I love movies. They have been a mainstay in my life from the beginning like pretty much all of us.
Many movies stay embedded in our minds forever.
We quote them, we discuss them, we rewatch when we can and as we age it's the rewatch that can be troublesome.
Some of the movies we adored are seriously problematic... at best.
RedditorScorpionX-123wanted to chat about the movies that everyone adores, but maybe we need to think twice about hailing.
"What movie actually has a terrible message?"
All of those movies about a man coming to save you? Please. he doesn't exist.
"Any rom com that says chase the woman & no matter what you'll get them. Only if you chase hard enough."
Paging a Doctor
"Annabelle's Wish has a great message about the spirit of Christmas and it's still one of my favorite Christmas movies, but the kid clearly has severe PTSD from watching his parents die and then almost dying himself in an unrelated event, and the 'evil' aunt wants to adopt him so she can take him to therapy, which his grandfather doesn't believe in."
"Watching as a kid you just want to see the kid stay on the farm and hang out with the animals, but as an adult it's more 'holy crap, this kid needs to see a real doctor'."
Powers that be...
"喵星人 Meow (2017 Hong Kong film). A child with a disability gets mercilessly bullied by her peers and teachers. At the end the cat uses his magic powers to get rid of her disability. Then everyone likes her and she lives happily ever after."
"Like Rudolph - taunted and excluded due to a birth defect and only accepted when only he was the one to save them. People always forget the rest of his herd would have happily let him die if not for the need to light the way."
"Meet the Parents! Pam is so rude and inconsiderate to Greg and sets him up for failure all weekend! That movie makes me SO angry... lol every 10 minutes I find myself yelling out 'he should dump her!!"
"I actually cried when I watched that movie bc Greg tries so hard and everyone is just so mean to him and after a certain point it just didn't seem funny!! And Ben Stiller just seems like such a genuinely nice and goofy person lol."
I Love Meg
"Not a movie, but that episode of Family Guy where Meg finally calls out her family on their treatment of her, but then takes it all back at the end because singling her out for abuse is what keeps them all together, I guess."
That show really does have some thematic problems.
"Any one of them where the ‘unattractive’ (albeit smart or talented) girl has to change everything about herself to get the popular guy who only sees her for the ‘her’ they created her into."
"Cars 2. You (Tow Mater) can be an absolute idiot and sabotage all the good things I (Lightning McQueen) have going for me on this international vacation I'm paying for, but it's my problem because that's just the way you are. It's my fault because need to accept and be okay with the fact that you are the worst."
I have a dream...
"Any movie where the expert is proven wrong by the young upstart who has a 'vision' and/or 'faith.' It’s pretty much created a culture of people who are proud to be ignorant, because not being educated somehow makes you more down to earth, or better than people who passionately studied their subjects for years."
"Top Gun: If a girl rejects you, just have a bar sing to her and then follow her into the bathroom. When she gives in, go to her house late and shower. Just be weird as f**k."
"They wanted to push more romance into the movie and Tom Cruise was like no, this movie needs more bromance. They were going to downplay Goose and he was the one who realized that their relationship was the best part of the movie."
"This feels like easy mode, but the 50 Shades trilogy: it's okay if he abuses you, he had a sad past! And he's rich! Giving you nice things = love, right? ...Right??"
Where do we even begin?
If he was poor, it'd be a Texas Chainsaw sequel.
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Being an emergency responder is a high-stress job.
It's a career with long, laborious hours.
There is always a hint of danger. And death is always around the corner.
So we as a society could try to help these people out and not put ourselves in unnecessary danger.
These workers and the world already has enough trouble without my stupid.
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Will they show?
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Wow, people really need to get a grip. Of their minds.
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Dead in the living room...
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If it's not a true emergency dial 311. Please.
I hated science classes.
As soon as I could I ran.
But it follows me.
Because science can be downright disturbing.
That's why I blocked out so many of the details.
"What's the scariest thing that science has proven real?"
As if knowledge isn't scary enough, let's her more...
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"Some tumors have teeth, hair and even eyes."
Far Far Away
"How the brain is literally rewired and chemically altered by childhood neglect and abuse."
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"Prions, horrific and totally unpredictable."
Now I can never UNKNOW about prions. Perfect.
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"Gamma ray bursts. No warning, no escape, no defense, no survivors."
"Entropy. Time shall consume all things. Inevitable heat death of the universe."
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"That hearing is the last sense to leave, when dying."
Well that is the antithesis of comfort. Life is so fun.
Ever since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977, a devoted fanbase developed.
And that fanbase has opinions.
Lots and lots of opinions.
Redditor Ebo8000 wanted to know:
"What is your most controversial take on Star Wars?"
"LASERS LOCK DOORS. LASERS OPEN DOORS. LASERS KNOW WHAT YOU WANT THE DOOR TO DO."
"…you shoot the bloody door panel!"
"Why put the door control RIGHT NEXT to the door? Put the door control system in a breaker box."
"Shoot the breaker box, now the whole floor is closed until someone can figure out what happened."
"Almost look like those doors just exist as dramatic elements..."
"Not sure if controversial but they need to take the franchise and yeet it 200 years in the future."
Design Fail? No!
"The Death Stars weren't badly designed they were just badly managed."
"All in all it sounds like a fairly effective defence when you consider the design philosophy."
"The entire universe has a cool factor that outweighs the atrocious storytelling."
"Bro imagine the following movies, but if they were in Star Wars universe."
"Top Gun - But it's you know, Wedge or something"
"Ford versus Ferrari - But it's podracing or swoop racing"
"He was never a character. He was a cool helmet."
"He was a cool jetpack too."
Time for the weather...
"Han is actually older than Obi-Wan due to Time Dilation."
"Time dilation in a universe where every planet and moon has the same gravity and atmosphere?"
"And just 1 biome."
"That way they only need one Weather Channel per planet."
"And over to Klaatu for the Tatooine weather report. Klaatu?"
"It's still sunny."
These are the droids we're looking for.
"Star Wars is actually the life story of C-3PO—think about it."
Fan is short for fanatic.
"Fans ruined the whole franchise."
So, did your controversial Star Wars opinion make the list?
People clarified what actually terrified them most about death
"I don't fear being dead. I fear dying."
"Yeah, that's usually the issue. It's why that quote doesn't mean much, to a lot of people."
Concept Of Loss
People provided an analogy to articulate what ceasing to exist must feel like.
It's About Time
Consciousness Is Life
Like Being Under
"That is very true, but for me, that's the closest amalgamation of what it probably feels like."
When In Deep Sleep
"Yeah in contrast to sleep where you can actually feel like time has passed when you wake up."
Think Line Between Death And Slumber
"As CGPGrey puts it, your bed might very well be a suicide machine."
People opened up about their insecurities around the concept of death.
Fear Of What Comes Next
The Circle Of Death
"But you won’t be able to. You just won’t!"
When Faith Fails You
"what do you mean I'm going to hell?! I was a good person and attended church regularly!"
It was sweet and beautifully done. The 1962 episode was titled, "Nothing in the Dark."
That's how I imagine it to be.
A dashing Prince of Darkness telling me it's time to join him in guiding me to the other side.