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Universal cancels controversial 'Hunt' in wake of shootings

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But the studio said in a statement Saturday that it had decided to cancel release altogether, saying "we understand that now is not the time" for the film.

So when is the right time to incite violence against people with different political opinions? All the while projecting your own hatred and racism onto to others?

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Good call.

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Kudos to Trump for calling this movie out.

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It’ll be released once everything has simmered down, this isn’t the first time for Hollywood to take this kind of action.

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“a gory, R-rated political thriller that depicts liberal "elites" hunting people in red states for sport.”

Sound like a movie I’d have no interest in seeing, regardless of the timing.

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I'd like to see it.

Movies are meant to help us escape our daily lives. I get that some people are overly sensitive but come on, its just a movie, not based on facts any more than Hunger Games or Star Wars or I Spit On Your Grave 1, 2, 3.

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I thought folks here were against censorship?

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So when is the right time to incite violence against people with different political opinions? 

A Trump rally?

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Disgusting film and there is never a time to release something like that.

"we understand that now is not the time" for the film.

Given what has been going on recently are these people completely out of their minds?

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theFu, “Movies are meant to help us escape our daily lives.”

I don’t see any point in “escaping” into something far more worse than my daily life. Seeing something beautiful, fun, or educational would be more enjoyable and a plus and not give me nightmares to boot. On the other hand, for people whose daily life is far worse than the contents of the movie I can understand seeing it could be a plus for them.

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So many movies we start to watch these days, before even a third in, we are changing, usually too much blood and shootings, violence, gore and horror.

Good movies are getting harder to find.

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“a gory, R-rated political thriller that depicts liberal "elites" hunting people in red states for sport.”

This makes zero sense. Most of the guns are in the “red” states, and given events like Charlottesville it would be more realistic to presume the violence going the other way.

But higher up execs/producers probably want to provoke “red state” anger with exactly this kind of unrealistic scenario.

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Trump calls out movie that incites violence. People hate on Trump.

Really?? You hate Trump so much that you cannot bear to give credit when it's due? Pathetic.

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Educator60 I'd find many of the movies you enjoy boring.

Release the film. Let the public decide. Self-censorship is just another form of govt censorship out of fear. Be brave.

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What if the political parties were reversed in the movie?

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What if the political parties were reversed in the movie?

I'd still like to see it. I live in the southern USA. My state is labeled "Red".

There are lots of films about characters who are weak touchy-feely people lost in the woods/mountains being hunted by locals who hunt and fish for much of their food.

Turnabout seems fair to me. These are just characters, not real life. These movies aren't for children any more than Fulltime Killer or Ichi the Killer or The Machine Girl or Train to Busan are.

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I enjoyed Surviving the Game with Ice Tea back in the day - similar idea. The idea of hunting humans has been a part of cinema for decades. Even Battle Royale, a Japanese classic, is a variation of this theme.

This movie is just a new version of that theme, with a political twist.

With the current political situation in the US, combined with the realization that the country is in fact a war zone of sorts, the timing of this movie is not so good.

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Awww poor baby Donald. He slings hatred around, encourages violence and jokes with 'shoot 'em up!' at his rallies - and now he can't even take a satire (at best). He can't take any criticism, he's a bully and a crybaby!

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Disgusting film and there is never a time to release something like that.

Why? It’s just a entertaining movie, nothing more.

Given what has been going on recently are these people completely out of their minds?

Hollywood has lost it’s mine a very long time ago, nice people are slowly noticing this.

He slings hatred around,

Not true.

encourages violence

But liberals are content when they encourage violence from their surrogates.

and jokes with 'shoot 'em up!' at his rallies

Democrats told their supporters to follow, harass and get in Trump supporters faces and tell them they’re not welcome.

and now he can't even take a satire (at best).

Wow!

He can't take any criticism, he's a bully and a crybaby!

I have yet to meet a Washington liberal that can take a joke.

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