That being said, this comment was left under my Tropic Thunder post from yesterday. Honestly, until I read the very last paragraph, you at least were being respectful, and then you chose to be immature. That really didn't benefit anyone now did it? Just made you look foolish.
Sigh....another ill-informed posting on this topic. This movie does not make fun of mentally handicapped people, it makes fun of the pampered, spoiled, clueless actors who aren't bright enough to know any better.
It satirizes how Hollywood gives out awards to actors who play mentally handicapped individuals and mocks Hollywood for their treatment of the subject.
It is NOT, I repeat NOT, mocking those who are "differently-abled" or whatever PC term is in vogue now. It is mocking stupid, lazy Hollywood.
Now I'm hoping that the movie does fantastic box office and makes oodles of money. Just to piss you clueless idiots off - you guys don't even know what you're protesting. You're just as dumb as the brainless actors Stiller portrays in his movie.
So here's the thing. In yesterdays post I copied EXACT script from the movie. How exactly does this NOT make fun of people with developmental disabilities? They are using the name of "Satire" to defend the EXTREME hate they are displaying throughout this movie. And it sucks. What if they were talking about African American Actors and the line was, "You never go full N*****!" Do you think that would go unnoticed? Do you think that the black community all over the country wouldn't be up in arms about it? Don't you KNOW the NAACP would be involved up to their necks in this?
So they're mocking Hollywood huh? Maybe. Let's give Dreamworks the benefit of the doubt that yes, they were mocking Hollywood and the actors. Do you think that's what everyone else is going to get from this movie? Do you think when people wear the shirts that say, "Never Go Full Retard", they are going to be laughing at Hollywood? Do you think that as people leave this movie and are walking around the mall or in the grocery store and they see a person with a disability they won't think about this movie and mock this person? Maybe they wouldn't outwardly, but their brains will automatically go to what they've heard/seen/are wearing.
And THAT is where discrimination begins. One movie that makes it OK to mock those with disabilities. One movie that says it's "funny" and you should laugh, because gee, the actors are making fun of themselves. But those actors don't go home to a child with Down syndrome or Autism or even a spouse who has been injured in a car accident or in war and are now labeled "Mentally Retarded". Those actors and those people at Dreamworks have no idea the ripple of discrimination this is going to generate to people with disabilities all over the country. For a stupid laugh. At MY child.
If Dreamworks were NOT focusing on those with disabilities they would not be promoting the "Simple Jack" website. They would not be making posters for the movie within the movie. They would not be counting on Ben Stiller getting laughs because he is a "moron"... an "imbecile"... a "retard". They're not mocking people with disabilities? Really? Something tells me that I am not the clueless one here.