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In article<atropos-A61F0A.15411828012018@news.giganews.com>,
 BTR1701<atropos@mac.com> wrote:

> 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