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Freedom Writers?

Does anyone else wanna slap the shit out of this movie? I can't believe MTV is making another movie about kids of color in the ghetto, and how whitey comes along and brings civilization, peace and harmony. The whole thing just feels wrong, though I'm probably gonna end up watching it just so I can properly rant.

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rubyspirit
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:37 am (UTC)
Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.
youngcaesar
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
I know! I should stop doing this to myself.
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supremegoddess1
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
I saw the trailer to this when I went to a movie last week with my Dad. He thought it sounded good. I said it made me want to vomit - yet another "white woman changes EVRATHING for poor little colored kids who just needed Whitey McWhiterson to show them the error of their ways."

barf.

didn't we just see this a few years ago, only starring michelle pfeiffer? or wait, maybe it was glenn close?

bah.
youngcaesar
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Or was it Keanu Reeves?
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delux_vivens
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
i want to beat this movie with a copy of the autobiography of malcolm x, is what i want to do. and a bust of mary mcleod bethune, some uncf memorabilia, and, hmm, my foot!
youngcaesar
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
LMAO! I should use that line on anything stupid and racist: "I wanna beat that foo with a copy of my autobiography of malcolm x!"
thageekblog
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
I saw the previews for this during Rocky. I gave a loud obnoxious snore throughout the whole thing.
youngcaesar
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
LOL.
daveanthony
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)
I literally JUST saw the commercial for this and came to blackfolk to see if I'd missed something. I cannot BELIEVE they've made yet another one of these. Dangerous Minds wasn't enough??? How many do you need? High School High should have been a lesson in how ridiculous these things have become; maybe we need another one of those instead.
thageekblog
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Greatest movie ever!
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greenpile
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
lmao. Wasn't there like Half Nelson a little while back? Still haven't seen that film. I've been meaning to because of Ryan Gosling but it doesn't seem so whitey-saves-the-day-ish from the reviews I've read.
last_soldier
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
Half Nelson turns that whole genre on its head 'cause the white teacher's a crackhead (and Ryan Gosling makes a very hot crackhead).
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recumbentgoat
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Don't forget Antonio Banderas in Take the Lead.

Freedom Writers reminded me most of Dangerous Minds....but the whole mighty whitey saving the Poor Colored Children (TM) is a standard formula made every year....at least twice.

And what almost happened in the casting of Laurence Fishburne's character in Akeelah and the Bee? It was almost cast white (in exchange for funding of course)---why the hell is it a struggle to have poc characters who are helping children of color?
youngcaesar
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Wait a minute, white people said, "If you make this person white, we will give you money?" That is not hard to believe.
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sunshineyellow
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
::raises hand:: I want to slap the shit out of this movie!!
alexia_lustra
Dec. 28th, 2006 07:30 am (UTC)
no see i feel bad cause i wanna see it...cause mario is in it...& cause of the kids. i really do hate swank (thats her name right?) but whatever...

still how come black kids cant ever help white babies?? why do we always need them to rescue us...like "loosing isiah"??

never a black teacher. the closest we come is 187, & he was fucking nuts!
americangod
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
COACH CARTER - starring samuel l jackson!! was a really awesme film and i do believe mtv produced it.
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yobachi2003
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Me too. I get more and more annoyed the more I see it.
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evilwonderbra
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thank-you for posting this. I couldn't sit in outrage by myself any longer. The worst part of it all is Swanks self important sneer the entire preview. And how dare she yell at those kids and tell them how she thinks they should be? Dumb bitch.
pariahcub
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
I would sit through it if I knew for a fact that one, if not all of, of the following occured somewhere in the movie:

1. If Monique were cast as another teacher just for the opportunity to burst into Swank's classroom and call her a "skinny evil bitch".

2. In an effort to bond with the class she accompanied them into the hood, where she was promptly abducted by a pimp named "Ever Ready" and sold into white slavery.

3. The class pooled their money and paid for her trip to the orthodonist to fix her overbite from hell.

4. A hostage situation occurred and Swank was
fatally injured when the kidnappers used her bony ass as a shield against the police snipers.

5. The fashion police promptly lead her out in handcuffs for trying to match courdoroy and plaid.

5. One of the kids in class stood up and asked her why she left her husband of 12 years after she won that second Oscar.
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littleeva
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
This movie looks like it sucks, and it'll go straight to DVD.
latin_lunatic
Dec. 30th, 2006 09:13 am (UTC)
When I saw this promo while watching Dreamgirls I was half praying there'd be a shot of Hillary with a black eye and her smile wiped off her face
ritahritahritah
Dec. 31st, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
okay i wasnt going to say anything.
but this white hero gonna save the coloreds bullshit shouold have ended in 1999. its a new fuckng century, for heavens sakes. way to let black kids know that the only way they can be smart is to have an intervention by a white woman.
fuck em all.
ritahritahritah
Dec. 31st, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
and can we GET a fucking boycott, please??! dont see that fucking trash of a movie.
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