The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Transformers > Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2009, 11:30 PM   #76
Episode29
Hooper Drives The Boat!
 
Episode29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 2,670
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaseter View Post
I know the hierarchy of film production. Will Smith, Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Jamie Foxx etc...control their films. They are huge forces in Hollywood and they are offered tons of scripts and they play the part of whatever they want to. The 'White Man' doesn't make them do anything.
Except finance them.

Episode29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 11:31 PM   #77
chaseter
Bland User
 
chaseter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 43,010
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Apparently being a 'wise old man' is seen as a stereotypical black trait according to you.................

__________________
"You can leave a penny, you can't take a penny. You can leave a penny anytime. You have to spend $10 to take a penny. Store policy."
"Since when has this been store policy?"
"Uh, since my boss made up the policy. You gonna pay? You're holding up my line of one other person. You can't afford your milk, step aside. What, daddy didn't give you enough milk money? Little baby gonna cry about it? Just step aside."
And that is how Uncle Ben dies.
chaseter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #78
bunk
superhero fan
 
bunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,476
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Episode29 View Post
I would say that the majority of the roles he gets offered are of a specific variety. He's made, for the most part, great choices in choosing the ones which have allowed him to expand them and give them an original voice.

Do me a favour, look at his filmography and tell me that there isn't a very clear trend over the last two decades.

Oh, and stop getting so over emotional about it.

The "clear trend" indicates to me that he enjoys playing certain types of characters. Maybe you've noticed Christian Bale likes playing dark, brooding characters.

Point out in my posts where I've expressed a particular emotion.

__________________
If a ghost exists, that means the world's broken. Howard Kremer
bunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #79
Episode29
Hooper Drives The Boat!
 
Episode29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 2,670
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaseter View Post
Apparently being a 'wise old man' is seen as a stereotypical black trait according to you.................
Me? No. But it most definitely a popular stereotype within popular entertainment.

Episode29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2009, 11:34 PM   #80
chaseter
Bland User
 
chaseter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 43,010
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Episode29 View Post
Me? No. But it most definitely a popular stereotype within popular entertainment.
Uh huh, I guess being wise and old is seen as a bad thing Morgan Freeman is setting back his race by decades

__________________
"You can leave a penny, you can't take a penny. You can leave a penny anytime. You have to spend $10 to take a penny. Store policy."
"Since when has this been store policy?"
"Uh, since my boss made up the policy. You gonna pay? You're holding up my line of one other person. You can't afford your milk, step aside. What, daddy didn't give you enough milk money? Little baby gonna cry about it? Just step aside."
And that is how Uncle Ben dies.
chaseter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 12:38 AM   #81
360sculptguy
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 184
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

(late night soapbox)

Things like this are infuriating to the few because they see the many drift through life and fail to note the significance. It's the underlying point of many who ring the racist bell... much of the racism that exists nowadays is latent. Definition of latent: present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential: latent ability. Most white racists nowadays dont drive the general lee and burn crosses in lawns. They just cross the street when a group of black kids come around the corner up ahead of them. Who thought it was racist when Obama was called "articulate" by Joe Biden? There is nothing inherently wrong with the word but that trait sprung to Joe's mind as the exceptional characteristic for that person. Exceptional, ...uncommon, ...anomoulous. Articulate is not a trait foreign to politicians so in what sphere did that trait garner exception? Maybe it was "articulate" ...for his age. Maybe it was "articulate" ...for a black person. Maybe, just maybe, he was "articulate" ...for a ...human. Latent racism is perpetuated by movies, music, comics, comedians, etc., etc., that more often than not boil down characters to the quickest and easiest thing, thinly-veiled stereotypes. Maybe Bay makes big-lipped broad-nosed robots with gold teeth speak hip hop and break dance and maybe the most prominent black comedians portray white with no rhythm a submissive voice and overly correct english while straightening glasses that aren't there. Maybe the majority just want to laugh and not think about racism.

Believing the current state of yourself or your society is as good as it gets is just lazy.

360sculptguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 01:08 AM   #82
chaseter
Bland User
 
chaseter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 43,010
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

So Bay and the writers of this are raging racists?

And to the above...I agree.

__________________
"You can leave a penny, you can't take a penny. You can leave a penny anytime. You have to spend $10 to take a penny. Store policy."
"Since when has this been store policy?"
"Uh, since my boss made up the policy. You gonna pay? You're holding up my line of one other person. You can't afford your milk, step aside. What, daddy didn't give you enough milk money? Little baby gonna cry about it? Just step aside."
And that is how Uncle Ben dies.
chaseter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 01:09 AM   #83
xwolverine2
Arkham Assassin
 
xwolverine2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: miami, FLA
Posts: 36,467
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

im not sure i understand what is racist about them....

'street talk' isnt being racist... lol

__________________
DEATHSTROKE: ARKHAM ASSASSIN
(click to see FULL short film...Rated R)
xwolverine2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 02:10 AM   #84
SatEL
Banned User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,833
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

The twins are in no way racist, the people saying they are a simply idiots. Its like we cant win with minorities, I bet if there wasnt a robot that was seemingly "black" they would complain that the film was racist for not having a black robot.

Then again what would I know since I am just the evil white man trying to oppress in all ways of life.

SatEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:04 AM   #85
TheVileOne
Side-Kick
 
TheVileOne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: California
Posts: 35,535
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

The twins are flagrantly racist and stereotypically black. They are basically a minstrel act.

They have no characters to speak of besides evoking black stereotypes.

__________________
"This is true. This is real. This . . . Is . . . Straight Edge."

- CM Punk
TheVileOne is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:26 AM   #86
Episode29
Hooper Drives The Boat!
 
Episode29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 2,670
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

People have this weird idea that racism only constitutes aggressively mean-spirited images and stereotypes, when this isn't usually the case.
Yes, Jar Jar, the twins, et al. are intended as "innocent fun", only there to entertain children, and not threatening or utilized as in-your-face for shock value. They are portrayed as "friendly stereotypes", which are also, in the end, hurtful and degrading.

But so was Uncle Tom, Uncle Remus, Little Black Sambo and the crows from Dumbo. They were just fun-loving characters adored by white people and viewed, by white people, as light-hearted interpretations of black behaviour. Song of the South was a beloved Disney film for decades! Only in retrospect are they grossly offensive and out-dated.

Just because these characters aren't screaming the N-word it doesn't mean the very use of them isn't a subtle instillment of racist values within mainstream society. Subliminal messages are powerful things and while you may not be a hateful person (and I severely doubt MOST of you are), these images do significantly warp perceptions. This doesn't begin and end with black culture either. Look at Aladdin's interpretation of middle-eastern culture, or Gremlins representation of the chinese (inspired by an outdated offensive caricature). Even Drag Me To Hell and Gran Torino are, theoretically at least, worth seriously pondering.

However, black stereotyping is the most problematic within the US, due to relatively recent (in the long term) history and modern day quasi-segregation, troubling criminal profiling habits and poverty (Katrina, anyone?). My God, the south is still something of a nightmare in terms of still lingering resentments. As much as white folks would love to move past this and get on with it, we're still a long ways away from solving the racial tensions and moving past our subtle widespread media saturating the culture with images which simply things for our own comfort. Ultimately it's going to take new generations to help erase these conflicts, but it's gonna take a long time.


Last edited by Episode29; 06-23-2009 at 03:36 AM.
Episode29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:32 AM   #87
Mantis Rapture
Actual Drug Dealer
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 176
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SatEL View Post
The twins are in no way racist, the people saying they are a simply idiots.
No, my friend, you are the idiot. If you can't see how the characterization (characterization?!?! In a Bay film?!?!) of these two retards was racist, then i have no hope for you in life.

The Twins actually made my jaw drop a few times throughout the film. Somebody who was part of the production, somewhere down the line, must have seen these guys and told Bay they were the worst things they'ld ever seen. Someone MUST have.

And Bay just threw them in anyway.

Mantis Rapture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 04:25 AM   #88
Nivek
Banned User
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Central FL
Posts: 14,850
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Jesus, Devin throws some Chum in the water and all the fishies get riles up. Pathetic.

Considering the ignored posts I see all over this thread, I'm sure no one is contributing anything really meaningful.

Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 04:43 AM   #89
craigdbfan
El Psy Congroo
SHH! Global Moderator
 
craigdbfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Interstellar
Posts: 27,923
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Exactly.

I'm not sure why my entire Pre-Reconstruction class is being recited on a Transformers thread in SHH. Its ridiculous and thats why sometimes having discussions like these end up throwing everyone into preachy lessons on history which some have already learned in school.

For the entire time until I first saw this come up in an article by Collider I thought "The Twins" were just made into goofy characters that were more of a parody on rednecks.

For those who are aware of CHUD, Devin is the most vile and repulsive of writers. He is constantly getting into squabbles with film websites and being a drunk dunce.

The fact that such a person saw these characters and compared them to African Americans speaks volumes about him and the validity of his entire argument.

craigdbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:08 AM   #90
Nivek
Banned User
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Central FL
Posts: 14,850
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

I can understand you didn't like the movie. I can even vaugly understand bashing it for months, seeing it, then ripping it apart from what you seen. Well, not really, but still...

This racist non-argument about two robot characters? It just makes the basher-haters using it as a "another reason why this film ******* sucks" banner look more stupid.

If Devin and Jar Jar are in the same sentence, you know the topic at hand is loaded with two dripping handfuls of "Duhhh".

I totally see this thread devolving throughout the day. It's from some reviewer looking to attract attention to his review, not anything of substance.

Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:25 AM   #91
PyroChamber
Chicka Chick-ahhhh
 
PyroChamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 13,257
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

You know, maybe this thread should be closed for today and then re-opened sometime tomorrow.

That way after some of us (if not all, or at least those of us who haven't seen it already) have seen the movie, then we can all have our own opinions about how the Twins were portrayed.

__________________
"I hate you, I hate you, I don't even know you and I hate your guts. I hope all the bad things in life happen to you, and nobody else but you."

Quote:
Sometimes, it's so easy, I'm ashamed of myself.

Last edited by PyroChamber; 06-23-2009 at 05:39 AM.
PyroChamber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:28 AM   #92
Nivek
Banned User
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Central FL
Posts: 14,850
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Nah, the doggie door has a moron stuck in it, no need to nail it shut now.

Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:32 AM   #93
Jake Cassidy
Side-Kick
 
Jake Cassidy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 14,673
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PyroChamber View Post
You know, maybe this thread should be closed for today and then re-opened sometime tomorrow.

That way after some of us (if not all, or at least those of us who haven't seen it already) have seen the movie, then we can all have our on opinions about how the Twins were portrayed.
But, that would make sense. You've been here long enough to know better.

Jake Cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:34 AM   #94
Jake Cassidy
Side-Kick
 
Jake Cassidy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 14,673
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
Nah, the doggie door has a moron stuck in it, no need to nail it shut now.
Can I put a nail in the head of the moron stuck in the doggie door?

That'd be fun.

Jake Cassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 05:40 AM   #95
PyroChamber
Chicka Chick-ahhhh
 
PyroChamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 13,257
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake Cassidy View Post
But, that would make sense. You've been here long enough to know better.
Oh right, I forgot

__________________
"I hate you, I hate you, I don't even know you and I hate your guts. I hope all the bad things in life happen to you, and nobody else but you."

Quote:
Sometimes, it's so easy, I'm ashamed of myself.
PyroChamber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 07:45 AM   #96
gkokujin
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: in a house
Posts: 2,439
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaseter View Post
Look at the president, an African American.
...see this **** right here....

typical.


anyway Episode29 let it go. you're trying to explain calculus to someone who thinks algebra is all there is.

__________________
If you are offended, remain offended.

Quote:
Originally Posted by UltimateJustin View Post
no kid in fifteen years will recall what was going on in the haze of animated card game shows where cat faced japanese children yelled annoyingly and danced around and shot mushrooms out of their mouths.

Last edited by gkokujin; 06-23-2009 at 07:49 AM.
gkokujin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 08:06 AM   #97
CelticPredator
Banned User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 9,156
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

So....Obama isnt black? What?

CelticPredator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 08:33 AM   #98
AVEITWITHJAMON
Terminator
 
AVEITWITHJAMON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Liverpool, UK.
Posts: 24,350
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaseter View Post
Who wouldn't want to be Tyrese or Will Smith? Every movie has dumpy sidekicks like Martin Lawrence and Anthony Anderson. Martin and Will were rich in Bad Boys and Anthony Anderson was a genius and Tyrese is a military hero...don't see the point.

Movies like Friday are racist but it is meant to be funny and satirical.
Exactly, its not like represents black people as dumb, downtrodden, etc. Will Smith was a ladies man in the bad boys movies, is that racist? Anthony Anderson was a genius in TF who was 'the only person in the world who can crack this code.' He was the smartest guy in the movie.

I just done get the complaints, honestly.

__________________
2014 movie ratings out of 10:

1)X-Men: Days Of Future Past-10(2)Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes-9.5(3)Guardians Of The Galaxy-9(4)Captain America: The Winter Soldier-9(5)Edge Of Tomorrow-9(6)How To Train Your Dragon 2-9(7)Wolf Of Wall Street-8.5(8)Godzilla-8(9)Neighbours-8(10)Amazing Spider-Man 2-7.5(11)Lego Movie-7.5(12)Transformers: Age Of Extinction-7.5(13)Robocop-7.5(14)300:ROAE-7(15)A Million Ways To Die In The West-7(16)47 Ronin-6(17)Monuments Men-5(18)Ride Along-5(19)I, Frankenstein-3
AVEITWITHJAMON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 08:54 AM   #99
Wiseman
Banned User
 
Wiseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In A-Rod's house
Posts: 8,249
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bunk View Post
Can we do this without insulting great actors?
Morgan Freeman is discusting, having sex with his 17 year old granddaughter when he was 62, ugh

Wiseman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #100
bunk
superhero fan
 
bunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9,476
Default Re: The Twins: Racist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wiseman View Post
Morgan Freeman is discusting, having sex with his 17 year old granddaughter when he was 62, ugh
I didn't say he was a great person; I don't know the guy. If you can show me how an alleged affair with his granddaughter is related to this notion of his career being completely manipulated by whites in Hollywood, then I will consider it relevant.

__________________
If a ghost exists, that means the world's broken. Howard Kremer
bunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.