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Friday 21 June 2013, 17:44

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

Here I pick out some of the best responses to the threads currently running on the Kermode Uncut blog.


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    Comment number 1.

    Multiple thread responses in the same blog = many cracking responses never get read out.

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    Comment number 2.

    @1; Agreed, although admittedly it's very hard to squeeze everyone into six minutes. Just the way of things, unfortunately.

    Still, glad Rosemary was brought up time and time again in the offensive characters thing. I will relish the day Gwyneth Paltrow pays for that sin with the most brilliant karmatic schadenfreude ever devised, because how she got away with that I will never really know...

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    Comment number 3.

    I wish I had thought to mention 'Shallow Hal'... who is by far the single most irritating character I have ever seen on a cinema screen - including any of the characters in 'Battle Field Earth' or anything I've seen Uwe Boll-wise (which thankfully is not much). It pretty much completely put me off Jack Black... though I am still able to admire his role in Peter Jackson's 'King Kong', which I thought was delicious... but it doesn't go far in making up for the revoltingly hyper-shallow Shallow Hal and the hyprocrisy of that film.

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    Comment number 4.

    I was offended by Twilight after watching the final scene of the final movie that I was shocked. I watched it because I like going to the cinema and, like you, I don't say no to a zombie or vampire movie.

    What's the moral of the story, of the whole series? All you have to do is want something, don't work hard, be shallow, disregard your parents/friends, indulge your sensual/childish desires, mope around, think of nothing but yourself. Bella does nothing to deserve anything she gets, yet she gets it all, comes out unscathed, learning nothing.

    No character or the narrative truly criticizes Bella—and you can compare this teen story with another teen story, Hunger Games, a story which constantly criticizes Katniss, the main character, for all sorts of reasons, by herself, by her friends and family, by ex lovers, etc. and she has suffered a great deal and worked hard for her family, she is a hero and a rolemodel.

    The final Tiwlight scene (which, you might note, includes herself, not her child, or her friends or family) is a metaphor for what she intends to do with her life. Sod all.

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    Comment number 5.

    Youre a fine one for having a go at Russel Crowes pronunciation. Can you say McGee correctly next time please. Its actually pronounced McGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, with a sort of high pitched shriek at the end


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