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Jason Wallis Are all movies required to be positive and ‘uplifting’?

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Jason Wallis

Posted: Friday, June 24, 2011 8:38 am

No review of “The Green Lantern” this week. I read from a trusted source that the movie is equivalent to a self-serious episode of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” in which Meatwad’s ability to transform himself into a hot dog or an igloo enables him to save the galaxy. That description —combined with the fact that the movie has been universally panned — made my decision to focus on more relevant issues this week pretty easy. Check back next time for a look at “Cars 2” — reportedly the first sub-par Pixar film, but at least it’s gotta be better than “The Green Lantern.”

This week, there are a few things I’d like to clear up before we launch into some recent DVD picks. You will remember that last week we ran out of time to delve into a key question that some News-Sentinel readers attempted to tackle in last week’s Letters to the Editor talkback, with limited success. The question at hand is: What is a film’s obligation to society? Is it required that every film released purports a positive view of society, and “lifts us up” to make us feel better about ourselves, or is it OK for a movie to be more cynical? Is it acceptable for a movie to be “offensive”?

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