|07-30-2009, 11:11 PM||#11|
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And you have Wayans as your avatar!?
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|07-30-2009, 11:22 PM||#12|
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I'm sure Ripcord will have some cheesy jokes but some of the reviews out there actually say he isn't that bad. I don't mind the change to the character but I also agree that there were other characters they could've used for Marlon Wayans. I won't judge until I see the movie though.
|07-30-2009, 11:33 PM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2009
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I don't mind him being black. I don't mind him being Wayans in an action movie. I don't care that they redesigned him.
But when he fell out of the van I didn't want anything to do with him. When they put the clip in the trailer that said he couldn't pass the test my response was, "then why is he on the team?"
I must say he has one of the most accurate face sculpts in the line. If you like this movie Ripcord then the toys should make you really happy.
Perhaps after I see the movie I'll be of a different mind, but at the moment...he's a joke.
(although I can admit him going through the train is funny.)
|07-31-2009, 03:28 AM||#14|
Join Date: Aug 2008
I'm sure Ripcord will be all the kids new favorite character in the movie. I sure hope so... somebody needs to buy all those Marlon Wayans action figures that are pegwarming like crazy. LOL.
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|07-31-2009, 04:04 AM||#15|
Join Date: Feb 2007
The new Ripcord is cool with me too. The old Ripcord was a scrub.
I do have a problem with this Channing Tatum. Duke is a lot blonder than that! Let is all bitch about it like this is the determining factor of the movie's quality! Duke is blonde. Step Up sucks because I can't dance! His family can't act! Grumble, bitch, moan...what? No one?
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|07-31-2009, 04:47 AM||#16|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cobra Island
i like how blacks make up something like 15 - 20% of america, yet we have to have at least one main character in every movie be "the black guy". and thats not the problem, its that they stereotype the black character into being a 'jar jar binks' goofy comedy character.
i think this limits what black folks can identify with growing up and i also think 'urban comedic black guy' is almost always really annoying.
im glad gi joe also has heavy duty being a rather serious and intelligent character to offset wayan's role. its one of the few to do that so if they HAD to do it, im glad they diversified the roles a bit.
but on the subject of the wayans brothers themselves... ive never found them to be anything but unfunny and annoying. but then again i have a bad sense of humor and usually only laugh at horror movies and blasphemous perversions.
its also noteworthy that being i study alot of psychology and human relations, i think everyone whether they want to admit it or not is at least somewhat racist. where this gets confusing for white people is that we arent 'german' 'swedish' and 'irish' anymore... were just white people with no real culture for the most part since were in america... other races are more fresh and will take probably another generation or two to become the faceless americans the cobra army so rightfully wants to integrate into their legions.
thats why they had the faceless masks... brilliant idea really. gi joe represented the diversity of culture in a positive aspect and cobra presented culture as only the cobra symbolism and abolished differences to one mentality and uniformity.
i think there is a subliminal to everything in pop culture which is specifically designed to make us think or react in a certain way... i think government think tanks and corporations spend billions each year adding subliminals into films and television and bogus news stories to mold the collective unconsciousness.
i noticed alot of that in wolverine. the asian ninja and the american white ninja vehicle battle with blades coming through in front of the asian ninja... and a few other things. it may be crazy but i like to note the coincidences that happen in movies to see what hidden agenda there may be. (admitted insane conspiracy theorist, just fun food for thought)
but now i am so far off topic i guess i shouldnt have bothered typing all that...
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|07-31-2009, 07:02 AM||#17|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Selkirk, NY
^^^well, the oposite holds true also...in every "black movie" the white guy is
A.an asshole racist cop
b.the rich "man" whos bringing everyone down
c.the dumb skater (see Next Friday)
d.the rich white kid who gets beat up
e. the "wigger" who thinks hes black, and is the butt of the joke
...dont even get me started on how every movie with an Italian has him either a mobster, or a slick backed hair slimeball
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|07-31-2009, 07:11 AM||#18|
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I don't have a HUGE problem with Ripcord, BUT I will likely always maintain that he should have been Stalker in the first place, regardless of the connations they thought the name might have with the general public. People are smarter than movie producers think (ditto the whole hood/KKK thing, which is also BS).
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|07-31-2009, 07:18 AM||#19|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Midway, PA
When my girlfriend first saw the new Ripcord figure, she was like, "Ooh - a Marlon Wayans action figure." Then she saw the General Hawk figure, and she was like, "Ooh - a Dennis Quaid figure. When are they gonna make a Randy Quaid figure?"
|07-31-2009, 08:24 AM||#20|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
I read the novelization and there are 2 (count 'em 2, and there's no gurantee that the first of 'em made it into the final movie) groan-inducing Ripcord moments.
The 2nd is the part where he falls out of the van and gets hit by the car.
I admit there's no need for the scene. Doesn't add or subtract anything to the movie, it's just there for a quick laugh.
But that's it, just two scenes out of all the ones in the movie.
He does crack a couple one-liners, but what movie doesn't?
The first T-Formers movie had the Anthony Anderson (what was the point of him) and John Turturro characters as well as Spike's parents. All of those were more "Jar Jar" characters then Ripcord. Did they ruin the movie?
People need to unclench, seriously.
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