I guess that comment doesn’t make much sense since it’s at the top of the page. lol.
In all seriousness though, that Zimmerman guy in Florida had a legal firearm. It’s not just illegal firearms that are the problem – it’s voters and legislators passing insane gun laws that allow/condone/motivate senseless killings like the case in Florida.
Bobcat has good track record
Shakes was fun and the dog flick was very very good
Father of the Year was average but showed promise
If watching this film tipped someone over the edge and caused them to start killing people then it was probably only going to be a matter of time before they were going to do it anyway. As others have pointed out there’re already a number of films and real life examples that could trigger a would-be killer. Hell even the words cleaning woman have been known to send someone into a homicidal rage. I’m also surprised nobody has mentioned Natural Born Killers or even Leon. But if you want to talk about potential triggers in GBA the most dangerous thing about this film in my opinion is that way it seems to portray the killer’s relationship with the young girl. I could see some lonely, sexually frustrated, psychopath being motivated by the idea of an attractive teenage girl being impressed by someone who goes on a killing spree. John Hinkley Junior’s attempted assassination of Ronald Regan to impress Jodie Foster is something that springs to mind. It’s well documented that in the years leading up to the assassination attempt Hinkley was obsessed with Taxi Driver.
“If watching this film tipped someone over the edge and caused them to start killing people then it was probably only going to be a matter of time before they were going to do it anyway”
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The tagline for Shakes was better than the film!
^ Loved by children. Desired by women. Adored by bartenders everywhere.
It’s one of the great ones.
-“So no takers for a killer working his way through the Forbes 400?
How about a story about misunderstood young adolescent who left without attention, starts assassinating members of the Forbes 400 with a blowgun? It could be an American remake of The 400 Blows.”
Uwe Boll is about to start work on a film about an average New Yorker getting to grips with the financial crisis by assassinating wealthy investment bankers. Is that close enough?
Santino: I used to do crime reporting and analysis; did it for three years and I know of no gun laws in the U.S. that,
as you phrase it, allow or condone killings like the case in Florida.
The problem in Florida right now is that inept/inane law enforcement officials are erroneously claiming that certain laws compelled them to release that idiot shooter by saying he acted within the law.
SHAKES THE CLOWN had some moments, and was as bleak as it wanted to be. Tom Kenny as Binky the Clown was amazing, and in one scene Lawanda Page fires off the filthiest one-liner I think I’ve ever heard. Funny in the bargain.
GBA obviously uses fantasy/hyperbole with killing scenes to make a point. It was done ages ago in KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, IF, and some other pictures that slip my mind at the moment.
Can’t build our world around the maniacs and other fringe dwellers who take such things to heart.
Lemonglow – Then why has justifiable homicides tripled since the law in Florida passed?
I have a sneaking feeling that the movie will “condone” his actions at first…then throw some brutal jackhammer in the face of him AND the audience for rooting for him. Y’ know, sort of a “If you resort or even think of violence you’re just as bad as them.” aesop delivered either in film technique or twist ending.
But eh, I’ll probably be looking out for this.
someone taking a Bobcat Goldthwait movie seriously. think about that as you sit and say “this will condone copy-cats.”
someone taking a Bobcat Goldthwait movie seriously…
…as far as i know, Sleeping Dogs Lie didn’t cause a massive outbreak of chicks blowing dogs, i don’t see why someone would copy this film.
if people end up doing something like the premise of this film, it won’t be because of the film, it will be because they’d been thinking about it for a long time. Most people with the mental instability to do something like this won’t even be exposed to this movie.
Santino: according to the story you linked to, " St. Petersburg Times found that in the first five years
after the law was enacted, “justifiable homicides” in Florida more than tripled,
to more than 100 in 2010 from just over 30.
The Stand Your Ground law was invoked in at least 93 cases over that time period, involving 65 deaths."
You said earlier that such laws allowed and condoned senseless killings.
That’s roughly 18 cases per year, and so we need to know which of those were senseless killings in order for you objection to have merit.
In other words, they would have to be scenarios like the most recent one, which is clearly NOT a mere
instance of the shooter “standing his ground,” as many proponents of that law have noted.
The fact that many people have killed someone in self defense is not, a priori, a bad thing.