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Hostiles (Scott Cooper, December 22, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen Sep 5, 2017
    (Last edited: Jan 22, 2018)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  2. Looks really good.
  3. I'm into it. Enjoying the resurgence of Westerns in recent years.
  4. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

  5. Kennedy Prestigious

    This was absolutely incredible how are people not talking about this in this forum
    fenway89 likes this.
  6. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    It hasn't really gone "wide" yet. Give it another week.
    fenway89 and Kennedy like this.
  7. Kennedy Prestigious

    Best movie I’ve seen in maybe the past 2 years. Can’t think of anything else that hit me emotionally like this did.
  8. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    So glad to hear that, hope I get some time to see it this weekend.
  9. kupe Jan 27, 2018
    (Last edited: Jan 27, 2018)


    Just saw this with Movie Pass. Pretty good movie
  10. kidwithhelmet


    Deeply touched by this film. Bale was phenomenal, maybe only outshined by Rosamund Pike.
    fenway89 and Kennedy like this.
  11. Professor Plumbob

    Trusted Supporter

    Great movie, Bale killed it.
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  12. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i didn't like it. my wife fell asleep.
  13. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    that said, bale was really good. wish ben foster had a bigger role
  14. Kennedy Prestigious

    I can’t imagine not liking this
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  15. a nice person

    Trusted Prestigious

    Really good. I’m a sucker for Westerns
  16. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    Mediocre. What a waste of Wes Studi. And rarely have I seen antagonists so shoehorned into a movie.
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  17. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    How was this a waste of Wes Studi?? He was great in this as he always is! Also Rosemund Pike was insanely good. She stole the movie. And it was probably Bales best performance. Really beautiful film
    Kennedy and a nice person like this.
  18. a nice person

    Trusted Prestigious

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was glad to see that some complex issues between Natives/whites were explored.
    fenway89 likes this.
  19. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    Couple of issues but really enjoyed this for the most part. I was a big fan of Tommy.
  20. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Didn't like this in any way. Found the film uncomfortably racist and overacted. Really wanted to like this too.

    Course I was sitting near an old man who would mutter racial slurs and cheer every time a native character got shot. So that didn't help the racism in the film go unnoticed
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  21. Kennedy Prestigious

    Wait I’m sorry i don’t get what you’re saying. You think this film is promoting racism?
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  22. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    It's not promoting racism, several of the characters out right denounce their past and try and become better people.

    But I do think they are far too comfortable with the racial slurs, especially for a film where they kill basically all the native characters
  23. Kennedy Prestigious

    I can kind of see what you’re saying... but I mean, name a movie that revolves around the evils of racisms that doesn’t have racial slurs in it? I’m not saying I enjoy hearing those words. I do think hearing evil people in the film using those words is a difficult pill to swallow. But also reminds me how foul of words they are and how no human should be treated as less than human.

    In regards to the First Nations dying at the end of the film. At first I was super off out by it but then I thought of it like this. By the end of the movie you’ve seen Bale make a complete 180. You’ve seen a friendship grow between these two groups that have hated for so long. It’s a film of change. To me all the death at the end is so the characters that had a change of heart could display how deep of change they made. To show how drastic the growth from hate to love was. Also it was like a reminder “damn, terrible racists people still exist”, but these people that made change won’t stand for it. And we need to be those people today, that won’t stand for it. I guess this film really hit me emotionally, as an illustration that everyone should be treated as human / people of colors cultures needs to be preserved and respected and celebrated / hate can turn to love if you try to communicate with people different then you. Just seems weird to write off that film as racist, when it works so hard to fight against it
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  24. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    I might have been distracted by the slurs, because I didn't feel any of those same emotions.

    But I also felt like it was a poorly written film. Felt like 3 movies smashed together and the antagonists literally show up out of nowhere to be a nuisance.

    Glad other people are finding good things in the film though!
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  25. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    it wanted to have its cake and eat it too with the racism I think, the first image we see is a gang covered in face paint making only woop sounds, but then it's like actually some of them are nice model minority and such and we shouldn't have taken their land
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