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Organizing is important. Activism is important. At the same time, we should remember that governments don't often reform themselves. One of the arguments in a book I read recently (Bruce Schneier, "Data and Goliath"), is that perfect enforcement of the law sounds like a good thing, but that may not always be the case. The end of crime sounds pretty compelling, right, so how can that be? Well, when we look back on history, the progress of Western civilization and human rights is actually founded on the violation of law. But even on less extremist topics, we can find similar examples. Where would we be today if the government, enjoying powers of perfect surveillance and enforcement, had -- entirely within the law -- rounded up, imprisoned, and shamed all of these lawbreakers? Mopecore comments on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Drones (HBO)
How do you as a people walk around head held high, knowing that every few months you are committing a 9/11 event to other people.
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"i think it's the right choice not to do the satire angle again. it was done, expertly, already. trying to do it again would invite even more derision than just remaking it. " Which pretty much summarizes why this movie shouldn't have been remade. Some of that seems to be there. What could this baffling new trailer from J.J. Abrams possibly mean? Is this really a big issue?
In an age of watching every casting call and budget spike in every production (and reporting them all on here, AV Club, Slashfilm, etc, as news items), is it so terrible that one guy wants to keep an element of mystery or surprise in his projects? This is really just a classic teaser trailer. It doesn't feel like it's trying to be an Event ("event" and forced-viral-marketing, that's something different; I'm not as keen to defend "event" marketing), it's just trying to whet your appetite.
It's too bad there's not a title attached (unless the title is The Stranger, in which case there you go), but again, in this media-saturated world, if a title were attached there'd be zero mystique right away. I think Abrams tries too hard, I'll concede that, definitely... but why are we so quick to spew bile at someone for wanting to try to get us excited at all? The truth is, if I was in JJ Abrams's position, I'd probably be doing this exact thing.