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#32 - kcits (03/09/2014) [-]
For those that don't know, the movie is 'American History X.' Edward Norton plays this dude, Derek, who's a skinhead. One night, these black dudes try to steal his truck and Derek forces the one, with his gun, to put his teeth on the curb and curb-stomps him. He gets sent to jail, makes fun with other skinheads, then figures out they're full of **** . He disses them, gets raped, and the black dude in the picture literally saves his ass from getting jumped by all the black people. Out of jail, he realizes how ******* stupid skinheads are, saves his little brother's ass, but then his little bro gets shot at school by a pissed off black kid. It's a damn good movie.
#40 to #32 - mollyddog (03/09/2014) [-]
What always annoyed me about the movie is that we were shown this movie to promote anti racism. But if you actually watch it, with the exception of the principal, all the black people you see are robbing, murdering or in jail. And then at the end, Edward Norton comes out with a new outlook on life about the blacks, and has his brother killed by a black kid. I came out of watching that movie thinking that the skinheads were pretty justified.

I'm not racist but this movie sure did a bad job in trying to dispell it
User avatar #68 to #40 - syndromes (03/09/2014) [-]
That's the whole point of the movie. It's all just a never-ending circle of misunderstandings. What makes Derek's change in behavior so grounding is that you know, even if there isn't an epilogue, that Derek will still remain non-hostile against blacks forever because he has witnessed the effects of prejudiced hate first-hand and he doesn't want it anymore.
User avatar #50 to #40 - herpderpstrom (03/09/2014) [-]
Yeah, but you can't deny that his brother getting shot was a pretty darn good plot twist. I realized something was going to happen because of the dark music during the last 15 minutes of the film, but I just thought Ed Norton would have a showdown with the skinheads or something...
#55 to #50 - mollyddog (03/09/2014) [-]
Thinking back on it, I guess it probably ended that way so it would fit into the whole 90s thing of, I HEAR YOU LIKE PLOT TWISTS, HAVE 7 OF THEM IN 1 MOVIE! I imagine that's what happened with the end
#48 to #40 - kcits (03/09/2014) [-]
I appreciate someone sharing their opinion, but I disagree. Not every black person was stealing, though yeah, some did. The pissed off white kids trashed that 7-11, and they weren't doing anything. I think Derek would have been justified in beating that first black guy's ass for trying to steal his truck, but not that violence, my point being I can see why he was so mad. What I took from the movie is how absolutely stupid a degree of hate can be. Maybe that black kid will get a new outlook on white's for killing Danny. Maybe it's not about white versus black, I'm not sure. Maybe this one's just anti-propaganda since the skinheads hated even other white people, like the Jews. (Personally, and this is aside from the point and because I don't know how to do the "eye-thing," I think a lot of minorities are criminals because they're poor, not because they're a different color skin.) Avenue Q made a pretty good song.
#53 to #48 - mollyddog (03/09/2014) [-]
To be fair it is a while since I've seen the film and had actually forgotten about the 7-11 bit so I concede that point and I do understand the points the film is trying to make but I think they overdo it to such a degree that they miss it in my opinion anyway.
#58 to #53 - kcits (03/09/2014) [-]
Regardless of me still having that differing opinion, I do see where you're coming from, not that anyone cares, but still.
#33 to #32 - kcits (03/09/2014) [-]
"All right boys, this what we gonna do, we gonna hate some ******* . That's what we gonna do today, we gonna hate some goddamn ******* , that's all we gonna do is hate some ******* all day! I don't even know what a ****** is, but you know what, we gonna hate 'em! My cousin Dereik is in the pen right now, working next to a ****** , drivin' im ************ !" Forgot the picture of the dude that saved his ass.
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