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Thread #141413 Message #3269606
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
06-Dec-11 - 10:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Gnu, Old bean ya got me thinkin. Now I think I understand the Fox reporters reaction. I don't excuse it mind you, but I understand it.
You see if you or I spent every single working moment with our bosses looking over our shoulder making sure that we relentlessly pushed a specific agenda. We might, as a defense mechanism for our tortured consciences, start to think that everyone else is doing the same thing.
We might think that Jason Segel (the star and writer of the film) wrote this movie only to brainwash kids about big business. We might not use our heads and look at it from a writers perspective. He needed an antagonist who threatened the Muppet reunion and a physical icon to represent the Muppet show. When he chose the Muppet theater, that the antagonist had to threaten theater with destruction. That leave three possible choices. Real estate developer, Oil Barron or giant termite. Personally I would have liked the termite. But I am guessing that they didn't have the FX budget. Real estate was out. Even the kids know that Paulson, Bush and the banks have made active Real Estate developers as rare as Sasquach. The kids will believe in Tinker Bell but not a developer buying property in this market. So that leaves the oil guy.
And even though we all know that the fracking industry is the one and only savior of American jobs and the environment. You have seen the ads. So have I. It just never entered the Fox Newsies minds that one, just one of all the drillers, in a fictional context could ever be evil for the sake of a story.
Face it Jason Segel isn't anti-corporate, he is just a hack writing the simplest possible hackneyed cliche. He can't be anti corporate. He did the film for Disney! for gorsh sakes.