In the opening scene of “Tropic Thunder”, we see elements of a satire with the fake trailers of upcoming movies. In our lives, we are familiar (and probably not too happy about) with the previews before the movie we are about to see. We see the top stars in Hollywood in some of the newest films, some good, and some bad. In our heads, we think either Hollywood has run out of ideas or, that we definitely have to see that one when it comes out. The fake trailers displayed in the movie poke fun of some movies we have seen in recent years come out and the times we wish were not sitting in a movie theatre watching their trailers. One example is when Stuart Cornfield introduces the movie called, “Scorcher 6,” which seems to be one of the many, overdone …show more content…
Kirk is an actor who goes above and beyond for his part; he lives, breathes, and sleeps in his part. For this movie, he actually goes through a surgical procedure to dye his skin black so he can play the part of a black soldier. He also gets his hair done and changes his whole personality. There is a part in the movie where he and Speedman argue because Kirk is trying to explain to Speedman that he is in actual danger and they are not filming. Speedman asks Kirk why he does not drop his character and Kirk responds by saying he does not leave character until after he does DVD commentary (Cornfield). This is one of the funnier aspect of the movie because Kirk is actually a white guy from Australia. Once he drops character and you see that he is a blonde haired Australian, with a thick accent, some viewers may drop down in laughter. The reason the word some is used is that there has been some major controversy with the fact he died his skin black and pretended to be black. People see this as unethical and immoral as it can be seen to be a racist depiction of a black man. Kirk used a real deep voice and uses vocabulary that can be seen as stereotypical. A second instance of controversy arises when the movie called “Simple Jack” is introduced. This a movie, starred by Speedman, about a mentally challenged farm boy (Cornfield). People saw this as offensive because of the excessive use of the word “retard” and the manner in which he played Simple Jack. There is even a part in the movie where Kirk explains why the movie, “Simple Jack” was a failure. Kirk says it is because he went “full retard” (Cornfield). This depicts a trend in some acting that creates the belief that playing a part as a retard can actually bring fame and recognition. Although both these aspect are seen as controversial, in Comic Relief, Morreall
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In the past year and a half, NASCAR has revamped its penalties and violation claims towards its drivers, racecars, and the pit crew teams themselves. The new 2014 NASCAR rule book will display a new structure of guidelines that will be easier to read by the drivers and crew members. The list of penalties begins with warnings and then includes six penalty levels: P1 being the least significant and P6 being the most significant. Before the modifications were made, NASCAR had been perceived as racers and team members who would try and play the rule book and thought nothing applied to them. This issue was clearly illustrated in the 1990 Tony Scott film, Days of Thunder starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. NASCAR has true rules and regulations for its racers and this movie falsely portrays the truth behind this.
Mr. Leo wrote this piece not only for informative purposes, but also to convince a particular audience that, whether intentional or not, characters have taken on harmful images some may find offensive. He is not speaking only to his fairly educated, loyal readers, but also to those who may have taken part in producing the movie. Mr. Leo makes visible to his readers what he believes to be stereotypes in the film. People may not have noticed these before, so he makes clear definitions and comparisons. To the rest of the audience, those who had a hand in making the movie, he makes a plea not to redevelop these characters in future films.
In 1952, Ray Bradbury published the science fiction short story “A Sound Of Thunder.” The story was about a hunter named Eckels who goes to a company called Time Safari Inc, which allows hunters to travel back in time to hunt the Tyrannosaurus rex, while he back in time he steps on a butterfly which causes the present time to change. The film version of “A Sound Of Thunder” that came out in 2005 has a similar plot; a group of hunters go back in time at Time Safari Inc. which causes an unknown change in the present that Travis Ryer and Sonya Rand try to find the cause and fix.
Stereotyping throughout the film has created chaos. People are endangered and mislead. Stereotyping leads to sexual abuses, racial judgments, and power conflicts. It is all negative influences on individuals in which they are categorized and grouped together to be more easily discriminated. People are people. We are all the same, and come from similar experiences. We need to realize that we are all human and it should not be part of our life to misjudge on first sight. We need to improve, be more aware of others, and always keep an open mind. Avoiding stereotype improves our society and cultures from every person to every group. In the end, we are the same and we are all connected.
White people and rappers during the late 1970’s and 1980’s seem to be offended when asked about their role in the hip hop community. They think that black people are becoming a part of a cultural movement and they should join in. The heated responses from the white people in the film are typical answers. They symbolize people who are afraid. The white people are joining a movement that is becoming more and more popular. Black communities feel like others are joining in on their fun. They seem to not enjoy people of another race
This movie has the potential to fall into all of the stereotypes we have come to expect from black and white comedies. There is a little of that: Kutcher’s character is goaded into telling black jokes at dinner with Theresa’s family that includes her racially intolerant grandfather and Mac’s character lies about his daughter’s boyfriend to an employee describing him as a black man named Jamal who lives in Atlanta, plays basketball and went to Howard University. However, while poking fun at the problems of inter-racial romance, the movie reminds viewers that discrimination and stereotypes are still alive and well in the new millennium.
The original film has a lot of things going for it. It has a lot of comedic heavyweights in it, like Ted Knight, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Chevy Chase. The film is a winner with all of its quotable dialogue, great characters, and slapstick humor. In the sequel, only Chevy Chase returned after a lot of pushing on the studio 's part. It was a needless sequel that should not have been made.
... his death. The comical tactics that he used to keep the audience engaged. Michael Moore did not want to bore the audience with all the political terms that he sometimes could not understand himself. The slippery slope argument was present in this film when speaking about capitalism; Moore went back in history to the time Franklin Roosevelt and showed that this crash of the economy was going to happen sooner than later. Michael Moore showed us that capitalism created a domino effect. The film in my opinion can be justified in all that was said because he had different reasons of elements. He had the proper information, even from political sources themselves, he made good implications and assumptions, and he drew inclusive conclusions.
...d violence (Biography 1). While black oriented films have veered away from racism and focused more on humor and sex to attract the new younger audience, Lee has continued to focus on racial issues, keeping the door open for other directors to follow. One of the most original, innovative, and without a doubt controversial filmmakers in America, Lee admits he has been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don’t have access to power and media (IMDb 4). Lee uses this motivation coming from his passion of being able to express the views of many, along with Malcolm X himself and his philosophy that blacks need to build their own economic base, to continue contributing to Hollywood (Gale 4). There is no doubt that Spike Lee will continue to find ways to impact audiences with his controversial actions, statements and racial films.
I have always believed that all races have their good and bad. Their is never going to be the perfect race. This movie definitely set a powerful message that life is not perfect for any race and that even though people are from different cultures, they are all interconnected somehow. The filmmakers did a great job at showing us that individuals should not be based on first impressions such as skin color or the social status.
The purpose of the film was to show that no matter what skin color you are what only matters is who you are on the inside. The movie fails in this attempt to display a political statement in a comedic manner in the sense that in reality it depicts that people need to be aware that we should be equal regardless of skin color but it makes a mockery out of the fact that we are not equal in a non-hysterical manner. This movie is not a comedy in the sense that the jokes are funny because they truly are not funny especially for those who face these discrimination issues daily. The movie is basically promoting conformity in the idea that we all know that equality is a far stretch and that we are not there yet so let us just deal with it and turn it into a mockery.