[Politics} Trump and Liberal Hollywood

Trump really got those Liberal Hollywooders. https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/movies/universal-cancels-the-hunt-release-after-trump-criticism/ar-AAFCXgm?ocid=spartandhp

The Hunt has been cancelled due to pressure from Trump and the recent shootings. Also, now Trump is claiming the liberals aren't the actual Elites. It's the people fighting against them who are the Elites. I thought Elites were BAD WORDS and Trump didn't want to be one. At least two years ago.

Anyways, Trump WINS!!!

Is that that movie were a bunch of MAGA types get hunted one by one by the elites, but one eventually ends up turning the tables on the liberals by killing them in turn?

If so, why the fuck does he dislike that?

Chimpzy:
Is that that movie were a bunch of MAGA types get hunted one by one by the elites, but one eventually ends up turning the tables on the liberals by killing them in turn?

If so, why the fuck does he dislike that?

Balance of probability is that he stopped reading the summary part way through, or got his information on it from someone who did. For illustrative purposes, here's the summation from wikipedia:

The film follows 12 strangers, referred to as "deplorables" in the trailer, who mysteriously wake up in a clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there. They discover that they have been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of rich elites. The hunters gather in a remote facility called the Manor House, but their sport gets derailed when one of the hunted, Crystal (Gilpin), fights back and starts killing them one by one.

Now imagine if the reader stops reading before that last sentence. Assuming that to be true, the summary they'd be basing their opinion off of would read as follows:

The film follows 12 strangers, referred to as "deplorables" in the trailer, who mysteriously wake up in a clearing. They do not know where they are or how they got there. They discover that they have been chosen to be hunted in a game devised by a group of rich elites.

If you assume the incomplete summary is what they're working from, the umbrage starts to make sense. Still dumb, mind you, as even in that summation the natural tendency of stories would entail the hunted being the protagonists, and turning the hunt around is downright predictable, but considering Trump's comments it's hard to imagine that they're based on anything but an incomplete summary of the film.

It makes even more sense if we assume that the people in question are...let's say "uncultured" in that they're unfamiliar with prior works such as The Most Dangerous Game (the book, the maybe a dozen film adaptations, the radio plays from the 1940s, or the numerous television shows which had an episode based on a similar premise, or the other works loosely inspired by it (like, say, Battle Royale, the Hunger Games, Predator, and the Running Man). That would help explain the lack of pattern recognition, and would further lend itself to the apparent inciting idea that this is intended as some kind of revenge flick reveling in the deaths of the hunted rather than a typical 'hunter becomes the hunted' tale.

For how much Republicans bitch about 'liberal Hollywood', they are the ones who keep making those Hollywood folks into Presidents.

Chimpzy:

If so, why the fuck does he dislike that?

Because the movie isn't a serious thriller, it's a satire. The plot is a caricature of what the people making the movie think American conservatives fantasize about. That's why they cancelled the release: not because Trump criticized it, but because they're afraid their satire is too close to true and will encourage violent people on the right.

Like, imagine a movie where the protagonists were based on the right-wing image of socialists. Would you say "the good guys are socialists, why would that upset the left?"

 

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