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Armenian Genocide (2006)
So here's the deal guys.
For the many 10s and 100s of people who wrote bad reviews they get deleted because there are Armenian nationalists patrolling these boards and reporting the reviews as "racism" or some other nonsense.
That's why there are no bad reviews because they get reported over and over by obsessed nationalists. It's like a cult.
This is very clearly a propaganda movie made for nationalists. The nationalists will try to get others to watch it too because they have no other way of expressing their hatred of the Turks except through this kind of anti-Turkish propaganda.
Everyone forgets the hundreds of thousands of Turks that were killed by Armenians and this type of documentary is meant to white wash all that and using hyperbole and lies they promote these kinds of documentaries that are based entirely on word-of-mouth story-telling by nationalist propagandists.
Madam Secretary (2014)
Logical Problems all over this show.
I love Tea Leoni. I actually love the premise of this show too. I love the chief of staff and the president character in this show. The issue is that there are logical issues and little quirks about this show that make no sense and seems a bit of deuce ex machinae and religious propaganda which is just strange.
However, there are just too many problems right off the bat:
- Negotiating and striking a money deal with kidnappers. Anyone with any experience in foreign policy knows this is a bad idea.
- the US intel agencies are incapable and blunders all the time, but the Secretary's own contacts are quite the deuce ex machinae and save the day.
- Secretary has an anarchist son but both parents are professors? So they are basically ignorant and can't teach their son anything properly. The old "we're perfect couple but our child is uncontrollable and imperfect" cliché.
- There are supposedly "conspiracy theories" lurking everywhere that is foreshadowed.
- Secretary's dumb husband is constantly quoting religious propaganda and Thomas Aquinas (a 12th century genocidal idiot who advocated killing non-believers and he died because he hit his head while riding a donkey--I am not kidding you). The Husband is a professor of theology. Which is basically a degree in bullchittery.
- They go to all this trouble to save a bunch of dumb kids who venture into Syria to join a terror group. what in the ...
- Secretary makes a deal with the Russians to save the kids ... what the...??
- Secretary meets with her "contact" in a church. Is this the usual cliché with spy thrillers or just religious propaganda?
- They have a big scene where the kids meet with the family. How am I supposed to feel sympathy for these stupid kids who risked their lives for joining a terror group? "oh they're just misunderstood idealists" explains the secretary. I swear this show was written before ISIS became infamous or something.
- What's with the old technology? I just saw a blackberry in 2014 show.
- What's with the mistakes? You can tell that the writers of this show do not have consultants and experts telling them proper terminology and proper procedures.
The Strain (2014)
An anti-technology and unrealistic TV show
The show is anti-technology, religious, and absurdly unrealistic.
The show always tries to drive the point home that technology is not the answer. UV lights need batteries. The infected can disable our technologies. The "evil spirit" can manipulate humans and hackers to disable technologies. Guns may not work. Modern medicine may do nothing.
Government is incapable, incompetent, or corrupted by the "evil spirit".
After every person dies, a prayer is sung and there are constant themes of religion throughout the movie. In addition, they try to have a flashback to history, trying to paint the Nazis as anti-religious when that is historically incorrect because they were very religious.
People refuse to believe in obvious threats to their lives. Governments refuse to take anything seriously. Can't find the military anywhere in this TV show. Video evidence is not believed either. Everyone purposefully endangers themselves for stupid reasons. No one seems to know or want to fight these things as incompetence seems to be more prevalent in the TV show than the disease itself.
Plot is boring and doesn't seem to move forward. We're always bogged down by "encounters". And these "encounters" are all you see throughout the show with no progress to the plot.
Evil characters have "evil motivations" but no one can explain why or what their plan is. They're just evil for inexplicable reasons.
America's Book of Secrets (2012)
This is a conspiracy nutty documentary
Occasionally they have good stuff about cults etc. But then they go right back around and make some stuff up just for the ratings.
They continue to talk about conspiracy theories that have been debunked like "Fake moon landing" and "freemasons" and "Gold conspiracies" and EVEN BIGFOOT. I MEAN SERIOUSLY?!?!
Bringing up nut cases like Ron Paul. Talking about Fort Knox conspiracies. It's just things they don't know so they make up a story behind it.
It's so easy when someone doesn't give you access to something so these people make up stories about these things for fun and there's always an audience to believe in it. Just gotta find the right audience.
These theories and ideas accomplish nothing. It's like Nostradamus predictions. Even if Nostradamus got one thing right so what? He made thousands of guesses--you're bound to get SOMETHING right just by GUESSING.
But you don't guess for entertainment, that's just pointless waste of everyone's time if you turn out to be wrong.
Big fan. Now disappointed with Biased Reporting
I was very much a big fan of this. And I watch a lot of Vice News stuff because of their brave journalists willing to go anywhere. Except that they aren't journalists. They're like stunt doubles who go anywhere and have no idea how to interpret anything or present it to the audience. It's like they signed a contract to risk their lives but not trained in any journalistic ethics or understanding of world events.
It's sad because it had a lot of potential.
But then it's become all about propaganda. Presenting only ONE side of every issue.
They just present the views of the owner: Shane Smith.
When he wants to do a propaganda piece he doesn't interview anyone from the opposing side. He won't interview any officials or experts.
He's more into interviewing random people "on the ground". He interviews non-experts but people whom he thinks "might be involved" and "on his side."
The Fifth Estate (2013)
This is an important balance of the need for secrecy and the exposing of corruption
I was at first a little afraid because of the nerdy portrayal of hackers and the weird graphics. But the show really started to put perspective. Creating debate by arguing both sides of the issue: Whether to release or whether to edit or whether to not even be involved.
The movie makes you think about it, that people don't usually do when they simply see a video on youtube/internet about US and automatically assume the most evil things are happening.
Everything Assange does can be considered dangerous to the lives of people around the world. It can start wars. It can destroy diplomatic relations and talks. And I'm glad the movie at least acknowledged the consequences.
The movie also acknowledged the protection of whistlers and how the WL website has exposed much corruption and embarrassed authoritarian nations as well.
As always, when there is such a vast debate on this issue--it's best to examine the best arguments of each side. A perfect balance.
Quite a terrible movie
For the record, I'm not Muslim or Tatar or anything like that. But this movie was disgraceful. The whole movie seems like a youtube video made by amateurs who want to portray some sort of evil group of humans--who act anything BUT human. Just killing random people, torturing people, etc. etc.
There isn't a fight scene in the whole movie. So don't expect a war movie, from something called "The Horde".
Just shows a fake story about how awful life is like under the Golden Horde.
Even the Russian-expert hired to tell the director/writers about Golden Horde history, condemned the movie and said this is just a sickening evil portrayal of the Golden Horde and has nothing to do with reality.
It's as if the Russian director thought about how he could make Christians look good and how he could make Tatars look like inhumane animals. This was his goal and this is what he portrayed in his film.
It was incredibly boring and a waste of my time.
Death by China (2012)
Rather great documentary
I'm docking one point because of the preachy / hyperbolic graphics.
However, it does go over the facts that seem very well researched.
Including Chinese professors and experts--who know better than some of these Chinese nationalists who are trying to badly-rate/badly-review this documentary.
And I'm glad it doesn't try to work so hard to focus on the debt problem as it's the least terrible part of the Chinese-US problems.
You should watch this to see how China's air pollution is destroying the climate--how China's lax labor laws allow for all sorts of human rights abuses--how nations are turning a blind eye to the world's largest totalitarian state that is building a massive military--how US corporations choose to cooperate and comply with China to cause many problems in the world.
This problem in the end will affect us all--not just Americans.
This was utterly amateurish film
The story is full of plot holes and the characters are full of 1-dimensional simpletons.
Elysium, can heal anyone at any time at no cost, in minutes! Except that it won't because the people of Elysium are cruel, evil, and utterly malicious. Literally Hitler.
The bad guys continue to be bad guys, for no apparent reason or motivation. Just because it's fun!! List of plot holes:
1. They can restrict air traffic, but re-open it as they are transporting a high-value target?
2. They need to use radiation on robots? Why?
3. The floor manager is cruel enough to force you to do dangerous life-threatening actions because he can?
4. The smugness and evil of the Elysium-citizens... "Don't breathe in my direction!" Seriously? Who wrote this, a 12 year old writing a comic book?
5. They can make people explode with auto-tracking homing ninja grenades--yet they can't do that for Matt Damon?
6. You can literally change the president by patching a computer?
7. A CEO understands and writes machine code to control the whole of Elysium?
8. A CEO is hired by Jodie Foster to replace the President of Elysium with herself--but the CEO doesn't do it for himself?? He carries the code on his person???
9. In the future, we need system reboots for the whole space station? WHAT?
10. You can only download if you kill the person who has the files? Why not just destroy the files in unauthorized access?
11. Earth is poor and overpopulated, and they just declare everyone citizens and hand out free medical care at no cost or problem???
12. Earthlings are poor and non-citizens but they can afford to build giant spacecrafts to illegally land on a space station, are you kidding me???
13. 3 special forces guys and one poor Earthling named Matt Damon can literally overthrow the whole of the Elysium government?
14. They can shoot electricity at people like a Taser, but they can't disable spacecraft with targeted Electromagnetic pulses?
15. The Elysium government doesn't want to kill illegal immigrants openly--but they are fine with letting them all die instead of giving out free medical treatment?
Literally this script is written by people who don't know how to restart their computer.
Eve of Destruction (2013)
I love Christina Cox, her performances are always amazing and she's clearly the star of this show. However, the plot is nonsensical and irrational. The scenes are nice and special effects are not bad.
But the biggest problem with this series is the PLOT and MESSAGE being sent to people that is completely the wrong message to send to people. Your typical UNORIGINAL Frankenstein message "Stop playing God, scientists!" This is by far the dumbest, anti-intellectual message movies/films have spread throughout the decades.
Without spoiling anything... Scientists discover a source of energy but certain things happen that cause disasters and it simply logically doesn't follow why they would happen in other random areas. It also doesn't make sense that they can't just pull the plug. It further doesn't make sense why an evil CEO would risk jail time and possible catastrophic results just to not have a "bad quarterly review." A lot of plot holes are included in the movie, such as the Russian-sub-plot as to how something could be kept under wraps.
Essentially the conclusion the filmmakers want you to draw is: Science is crazy, magical, and accidents "might" happen. Which is simply the antithesis of what science is about and accidents such as this never happen on this scale in scientific experiments by scientists. There's a reason they do pre-tests to pre-tests to tests, and in this film, they act like even those pre-tests can go wrong.
The worst "energy-related disaster" in our REAL world, such as chernobyl, was because of engineers who didn't know what they were doing. It was because of lack of safety protocols, lack of computer automated systems, and outdated equipment that was UNDERFUNDED. That is the lesson to learn from Chernobyl, when you don't invest in a technology for increasing its safety standards.
So if anyone thinks that they should draw the lesson of: "We shouldn't fund such experiments, we don't fully understand!" -- That is the incorrect lesson. The mere act of not-funding-something, is the lesson to be drawn from real life events like Chernobyl, because machines and systems get too old; protocols become outdated; and these technologies never improve and become safer.
As for the "Don't play God" nonsense, why would God give humans the ability to do these things if he didn't want you to discover them? Or why would he allow millions of people to die, in such a "failed experiment" just to teach a simple lesson about that? It makes no sense logically or philosophically, and filmmakers should stop trying to create conclusions for their audience that they probably never even asked a philosopher about.