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“To Thine Own Self Be True”

Level 2

Since: May 08

Arlington, MA

#1 Dec 27, 2012
Spike Lee has come out against the movie, stating that it "Disrespects (his) ancestors", even though he hasn't even seen the movie...

How the hell can you make that kind of serious judgement if you haven't even seen the film yet?
Frank

Detroit, MI

#2 Dec 27, 2012
That's Spike!
afroman is dead

United States

#3 Dec 27, 2012
tarentino is a retard for trying to glorify a negur i want watch the trash he should have made it about a chinaman
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#4 Dec 27, 2012
Crusher wrote:
Spike Lee has come out against the movie, stating that it "Disrespects (his) ancestors", even though he hasn't even seen the movie...
How the hell can you make that kind of serious judgement if you haven't even seen the film yet?
This film seems to be a backwards way of bragging about the past. It's actually more disconcerning that any black male could walk out of that movie and think he was made into some type of fictional hero... Only certain parts of this fictional story were true. The parts were bw were exploited sexually and bm were reduced to tools on a plantation. BM that take a women into this movie are fools if they think their women aren't rolling their eyes at the depiction of us with all of this bravado and of course some white guy giving us freedom. I'd much rather enjoy a movie that tells the harshes of truths. One that depicts the murderous intent of some slave owners. The twisted mindset of blacks that lived in the house with whites and the psychological effect that slavery had on children born into slavery.

“To Thine Own Self Be True”

Level 2

Since: May 08

Arlington, MA

#6 Dec 27, 2012
Ted-Long Beach wrote:
Clearly you people have never attended high school in America. The Black History Section on slavery in High School and even college only teaches about 2 pages of blk history, that is accurate, if at all.
so are we already to the point that black slavery and genocide is a comedy?
also, this film was done in my home state of Louisiana.
La. has the largest black inmate population in America, not to mention the blacks that were not allowed to return back to the city after Katrina, so why would Jamie Fox agree to even film in such a racist state & have nerve to make a film that pokes fun at slavery? Why is Spike Lee always spending money to support such a racist state?
I guess I got my answer, blacks of all shades in the US are ignorant and pathetic.
The bootom line, is that blacks are a waste and I am happy that Bill Gates and the UN runs a program that injects your kids with HIV.
Have you seen the film?

“The QUEEN is In The House.”

Level 4

Since: Dec 11

I want it all, yours and mine.

#7 Dec 28, 2012
I love this movie. It was so refreshing to see a Black man in an action movie in which he was the star. He gave all those white, dirty racists what they needed the most...Black justice, western style. Great movie.

Level 8

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 Dec 28, 2012
Crusher wrote:
Spike Lee has come out against the movie, stating that it "Disrespects (his) ancestors", even though he hasn't even seen the movie...
How the hell can you make that kind of serious judgement if you haven't even seen the film yet?
i didn't know what this movie was bout, but i guess jamie foxx goes on a white boi killing rampage.

what's sad is that spike lee could never make a black empowerment movie taken to the nth degree like that.
The Sheeple

New York, NY

#9 Dec 28, 2012
Dear Hollywood,

Thank you for this real life Rock-em and Sock-em Robots. Please continue feeding our craving for ghetto-trash entertainment with such garbage.

Sincerely,
The Sheeple
One who knows

Wise, VA

#10 Dec 28, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
<quoted text>
i didn't know what this movie was bout, but i guess jamie foxx goes on a white boi killing rampage.
what's sad is that spike lee could never make a black empowerment movie taken to the nth degree like that.
So, following your logic, the only way for black people to become empowered is by killing white people? Is that what you're saying?
The Sheeple

New York, NY

#11 Dec 28, 2012
Tarantino turned one of the darkest eras of American history into a low brow recycled B-style movie trash, so I guess by today's low standards he has "talent". Spike Lee was speaking the truth, African American Slavery was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. Even Django was just a sidekick to a white man throughout the majority if the film. This is Tarantino's candy film about slavery told by his imagination, he can accept slavery if he viewed it as black people fighting back under the gaze of a white man. Black people were slaves because we didn't fight back but Django was a character who was created by a privileged white male so he had the big cahoonas to fight back. The irony here are those of you on Lee's case while showing support for a junk film told by the vision of a 21st century white male. 

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#13 Dec 28, 2012
Valerie Rae wrote:
I love this movie. It was so refreshing to see a Black man in an action movie in which he was the star. He gave all those white, dirty racists what they needed the most...Black justice, western style. Great movie.
I have yet to see the movie..and I would love to see a top notch director make a bm a hero with all the special effects so I'm going to make seeing the movie a priority..hope your not lying because I have such little faith in wm nowadays../=

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#14 Dec 28, 2012
LAcreole wrote:
Everyone's coming down on Tarantino when Spike Lee himself is not innocent of "down washing" blacks in his movies. So what...it's just a movie people. I will not judge it until I actually see it. However, Tarantino's movie is probably no different or better than the trashy movies that are played day in and day out on BET channel. I don't see people complaining about the constant trash played on BET.
Why don't you ever stick up for blacks and stop kissing the wm a#$ 24/7...we need to bleach your kind so we don't get you mixed up with thinkin your part of our people..
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#16 Dec 28, 2012
We make some corny super hero's. No flaws, too silly (Waynans Bros, Shaq). We need to take an average black person with flaws.
The problem is we want a black hero like a spider man that has no flaws.

I get what QT was trying to do. It may not have been malicious in intent. But his perspective was still biased because he is white.

I'd like to see big screen black hero that transcends stereotypes.
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#17 Dec 28, 2012
There has yet to be a young male hero depicted as an equal to all men intellectually, but challenged by daily misconceptions/stereotypes. The white perspective has us dealing with a different variety flaws of flaws usually.
Black Deal

Ballwin, MO

#18 Dec 28, 2012
Valerie Rae wrote:
I love this movie. It was so refreshing to see a Black man in an action movie in which he was the star. He gave all those white, dirty racists what they needed the most...Black justice, western style. Great movie.
You like Quetin Tarantino movies?
Black Deal

Ballwin, MO

#19 Dec 28, 2012
Pure Observation wrote:
We make some corny super hero's. No flaws, too silly (Waynans Bros, Shaq). We need to take an average black person with flaws.
The problem is we want a black hero like a spider man that has no flaws.

I get what QT was trying to do. It may not have been malicious in intent. But his perspective was still biased because he is white.

I'd like to see big screen black hero that transcends stereotypes.
You heard about black panther super hero for Avengers?

Level 8

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#20 Dec 28, 2012
From what I heard, Spike gave Jamie his props for the film, now why he's retracting, I have no idea.

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#21 Dec 28, 2012
LAcreole wrote:
Everyone's coming down on Tarantino when Spike Lee himself is not innocent of "down washing" blacks in his movies. So what...it's just a movie people. I will not judge it until I actually see it. However, Tarantino's movie is probably no different or better than the trashy movies that are played day in and day out on BET channel. I don't see people complaining about the constant trash played on BET.
Django is 100 times better than any filth on BET.

I practically NEVER go to the theaters to watch any movies, even if they have Black people in them that I know or even like, but I just knew I was going to go and see this movie ever since I saw the trailer, and can confidently say that Django is the best slavery themed movie I have ever seen and definitely better than any Spike Lee or John Singleton movie, including Malcolm X, in my opinion.

To be quite honest, I haven't gotten quite the rush I got from viewing Django the since I saw the movie Black Panthers, when Huey and Bobby were standing up to those cops in Oakland.

Some people might be offended by the overuse of the the N word, I didn't like it either, but I can see why it was put in there considering the time period.

Outside of that though, It is definitely a movie I would recommend. Even if you decide to wait until it comes out on DVD or bootleg, I would still recommend a viewing.
allthembrothers

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Dec 28, 2012
Black Deal wrote:
<quoted text>
You heard about black panther super hero for Avengers?
,yep,,them BALCK PANTHER,,,
,
,,LUKE CAGE,,,,,,,,,,

,THEM SPECTRE had one where he was a brother,,,,,,,,,,

NICK FURY also had been them brotehr now -N- then,,,,,,
,
muthaf*kin SPAWN god danm it,,,,
,

,,,,and that juts a few,,,they been lots of them brothers on that COMIC BOOK steez u draw,,,,,,,
,

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#23 Dec 28, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
From what I heard, Spike gave Jamie his props for the film, now why he's retracting, I have no idea.
Jaime was a great actor in the film, and it took him a lot to really transform himself into a slave, so Spike's praise of him is justified, he didn't want to view the movie because he felt that it, in a way, was seeking to make "light" of slavery, since it is essentially a "Cowboy Western" theme.

His reservations about the film have nothing to do with Jamie, moreso the fact, I think, that a White person was making another film about Blacks in an oppressed situation. Such themes are indeed hard to view, even for myself, but this movie was definitely tasteful and in the favor of Black people.

In short, it was a great film with great acting actors.

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