martes, 9 de junio de 2009

argumentos incómodos

Del blog Postmodern Barney, un extracto de su lista de “Argumentos incómodos”. La lista completa en http://www.postmodernbarney.com/2009/04/uncomfortable-plot-summaries/
¡Ojo con los spoilers!

300: Gays kill blacks.
ALIEN: Ship fails to deliver cargo, crew don’t get bonus.
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON: Tourist causes riot.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Peasant girl develops Stockholm Syndrome.
BLADE RUNNER: Man with no apparent skill stumbles into escaped robots, fails to kill most, fucks one.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Teenage serial killer destroys town in fit of semi-religious fervor.
DONNIE DARKO: Hallucinating teen crushed by airplane engine.
DRACULA: Immigrant clashes with locals.
FIREFLY: In an analogue of the post-Civil War west, a white man on the losing side bosses around a black woman.
GROUNDHOG DAY: Misanthropic creep exploits space/time anomaly to stalk coworker. (muy buen post en El corazón del bosque sobre esto)
HACKERS: Cybercriminals on revenge kick destroy innumerable jobs.
HARRY POTTER: Celebrity Jock thinks rules don’t apply to him, is right.
KARATE KID: Boy gains acceptance through violence.
KILL BILL: Irresponsible mother wants custody of her child.
LABYRINTH: Girl is negligent baby-sitter.
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL: Retarded man doesn’t know what sex toy is for.
LORD OF THE RINGS: Midget destroys stolen property.
LOVE ACTUALLY: Prime Minister risks war with United States over a sexy secretary.
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL: British comedy troupe inadvertently creates language lab for nerds.
RATATOUILLE: Vermin infest restaurant until it is forced to close doors.
ROBOCOP: Female officer’s incompetence leads partner to be murdered and enslaved by corporation.
SOPHIE’S CHOICE: Mom loves one of her kids way more than the other one.
SPIDER-MAN: Nerd gets bitten by spider, complains about how this ruins his life for years to come.
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.
STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by midget, kisses sister, attempts patricide.
THE GOLDEN COMPASS: Critique of Catholicism upstaged by polar bear fight.
THE MATRIX: Hacker is given perfect justification for mass slaughter.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Dangerous insurgent invades neighboring country.
THE X-MEN: Minority group seeks overthrow of social order.
TOP GUN: Pilot routinely endangers Air Traffic Controllers.
TRANSPORTER: Repressed homosexual kills employers.
V FOR VENDETTA: Dystopian government overthrown by faceless conformity.
WALL-E: Obsolete robot disrupts big business, disrupts lives of millions of innocent civilians.
WONDER WOMAN: Princess from isolationist culture lectures Americans on equality.

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