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Despite its woke moments its a good movie


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It was fine for a single watch, but, otherwise, I found it forgettable.

How forgettable? Well, I don't remember any woke moments. Examples?

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I don't remember any "woke" moments either.

I agree that it is a very forgettable film.

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I agree. I watched it once and don't think I'll ever really revisit it. Not a bad film but just one of many that's worth one watch but not one you'd add to your collection and revisit regularly.

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Yet another interracial couple and their black daughter as the hero , well not the hero but near enough

Correct me if I'm wrong , were any of the evil "shiners" black ?

Its Hollywood pushing a narrative

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Yeah, Stephen King definitely had a woke narrative when he wrote the book. He had a woke narrative too back when he wrote the prequel four decades ago when he had a magical negro teach young Danny about his powers.

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Now, Danny gets to be the Magical Honky and teach Abra, but what he can teach her, I don't know, as she seems invincible already.

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It was a bit more convincingly laid out in the book, in terms of what Danny can offer Abra. Her power clearly exceeds Danny's, who is already overpowered himself if he hadn't been drinking himself into oblivion. But Abra's portrayal in the film doesn't represent the power scaling as convincingly as to why they would all still struggle against the true knot.

Hell, the entire climax where they attack the camp was done a bit differently, and I think it's superior in the book.

Also relevant near the end was the implication that Abra is vulnerable to the same psychological instability that both Danny and Jack fell prey to. Danny is able to guide her accordingly, now having succeeded where his own father had failed.

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"Correct me if I'm wrong , were any of the evil "shiners" black ?"

Well the leader of the group was a white woman.
Crow Daddy was native American.
Apron Annie was Hispanic.

So, if you're the sort that actively looks for things like this, these would be examples of 'anti-woke', wouldn't they?

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Woke, LOL what? Why because it has minorities? You people are nuts.

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It was woke because the little girl-of-color had godlike powers and was basically invincible.

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If she was white and had god-like powers it would be acceptable?

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Still woke, but in a different way.

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All female leads are "woke"?

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Only when they are all-powerful and demonstrably superior to the male leads.

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Women can't be superior to men? Ever?

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The movies in question make it so transparent, however. Transparency is a hallmark of Wokeism. You can spot it right off. In older pre-Woke movies, superior female characters were seamlessly integrated into the plot to the point that it never even enters your mind that it was done to push an agenda. You can always spot the politics in a Woke film.

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I like it. It has its flaws and I think it may have been a better film had the ending not steered so closely towards the original but I understand why the director did this. He had to try and strike a balance between sticking to the source material and being a sequel to The Shining and attaching itself to that.

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