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The Fact That The Movie 'Chiraq' Was So Bad.....

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  • SplackavelliSplackavelli I'll getchu bitch!!! Somewhere drunk off my ass.Posts: 18,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i was a little off. its not based on a greek tragedy but a greek comedy called lysistrata. its about a woman who holds off on the sex to end the violence of the Peloponnesian war.
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  • D. MorganD. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPPosts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    I bought the Chi-raq dvd this weekend. I have to say I really like the movie. Some shit could've been left out or changed but overall that was a damn good movie IMO.

    Even though its named Chi-raq the movie ain't just about the shit happening in Chicago hence Angela Bassett talking Bodymore and Killadelphia and a few other cities in the movie.

    I agree with angela in that scene though I hate that "chiraq" shit. niggas always proud of negative destructive shit. why would you be proud your city has that reputation?

    When certain people are morally bankrupt they will take pride in damn anything that gets them noticed by the dominant group. Some even play it up more to get more attention no matter how they are being made to look like fools and being laughed at and not laughed with.
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  • harry knucklezharry knucklez Posts: 2,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The movie wasn't bad. The biggest complaint was that he chose Chicago as the setting; I think he should've created a fictional city inspired by Chicago (and other cities).
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  • _God__God_ Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The movie wasn't bad. The biggest complaint was that he chose Chicago as the setting; I think he should've created a fictional city inspired by Chicago (and other cities).

    Yea he shouldn't have attached the name Chiraq to it, or shot the movie
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  • D. MorganD. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPPosts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The movie wasn't bad. The biggest complaint was that he chose Chicago as the setting; I think he should've created a fictional city inspired by Chicago (and other cities).

    No need to create a fictional city to address a real problem in Chicago and many other cities as well. The problems the movie is based off is bigger than Chicago which was stated in the movie. So in actuality the movie is not even about Chicago. Its about ALL black people who out here living like that.

    Why some of yall so caught up on the name and not the damn message?

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  • TheGOATTheGOAT El Coyote unknownPosts: 15,916 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No a fictional city would have been better but only half the people would have checked the movie.

    Spike tried to play it both waus in interviews when he was getting backlash from Chi-natives. He was saying its not about Chicago... then why the fuck is it called Chiraq?

    He said its not a comedy... But it was

    Satire = comedy

    Nothing funny about kids murdering eachother in Chicago

    And even tho he sets it in the Chi nothing about it was authentic to Chicago
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  • yellowtapesportyellowtapesport Posts: 4,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    At least the movie got some alleys and gangways cleaned in the Chi
    Fuck em, duck em, leave em alone.
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  • D. MorganD. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPPosts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TheGOAT wrote: »
    No a fictional city would have been better but only half the people would have checked the movie.

    Spike tried to play it both waus in interviews when he was getting backlash from Chi-natives. He was saying its not about Chicago... then why the fuck is it called Chiraq?

    He said its not a comedy... But it was

    Satire = comedy

    Nothing funny about kids murdering eachother in Chicago

    And even tho he sets it in the Chi nothing about it was authentic to Chicago

    Because it is the city with the biggest name with a nationwide problem at the moment. California wasn't on the only place with a Crips and bloods problem but the movie was set in LA. The title is just an attention grabber.

    Also a satire doesn't only equal comedy.

    Simple Definition of satire
    1
    : a way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. : humor that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.

    2
    : a book, movie, etc., that uses satire

    Full Definition of satire
    1
    : a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn

    2
    : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly

    Now which definition do you think Spike used for the movie?

    No matter which one you think Spike used the message of both is some people are doing some dumbass shit.
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  • TheGOATTheGOAT El Coyote unknownPosts: 15,916 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I saw the movie

    It was a comedy
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  • D. MorganD. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPPosts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TheGOAT wrote: »
    I saw the movie

    It was a comedy

    Your opinion cool.

    I saw it as well it wasn't a comedy. My opinion
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  • TheGOATTheGOAT El Coyote unknownPosts: 15,916 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2016
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    TheGOAT wrote: »
    I saw the movie

    It was a comedy

    Your opinion cool.

    I saw it as well it wasn't a comedy. My opinion

    Bamboozled was good satire imo

    Chiraq not so much. Felt like a comedy with a couple heavy scenes.
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  • D. MorganD. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPPosts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TheGOAT wrote: »
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    TheGOAT wrote: »
    I saw the movie

    It was a comedy

    Your opinion cool.

    I saw it as well it wasn't a comedy. My opinion

    Bamboozled was good satire imo

    Chiraq not so much. Felt like a comedy with a coyple heavy scenes.

    I like Bamboozled better. Both satires and both not a comedy to me.
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  • texas409texas409 Posts: 20,854 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TheGOAT wrote: »
    No a fictional city would have been better but only half the people would have checked the movie.

    Spike tried to play it both waus in interviews when he was getting backlash from Chi-natives. He was saying its not about Chicago... then why the fuck is it called Chiraq?

    He said its not a comedy... But it was

    Satire = comedy

    Nothing funny about kids murdering eachother in Chicago

    And even tho he sets it in the Chi nothing about it was authentic to Chicago

    The movie did have its funny parts but lets be honest if that church scene didnt get through to niggas that murdering kids and each other needs to stop asap then I dont know what to tell them dumb Chicago niggas cause nobody else is addressing the issue to the public but Spike....my point is yall niggas trying to shoot the messenger
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  • _God__God_ Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This movie did not end poverty in Chicago so , the movie and its agenda failed
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  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 20,156 ✭✭✭✭✭
    _God_ wrote: »
    This movie did not end poverty in Chicago so , the movie and its agenda failed

    Pretty sure that wasn't the goal
  • grYmesgrYmes Diversify your bonds...Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The movie was OK, not at all ground breaking like Do the Right Thing. Probably could of been executed a lil better but it's not as bad as people claim it to be. I can totally understand why anyone from Chicago wouldn't fuck with it.
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  • Mseries_Mseries_ Posts: 2,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    _God_ wrote: »
    This movie did not end poverty in Chicago so , the movie and its agenda failed

    Matter fact its getting worse out there, 50 MURDERS in Jan 2016! Chicago tryna do Adele numbers out here.
    Chicago got like a quarter of the population of NYC but has way more crime based off any metric you can use.
    @obnoxiouslyfresh since it's your hometown, give us the inside scoop on what's really going on out there.
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  • _God__God_ Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.D. wrote: »
    _God_ wrote: »
    This movie did not end poverty in Chicago so , the movie and its agenda failed

    Pretty sure that wasn't the goal

    What was his goal to bring Greek mythology to the hoods of Chicago?
  • obnoxiouslyfreshobnoxiouslyfresh Still Ginny From The Block Posts: 11,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2016
    Mseries_ wrote: »
    _God_ wrote: »
    This movie did not end poverty in Chicago so , the movie and its agenda failed

    Matter fact its getting worse out there, 50 MURDERS in Jan 2016! Chicago tryna do Adele numbers out here.
    Chicago got like a quarter of the population of NYC but has way more crime based off any metric you can use.
    @obnoxiouslyfresh since it's your hometown, give us the inside scoop on what's really going on out there.




    @Mseries_

    I have no idea why it was so bloody this January, considering the cold weather. I think it was about 50 homicides and 250 non-fatal shootings. I really don't know. Last January got pretty bad. There should be a drop this month through early April for tax season and probably a spike come mid April.


    Too many gang factions and they all beefing with each other so it's chaotic. Fifteen years ago, there were like 10 major gangs. Now there's like 500 sects, and sects within sects. Too many enemies to keep up with. Astonishingly, we haven't lost any kids or innocent bystanders this past month. Whoever got hit was supposed to be hit, so I guess that's a good thing.
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  • ghostdog56ghostdog56 Posts: 2,947 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mseries_ wrote: »
    _God_ wrote: »
    This movie did not end poverty in Chicago so , the movie and its agenda failed

    Matter fact its getting worse out there, 50 MURDERS in Jan 2016! Chicago tryna do Adele numbers out here.
    Chicago got like a quarter of the population of NYC but has way more crime based off any metric you can use.
    @obnoxiouslyfresh since it's your hometown, give us the inside scoop on what's really going on out there.




    @Mseries_

    I have no idea why it was so bloody this January, considering the cold weather. I think it was about 50 homicides and 250 non-fatal shootings. I really don't know. Last January got pretty bad. There should be a drop this month through early April for tax season and probably a spike come mid April.


    Too many gang factions and they all beefing with each other so it's chaotic. Fifteen years ago, there were like 10 major gangs. Now there's like 500 sects, and sects within sects. Too many enemies to keep up with. Astonishingly, we haven't lost any kids or innocent bystanders this past month. Whoever got hit was supposed to be hit, so I guess that's a good thing.

    Did you have any lines in the movie or was you just an extra?
  • rebootx1rebootx1 Posts: 961 ✭✭✭✭
    The biggest problem in chicago is misunderstanding the problem in chicago, u have so many people that are stubborn on they opinion of the problem that no one gets around to truly addressing the problem, let alone trying to solve it
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Spike Lee broke Chicago with a movie
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