Honestly, there's no problem on either end. Is the guy a bit of a turd? Oh, hell yeah. Is he wrong? Absolutely not.
RDJ is on a press junket, which means he is expecting news outlets to promote his film for him. In other words, the film producers are expecting Journalists (you know the guys who are supposed to be covering news, weather, political scandals, bombings, etc.) to act as free advertising for their film. So they allot time to dozens of media outlets every day to interview their stars and push their movie.
Generally speaking, when you get honored with the opportunity to interview a big star promoting a movie, you're supposed to go all "Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards" with you questions: "Who is the strongest Avenger?" "Do you like Taylor Swift?" "How did you get in shape for the movie?" "Have you seen this fan-made trailer where they photoshopped all the Avengers with kittens? *holds up phone*" Are you as a journalist expected to do that? Yeah. Are you obligated to? No.
Marvel gave this guy 10 minutes to ask questions on the assumption they would be softballs so they could make their glimmery star appear more likeable so more people would go see the movie and make them more money. The guy asked hard questions, which is his right. RDJ walked out, which is his right.
No problem at all with what anyone did. What upsets me is the backlash against the reporter. Even RDJ is like, "Are we promoting a movie?" No, you knuckleheads. He's on the friggin' News! It's not E! and this program is not for entertainment purposes. Don't get pissed at a man for doing what would be considered "doing his job" if it were anyone else but an A-lister. It's just part of our bizarre celebrity worship culture.
It's a scenario where all parties are supposed to benefit, and the interviewer violated an unspoken rule. Frankly I kinda respect him for it, even though he's a total turd for the kind of questions he brought up.
The premise of this movie is so offensively bad that I honestly can't imagine how it ever got made. The second trailer only confirms my initial suspicions of its absolute suckiness.
Why at a park with thousands of children, would you ever think it's a good idea to engineer a super smart alpha predator?
How did they get enough scientists in a room capable of manipulating genetic codes, but not the common sense to say this is a terrible fuggin' idea?
Why, when one of the big problems of the first Jurassic Park was the dinosaurs were hiding and the guests couldn't see them, even if you thought genetic engineering was a good idea, why would you ever want a camouflaging dinosaur? That's like, "Hey, we made cancer contagious and airborne." "Why would you do that?" "Well because 'Corporate' said so, and I didn't get this PhD in Neurophysiology to question orders from a room full of guys who got a business degree from an online university."
Why would you have army guys with SMGs try to kill the super predator after it escapes rather than just evacuating the island and nuking it from orbit (I bet you $63 (it's what I had in my wallet ($65.20 if you will accept change) that it's because those two stupid teen boys they show in every commercial get lost in that stupid fuggin orb and they have to go rescue them)
Why would a trainer go into a pen with velociraptors when even the most experienced lion tamers feed them through a goddamned hole in a metal wall?
Why the hell wouldn't they assume the mega smart predator would figure out where the tracking device was? "She remembered where they put it in?" SERIOUSLY? She remembered where they put it in? That's the explanation? "Yeah, it couldn't be that she feels the football sized piece of jagged metal that beeps every 15 seconds that we jammed in the nape of her. She must have remembered where we injected it. Because I know that every time I have minor surgery the side of the incision doesn't hurt like a sonofabitch for 5 days afterwards. Yeah no, she must have remembered it with her super brain. She's smart enough to remember that diode we buried under an inch of subcutaneous tissue." She's probably not even that smart, she just thought it was a splinter.
After the mega-predator ate it's mega-predator sibling and you figured out , "who crap, this thing is a killing machine," why wouldn't you put like a self destruct device with a syringe of cyanide hooked up to it's veins, or an exploding microchip up it's nose like in Mission Impossible 3?
Because it's a stupid, stupid fugging movie idea, that's why.
you support what you believe , religious or not, and that support drives legislation. I will not support something I think is wrong no matter what my basis for that belief.
That's actually a pretty good illustration of the problem; too many backwards yokels self-assuredly living by their misinformed, ignorant opinions who are empowering crooked politicians who pander to backwards yokels while fugging our economy, environment, and military right up the poo chute.
Chick fil a as a corporate entity still donates money to organizations which are anti gay marriage. Maybe those organizations are not considered to be activists against gay marriage like Exodus Int. is, but nevertheless their practice is to condemn people for it.
I haven't eaten Chick fil a since that day and I never will again.
Seconded. I vote with my dollar. And likewise i haven't given them a red cent since the news of their donations came out. I was happy to eat there when it was just a sandwich. Once they brought religion and politics into it, then likewise religion and politics played a role in my decision where to buy a chicken sandwich. By buying a sandwich there, I would be supporting causes I don't agree with. If their corporate mission includes supporting christian organizations with an anti gay agenda, then my consumer mission is to never give them any of my money.
There also seems to be a TON of confusion about one of my comments, the bolt and nut thing was a reference to physiology, bolt penis and nut vagina. I DID NOT threaten to purposely put a vehicle together wrong to harm someone,” the post reads.
God, do I love this elaboration:
If we're using nuts and bolts a physiology proxies, then he should be aware that a nut could represent pretty much any orifice in the human body. Gays still would be having nuts and bolts sex. Does he think gays just have stick fights all the time? I imagine he spends lots of time thinking about gay sex.
Nuts and bolts screw together to form a bond. So if you take that figuratively, symbolizing the bonds of a relationship, then it's adorable, but it also works for gays. But if he means it literally, then he's doing the sex wrong, or should at least consider lube.
I hope this guy has never gotten a beej in his life. I mean if sex is just nuts and bolts, and only penis to vagina is acceptable for the purposes for procreation, I hope he's kept his bolt out of women's mouth nuts.
I just like the expression, "bolt penis and nut vagina." I'm going to start saying that.
And be sure to eat at Mythos while you're there. It is routinely voted the best theme park restaurant in the world. I mean, the competition is a bunch of burger joints and the chicken nugget platter at "Pelican Paul's" but still, the food is outstanding, and beats the hell out of any other amusement park fare. It's also amazingly beautiful inside.
Saw the Martha Stewart clip, and she destroyed everyone there! Also funny to think that on a stage littered with hardcore gangsta rappers, Martha Stewart was the only one other than Snoop to have done time in prison.