Friday, November 28, 2008

Another Epic Waynes Brothers Failure

Was there ever a time when this family was relevant? In this latest disaster they use racism, homophobia, misogyny and violence against women as a source of comedy. 

Why is it that they routinely feel the need to turn to violence against women for comedic relief?

Before someone goes off about how this is a spoof, and I am taking it to seriously, let us all keep in mind that violence against women is a serious matter that should never fall into the realm of something that we joke about.  Though I have been repeatedly told that I have no sense of humour, I stand by the statement that certain things are not funny.

6 comments:

Tafari said...

I have to disagree with you on this a little bit. Sometimes I think a play on stereotypes is needed to show how silly & uptight we can all be sometimes.

This films looks pretty funny to & I hate to say it but I will see it. I need a dumb laugh.

Tafari

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ZoBabe said...

Tafari, I too have a highly irreverent (or just stupid, depending on your point of view) sense of humor.

Sadly though, I have a sinking suspicion that, like so many other such movies, all the punchlines were probably included in the trailer.

randombabble.com said...

Word.

I just saw this today, and I was going to email you to talk about it soon.

Good take down.

frau sally benz said...

Am I the only person who absolutely hates these spoof movies? I gave the first few a try and have watched some clips of the rest, and I just do not like them!

I'm all about needing a "dumb" laugh, but I don't need to lose brain cells or waste 2 hours of my life to do it.

bck said...

I also dislike these spoof movies, because they are rarely funny, but is it possible that by making a spoof of movies about race like this, (as low brow as it is), it makes the viewer think about how race is portrayed in media?

I've been having a lot of discussions with a white, straight, male friend of mine about comedy, and the humor in jokes about racial and other stereotypes, and even about rape. He says that he often feels left out of dialogues, because he is so wary to offend people, and that when issues are discussed through comedy, he feels way more comfortable interacting with it, and joining the dialogue. Obviously, there are many other people's concerns to deal with besides the white male population, but our discussions have made me reevaluate the strong negative reactions I tend to have against comedy that centers around serious issues that are important to me.

At least in this movie, the framework is a parody, so all the comedy is twinged with the fact that the way we portray racial stereotypes is ridiculous. It may be a little optimistic, but if people critically engage, this movie could spark discussion or at least some new ideas about race in the media.