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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I bet a fair number of people on this forum and some hollywood lefties would go nuts talking about how great it was.
    If it was a good film, maybe. My guess is, it wouldn't be.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    As a matter of fact, they already make those kinds of movies. They have been doing so for more than a decade at this point.

    This one, for example:

    Valley of the Wolves: Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Apparently glorifies suicide bombers blowing up American troops in Iraq, and features Billy Zane as an EVVVVIIILLL mustache twirling American commander.
    Geez, he must really need the work. That Titanic money didn't last forever, apparently.

    Anyway, does anyone see all the imaginary liberals in MrVicchio's head lauding this movie?
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Geez, he must really need the work. That Titanic money didn't last forever, apparently.

    Anyway, does anyone see all the imaginary liberals in MrVicchio's head lauding this movie?
    Settled Science: Pro-War On Terror Films Crush Anti-War On Terror Films at Box Office - Breitbart

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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    I think half of the controversy could have been avoided by leaving the word, 'American' out of the title. A lot of people on either side wouldn't get so excited about a movie called 'Sniper'.Michael Moore probably wouldn't have even commented, Muslims probably wouldn't have gotten their rage outed about the movie 'Sniper', and the only surprise about Seth Rogen is that anyone even cares about his opinion.
    The word 'American' is one of those big, red buttons. Kinda like 'patriot'.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I think half of the controversy could have been avoided by leaving the word, 'American' out of the title. A lot of people on either side wouldn't get so excited about a movie called 'Sniper'.Michael Moore probably wouldn't have even commented, Muslims probably wouldn't have gotten their rage outed about the movie 'Sniper', and the only surprise about Seth Rogen is that anyone even cares about his opinion.
    The word 'American' is one of those big, red buttons. Kinda like 'patriot'.
    Only to a certain sect of people that believe falsehoods of this Great Nation. They can piss off.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Breitbart is REALLY stretching to refer to almost ANY of those 18 movies as "anti-American." What a load of nonsense.

    I've seen most of those. To describe The Hurt Locker as anti-American is the height of stupidity. And if that's the Breitbart writer's assessment of Munich (a film NOT about the GWOT and not about Americans), it's pretty clear he never saw the film.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Breitbart is REALLY stretching to refer to almost ANY of those 18 movies as "anti-American." What a load of nonsense.

    I've seen most of those. To describe The Hurt Locker as anti-American is the height of stupidity. And if that's the Breitbart writer's assessment of Munich, it's pretty clear he never saw the film.
    That's cause you nod your head to those movies. They all bombed at the theater because they were, anti-military/anti-american trash films. American Sniper... making money hand over fist with a very different message then any of those listed pretentious guilt fest **** films. And that just chaps your hide.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    That's cause you nod your head to those movies. They all bombed at the theater because they were, anti-military/anti-american trash films. American Sniper... making money hand over fist with a very different message then any of those listed pretentious guilt fest **** films. And that just chaps your hide.
    Really? When did I say word one about American Sniper (which I'll see at some point, since unlike your Breitbart hacks I actually know film and see things that get nominated)? Is this going to be another one of those times when you tell me what I think? That usually (read: never) works out very well for you.

    How many on Breitbart's list have YOU seen? Have you seen The Hurt Locker? Have you seen Munich? Have you seen any of them?

    Even Fox News referred to The Hurt Locker as "quietly pro-war."

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/...vatar-pro-war/

    You seem to be operating under some delusion that films that are ostensibly anti-war are anti-American.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Only to a certain sect of people that believe falsehoods of this Great Nation. They can piss off.
    You mean the words 'american' and 'patriot' only push buttons for that certain sect? Why would the government pass a law giving themselves new powers of surveillance and call it the USA Patriot Act? And please don't quote a contrived acronym- it's called that to make opposition to it appear unpatriotic. It's the same reason the word 'American' is in the movie title.
    Worked on you, didn't it. Your panties wouldn't have gotten half so knotted over criticism of a movie called 'Sniper'.
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    Re: Group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    What "hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims?"

    At worst, Kyle is shown refering to insurgents and insurgent sympathizers as being "savages." There are absolutely no instances of the term being used as a racial slur against Muslims or Arabs in general, let alone those living in the United States.
    Good point. And that really is a testament to Clint Eastwood as a director-
     
    he makes Kyle sympathetic by actually showing signs of remorse after he killed the mother and kid (by the way there was no kid in the book and Kyle actually said he liked killing Iraqis and he had no problems with it)
    he has really made the film as non-political as possible, however, many people from both sides, left and right, are pretty much drawing their own conclusions due to their own biases.

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