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Disney fairytale meets R-rated violence in 'The Princess'

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Popped over to YouTube to watch the trailer. It gives off excellent Shrek vibes - she's basically a live-action Fiona! They even used Joan Jett's Bad Reputation! Will definitely be putting this on my queue.

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Disney, how looooooow you have fallen!

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JeremiahToday  12:08 pm JST

Disney, how looooooow you have fallen!

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. America just loves violence ion entertainment, esp. when the protagonist is as vicious as the villain. From 'Tales From the Crypt' to Tarantino movies and now this. Not to mention that Disney has mucked up other franchises like STAR WARS movies.

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She looks buff and tough.

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If lust and hate is the candy, if blood and love tastes so sweet, then Disney gives them what they want.

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Redemption through violence, the usual US media trope, from cowboys to now, it’s just the “in” thing for females to be doing it. And they wonder why there is so much violence in their society, now they are exporting it.

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Was she going to be cleaning her oven directly after the photo was taken?

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And this country wonders why there is so much mayhem.

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And this country wonders why there is so much mayhem.

The answer was obvious all along: a yet to be released Disney film with a woman in it.

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Joey King is such an influential and powerful actress that her list for violence inspired the Columbine massacre, which took place 24 years before the release of this movie and a month before she was even born.

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Violence breeds violence…

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purple_depressed_baconJune 20  09:28 am JST

Popped over to YouTube to watch the trailer. It gives off excellent Shrek vibes - she's basically a live-action Fiona! They even used Joan Jett's Bad Reputation! 

The three times I've seen Joan Jett she always started her set with that song. That's entertainment. But when you have protagonists being as violent and rotten as the antagonists, then who's really the hero to root for or feel sympathetic to? Who is the champ and who is the chump?

kurisupisuToday  06:25 am JST

Violence breeds violence…

And it don't stop and before you know it, you're in a Tarantino-esque scenario where everybody is a jerk. Just like in school - he did it! No, he did it! Ahhhh, screw it! Some people never grow up.

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Express sisterToday  05:51 am JST

Joey King is such an influential and powerful actress that her list for violence inspired the Columbine massacre, which took place 24 years before the release of this movie and a month before she was even born

The individual actor is irrelevant it is the culture of violence and specifically redemption through violence that predates her back to the start of films in the USA. This has continued through to the current day and provides an underlying cultural background and justification for violence in society. This film and her performance continues, expands and reinforces that cultural approbation of violence, now extended to women.

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That makes sense. After all, other countries don’t have so many violent crimes and gun-enabled homicides because they don’t have films with violence. Only the US has violent films. That’s definitely true.

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