DrChannard wrote: thegoldensimatar wrote:
I know its wrong and offensive, but I couldn't stop laughing at the scene. I do respect those who died on September 11, but I found the scene extremely funny.
I find it hard to believe that people are up in arms over POSTAL yet few seem to remember that SOUTH PARK has been around for nearly a decade and has been more offensive on so many levels than Boll's film. How many people has it offended over the years?
And if someone says 'well, the South Park guys are doing it in satire so it doesn't count'...well, thats bullcrap as POSTAL is a satire also.
I'm personally looking forward to this.
I would say the huge difference between South Park being offensive and Uwe Boll being offensive is that South Park is actually smart and creative compared to Uwe Boll's mindless dribble. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, no matter how offensive, have a point at the end of each episode and whether you agree with it or not, you cannot deny the intelligent way that they get to it.
I could be wrong, but this movie doesn't seem like it either has a point or is very intelligent at all. There is nothing wrong with this, it just doesn't fit my sense of humor very well, nor do I believe that this subject matter (or scene) is the best for that type of humor.
I can only base off my views of POSTAL thus far from reviews/previews of text and clips and most people have had the notion of POSTAL being a live action South Park on acid that there is some funny satire all the offense and humor. So, for that reason as well as it looks damn funny I'm defending it.
But I do agree that Stone and Parker do a great job at social satire via the show. And I am a South Park fan and my humor is fairly dark and twisted...and I say again that though I laugh at the scene...I still respect those who died. I think probably a more offensive film is PEARL HARBOR as it has nothing to do with the battle spare for that like 15-20 min attack, even then it was Hollywood action crap.
Anyway, I think a film like POSTAL is something that is like many films that are far out there, its merits and pitfalls come with the viewer.
Last edited by thegoldensimatar (2007-09-13 16:40:51)