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Old 12-27-05, 01:28 PM
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Do the Right Thing: WTF

Was this a movie of reverse racism? was this a movie of all nationalities interacting...

i mean the ending was messed up for the pizza place and the owners but i just didnt get the morale of the story...


please explain
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The black dude with the boom box got killed by the police. So, the other black dudes wanted revenge. Mookie ends up saving Sal and his sons by diverting the attention of the angry mob to the Pizza Place instead of Sal and his sons.
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it was about "waking up". DTRT isn't a fable, there is no "moral to the story...". it's a day in the life of an ethnic community. it's funky, entertaining, insightful, and political in the best, most responsible sense.
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ok.... so in other words... Mookie saved Sal and his sons from a beat down but decided to destroy the place. the angry mob was ignorant and blamed sal for the death of radio raheim.... hmmm

i guess
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I thought Mookie was rather an opportunist. He started a riot for the chance to "fight the power" against Sal's oppression and control on him. Mookie obviously did not "do the right thing" in my opinion, which the film try to convey.
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Originally Posted by Apone
I thought Mookie was rather an opportunist. He started a riot for the chance to "fight the power" against Sal's oppression and control on him. Mookie obviously did not "do the right thing" in my opinion, which the film try to convey.
i don't think the film suggests that mookie did the "right" thing. just that he was finally stirred to do something.
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Wait, I'm confused about the movie - so the cops knew that Internal Affairs were setting them up?
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Originally Posted by raven56706
i mean the ending was messed up for the pizza place and the owners but i just didnt get the morale of the story...
What about the guy who died?
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The pie fight was a bit outta place, methinks.
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The boombox kid was the most annoying character in the movie. I was so happy that he died, and I figured everyone would be celebrating.
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The point is that it's a film filled with moral ambiguities. NONE of the major characters are completely good or completely bad. All have their moments of goodness and heroism, and they all have their moments of weakness, pettiness, and hatred. It's been years since I've seen it, but I remember walking out of the movie theater thinking, "damn, that was one overwhelming statement." I think Spike Lee was just trying to say that racism is common throughout our society, you can't escape it, and dealing with it and not succumbing to it is a daily struggle for just about everyone.
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To be honest, I thought Mookie was lazy. He didn't help shit and in the end the working man got the short end of the stick
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see thats what i thought too....Sal and his boys got screwed.... i mean he was nice to all of them and it was because of Sal that they opened the store again for martin and his friends....
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Originally Posted by Matt Millheiser
The pie fight was a bit outta place, methinks.
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The only reason Spike Lee made this movie was to film the "ice" scene with Rosie Perez.
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Originally Posted by Trout
The only reason Spike Lee made this movie was to film the "ice" scene with Rosie Perez.

he must have been desperate
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I'll never see Spider-Man or Spider-Man 2 in the same light after realizing that Robbie Robertson was played by boombox guy.

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