JCC apparently ender got a job with Paramount Australia

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  1. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    so much trolling of oversensitive yanks

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    what's michael bay like in person, @Ender Sai? @solojones, at least, would benefit from the intel
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  2. Diggy Chosen One

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    Can anyone really be bothered to be outraged about this?
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  3. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    more darkly tickled, personally
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  4. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    The fact there's a TMNT film is what people ought to be upset over.
  5. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Oh no, an exploding building! Movie posters never feature explosions.

    I wouldn't worry, guys. People will still buy tickets in droves because Michael Bay is some sort of evil sorcerer.
  6. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    this is the thing that people SHOULD be concerned about. how do michael bay productions keep finding idiots to watch them?
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  7. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Also, Bay & company have done their 9/11-thing more effectively anyway:


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  8. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Is that second one from Armageddon, Tunes? I always find it a bit bemusing that the WTC are still standing in so many disaster films after NYC gets a beating. ID4? Those towers stood rock solid. The end of AI? Still there after all that time.
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    Both are from Armageddon.
  10. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Ah, I never saw it. Don't have to, either, from what I hear.
  11. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Nah, it's worth a view... unlike the Sharknado BS that so many folks are into these days, Michael Bay's films are more well made schlock, just at or over the line of ridiculousness; Armageddon is quite entertaining in that regard.
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  12. Diggy Chosen One

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    A case of art not imitating life.
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    It was particularly egregious in ID4: that fireball cloud of EXPLOSION & DEATH knocks over the Statue of Liberty, but not the WTC towers? Please.
  14. dp4m Chosen One

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    Yeah, let's be intellectually-honest here -- there's nothing to be inflamed over with that movie, unlike Paramount's intentional invoking with Star Trek Into Darkness and WB's Man of Steel. There's definitely a difference between "an exploding building" and "invoking 9/11" and take it from someone there that day and taking in dust-covered refugees from downtown Manhattan... that ain't it.

    This is more Die Hard which is... not close to 9/11.
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  15. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Personally I think that this is hilarious irony.
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  16. tom Chosen One

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    i think it's a huge stretch to tie the poster alone to 9/11. but i dunno, maybe just don't release the movie that day and then people wouldn't instantly make the connection.
  17. Diggy Chosen One

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    Well yes, that's why there is "outrage". Not the 'sploding building by itself, or the date by itself, but the combination.
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  18. dp4m Chosen One

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    I didn't even notice the date until the second day of the controversy happened. :p
  19. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    Remember when Sony pulled pulled that trailer for the first Spider-Man movie, because it showed Spider-Man catching a helicopter some bank robbers used to make their getaway by making a web between the Twin Towers of the WTC?

    Yeah, that happened just right after 9/11, but like the Nostalgia Critic pointed out in one of his videos, that scene must've been planned for the movie, but got cut from the final film (It was probably supposed to be his big public debut, but instead got replaced by a montage of New Yorkers and their reactions to him), and the filmmakers overcompensated with the scenes of Spidey flying in front of the American flag and that whole New Yorkers throwing trash at the Green Goblin saying "You mess with one of us, you mess with all of us!" business.

    Tell me I'm not wrong.
  20. dp4m Chosen One

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    There were rumors that was never supposed to be in the final film and I loved the ad, but they made the right decision in pulling it at the time they did.

    Pretty sure I still have that video on my PC somewhere.
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  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Your American is what we would call "soft". He is unaware of the existence of irony, sarcasm, and black humour (the latter of which, named for it's dark subject matter, would cause them to get uncomfortable and think it's a racist term - why, as we speak, Darth Guy is outraged at the use of the term). He only knows when to feel something when it's a blatant assault on American Values, or when, through pavlovian conditioning, something tells him to feel something. A laugh track tells him to feel amused; ominous music signals foreigners or communists, and sad, contemplative music causes a wellspring of patriotism from within his bosom, no homo.

    Your American is also culturally isolated and therefore assumes all beings think like Americans. After all, he has grown up being subtly (note: subtle is another word not in the American vocabulary) indoctrinated with the belief that America is wonderful and special and all beings wish to be American, the default condition for humans. So, if your American feels confused - angry and upset, but with the said no homo bosom pride too, over the whole September 11 affair, then all others must feel this way too. It was very insensitive of this JRR Tolkien guy (the admiral in the documentary Top Gun, and the teacher in Back to the Future) to call his book "the Two Towers" so close to the global catastrophe.

    And for this Australian (it's like, um, I don't know where on a map actually) to tweet this, well, since all creatures are American at heart, they must have sought to attack 'murican Values! NEVAR FOGET! [face_flag]
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  23. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I've seen butter in the midday sun that's harder than you Americans.

    But, will this suffice?

    [face_flag] NEVAR FORGETS!!! [face_flag]
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  25. tom Chosen One

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    i am soft, it's true. it's because my generation didn't live in the glory days of depression and holocaust.