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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Incredibles Wins The Hate Filled Movie of the Year Award

I finally saw that movie The Incredibles. I was so blown away by the great animation, that I almost missed the most important thing the movie was showing me.

This movie is the most racist, misogynistic and homophobic movie to come out of Disney studios since The Lion King.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out how Disney keeps getting away with all the racist garbage they put in all of their movies; particularly the cartoons, who’s intended audience is children.

A child is not going to see the metaphors in this movie that speak volumes to anyone that is aware. The problem though, is that he will not forget them, either. When the child grows up and finds that he has a certain unease about other groups of people, he won’t remember The Lion King and The Incredibles, although these are most definitely the things that are causing them.

Let us look at some examples here.

The Mother: Notice that her “superhero” name is Elastigirl. Not Elastiwoman, Elastigirl. This is one of the typical ways that a man looks down at a woman. Minimize her by calling her girl, not woman. Calling her a Woman might be a little too intimidating to the type of man that makes these subconscious statements. Enough about her name now. How about her role in the film? She gives up her life as a Super Hero to become what? She becomes a housewife. It’s pretty obvious now, isn’t it? Even when she comes to rescue Mr. Incredible, it’s only because she got him in danger in the first place when she hit the homing signal on his suit. Why did she do that? Well, she is so insecure that she assumes that he is cheating. Typical male fantasy.

The Daughter: Does she even have a nickname? Nope, she’s apparently not worthy of one. So we just call her Violet. And what is her special ability? She can become special (as in become a superhero) if she would only disappear. If I had a daughter, I would not be happy with a film telling my daughter that she is special as long as no one can see her. (Stay out of the way, please. Maybe go in the kitchen and get your husband a beer or something).

The Son: Now we can see the contrast. His name is Dashiel. Short for DASH. Meaning quick, fast, better, stronger. So the daughter hasn’t even a nickname, but the boy sure does. And who is it that keeps him from reaching his potential? Elastigirl, his mother. This is interesting here, the mother keeps the son from competing and showing his ability. In fact, in the movie, the mom tells Dash “Everyone’s special” to which Dash replies “And that means that no one is.” So in other words, if he’s not in the lead, then it’s not fair, and not right.

The Baby: Even the baby has more powers than the daughter. You can see this when Jack-Jack is kidnapped by the bad guy, and beats him senseless in mid air.

Now let’s examine the bad guy. His name is Syndrome. If you look up the word syndrome in the dictionary (or as I did on dictionary.reference.com), you will see that the definition is :

1. A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition.

2.
a. A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality.
b. A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior: the syndrome of conspicuous consumption in wealthy suburbs.

So what does all this mean? A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior. Like maybe he is gay? He exhibits a characteristic pattern of being gay? Sure, listen to the voice, and look at his actions. In the beginning of the movie, he is obviously in love with Mr. Incredible. So how do we get rid of the gay character? We have a baby beat the tar out of him. He obviously can’t fight, cause he’s got that whole sissy thing going on. Someone save us from stereotypes.

If you value diversity, multi-culturalism, or even just basic tolerance, do not ever let Disney fool you into thinking that this movie is “just good clean fun”. It’s only good clean fun if you happen to be a Straight White Male. If you don’t fit that mold (or if you fit the mold, but don’t subscribe to the same thoughts as these vicious mental thugs), please don’t see this movie.

2 Comments:

  • Not to be an ass, but don't you mean "The Incredibles Wins The Hate Filled Movie of *LAST* Year Award"?

    By Anonymous mediamelt, at 10:02 PM  

  • You are right. It was last year, so that's what I should have put. But at least you get the idea.

    By Anonymous DenDude, at 10:04 PM  

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