in roger rabbit this happy little cartoon shoe gets slowly dipped into what is essentially acid for toons and it melts to death. its not quick either. it gets like slowly lowered into the acid
@bulkington everyone lost their shit when the characters in toy story 3 almost died but didn't and were fine
in the 80s cartoon characters got slowly lowered into acid just so the bad guy could make a point
@Taweret this and the bit where the judge goes toon were sure a thing for a kid to absorb back in the day
@radicalrobit @infernusgoatus @Taweret While I wasn't all that traumatized by Doom's one-winged angel, my realization that this is not at all an appropriate movie for children was when I saw my little brother watching it as one of the weasels searches Jessica Rabbit and finds her "booby trap". "Wait, I was allowed to watch this when I was younger than him?"
@Taweret @radicalrobit @infernusgoatus Eddie stopping himself from swigging his flask and pouring it out instead baffled me as a child. Well okay, he's not going to have a drink NOW, but... he doesn't want it, at all? He doesn't want the drink? I remember asking my parents about it and I don't remember the answer I was given but I don't think it helped much. I barely understood alcohol beyond "the good-tasting drink for adults only that makes them feel good when they're celebrating or sad".
@Taweret now the scariest part to me is the deliberate dismantling of public transport to build freeways
This is Potter’s America! There never was a George Bailey. The Great Depression happened and then was deregulated in favor of large banks, not small ones. The movie’s America never existed and if it did, it was well before I was born.
@InternetEh @Taweret Except no one I watch it with sees it as a call to socialism. So many Boomers (my parents 🙄) see George Bailey as some sort of All American Banking Jesus who died for their sins and was thankfully resurrected so they don’t have to do any real world work, because the problem was solved at the end of the movie. Job done. Mission accomplished.
I’ve also met too many people that legitimately think Potter is the hero.
@InternetEh @Taweret I realize we *could* use the movie to try for more socialism/community action, but it isn’t structured well for that. It is a bad “Jesus story” in so many structural layers and the exact same reasons the Southern protestant churches have been corrupted by capitalists and Libertarians is reflected in so many ways the movie reads in 2021.
People seem to like the roulette wheel of the “prosperity gospel” far more than they believe in Jesus’ very socialist actual teachings. 🤷
@Taweret tangentially, it wasn't until the latest rewatch (THIS year!) that I realized they laid the groundwork of the Valiants being a circus family, and Eddie and his brother being the "clowns" of the police force, to explain why Eddie could improvise some vaudeville slapstick so good that it killed the Weasels
I guess I always took it for granted that he needed to do that, so he could do it
@Louisa its real hard to imagine him doing the song and slapstick bit
Hoskins was perfect because he could both hardboiled noir detective and silly comedy with equal ease
any other actor would feel like a downgrade
@Taweret you really felt like Hoskins *was* a beaten down detective, he's not a leading man type but he's tough, and when people tell him he's a failure you feel him feel it
I don't think I'd believe it if they were calling Harrison Ford a failure
@Taweret yes! Ford would just smirk and smarm his way out of every situation (for the record I love Harrison Ford)
@Louisa me too but yeah he would wrong for the part
ive been trying to think of another actor who could maybe do it as well as Hoskins and i honestly can't
I never truly appreciated the absolutely *masterful* acting from Bob Hoskins in that movie until recently. He's acting his ass off, to *nothing* most of the time. He's so good.
That movie holds a place in my development as a human being that can't be understated, and that shoe-dipping is *so* fucked.
@Taweret god I watched this when I was like 5 and it gave me nightmares for years. I still can't rewatch it lol
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