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I May Destroy You
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Some nice visuals, story/idea has potential, but poorly exploited. Only things exploding, shots being fired and people saying "Shit" all the time. 2 lead females look too much alike.
The Smurfs have even failed to amuse me as a kid. Annoying, ugly, noisy and a weird, redundant "special" vocabulary, I always hated them. Now they are put on movie posters in stereotypical, bland tough guy arms-crossed-over-chest poses looking smug, just the way I've always.. hated animation characters. Dear Smurfs and all makers involved, please die? Bring back the Animals of Farthing Wood.
This tries to be a "fat acceptance" movie, but fails miserably. Fat acceptance is NOT denying a flaw but seeing and not complaining about it. This movie however, shows utter denial plus the extremely insulting stereotype that fat people are stuffing their face with half a cake all the time. The protagonist sees ugly and/or fat women as top models, which results in the message "Fantasize their flaws away, because perfection is still essential and it still is all about the looks". He is blind to their flaws and doesn't understand why other people call them fat or ugly, because no, Hal does not see their inner beauty but a warped version of their exterior. Almost like body dismorphic disorder. As a fat but beautiful woman myself, I don't feel better watching this film which is based on a shallow man kidding himself. If it were really about inner beauty, then the fat girl would not be depicted as a size zero all the time, but just the way she is. It hurts to watch this flick.
This could have been hilarious, but instead it was annoying and at times disgusting (not in a funny way but in a puke-into-wound or loudly masturbating way). Jokes and character exposure were repetitive, there was little progress in the plot. Hardly likeable protagonists encounter highly unlikely law-defying antagonists who get away with everything, and there is little credibility to that. If a guy at Western Union beats you up for no reason, you dial 911 and that's that. Many situations were absurd, there were obvious solutions not taken and the characters don't really seem to try either. The roadtrip comedy genre may have been milked dry with this one. Puke and fapping is only remotely funny in Jackass.