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December 24, 2006

Thoughts after watching Happy Feet and reading its reviews

Filed under: My Life,My Thoughts — Suramya @ 11:51 PM

First of I want to wish all the visitors to this blog a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Now on to my rambling…

On the 14th we had our office Christmas party. We hired a limo and went to watch a movie in it followed by dinner in the city. It was a lot of fun. Originally the plan was to watch “Deck The Halls” but thankfully there was a mix-up at the theater so we got to watch Happy Feet instead. That movie was so much better than Deck the hall; It was a fun lighthearted movie with a great sound track. though it did raise some really good issues about the environment.

I was looking at the reviews and lot of people didn’t like the movie and think its “Satanic”, “promotes hate” and a lot of other crap like that. One of the posters on the IMDB forums said

Hello, my name is Martha, a mother of 3. I took my three little puddleducks to see this movie and was shocked, SHOCKED by it. It is clearly the work of the devil! Penguins DANCING?!?!?! AND SINGING?!??!?! It is satanic and promotes devil worship. My children were so upset by its anti chriatian views, i took them right out of the cinema and slapped the manager.

For those who allow such filth to be shown on our screens… SHAME ON YOU!

I almost fell of my chair laughing when I read this. Is this person for real? Listen Martha, movies do take a lot of liberties with reality. Thats how you can have Alien invasions (Aliens, Independence Day), talking fish (Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid), talking pigs (Babe), Ghosts (Ghostbusters) in them. If you actually think that fish and animals do talk then you need to get your head checked. What I really want to know is how do dancing penguins relate to devil worship. I watched this movie with 7 kids and 10 adults and we had Muslims, Christians and Hindu’s in our group not one of them thought that this movie was about “Devil worshiping”. It does raise some interesting questions about environmental issues but in no way shape or form is it about devil worship, against religion or any such nonsense. Its a good fun movie.

Oh, guess what it gets better. There was this other guy who wanted everyone to boycott this movie because “there were no blacks in it”. Yes, I am serious thats what he said. Here’s the actual quote

I was disturbed to find there were no black ppl in this movie. In a time where black and white relations are shaky I found it disgusting that there were no afro americans in this film. I believe the director must have some obvious relationship with Michael Richards, as he clearly showed that he has feelings of hate towards “the black man.” I have now decided to boycott all of this directors future films, and i urge u all to do the same. Your thoughts and opinions are welcome.

God! People, get a life and some self respect. Do you have so little self respect that if an animated movie doesn’t have a “black man” in it then you feel threatened and feel that it must be because others hate you? I didn’t see Indian’s, Chinese, Egyptians, Russians and a people from a hundred other countries in the movie and I don’t hear them complaining about it.

Yes, your ancestors were enslaved and put through crap and believe me I feel bad for them. The slavers were wrong and they shouldn’t have done what they did. But thats done now and we can’t change it. Stop using it as an excuse.

These people complain that “white” people are racist but I think that they are the biggest racists of them all. Anyone not black is one of them is out to oppress the poor “black man”. I knew people like that, they didn’t know jack about the work they were supposed to be doing but when some one who did got promoted or got a raise they would complain that it was because the administration was racist and they didn’t want a ‘black’ person heading the department. Arghh! It really gets me mad.

Oh and if you feel the sudden urge to send me flame mails after reading this, don’t bother as I will either delete them or post them here and make fun of them. I am confident enough in myself that I can ignore the random idiots.

Just for the record I make friends with a person based on how interesting they are, not what race/caste/religion/whatever they are. If I find you interesting I will talk to you but if not, I will either ignore you or tolerate you as I do for lot of other unwanted things in life.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

PS: Yes, I saw this a while ago but just got a chance to blog about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Comments »

  1. funny!

    Comment by subhi — December 25, 2006 @ 10:02 AM

  2. this is so funny!!.. only got the opportunity to watch this movie like a week back,.. and apart from the fact that it bordered on “funny”.. I thought it presented those environmental issues really well.. decent entertainment as well.. nothin more, nothing less..
    And for your friend who wanted to boycott the movie, .. perhaps he should have found solace in the fact that penguins are half black anyways!!..(bad one-eh??)

    Comment by Sakshi — January 8, 2007 @ 4:45 AM

  3. It wasn’t a friend. Just some random nutcase I read about on the net.
    My friends are a bit more intelligent. Mostly ๐Ÿ˜‰

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — January 8, 2007 @ 12:31 PM

  4. I am very happy to read your blog.
    But I think it’s too difficult to understand it…

    Comment by Evelyn — February 22, 2007 @ 11:04 PM

  5. for me ….

    Comment by Evelyn — February 22, 2007 @ 11:07 PM

  6. hmm… Which part did you find difficult to understand? If you let me know I will *try* to make it simpler in the future.

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — February 23, 2007 @ 2:18 AM

  7. Write it in Chinese…

    Comment by Evelyn — March 31, 2007 @ 10:34 AM

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