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In article <mnexe2xk3m7x$.l0brsjqxezsg$.dlg@40tude.net>,
 alvey<alvey@is.invalid> wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:16:08 -0800, BTR1701 wrote:
> 
> > In article <pwsbC.537981$iX.302982@fx39.iad>,
> >  moviePig<pwallace@moviepig.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> On 1/28/2018 3:26 PM, BTR1701 wrote:
> >>> This guy has some serious issues to work through. His obvious issues
> >>> with the military aside, he can't even stand that Hemsworth is
> >>> good-looking. "Greviously handsome"? WTF?
> >>> 
> >>> Oh, and contrary to the writer's claim, Hemsworth's Marines did a lot
> >>> more than decimate the Taliban forces. They annihilated them.
> >>> 
> >>> -----------------
> >>> https://theintercept.com/2018/01/27/12-strong-war-movies-masculinity
> >>> 
> >>> Peter Maass
> >>> January 27 2018
> >>> 
> >>> The Hollywood Reporter published a surprising story earlier this month
> >>> about film studios turning away from movies about sex. A biopic about
> >>> Hugh Hefner is stalled, gone for the moment is a James Franco film about
> >>> a 15-year-old Russian prostitute, and a remake of A STAR IS BORN is
> >>> being re-thought, too.
> >>> 
> >>> "As Hollywood begins to navigate the #MeToo landscape," Tatiana Siegel
> >>> reported, "one of the first casualties appears to be big-screen erotica.
> >>> In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, studios are steering clear
> >>> of sex." Alyssa Rosenberg, writing in the Washington Post, hopes that
> >>> Hollywood's embarrassed executives are navigating "the end of a very
> >>> narrow way of thinking about what's alluring." Instead of movies that
> >>> objectify women, she suggests more films that portray sex and sexuality
> >>> in intelligent ways.
> >>> 
> >>> This reckoning is long overdue. And it can be extended to another genre
> >>> that has distorted how men behave: war movies. Hollywood has shown
> >>> itself capable of making excellent war movies (think THREE KINGS, PATHS
> >>> OF GLORY, and THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES), but most are problematic.
> >>> Some of the biggest war movies of the post-9/11 era don't just show
> >>> violence in ways that are often gratuitous and occasionally racist. They
> >>> model a cliched form of masculinity that veers from simplistic to
> >>> monstrous.
> >>> 
> >>> For instance, you can see Rambo and John Wayne return to life in the
> >>> latest war blockbuster, 12 STRONG, which was produced by Jerry
> >>> Bruckheimer, who also brought us BLACK HAWK DOWN. 12 STRONG is an
> >>> extravaganza about a Special Forces team that fought the Taliban in
> >>> Afghanistan in the weeks and months after 9/11. During the movie's
> >>> pivotal scene, the leader of the Green Berets, played by Chris Hemsworth
> >>> (the grievously handsome star of the THOR franchise), decimates a hive
> >>> of Taliban fighters with his rifle ablaze as he gallops ahead on his
> >>> fearless horse (yes, he's riding a horse). In the same way that
> >>> Hemsworth's assault weapon goes rat-tat-tat and the bad guys fall like
> >>> bulleted dominoes, the scene itself checks off one born-in-Hollywood
> >>> clich