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Old 04-15-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Predator -- Best film critique ever

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Yeah, that stuff is there if you want to find it. Predator also works as Vietnam allegory (American might negated by superior tactics and a jungle-dwelling foe on home turf), sexual politics (Predator unmasked resembles a vagina with tusks), and a deconstruction of the action-hero persona (only primal Arnie - stripped of quips, weapons, tech, and cool can take down the beast). It's got a lot more layers than people often give it credit for.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
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Haha, all that article proves is what bullsh!t most of psychoanalysis really is.

Good Freud quote, Southern Land.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #5
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Yeah. If I look for something in a film, I'll find it.. But that doesn't mean it was consciously placed there by the makers off the film. People find ET shaped cereal for farks sake. And that jesus cornflake. Yep, I'm sure the biblical son didn't have a handshake deal with Kelloggs...

Anyway, I love this film. Rewatch it. When Predator removes his/her mask and beats up Dutch, tell me you don't hear a child whimpering as he is chased (while in Predator's POV ). Takes the film to a much darker level.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:49 AM   #6
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Do i really want to read this? Predator is like my all time favorite movie.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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The deleted scene where Dutch has anal sex with The Predator could suggest some gay overtones but I'm not entirely convinced....



On a more serious note, the notion "the Predator represents a pure homosexual archetype" is absurd. The Predator has no sexual desire, it doesn't molest its prey, it kills them for sport, as a trophy. For there to be any homosexual subtext, the Predator has to have a sexual agenda, and that is not the case. It's doubtful the Predator can even distinguish between male and female human beings, they're just prey, period. You cannot reinvent a film's plot to justify some meaning that isn't there. That article is moronic or just a piss-take (as we say in the UK).

And I have no idea what "exegesis" means but it sounds as daft as that article.

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Old 04-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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na i dont buy predator had a deeper meaning. now clockwork orange on the other hand, talk about repressed sexuality.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #9
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Haha, all that article proves is what bullsh!t most of psychoanalysis really is.
Umm .. a parody of a subject doesn't actually prove anything about that subject.

You guys do all realise that it's a joke .. right?

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #10
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This article was dumb and boring. Couldn't finish it.
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