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    I just watched "John Q" for the first time...

    I'd heard a lot of good things about this movie & thought I'd enjoy it.

    All I can say is WOW!! It's got to be one of the biggest propaganda movies ever made. Both for federal healthcare AND anti-gun...

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    I really enjoyed the movie personally, one of my favorites.


    On a completely unrelated note, I was just reminded that the Red Dawn remake has been delayed quite a bit, and am now saddened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    I really enjoyed the movie personally, one of my favorites.


    On a completely unrelated note, I was just reminded that the Red Dawn remake has been delayed quite a bit, and am now saddened.
    It's very well made & Denzel Washington is an excellent actor... It just had too much political propaganda thrown in there. It turned what could have been a great movie into one I'll never watch again. Had it not been for Robert Duvall I wouldn't have even finished it...

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    I hadn't heard that Red Dawn was being remade so I went to look it up. No actors I've ever heard of and the director is a stunt guy-I'm not optimistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sultan62 View Post
    I hadn't heard that Red Dawn was being remade so I went to look it up. No actors I've ever heard of and the director is a stunt guy-I'm not optimistic.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...15#post1482115

    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post
    It's very well made & Denzel Washington is an excellent actor... It just had too much political propaganda thrown in there. It turned what could have been a great movie into one I'll never watch again. Had it not been for Robert Duvall I wouldn't have even finished it...
    I never really pay much attention to the political undertones of movies. I usually just dumb down when watching movies. There are some exceptions though. I can't think of any off the top of my head, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack House View Post
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...15#post1482115


    I never really pay much attention to the political undertones of movies. I usually just dumb down when watching movies. There are some exceptions though. I can't think of any off the top of my head, however.
    I can usually do that too. That's why it hit me so hard in this one I guess. They were so blatant about it that I couldn't ignore it all... =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post
    I can usually do that too. That's why it hit me so hard in this one I guess. They were so blatant about it that I couldn't ignore it all... =/
    I saw it when it first came out. I don't really recall the gun issue so much, but at the time I was much younger and did not care much for politics. So that is probably why I didn't notice it. I do recall the healthcare issue, mostly being anti-HMO. But I tend to side with nationalized healthcare and agree that employee healthcare is pretty crap.

    For the record, I am wholly against Obamacare, primarily for the simple fact that it largely removes choice and benefits pretty much no one.

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