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    Tony Ruiz
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    The Revenant doesn’t have a political agenda for christ’s sake.  Even if it did, WHICH IT DOESN’T, the main character, who is married to a woman of a different race and has an interracial child(take that Republicans), is left to die by a man who cares nothing about other people, and is motivated mostly by money.  Sounds like the villain is a Trump voter. 

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    In what universe that has logic to it (even then), is Mad Max pushing a right wing aganda. 

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    [quote=”SxECanadianFanSxE”]

    [quote=”melobruceiam”]

    According to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics, the political Right opposes socialism and social democracy. Rightwing parties include conservatives, Christian democrats, classical liberals, nationalists and, on the far Right, racists and fascists.

    The Revenant certainly appears right-wing, with it’s clear support of the death penalty and it’s unrelenting self-righteousness,

    however, Mad Max is in direct opposition to the right-wing agenda, proposing a new paradigm to the post apocalyptic environment depicted in the film.

    Right now we are living under a fascism with a power elite we cannot even identify.  Mad Max is a fight for freedom, and is a brilliant analogy of the world we live in.

     

    ‘The Revenant’ takes place in 1823 — what society did not support the death penalty? Plus, it’s not like Leo’s hunt is over a frivolous issue…

    Also, the film is getting a lot of traction with its environmental message (righly or wrongly) about protecting nature and the people who have been living there for generations, which is pretty left-wing. 
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    Any society which has an Authority determining life and death is far far right, having a death penalty practically defines a right-wing society.

    In 1823 the Native People of Canada and the USA primarily used banishment as their most severe punishment

    Although the rules and implications of banishment are Tribe-specific, it commonly represents a complete severing of the individual’s relationship with the Tribe, and a loss of recognition as a member thereof.  In effect, a person’s cultural, spiritual, and familial heritage is stripped away, and the bonds to the nation of their birth terminated. This method of punishment is not unique to the borders of the U.S. and  Canada but has occurred around the world.

    Thank you for responding

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    I dont expect you to post any spoilers, but are you implying that there is an execution in Revenant as well?

    I want to support this film. I admire so many members of the cast and crew; Jack Fisk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jacqueline West, Tom Hardy, and the guy who gave us Catch Me If You Can, Titanic, Wolf, Aviator, Grapes. And Inarritu as well, who isnt my favorite Director, but then, few are.

    So, did they throw in any formal “torture” as well? Because, along with executions, that’s another wonderful fave of mine.

    That’s just about it for me. Should The Revenant win Best Picture, it will be the first time ever I have chosen not to watch it.

    12 nominations tells me the Academy doesnt share my overall extreme reluctance….not the older males on their panels anyways. But I’m left wondering if my individual reaction is shared by anyone “over there”.

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    No right wing agenda is evident in either. MM even pushes it’s titular hero off to the side a bit in favor of the women especially the aptly named Furiosa. MM wears it’s heart on its sleeve even as the action is pumping. The Revenant is immersive and looks for you to make the conclusions, something which a lot of people just don’t get, I think. Also something some people do obviously get. Poor Freeman seems lost in the woods here I guess.

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    idk guys, as you can clearly see in this gif, Max is swinging quickly from the left to the right. This is blatant right-wing propaganda!!

    [img]https://prodwpids-idrivesafely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/mad-max-fury-road-pole-vault-gif.gif[/img] 

     

     

    Post   of    the    year !

     

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    What’s wrong with being right-wing? Ugh. I think it’s time for me to come out… I’m independent with conservative tendencies.

     

    You dont think we’re surprised by this do you Sasha?

     

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    Yeah but I wanted to make it clear if it already wasn’t. lol

     

    Lolol!

    And what about posters like me for example?

    Personally I look at “bleeding heart Liberal” as a compliment….

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    I usually cannot fucking stand republicans. I only tolerate/like very few.

    Me too. They are everything wrong with the world, quite frankly. 

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    WAT

    Mad Max and Revenant seem to be the opposite of right wing!? Mad Max features a group of women who fight against a dictator since they don’t want to be treated like slaves anymore. And on top of that they don’t need a man to save them, they save themselves, and ultimately replace the dictator in power with themselves.

    Revenant might be because it is all about revenge but a glance below the surface reveals that glass is in interracial relationship and that fuels him go get back to the fort and survive. Those sort of relationships which were generally frowned upon in right wing ideology.

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    Oooo Shit storm. At least Leo knows where Canada is….

    Canada’s Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don’t help

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    Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his “inflammatory rhetoric” on climate change saying it was not helping those who have lost their oil-industry jobs.

    The movie star had told the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain town of Davos on Wednesday that corporate greed was causing climate change and “enough is enough.”

    At a dinner later in the day, Trudeau, elected in October as the head of a Liberal government, took the 41-year-old actor to task.

    “I pointed out that both Alberta and Canada have new governments over the past year that are committed to action on climate change…and that there are families suffering, out of work, who need to be supported, and inflammatory rhetoric doesn’t necessarily help those families or help Canada,” Trudeau said as he recounted his remarks to reporters on Friday.

    “He actually said if we took concrete action on climate change he would be the first to come up and celebrate with us.”

    (Reporting by Ben Hirschler in Davos; Writing by Randall Palmer in Ottawa; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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    Oooo Shit storm. At least Leo knows where Canada is….

    Canada’s Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don’t help

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    January 22, 2016

    <img alt=”Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos” class=”StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/zPTPfYh4Re0droDpBLUR4g–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDUwO2g9MzAwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-01-22T220613Z_1_LYNXNPEC0L1D2_RTROPTP_2_DAVOS-MEETING.JPG.cf.jpg”/>

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    Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his “inflammatory rhetoric” on climate change saying it was not helping those who have lost their oil-industry jobs.

    The movie star had told the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain town of Davos on Wednesday that corporate greed was causing climate change and “enough is enough.”

    At a dinner later in the day, Trudeau, elected in October as the head of a Liberal government, took the 41-year-old actor to task.

    “I pointed out that both Alberta and Canada have new governments over the past year that are committed to action on climate change…and that there are families suffering, out of work, who need to be supported, and inflammatory rhetoric doesn’t necessarily help those families or help Canada,” Trudeau said as he recounted his remarks to reporters on Friday.

    “He actually said if we took concrete action on climate change he would be the first to come up and celebrate with us.”

    (Reporting by Ben Hirschler in Davos; Writing by Randall Palmer in Ottawa; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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    [quote=”melobruceiam”]

    [quote=”SxECanadianFanSxE”]

    [quote=”melobruceiam”]

    According to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics, the political Right opposes socialism and social democracy. Rightwing parties include conservatives, Christian democrats, classical liberals, nationalists and, on the far Right, racists and fascists.

    The Revenant certainly appears right-wing, with it’s clear support of the death penalty and it’s unrelenting self-righteousness,

    however, Mad Max is in direct opposition to the right-wing agenda, proposing a new paradigm to the post apocalyptic environment depicted in the film.

    Right now we are living under a fascism with a power elite we cannot even identify.  Mad Max is a fight for freedom, and is a brilliant analogy of the world we live in.

     

    ‘The Revenant’ takes place in 1823 — what society did not support the death penalty? Plus, it’s not like Leo’s hunt is over a frivolous issue…

    Also, the film is getting a lot of traction with its environmental message (righly or wrongly) about protecting nature and the people who have been living there for generations, which is pretty left-wing. 
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    Any society which has an Authority determining life and death is far far right, having a death penalty practically defines a right-wing society.

    In 1823 the Native People of Canada and the USA primarily used banishment as their most severe punishment

    Although the rules and implications of banishment are Tribe-specific, it commonly represents a complete severing of the individual’s relationship with the Tribe, and a loss of recognition as a member thereof.  In effect, a person’s cultural, spiritual, and familial heritage is stripped away, and the bonds to the nation of their birth terminated. This method of punishment is not unique to the borders of the U.S. and  Canada but has occurred around the world.

    Thank you for responding

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    I dont expect you to post any spoilers, but are you implying that there is an execution in Revenant as well?

    I want to support this film. I admire so many members of the cast and crew; Jack Fisk, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jacqueline West, Tom Hardy, and the guy who gave us Catch Me If You Can, Titanic, Wolf, Aviator, Grapes. And Inarritu as well, who isnt my favorite Director, but then, few are.

    So, did they throw in any formal “torture” as well? Because, along with executions, that’s another wonderful fave of mine.

    That’s just about it for me. Should The Revenant win Best Picture, it will be the first time ever I have chosen not to watch it.

    12 nominations tells me the Academy doesnt share my overall extreme reluctance….not the older males on their panels anyways. But I’m left wondering if my individual reaction is shared by anyone “over there”.

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    SPOILERS TO FOLLOW

    Would the cold blooded murder of every member of a village be considered executions? or is it just collateral damage in wartime? or maybe attempted genocide?

    Pook, there is torture (rape), animal and human murder, persecution of native people and I do not believe you will be able to stand this movie.

    The film itself clearly does not condone this kind of atrocity, but does depict it, to it’s credit. 

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    What’s wrong with being right-wing? Ugh. I think it’s time for me to come out… I’m independent with conservative tendencies.

    Hmm…

    Adolf Hitler
    Benito Mussolini
    Vladimir Putin
    Francisco Franco
    Joseph McCarthy
    Pol Pot
    Fred Phelps
    Ayatollah Khomeini

    Nice bunch of right-wing heroes you got there, Do you want to kill Jews, leftists, and gay people too?

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