quote:Originally posted by TruthSeeker:quote:Originally posted by Vox:
I thought the film was mind-numbing, vacuous nonsense, but otherwise I totally agree with Yemaya: where was the immorality and negative imagery? That was the only positive thing about it, was that these weren't a bunch of buffoons, thugs, and sambos. Just human beings with good qualities and some frailties that they were trying to work out. Where was the "immorality" being glorified?
What exactly made the film "mind numbing, vacuous nonsense?"
I got from your earlier post that you don't care for TP's work, but beyond all that, especially in light of your post above, what made this film so bad?
I hate to get into it, because I'm sure I'm gonna sound snobbish. But basically, almost everything that happened in that movie seemed designed intentionally to elicit a certain emotional response from a viewer who either lacks interest in exercising some discernment or who doesn't know how to. For example, you saw scenes that were designed to make you go, "Gasp! Oh, that's so terrible! The airline made Jill Scott get off the plane because she's too fat, and her husband stayed on the flight with his girlfriend and told her to drive instead! Oh, goodness, that's so mean of him! Poor Jill! She should leave him and find somebody better! You need to build your self-esteem, girl!" Never mind how absurd the whole scene was, and how absurd it was that she actually did drive.
Scenes with that kind of goofy pandering played out through the whole movie, and on a couple of occasions I noticed a couple of filmic emphasis techniques (I studied a bit of this in college) that led me to believe that it was intent, and not just lack of talent, that led Tyler Perry to do some of this. It was just so transparent and vacuous. I don't expect a lot of agreement from people, but you asked, so I answered.