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Sunday, July 31, 2005

The bad guys ???

Watched the movie "The Pacifier" with a bunch of friends last night. This was a family DISNEY movie that you watch with kids and grandparents. The movie does have bad guys like in any movie today. For a change I saw that North Korea (and north koreans) were the bad guys in this movie. This movie came out less than six months ago!. I found that interesting. A major movie house in the United States is line with the Government's foreign policy and they are joining the same band wagon as the general heavily biased media.

I remember seeing summer blockbuster after another, which had the typical muslim/arab looking middle eastern guy being the villain. Enough movies to stereotype any dude with an arab nose branded as a potential terrorist by the average moviegoer (True Lies and all hits within +/- six months of True Lies). Does this help the USA recruit more innocent people in the war against the middle east ? Is this all a general brainwashing strategy ? One cannot but wonder when we start seeing the Koreans being the bad guys in movies now that US is at crossroads with North Korea on nuclear issues. We did have a bond movie with a korean villan two years ago. Then things died down and the Middle eastern moslems were back as villans. Now the Koreans are making a comeback ?

Bollywood (Bombay's movie industry) makes 3 times as many movies a year as Hollywood and has a bigger audience. The average indian is as prime a candidate for brainwashing as the average american moviegoer, but it is a crying shame that Bollywood doesnt adopt this strategy to put the bad guys(?) in their place.

Learn from Hollywood !!

3 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:46 PM, Anonymous SK wrote...

Sundar,
Bollywood is similar to Hollywood in some ways when they protraty Pakistan (and Pakistanis) as the villian(s).

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:21 PM, Blogger carkar wrote...

Yes, in many recent movies there is a mention of "neighbouring country". I dont know if they ever mentioned which neighbour :)
The difference is the bad guys ( or bad country ) has been the same for the last 50 odd years where as here, the bad country moves across the globe every 10 years !!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

bollywood is shit scared of being politically incorrect.

possibly because the bad guys are the ones funding the movie industry from the gulf ?

 

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