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Question #91797 posted on 11/05/2018 4 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why is Hollywood making a movie about building walls to keep immigrants out? This seems problematic...

-Reiner Braun

A:

Dear Reiner,

Many movies have aspects that (I hope) aren't intended. I don't think their purpose in making that movie is to highlight building a wall, but rather to make money off of a popular manga and anime series. But if we were to look closely into these (unintended) messages, we might be asking questions like these:

Why is Hollywood/Disney making a movie about...

  • A 100+ year old man hitting on a teenager? (Twilight)
  • A "perfect" boyfriend who spies on a girl he's interested in while she sleeps, takes his girlfriend's car engine out when she wants to visit her friend he doesn't approve of, and calls her demeaning names? (Twilight)
  • Men kissing unconscious women and being rewarded for it? (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty)
  • People killing (or wanting to kill) their parents? (Star Wars)
  • Possible family incest? (Star Wars)
  • How kidnapping a woman is perfectly okay and that Stockholm Syndrome will make her fall in love with her kidnapper? (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Women being responsible for changing men from beasts (abusive, controlling, etc.) into gentlemen? (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Torturing children so one man can learn who should head his company? (Willy Wonka)
  • How looks and shoe size are all that matter? (Cinderella)
  • How it's okay to marry someone you just met? (Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty)
  • Changing your entire life and giving up your family for a guy you saw once? (The Little Mermaid)
  • Torturing people who are trying to rob your house? (Home Alone)
  • Kidnapping someone for decades and then gaslighting them when they start to realize there are problems in their life? (The Truman Show)
  • How to trick a comatose man's family into loving you? (While You Were Sleeping)
  • Celebrating terrorists who were known for pillaging, raping, murdering, and destruction? (Pirates of the Caribbean) 

-guppy of doom

posted on 11/06/2018 9:58 a.m.
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