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Why Conservatives Should Applaud the Movies of 2012

ZealousConscript Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:12 AM
I can see how you might interpret the movies as conservative, and I actually agree with you on TDKR and some of The Avengers. The Hunger Games not so much, but I haven't seen the film, only read the books. Its interesting that two films so popular with conservative audiences (and amazing films no matter your political bent) come from a notoriously liberal industry. While the movie does present Cap America as a tad more conservative, the comic character has stood up the the US Gov. on several occasions, and generally for liberal reasons. As for Tony Stark, I don't really think he represents conservatives values
ZealousConscript Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:16 AM
As much as you think, captain to industry he may be, the main point of his second film is that he is refusing to create and sell weapons with his Iron Man tech. He does so because he believes he is responsible for his creation, and sees safety as more important than profit. Of course the film also represents the Gov. wanting his tech, so there's that.
Brent150 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 1:18 PM
Tony Stark in the unfairly panned Iron Man 2: " I have successfully privatized world peace "
and he says "The suit is ME - you can't have it "
His speech before the senate committee actually sounds very Ayn Rand-ish in his claim to inviolate property rights RE: the Iron Man suit. It would only be more Ayn Rand-like if he expected to profit handsomely by protecting others with the suit.

It isn’t unusual for an unsuspecting viewer to walk into a movie theater expecting two hours of mindless entertainment only to be surprised by a liberal political message that overshadows the proceedings. For instance, “Avatar” (2009) -- the highest-grossing movie of all time -- arrived in theaters with an environmental message that presented a false choice between environmental protection and the success of big business. 2012 also offered up its share of liberal-leaning films including “The Campaign,” “Big Miracle,” “The Obama Effect,” “Step-Up Revolution” and “Peace Love & Misunderstanding.” Fortunately, though, those smaller films were out-classed and out-numbered by many other...