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Board: Over the Hedge (2006)

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Boycott this movie!
  by - Zanchief (Thu May 18 2006 08:40:53 )
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I will be staging a boycott of the film Over the Hedge on the grounds that it misrepresents the facts about urban wildlife.

Please join me in boycotting this and spend the time to write your local members of government to have them pull this from theatres.

Hollywood’s obsession with misrepresenting animals has gone far enough and something needs to be done.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - uuuwee (Thu May 18 2006 10:01:42 )
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Boycott yourself!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - jadebird1 (Thu May 18 2006 10:27:56 )
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you most be kidding.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - stu10838 (Thu May 18 2006 10:49:02 )
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Will do! It drives me nuts to see bears so closely placed to urban centers, not to mention the fact that turtles can't really have issues losing their shells.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - sammyck (Thu May 18 2006 14:05:06 )
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um..not to be mean or anything, but it's a movie.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - angel624 (Thu May 18 2006 14:29:42 )
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Why are you getting so upset over this? Come on! I'll agree that the shell-losing thing is totally annoying, and that bears USUALLY aren't found in towns or cities (but it could happen one day!), and the fact that these animals usually don't hang out together, but other than that the animals are represented well! I know; I've had raccoons, turtles, squirrels, and possums hanging around my house at one point in time or another. I've observed the little critters almost my whole life. They're nailing it pretty darn close to the head!

Let's get down to business: you are a rabbit, and I am going to eat you for supper.--Wile E Coyote
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - stu10838 (Thu May 18 2006 15:32:06 )
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It's the sugar thing too! Are raccoons really that sugar obssessed? I don't know. Also, why would they use the internet?!

(OK, I just gave away my status as a fan of the strip.)
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - ratpac03 (Sat May 27 2006 23:39:35 )
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On the bears thing, there's a mini-park of sorts in my area, and the bears live about the same proximity to the suburbia as in the movie. Happened to me once or twice driving late at night, seeing a bear right on the side of the road.

Just to throw another "the movie wasn't that far off" token out there.

Why am I here? Because I love making fun of stupid people. It's my hobby.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - number1lakerfan23 (Thu May 18 2006 14:42:34 )
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"I will be staging a boycott of the film Over the Hedge on the grounds that it misrepresents the facts about urban wildlife."


Excuse me while I point and laugh at you.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - Pinball_wizzard (Thu May 18 2006 14:57:31 )
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You do know that this movie is based off a comic, right? http://www.comics.com/comics/hedge/index.html I don't think Hollywood was really trying to represent "urban wildlife".

Sure plays a mean pinball!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - xxcluelesskissesxx (Thu May 18 2006 17:09:21 )
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wow.
loser.

its a movie.
its a cartoon.
get over it. geez.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - xxcluelesskissesxx (Thu May 18 2006 17:09:44 )
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wow.
loser.

its a movie.
its a cartoon.
get over it. geez.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - Zanchief (Fri May 19 2006 06:39:24 )
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You guys just aren't seeing the danger here. People are going to see this movie and believe it's true. They're gonno think animals can talk and dance and sing and it's just leading people to believe lies. I can't stand idly by while Hollywood butchers the facts about wildlife.

I will be beginning my hunger strike tonight to protest the movie.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - wiltaz69 (Fri May 19 2006 10:39:36 )
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"You guys just aren't seeing the danger here. People are going to see this movie and believe it's true. They're gonno think animals can talk and dance and sing and it's just leading people to believe lies. I can't stand idly by while Hollywood butchers the facts about wildlife. "

One, I think you're just wasting bandwidth with a joke that's been done 100 times on other boards.

Two, if you were serious you and anyone that would believe animals can talk and dance from a cartoon needs to immediately purchase a gun and shoot themselves.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - never_grow_up (Fri May 19 2006 14:32:54 )
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All I can say is it's a cartoon. You probably don't have to go so far as to boycott it. You could just....hmmmm.....i don't know......LEAVE IT ALONE AND GO SEE ANOTHER MOVIE IF IT BUGS YOU SO MUCH! I plan on seeing both Over the Hedge (big fan of Avril, and it should be funny cause come on Hammy looks so adorable!) and The DaVinci Code tonight(I just got the book today, I'm on page 25 I think. lol it should be interesting)
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - berztfc (Fri May 19 2006 14:38:07 )
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whoa that joke is just flyin over some people
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Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - dino-51 6 days ago (Sun May 28 2006 21:15:34 )
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go ahead gandhi. leave your food your not going to eat on the back porch, so that the gang and ican come pick it up.

yours truely, rocky the squirrel!!!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - dino-51 6 days ago (Sun May 28 2006 21:19:21 )
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Go ahead Gandhi,
Just don't forget to leave your extra food on the back porch so that the gang and I can pick it up tonight!
Yours truly,
Rocky the squirrel
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - agwoodsus (Sat May 20 2006 00:09:08 )
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Excuse me while I laugh at you, lakerfan. It's obvious that the original poster is making fun of Da Vinci Code boycotters. Plus, it's nice to see Kobe sitting in the TNT studio instead of playing on the court this time of year. Ha!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - dday-9 (Fri May 19 2006 15:14:10 )
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Troll much?

Anyway, the movie (which I just saw today, it was *great*) gets big points from me for how it depicted the Rottweiler.

Rottweilers get stereotyped as savage killers, but every single one I've known personally has been a big goofy cupcake, who would rather try to be a lapdog (oof!) than bite your arm off. I'm sure there are many which have been mistreated or purposely trained to be aggressive, but that'll mess up a dog of any breed.

I ended up owning an abused Rottweiler pretty much by accident, and she's turned out to be absolutely the *best* dog I've ever had, and the most easy-going and friendly. Right now she's sleeping on the couch with the dachshund sleeping ON TOP OF HER like that old Warner Brothers cartoon about the kitten that sleeps on top of the bulldog. They do that a lot.

So when I saw the Rottweiler pop out of the doghouse in "Over the Hedge", I was thinking, "oh, great, they're going to show it wanting to kill them like a vicious guard dog, and reinforce the bad stereotype of Rottweilers". Instead, the dog started yelling, "PLAY! PLAY! PLAY!" and wanted to play with them. Of course, it was still so huge (relative to the raccoon and turtle) that they were justifiably scared to death of how rough this "play" would be on them, so they screamed and ran for their lives. This was a lot funnier, as well as more true-to-life for the Rottweilers I've known, than the old overused stereotype of the "killer dog" would have been, and I was absolutely delighted at the way the writers decided to go with that scene.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - tom03eo25 (Fri May 19 2006 15:44:48 )
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If we just ignored it... ok please stop posting on these stupid threads lets just forget them and let them go back pages I mean seriously grow up whoever posted this topic its a kid movie.

"Have you ever danced with a refrigerator?"
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - stu10838 (Fri May 19 2006 22:57:53 )
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The whole Rottweiler scene was a great twist. I've seen incredibly vicious behavior in Yorkies so I'm just convinced it depends on the dog. That said "play! play!" just nailed every dog I've ever seen.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - velvet_virginia (Sat May 20 2006 00:31:05 )
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Hahahahaha...you're a loser.
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Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - velvet_virginia (Sat May 27 2006 23:16:11 )
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Hahahahahahaha.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - BoShiggity (Sat May 27 2006 23:19:06 )
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Were you laughing at my mom joke?

"Do you want to be called Homer Junior? The kids can call you Ho-ju."
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - velvet_virginia (Sun May 28 2006 00:05:38 )
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Yes I was.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - getthegold1 (Sun May 28 2006 06:08:41 )
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Can you say...Overreacting
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - ddefiance 6 days ago (Sun May 28 2006 18:12:59 )
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Dude, calm down. Calm--down!
I'm from a small town in CA, just squeezed right by the mountains. It's not on a lot of maps but it's there. We get squirrels, skunks and raccoons all the time over here (even though it's been a while since they raided our trash cans). So far, the last fiasco we had with the wildlife was that raccoon pool party at 11 PM.
Don't know about you, but I could totally relate to this movie.

There are millions of Games People Play,
But only one played by all.
It's called Life.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - sdgreat 6 days ago (Sun May 28 2006 20:03:21 )
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And while this guy boycotts OTH, the rest of you can join me in a boycott of Xmen 3 because it misrepresents the lives of mutants, because it's scientifically impossible for anyone to naturally get a mutation that allows them to control storms or have wings

I ain't gonna cry about AD, I'm gonna build me any airport, and put my name on it
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - MoondustWolf 6 days ago (Sun May 28 2006 20:12:50 )
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...This IS a joke, right?
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - fourstarcashiernathan 6 days ago (Mon May 29 2006 00:20:38 )
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I bet this is the same person who wants to boycott Disney's Cinderella because it doesn't provide good morals for little girls....get a life, loser and enjoy this awesome movie!

Hammy: I WANT MY COOKIES!!!!!!!!!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - rphillip-4 6 days ago (Mon May 29 2006 07:22:18 )
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An attempt at a joke involving all those nutjobs boycotting The Davinci Code has gone zooming way past many folks head.

I appreciate the stab at humor, but when no one gets it, it may be like the line "Rosebud" in OtH... a good joke, just not the right audience.

Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - lilshortay 6 days ago (Mon May 29 2006 09:55:05 )
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god its a childrens movie get over it
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - MoondustWolf 6 days ago (Mon May 29 2006 11:19:34 )
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UPDATED Mon May 29 2006 11:29:58

That's just the problem. I thought it HAD to be a joke, but there are people who really are, like you say, nutjobs to that extent. Frankly, the way people are these days, you can't always tell whether they're joking or not. *sighs and bites back comments about what the world had become*
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - cavatica 4 days ago (Tue May 30 2006 16:27:01 )
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Dude, you're like a decade late. The "Over the Hedge" comic strip's been around for eons. I don't think anyone's going to lose interest anytime soon.

You know what ol' Jack Burton says at a time like this?
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - minicoopercm 4 days ago (Tue May 30 2006 18:27:09 )
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Boycott Spongebob, he's gay as hell.

---You hear Bush's new act, its called "No Juan Left Behind"
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - micfranklin 4 days ago (Tue May 30 2006 20:20:23 )
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Misrepresenting nature has gone on for a while, but maybe you should check this out:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327084/board/thread/44553256
You know what?
  by - zman23-1 2 days ago (Thu Jun 1 2006 13:43:40 )
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boycott yourself the movie was great.
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - TheJuggler 2 days ago (Thu Jun 1 2006 13:52:12 )
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Not only that, the animals are being potrayed as having the ability to speak English! Gasp!

...It's a movie. It's nice when moviemakers their facts straight (anthropomorphism aside) but it's not exactly supposed to be realistic in the first place. Duh.


“America! You're an unfriendly waitress with bad cappuccino."
--Roy Zimmerman
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - Dr_Jekyll 2 days ago (Thu Jun 1 2006 15:43:43 )
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Ok, I have to agree with the origional post. I mean, it does misrepresent the animials - I have never witnessed urban wildlife speak english before.

Good grief its a cartoon!! go hug a tree!

"hollywoods obsession with misrepresenting animals"?? are you offended that they speak? use opposable thumbs? potential sequals? i'm so confused.

Ahhh Its great to be young and insane!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - steve_skoal 2 days ago (Fri Jun 2 2006 00:07:01 )
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Amen brother. Sign me up. I completely agree with you. The liberals have run wild long enough in hollywood. they have destroyed nearly everything sacred. Let's use their abusive misreprentation of animals as the springboard for our activism. Boycott!!!
Re: Boycott this movie!
  by - adam-86 2 days ago (Fri Jun 2 2006 08:52:22 )
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Good man. I think the movie is quite dangerous, politically and socially, to be shown to such a wide audience. Such a misrepresentation on both fronts. The obvious problem being that human will think the animals are friend but inversely we also have the issue that the animals who see it may misinterpret the dangers of the world of man.

Animals see this movie and think that we're just like a buffet existing only to provide them with food, drink and other forms of pleasure. What are humans to these animals really though? DANGER! How many more have to die roadkill because they're ill informed of the dangers of automobiles? Do we really need more things getting stuck in man made traps or on the receiving end of some nasty buckshot just because they wanted to loot through some garbage?

For sanitation reasons as well. Encouraging animals to go through our trash and picnic baskets means more trouble for our sanitation engineers, littering on our curbs from broken bags and even the possibility of diseases being transmitted from animal to human through the manipulation of our food.

Way to be brave and say the unpopular Zanchief! I will also be boycotting this movie and asking my friend, family and coworkers to do the same.
 
 


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