If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Onion AV Club)   A Tyler Perry movie? Occasionally entertaining. White guys at the AV Club trying to understand the allure of Tyler Perry? Always entertaining   (avclub.com) divider line 11
    More: Amusing, Tyler Perry, academic conferences, Madea, Angela Bassett, Maya Angelou, Big Scholarly Roundtable, African American studies, Sanaa Lathan  
•       •       •

3027 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 10 Dec 2012 at 8:39 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-12-11 09:11:42 AM  
1 votes:

Ishkur: rugman11: Trying to intellectually analyze Tyler Perry is like trying to critique James Patterson or Thomas Kinkade.

Painter of Trite. Mass-produced, feather-lite fluff, designed for collection plates, calendars and nursing homes. Warm, cozy, idyllic, pastoral - scenery so perfect and so effervescent that it's overkill. Especially when you realize how many of these he ran off the assembly line over the years. They're all the same, each one a carbon copy of the others, in form, style and composition. The more he churned out, the more they felt like parody to the point where they transcended their own uplifting warmth to invert into something ironic and disturbing. Salvador Dali would have considered Kinkade's entire body of work to be a masterpiece of sentimental absurdism.

That Kinkade wanted to capture idealism while at the same time violating basic principles of physics and lighting is a good metaphor for what's wrong with his work: It's so insincere that it's offensive to real life. Despite objects ranging from fifty feet to fifty miles away, there is no depth. Everything is a flat, multi-tonal, highlighted stroke of the same brush, betraying real perspective. There is a limited range of colors and everything is in focus. Where is the light reflecting off the snow coming from? Why does the interior of every cottage look like it is on fire? And who really lives in cottages anymore, anyway?

This is a guy claiming to be doing God's work and according to him God is safe, boring, and only just barely aesthetically pleasing. The pinnacle of mediocrity. And you just know that in an alternate Universe there was a Thomas Kinkade who didn't quite make it as an artist so he started World War III instead.

/there, how'd I do?


I like it. Crypto-Godwinned!
2012-12-11 08:30:02 AM  
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: stoli n coke: TheLopper: God damn, even Patton Oswalt hit Fark critical mass. Shiatballs.

Like Zach Galifinakis and Louis C.K. before him, Patton committed the Fark cardinal sin of taking jobs that actually paid well instead of just spending the next 30 years playing clubs attended only by 3 farkers and their imaginary girlfriends.

I have one issue with Patton Oswalt, as well as David Cross, who also does this a lot. If they make a mainstream, crappy movie for a big paycheck, then it's okay, but if anyone else does it, then they're horrible, awful people who should be skinned alive, and have their wounds covered in sand.

I could even stomach that hypocrisy to a point, except both Oswalt and Cross make these kind of jokes a lot, and nerdy elitism informs a lot of their acts. It's kind of the basis for them, really. So whenever either of them go off on how Larry the Cable guy is the cancer of comedy, I think of King of Queens or Alvin in the Chipmunks, and make a jack-off motion in the air.


Larry the Cable guy is a cancer of comedy because he isn't funny. He's a midwestern Seinfeld wannabe who couldn't hack it, so he slapped on the equivalent of redneck blackface.
2012-12-11 03:28:57 AM  
1 votes:
upon closer inspection, are we there yet has nothing to do with tyler perry
2012-12-11 02:18:15 AM  
1 votes:

rugman11: Trying to intellectually analyze Tyler Perry is like trying to critique James Patterson or Thomas Kinkade.


Painter of Trite. Mass-produced, feather-lite fluff, designed for collection plates, calendars and nursing homes. Warm, cozy, idyllic, pastoral - scenery so perfect and so effervescent that it's overkill. Especially when you realize how many of these he ran off the assembly line over the years. They're all the same, each one a carbon copy of the others, in form, style and composition. The more he churned out, the more they felt like parody to the point where they transcended their own uplifting warmth to invert into something ironic and disturbing. Salvador Dali would have considered Kinkade's entire body of work to be a masterpiece of sentimental absurdism.

That Kinkade wanted to capture idealism while at the same time violating basic principles of physics and lighting is a good metaphor for what's wrong with his work: It's so insincere that it's offensive to real life. Despite objects ranging from fifty feet to fifty miles away, there is no depth. Everything is a flat, multi-tonal, highlighted stroke of the same brush, betraying real perspective. There is a limited range of colors and everything is in focus. Where is the light reflecting off the snow coming from? Why does the interior of every cottage look like it is on fire? And who really lives in cottages anymore, anyway?

This is a guy claiming to be doing God's work and according to him God is safe, boring, and only just barely aesthetically pleasing. The pinnacle of mediocrity. And you just know that in an alternate Universe there was a Thomas Kinkade who didn't quite make it as an artist so he started World War III instead.

/there, how'd I do?
2012-12-11 01:11:26 AM  
1 votes:
Pro-tip white people your little snowflakes are ones keeping rappers and Tyler Perry rich. If you really think Jamal from the hood uses the credit card his parents gave him to load up his iPhone with legit Jay-Z tracks you're dead wrong.
/I know it's hard to imagine your college aged daughter out getting her guts pushed in by some big black buck while humming B.I.G on his friend cock.
\Ducks
2012-12-10 11:26:33 PM  
1 votes:
Perry Movie I rather see.

n7ugc.disney.go.com
2012-12-10 10:20:25 PM  
1 votes:
A Tyler Perry movie? Occasionally entertaining. White guys at the AV Club trying to understand the allure of Tyler Perry? Always entertaining
multimedia.billybrew.com

Never.... never is the word you were looking for Subbs

/It's not racist because I am blahhhh
2012-12-10 09:58:34 PM  
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: I look forward to the day when there are so many black actors, producers, directors, writers, comedians etcetera that black audiences don't feel they have to show the love for black artists that suck.


Hasn't helped white folks.
2012-12-10 09:54:45 PM  
1 votes:

TheJoe03: [img.filmlinks4u.net image 580x851]


don't front. you watched Ernest Goes To Camp, Ernest Saves Christmas and Ernest Scared Stupid every time it came on cable just like the rest of us.
2012-12-10 09:45:52 PM  
1 votes:

rugman11: Tyler Perry is the film and television equivalent of James Patterson, cranking out small, digestible chunks of fluff except that he has the advantage of a built-in audience that feels like its been ignored by mainstream Hollywood forever.

Trying to intellectually analyze Tyler Perry is like trying to critique James Patterson or Thomas Kinkade.


Oh yeah, well if Tyler Perry and James Patterson are so bad then explain how Alex Cross turned out to be easily the worst movie of the year?

Oh...oh yeah, that makes sense then.
2012-12-10 09:21:10 PM  
1 votes:
I keep thinking I'll have time to watch one of his movies but then GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra comes on again.
 
Displayed 11 of 11 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report