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(Mother Jones)   FoxBusiness takes on The LEGO® Movie's anti-business message, then moves on to defend Mr. Potter from It's a Wonderful Life. Seriously   (motherjones.com) divider line 23
    More: Amusing, It's a Wonderful Life, Lego, animated cartoons, brickfilm, Cobie Smulders, Jump Street, Phil Lord, Alison Brie  
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2014-02-08 06:55:35 AM  
6 votes:
Yes, I'm sure Hollywood spent $60 million and marketed the hell out of this movie because they are anti-business.

I'm starting to wonder how these Fox News idiots don't forget to breathe.
2014-02-08 08:04:03 AM  
5 votes:
That is the problem when you value money and material possessions too much. You make odd sounding statements. It seems there are two broad groups in this country.

Those that love people and use things.

And those that love things and use people.
2014-02-08 11:34:45 AM  
3 votes:
It wasn't an anti-business message, it was an anti-"grow up and lose all imagination, insisting the only proper way to play with lego blocks is to slavishly follow the instructions" message.
2014-02-08 11:04:31 AM  
3 votes:

wildcardjack: My only concern is if there's enough Will Farrell to make this a Will Farrell movie. I have yet to watch a movie focused on him and I refuse to break that streak.


Sad that this type of closed mindedness would prevent you from seeing Stranger than Fiction.
2014-02-08 09:29:21 AM  
3 votes:
How the hell is a 90-minute toy commercial that *people are going to pay to see* supposed to be "anti-business"?!?

Sounds to me like the people at LEGO know a lot more about business than the empty-headed commentators at FOX.
2014-02-08 08:49:09 AM  
3 votes:
It must  really suck to go through life with a persecution complex and viewing everything as politically motivated.
2014-02-08 08:44:18 AM  
3 votes:
Maybe I'm missing something, but there wasn't anything in it that struck me as anti-business. It was more a morality tale against blind conformity. The most I can figure it that they didn't even see the movie and are basing their tirade solely on the fact that the villain, as seen in the trailer, is named President Business, and that's only because ***SPOILERS*** Will Farrell is obviously some kind of businessman. His villainy didn't come from profession, it came from the fact that his kid saw him as a rule-obsessed control freak who was unable to have fun with something that was meant to be fun and chaotic and imaginative. ***SPOILERS*** But then, what should I expect from the network of the Professionally Offended™.
2014-02-08 08:31:59 AM  
3 votes:

Shadowknight: One of my favorite moments of failure was when the Muppet movie came out a few years back.  The puppets were doing a junket interview thing, which was hilariously absurd already.  Everyone was asking them silly questions, and just having fun with it.  Some toolbag from Fox News asked Kermit (I know, right?) what he thought of the obvious left leaning aspect of his movie, and how they made their main villain an oil company tycoon.

This guy proceeded to get his ass handed to him by Steve Whitmire (Kermit) and Frank Oz (Miss Piggy). You know what, I'll just link it.



They've got a point. Liberals refuse to leave kids alone when it comes to an oppurtunity to brainwash them into accepting an agenda.

 I mean, you'd never see a conservative pundit pushing a children's boo-, okay, bad example. What I meant was you'd never see a Republican presidential contender putting out children's videos full of historical revis-, okay, strike that one. One thing you'll definitely never see a sitting Republican senator stooping so low as to release a coloring bo-, goddammit.
2014-02-08 08:24:59 AM  
3 votes:
One of my favorite moments of failure was when the Muppet movie came out a few years back.  The puppets were doing a junket interview thing, which was hilariously absurd already.  Everyone was asking them silly questions, and just having fun with it.  Some toolbag from Fox News asked Kermit (I know, right?) what he thought of the obvious left leaning aspect of his movie, and how they made their main villain an oil company tycoon.

This guy proceeded to get his ass handed to him by Steve Whitmire (Kermit) and Frank Oz (Miss Piggy). You know what, I'll just link it.
2014-02-08 08:20:11 AM  
3 votes:
I really wish they'd use actual voice actors for animated films rather than celebrities who just talk normally. They don't really bring anything to the film that can't be accomplished by someone better and more experienced.
2014-02-08 11:16:20 AM  
2 votes:

Bloody William: wildcardjack: My only concern is if there's enough Will Farrell to make this a Will Farrell movie. I have yet to watch a movie focused on him and I refuse to break that streak.

Nope. He's the antagonist, but it's definitely not his movie.


Also, uh, how to say this without spoilers... There's something that happens at the end where you expect conditions to arise that allow him to go into full Will Ferrell mode. That doesn't happen. He actually goes into Drama Ferrell mode and pulls off a moment that, at the very least, leaves one with a lump in their throat. So, in conclusion, low levels of Ferrell and what is there is not what you would expect of him.
2014-02-08 07:55:26 AM  
2 votes:

stoli n coke: Yes, I'm sure Hollywood spent $60 million and marketed the hell out of this movie because they are anti-business.

I'm starting to wonder how these Fox News idiots don't forget to breathe.


No, no, you're missing the point: this is about LEGO, not some huge corporation that rakes in billions in revenues every year and is arguably the most valuable toy company in the w--

I don't know, maybe they have little reminders to breathe written on their palms Palin-style.
2014-02-08 06:24:47 PM  
1 votes:

Ishkur: I really wish they'd use actual voice actors for animated films rather than celebrities who just talk normally. They don't really bring anything to the film that can't be accomplished by someone better and more experienced.


They have names that put bums on seats. If you want the money to make your film you have to choose names over talent every time.
2014-02-08 12:49:10 PM  
1 votes:

EvilEgg: Mr. Potter was their kind of people.


I sometimes find myself playing a game while channel surfing...

When I land upon a film (especially an action or genre film) I imagine it being focus tested in a room full of Tea Party Patriots.

Then I try to figure out who the hell they would root for and why.

/try it sometime, it's actually fun
2014-02-08 12:04:21 PM  
1 votes:

ten foiled hats: There was a fantastic 21 Jump Street reboot?


Yes.  That movie is light years better than you would expect it to be.  Especially the sly-deconstruction of John Hughes themes about high school under today's norms.
2014-02-08 10:31:41 AM  
1 votes:
Fox Business -  For Those Times when Neil Cavuto and Rick Santelli Just Aren't Potato Enough
2014-02-08 10:22:36 AM  
1 votes:
My favorite was when they attacked The Hudsucker Proxy (great movie, btw) for being anti-business.

That's right; a movie about a guy who, to save his company, invents a product that brings in profit... for FOX News, that's anti-business
2014-02-08 10:01:53 AM  
1 votes:
AV Club article: http://www.avclub.com/article/fox-news-decries-movie-designed-explici t ly-to-sell-107610


As Dergarabedian goes on to suggest implicitly that calling a major studio's marketing synergy-based movie franchise "anti-business" might be overreaching, Payne replies that it at least sounds like "hypocrisy" to him. A hypocrisy that may result in the children who see it developing antagonistic attitudes toward business, even as they demand their parents buy them more Lego bricks.

Having pointed out the hypocrisy of a media company using bobbleheads to decry the very things they profit from, Payne returned to complaining about entertainment for Fox.
2014-02-08 09:43:23 AM  
1 votes:

Obscure Login: It must  really suck to go through life with a persecution complex and viewing everything as politically motivated.


You have to pity those who need to be outraged over everything to fill their empty lives.
2014-02-08 08:53:19 AM  
1 votes:
My only concern is if there's enough Will Farrell to make this a Will Farrell movie. I have yet to watch a movie focused on him and I refuse to break that streak.
2014-02-08 08:01:59 AM  
1 votes:
Remember, LEGO comes from one of them Commie countries like Sweden or Flanders or Uruguay.
2014-02-08 06:21:46 AM  
1 votes:

EvilEgg: Mr. Potter was their kind of people.


www.johnnygoodtimes.com
2014-02-08 06:07:25 AM  
1 votes:
Mr. Potter was their kind of people.
 
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