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Anyone else felt sorry for the black guy?


He seemed like a really good dude, really wanted to help them. Basically destroyed his life’s work to save people. And he had a wife and kid.

His death was pretty sad

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One step forward, two steps back in racial equality. They make the guy a scientist, but then they kill him off in the movie. They do this so often with black people, portray them as noble and moral, but then they end up dead, sacrificed for the white man. Like it or not the stereotypes that we represent are components of the movies and stories we read and watch. I hope someday we can overcome that or resist making cheap exploitative movies.

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"...sacrificed for the white man."
All you see is skin color and you even value skin color differently it seems.
Would it have been any different if he would have sacrificed himself "for the black man"?

People like you are the issue.
Virtue signalling idiots who think they are so righteous but ultimately are the real racists.
You do not even see that Miles sacrificed himself for EVERYONE. It wasn't about John, or Sarah, it was about the whole damn planet.

He understood that.
You did not.

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You just set race relations back another decade.

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LOL, I thought you meant the black guy who had his hand broken in the parking lot.

Black people don't come out well from this movie.

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Yes, that was a very sad scene, the poor guy is first told that his life's work ends up destroying civilization and then he gets killed, and he seemed like a thoroughly decent guy with the best of intentions.

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I saw this in the theater in '91 and I remember that it was a pretty intense scene for the crowd. I felt genuinely bad for him--poor guy was shit out of luck.

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Yeah. Frankly it has always bugged me that the cops blew him away when he didn't even pose a threat to them. They didn't even give him a warning to put the detonator down and put his hands in the air.

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Dude, Arnold's character is a mass murderer in the Terminator world and he just lit up the police with a mini gun. Sarah is considered a terrorist. Dyson is with them. They don't know he's innocent.

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Yeah but he wasn't armed.

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Agreed. He seemed a good guy, and I felt sorry for him.

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EVERYONE did. You're SUPPOSED TO feel bad for him. Dyson was a good man. He was trying to create something he thought would make the world a better place only to find out it was responsible for the apocalypse. Then he dies tryomg to stop it. It's a heart breking story arc.

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He gave his life so others could be saved. A true hero!!!

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