dead_elvis wrote: ↑
17 Jul 2018, 19:55
Seems to be the thing now with progs to mention Falling Down as the epitome of white male entitlement. I really don't remember being that into the movie except the bit about no longer serving breakfast. Is it really that controversial to be against fraud?
In a previous 'hood I started out trying to time my evening walk with the dog to stop by the grocery store 10-15 minutes before closing. Fuckers would have the doors locked already. Don't say you're closing at 8 when you really close at 7:45 lazy assholes, now I have no dinner.
I saw the movie again fairly recently -- as in, sometime since moving to Atlanta, so within two years -- but I also saw it when it was new (as in, just-now released on video so you can rent it at Blockbuster). But I remember that the TV commercials for the then-new movie gave the impression the guy would be a likable hero, a downtrodden underdog who finally Stands Up to the bullies; the one scene I remember from the commercial was the bit where the gang tries to mug him for his briefcase, he gives them a beatdown, and when they run away he calls after them "You forgot your briefcase!"
I also remember being at the video-rental store with a friend, about to rent that movie and watch it for the first time, and since I still thought his character would be "noble downtrodden guy fights back," I made some joke to my friend and the rental clerk about the guy being my hero. And of course the memory of that joke inspired multiple massive bouts of full-body cringing from me, as my friend and I watched the movie that night.
So anyway, I wonder if maybe some of those progs did not actually watch the movie, but only saw trailers, or a selection of cherry-picked scenes making him out to be the sympathetic good guy?
"Myself, despite what they say about libertarians, I think we're actually allowed to pursue options beyond futility or sucking the dicks of the powerful." -- Eric the .5b