Social-issue movies can have real societal impact. That's why Won't Back Down, which presses a lot of hot buttons, deserves to be taken seriously, and criticized seriously, on its own terms.
Taken seriously? Really? If it was connected to "social-issues" with any degree of reality, perhaps. But it is nothing but agit-prop, aimed at the gullible or ill-informed.
Sep 28 - 11:13 AM
Wait so a movie that dumbs down a complicated issue, portraying it false terms and providing false solutions should be taken seriously? the movie simply plays to the notions that teachers are the problem in our education system, and if we simply get rid of unions our "kids win." that is ridiculous based on no research (research actually promotes the opposite view that unionize teachers outperform right to work/non union teachers) but who cares about the truth. the movie is by walden media, the same company that gave us another propaganda film "waiting for superman."
Sep 28 - 03:13 PM
Why is it that movies with conservative viewpoints are not so good and those with liberal views are great, on balance. I want critics about movie making not the critics social bent.
Oct 2 - 09:05 AM
Taken seriously on it's on terms? Really? This is not a serious film it's propaganda pretending to be entertainment and nothing else.
By the way this is a union made film attacking Teacher unions, how exactly does that work? Oh yea, great for me, bad for you, hypocritical trash.
Oct 3 - 12:17 PM