some experimental DARPA funded director-bot.  At least if it was a robot in beta testing we could cut the guy some slack, but I have a feeling this hack is still consuming our precious oxygen.

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After an uncharacteristically swift (and passionate) response to the bad Lone Ranger reviews I posted here yesterday, I figured I’d look a little more into this masked man and his crow-accessorized companion.

Some critics are calling it genuinely subversive, misunderstood and other sorts of praises.

Luke Thompson:

“This will not likely come as a shock to anyone, but lest there was any doubt, yes, it adds fantasy elements and makes many of the major characters insane, while not being remotely accurate to real history. What may surprise you is that there is a legitimate in-story reason for this, one that also accounts for its mood-swings, tonal shifts, and occasional plot holes that the story quite deliberately calls your attention to.”

More:

The Lone Ranger’s Lonely Defenders: Critics Ride to the Maligned Blockbuster’s Rescue

With  the Tomatometer in freefall at 23% and with audiences at 68%, quite the split, we have something to think about here.

I’m inclined to listen to what Native Americans think of it before taking the word of middle aged white guys.

Native Appropriations:

“It’s 2.5 hours of a film with an identity crisis, not knowing if it’s supposed to be funny, campy, dramatic, “authentic,” or what. At points it was very hard to separate the stereotypical and hurtful from the bad script, bad editing, and bad character development of the movie itself.”

Apparently its defenders are pulling a Pee Wee Herman:

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