Hack Propaganda in Films

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As per discussion in the Post Funny forum. Figured I'd move the conversation here.

What is the worst hacky lib propaganda you've seen in a film?

In the other thread the Muppets came up, bad guy's name is an oil exec named "Tex Richman." blech. Neon mentioned the new Escape to Witch Mountain and I brought up Green Zone.:

I just see so much of that shit in children's movies that I can't assume it's a coincidence. You want a good example, check out that Witch Mountain remake with the Rock. I particularly recommend the scene where the evil FBI agent claims that the alien children are illegal aliens on US soil, so he can detain them indefinitely with no trial.
Probably the worst example of this shit I've seen wasn't in a kid's movie. You ever see "Green Zone" with Matt Damon? It's Damon as a soldier running around doing all of his own shit, barging into situations as if to say, "Relax, Hollywood is here." No superior officers to report to or anything, not stationed anywhere, no prior responsibilities, just lone liberal soldier running around fixing things that America has ruined. Fucking awful.
What other films have you all seen that have hack bullshit messages?

I've got one more to throw out:

"Too Big to Fail" was on last night and that one is really fucking preachy. Every line of dialog could have been like this and it would have been the same movie:

"I'm a right wing conspirator."
"Me too!"
 

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Good thread idea. I'll throw mine in here...

Kevin Smith's Red State.

The 'constitutional-rights-trampling-government-agents' hackery taken to the preposterous extreme.

It's like the script was written by Alex Jones. The final scenes are douchesquirmingly awful.
 

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Red State is Smith's worst work. Stick to comedies, fatso.

Let's not forget Cameron's Avatar. Goes without saying, really.
 

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Happy Feet. Because that's what you want in a Kid's movie - a penguin going insane in captivity because of human cruelty.

Oh, and Avatar. What a piece of dogshit.
 

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Red State is Smith's worst work. Stick to comedies, fatso.
It was a great concept. It was a decent movie overall... maybe a little clunky.

The "evil guv'mint" shit was so over the top though, it tore you right out of the movie.
 

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It was a great concept. It was a decent movie overall... maybe a little clunky.

The "evil guv'mint" shit was so over the top though, it tore you right out of the movie.
Yeah, that was the one thing about it that totally bugged me. "Just shoot those hostages in the head, stupid. We got a situation we need to cover up!"
 

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And just for the record - liberal messages in movies are fine by me, as long as they aren't slapping you across the face with it's sheer obviousness, lack of subtlety, and stupidity. I always say that the Bush presidency gave birth to some of the world's greatest hacks because all you had to do was bash him and people would buy your shit. It got so utterly pathetic.
 

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I actually have to give kudos to Disney for Wall E.

That was pretty ballsy of them to portray future humans as a race of lazy fatsos who lay around slobbing down food and slurping Big Gulps.

They were basically slamming the fatso, Rascal scooter riding, food shoveling, self-indulgent slobs they cater to in their amusement parks.
 

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The most blatant, textbook propaganda techniques I've ever seen in a Hollywood movie was in John Q, with Denzel. Goebbels would've been proud of that one. Probably would'be preferred a different lead though.
 

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And just for the record - liberal messages in movies are fine by me, as long as they aren't slapping you across the face with it's sheer obviousness, lack of subtlety, and stupidity. I always say that the Bush presidency gave birth to some of the world's greatest hacks because all you had to do was bash him and people would buy your shit. It got so utterly pathetic.
Remember this piece of shit?

 

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The most blatant, textbook propaganda techniques I've ever seen in a Hollywood movie was in John Q, with Denzel. Goebbels would've been proud of that one. Probably would'be preferred a different lead though.
To me, the worse offenders are people who do it in children's movies. But if you wanna go down that road, I'll just throw Platoon out there as a great example of something Leni Riefenstahl would have been proud of.
 

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"The Happening": what a tree-hugger piece of tripe.

With Whalberg begging nature not to kill him and apologizing for all man's evils against the Earth.
 

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"The Happening": what a tree-hugger piece of tripe.

With Whalberg begging nature not to kill him and apologizing for all man's evils against the Earth.
How's it goin tree? Say hi to your motha for me.

[video=youtube;jhmEo-46vUQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhmEo-46vUQ[/video]
 

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One of the only animated films I've seen since I was 12, anyone see this one? Marx 101.

 

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This one comes to mind:



I mean come on. Poor people are the scum of the earth. They don't deserve to be viewed as human beings. Amiright?
 

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Avatar

We get it... savages are wonderful and civilized humans are evil scumbags.

Thank you for remaking Pocahontas again for the thousandth time, Hollywood.
 

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We get it... savages are wonderful and civilized humans are evil scumbags.

Thank you for remaking Pocahontas again for the thousandth time, Hollywood.
Plinkett's Avatar review sums up the bullshit pretty well.

[video=youtube;uJarz7BYnHA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA[/video]
[video=youtube;dLzKwTcGO_0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLzKwTcGO_0[/video]

Great point about how all the soldiers are burly redneck motherfuckers.
 

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The American President.
For the record, yes, I am a card-carrying member of the ACLU, but the important question is, why aren't you, Bob? Now this is an organisation whose sole purpose is to defend the Bill of Rights, so it naturally begs the question: why would a Senator, his Party's most powerful spokesman and a candidate for President, choose to reject upholding the Constitution?
Yea, the ACLU is all for defending the Constitution except for that pesky second amendment this movie spends 50% of trying to tear apart.

You cannot address crime prevention without getting rid of assault weapons and handguns. I consider them a threat to national security, and I will go door to door if I have to, but I'm gonna convince Americans that I'm right, and I'm gonna get the guns.
 

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Avatar

We get it... savages are wonderful and civilized humans are evil scumbags.

Thank you for remaking Pocahontas again for the thousandth time, Hollywood.
We heard me. Not to mention that Avatar was also one of the most uninspiring views of an alien planet ever. I hate that it's sold as a journey to a fantastical place. Yeah, so fantastical the horses look like horses, the birds look like birds, the dogs look like dogs, the people look like people, and the plantlife and scenery is just exaggerated earth stuff. I've read supermarket pulp sci-fi novels that were 10 times more creative than that garbage.
 

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I think it's called Marksman with Mark Walberg. The end of the film shows two evil Republican like rich guys smoking cigars gloating about how they got away with fooling the lowly middle class folks. Awful.