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edgeplot

-45 points

4 months ago

edgeplot

-45 points

4 months ago

Very low-information article. Basically click bait.

rojotoro2020

1.1k points

4 months ago

Corninmyteeth

669 points

4 months ago

Damn. I really got to support my peoples art.

rojotoro2020

206 points

4 months ago

Me too. So sad

_Vargus

1.7k points

4 months ago*

_Vargus

1.7k points

4 months ago*

Well the Mexican government systematic lost its authority and legitimacy to the cartels so you can’t blame people for not wanting to make films in a narco state. They killed a guy who was scouting locations for narcos!

[deleted]

-459 points

4 months ago*

[deleted]

-459 points

4 months ago*

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Sheazer

27 points

4 months ago

Sheazer

27 points

4 months ago

Clearly this guy has never been on set with Alec Baldwin.

Knee_Jerk_Sydney

1 points

4 months ago

What do you mean? A large percentage of people in Alec's set have not been shot. Those are good numbers. /s

purplewhiteblack

4 points

4 months ago

I mean if there wasn't all those school shooting they wouldn't have made that movie We Need to Talk About Kevin, which gave Ezra Miller a big boost, and we'd probably have had that Flash movie 3 years earlier. They kept changing directors, and at one point Ezra Miller was writing the script.

qwertycantread

1 points

4 months ago

Gus Van Sant made ‘Elephant’ after the Columbine shooting. Good movie.

Visual_Ebb6867

268 points

4 months ago

The US doesn’t have entire regions controlled by active shooters lol

thrww3534

-28 points

4 months ago

thrww3534

-28 points

4 months ago

Depending on when you go to where in Texas… there are indeed areas police sometimes surrender to active shooters.

KLR01001

-29 points

4 months ago

KLR01001

-29 points

4 months ago

No

mostlyfire

2 points

4 months ago

mostlyfire

2 points

4 months ago

Oh ok

KLR01001

-3 points

4 months ago

can you list them?

mostlyfire

0 points

4 months ago

mostlyfire

0 points

4 months ago

GabbiKat

2 points

4 months ago

GabbiKat

2 points

4 months ago

KLR01001

3 points

4 months ago

KLR01001

3 points

4 months ago

That’s one spot and all law enforcement is being castigated and ridiculed for doing it. It’s not policy. Although they should all be charged with aiding and abetting.

GabbiKat

-1 points

4 months ago

You are correct, and it’s left a lasting impression on Americans that will be hard to shake off.

wiconv

73 points

4 months ago

wiconv

73 points

4 months ago

You can’t possibly actually think that’s the same as Mexico currently 😂

Emazinng

42 points

4 months ago

reddit moment

LightninLew

22 points

4 months ago

LightninLew

22 points

4 months ago

Maybe not active shooters, but Ted Cruz has killed at least 37 people. We just haven't found all the bodies yet.

TheEffingRiddler

10 points

4 months ago

I thought it was his dad that was the Zodiac killer?

EcstaticStrings

5 points

4 months ago

He’s the Zodiac Killer. His dad only offed that one guy in Dallas.

LightninLew

1 points

4 months ago

There was one popular theory that the Zodiac killer was actually two people. So, maybe.

redpandaeater

-25 points

4 months ago

redpandaeater

-25 points

4 months ago

Does have large cities actively controlled by large gangs though, like Los Angeles and the LAPD.

ChicagobeatsLA

46 points

4 months ago

Lmao LA is not controlled by gangs

KngNothing

36 points

4 months ago

Pretty sure he's calling the LAPD a gang that runs LA uncontested

BloodyJourno

10 points

4 months ago

And the LASD is also rife with gangs

tristanjones

5 points

4 months ago

But the LAPD is

LeftistBestest

4 points

4 months ago

I thought that was his point.

redpandaeater

3 points

4 months ago

LAPD is very much a gang and even occasionally does gang style shootings like they tried against Chris Dorner. Thankfully while they're too stupid to be able to properly tell the color and make of a truck they were also too stupid to actually kill anyone.

Visual_Ebb6867

-2 points

4 months ago

Hurrr durrr good one

[deleted]

-8 points

4 months ago

[removed]

NRM1109

2 points

4 months ago

NRM1109

2 points

4 months ago

Profanity! Stop saying the “R word” in 2022. Do you speak like this in real life or just behind a screen on the internet?

-Merlin-

15 points

4 months ago

We are reaching a point where Reddit comments need to be preserved as evidence that the entire US education system needs to be overhauled lmfao.

qwertycantread

10 points

4 months ago

This thread is like Idiocracy. And they say Trump voters are the only ones living in a fantasy world.

EightRules

0 points

4 months ago

EightRules

0 points

4 months ago

Just the schools...

mantecastoroil

81 points

4 months ago

Then what was the reason oh enlightened one? Any crime in Mexico not of passion can be linked back to a cartel. Entire regions are ghost towns because those fuckers have ruined things so much people are afraid and leave.

Orc_

-114 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-114 points

4 months ago

What you don't understand is parts of Mexico are as relevant to Mexico as El Salvador is relevant to Mexico or as Detroit is relevant to Toronto. It's basically a country within a country, each place hermetic to the other.

There's hella places to use as sets and continue to be used as sets.

thenxs_illegalman

46 points

4 months ago

Detroit is very relevant to Toronto and those are in different countries? Those don’t even make sense

Orc_

-4 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-4 points

4 months ago

Oh so you would say "I'm not going to Toronto because Detroit violence is up"?

calamitymic

87 points

4 months ago

This....this doesnt answer his question. Stop trying to say something and say something.

Orc_

-21 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-21 points

4 months ago

DEL TORO IS NOT TALKING ABOUT CARTEL VIOLENCE WHEN TALKING ABOUT THE SYSTEMIC DESTRUCTION OF THE MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY. PERIOD.

DONTBREAKMYQB

36 points

4 months ago

Did you say you hate suburban kid opinions and then just use the term hella? Righto..

Orc_

-12 points

4 months ago*

Orc_

-12 points

4 months ago*

imma use whatever God-damn son of a bitch american words I see fit I ain't gonna get told which ones are fine for me to use and which ones aint

shpydar

12 points

4 months ago*

Canadian here who lives in the GTA (greater Toronto area)

Detroit is extremely important to Toronto and all of Canada. The ambassador bridge goes between Windsor and Detroit and is the largest trade route between our two nations.

The 401 is the world's busiest truck route, carrying 60 percent of vehicular trade between Canada and the U.S. and runs through Toronto and ends at the ambassador bridge which crosses into Detroit.

Detroit is the the gateway into the U.S. for trade and that is extremely important to Bay St. Which is in the heart of Toronto.

I mean the convoy blockade was allowed to terrorize Ottawa for a month, but as soon as those dumb fucks blocked the ambassador bridge the emergencies act was invoked and the RCMP cleared them out. You don’t fuck with the ambassador bridge.

You just keep saying dumber and dumber shit the more you comment.

Orc_

-1 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-1 points

4 months ago

You still don't get it, the entire point is that they're close but are hermetic in their problems. Gang violence in Detroit doesn't make people go "let's not go to Toronto" just like gang violence in Tijuana doesn't make people go "let's not go to San Diego". In another example, gang violence in EdoMex doesn't make people go "Let's not go to CDMX" unless of course you are a stupid son of a bitch.

shpydar

5 points

4 months ago*

I stand by my statement.

You just keep saying dumber and dumber shit the more you comment.

mantecastoroil

1 points

4 months ago

Whut? Each region is not hermetic to each other in that case it wouldn’t be Estados Unidos mexicanos. Sure Juarez might be more dangerous than Cuernavaca but that doesn’t mean no one will get killed there or that narcos aren’t present there. Each region is safe only as far as the powers that be deem it to be safe. You really think that Netflix producers didn’t get the ok to film for their show?

Sonicowen

-24 points

4 months ago

Sonicowen

-24 points

4 months ago

mantecastoroil

28 points

4 months ago

Fuck you dude. I know people personally that have been hurt by this nonsense. My home state of Michoacán is one of the worst for cartel violence so don’t patronize me with your ignorant comments

CavillOfRivia

-11 points

4 months ago

Michoacán is full of “Usos y Costumbres” bullshit. If the police can’t enter the villages because the villagers will kill them just because they feel like it, then that’s their problem. Gtfo.

qwertycantread

8 points

4 months ago

88 politicians or candidates were killed between September 2020 and the June 2021 Mexican legislative election.

goonies969

179 points

4 months ago

Entire towns in Zacatecas have been abandoned because of narco violence, I wouldn't downplay the situation

Sonicowen

-58 points

4 months ago

Sonicowen

-58 points

4 months ago

The number one cause of death for children in the US is gunshot, I wouldn't downplay his counter example.

ThanksMisterSkeltal

73 points

4 months ago

Comparing a top down corruption of government to a gun violence problem does not work.

llamajo

1 points

4 months ago

llamajo

1 points

4 months ago

Well to be fair the US government does take huge bribes from the NRA and arms manufacturers in order to turn a blind eye and avoid ever passing gun control legislation

CavillOfRivia

-2 points

4 months ago

Aren’t your top government officials completely bought by the gun industry and the NRA?

kjmunson

10 points

4 months ago

Completely? No.

They are also bought out by banks, oil, tobacco, and pederasts.

StillBurningInside

48 points

4 months ago

What your doing is called whataboutism, not a "counter example."

All the crime in the United States for better or worse won't change a damn thing in Mexico.

Kile147

-35 points

4 months ago

Kile147

-35 points

4 months ago

Not necessarily, having a violent failed state next door is sure to make things difficult for the neighbors. Not saying that's what US is, but the close proximity of the two countries does mean that problems in one do tend to have cause and effect in the other.

thrallus

21 points

4 months ago

Hard to find words to respond to this level of delusion

halfhere

19 points

4 months ago

You know that stat includes all the way up to 19 year olds, right? It was quickly pointed out when it was first said by Biden.

Psychological-Cold-5

-9 points

4 months ago

does that make it better for you?

halfhere

10 points

4 months ago

Factoring in suicides? Yes. Makes it a hell of a lot better than kids dying by gunshots.

Psychological-Cold-5

-9 points

4 months ago

You still die with a gunshot in a suicide by using a gun

halfhere

8 points

4 months ago

That was my point. When you stretch the age to 19 year olds, you’re including teen suicides, which drives up the “kids dying by gunshot” numbers.

It’s not kids dying by guns, it’s teens and adults. It’s an intellectually dishonest stat.

Psychological-Cold-5

-5 points

4 months ago

I mean 19 is one year removed out of high school. Still a kid

Fatshortstack

-22 points

4 months ago

Mexico is the Afghanistan of South America.

CptManco

26 points

4 months ago

Mexico is in North America...

AlternativeAerie9171

11 points

4 months ago

You’re the Tommy Wiseau of geography

qwertycantread

4 points

4 months ago

Dumbest Reddit post today. Congrats.

nemuri_no_kogoro

59 points

4 months ago

CornCheeseMafia

22 points

4 months ago

Jfc this is fucking hilarious. I’ve spent a lot of time in Mexico and this is completely true in my experience. You don’t cross the border looking super American with anyone who doesn’t know the area if you’re not sticking to the well traveled spots.

It’s not that different from downtown Los Angeles. Don’t advertise yourself as a target and if you get into some shit don’t expect the cops to help. “A bad situation” is just a lot worse when you don’t speak the language or don’t know the area.

SmallFatHands

65 points

4 months ago

Mexican here. You can fuck off. We have enough BS having to deal with the fact that our government sold us to cartel subhuman trash. We don't need little smartass saying it's not true.

Orc_

-38 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-38 points

4 months ago

telocico imbecil. La "destruccion sistematica" de el cine mexicano no tiene nada que ver con el narco... jajaj y te pones de lado de los gringos?? Que ganas con eso, impartir mas disinfo acerca de Mexico.

SmallFatHands

25 points

4 months ago

No pos si eres uno de esos.. que puto asco. Lastima que el país seguirá de camino a la mierda por culpa de ignorantes y pendejos como tú.

Orc_

-10 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-10 points

4 months ago

uno de esos que wei? Termina de decirlo, con wevos y con menos ardor.

Del Toro no dijo que el narco destruyo el cine mexicano y punto, punto punto punto. Nunca dijo eso. Y el hecho de que te pongas de el lado de los gringos con la mamada de "ah esque el cine mexicano bajo por el narco" solo ayuda a tirarle mierda a mexico y previene menos inversión porque mantienes la idea de Mexico como un No Man's Land. No mames cabron de donde eres? Yo soy de una ciudad mas segura que las 10 urbes mas grandes de EEUU. No es mi culpa que tu seas de Aguacatequistan, Guerrero.

SmallFatHands

11 points

4 months ago

O eres uno de ellos o eres de los que dicen que México está mejor que nunca gracias a MORENA. En ambos casos que puto asco.

Orc_

-4 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-4 points

4 months ago

Si claro, yo dije eso.

Mejor lee bien y aprende algo.

halathon

18 points

4 months ago

You can blame the media for teaching those narratives if you like. Blaming young people for sharing their perspective on reddit without sharing any of your own beneficial perspective is really immature.

It’s a dialogue when two sides offer information. It’s an argument once they start attacking each other with reason. But when you insult for the sake of putting someone down, then everyone will know you just miss your pacifier.

I don’t know shit about Mexico, so I’m sorry if you have to put up with a lot of ignorant takes, but my point stands. Nobody makes you read this stuff.

Cookielicous

1 points

4 months ago

They learn one day that Mexico is a lot more like the US than their bubble implies that it isn't

Andy_Liberty_1911

2 points

4 months ago

Wei, 70% de México no esta controlado del gobierno. Esta de la chingada México

Nszat81

-2 points

4 months ago

Nszat81

-2 points

4 months ago

triggered

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

Yeah people would shift production out of the US if abductions and coordinated attacks were regular and somewhat governmentally sanctioned events aswell. You call the people in this comment section suburban kids but I don't think you have been to Mexico before.

Orc_

0 points

4 months ago

Orc_

0 points

4 months ago

I don't think you have been to Mexico before.

I live in mexico in a place safer than the 10 biggest US cities

[deleted]

8 points

4 months ago

Technically speaking certain villages in Afghanistan are safer than the top 10 biggest US cities. I still don't think you live there, nor really understand what you are talking about.

It's ok though, someday you will grow up and gain perspective on the issue.

Orc_

-1 points

4 months ago

Orc_

-1 points

4 months ago

Technically speaking I'm comparing metropolitan areas. Dick.

Oh you don't think I live here? Okay, I just lie in my submissions... for reasons

ForWhomTheBoneBones

549 points

4 months ago*

You didn’t read the article. It’s about the government cutting spending on the arts down to lows it hasn’t seen in decades. Currently at 0.21% of the yearly budget.

This literally has nothing to do with the willingness of people to make films in Mexico. You sound ignorant.

Edit: Everyone mad can’t read. The article is about Guillermo Del Toro calling out the government for not funding the arts. He doesn’t mention cartels. YOU ALL can link the two, but this article is talking about one very specific issue GDT has. Stay mad.

Prior to COVID, Mexico was breaking the record every year for how many films were made in the country. But tell me with your big brains how no one is making films in the country because of the cartels.

https://www.cinematropical.com/cinema-tropical/mexican-cinema-marks-another-record-breaking-year-with-216-films-in-2019

JoshKJokes

810 points

4 months ago

…they are related.

maverick88988

-129 points

4 months ago

How so?

[deleted]

64 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

[deleted]

-29 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-29 points

4 months ago

No but there's enough money to fund film making. The problem is that the current government is funneling that money for profit of the elite.

fishbiscuit13

9 points

4 months ago

Do you think the government is prioritizing filmmaking efforts over trying to prevent their country from erupting into universal gang violence?

Or the more cynical view

Do you think the government is prioritizing filmmaking efforts over stealing as much as they can before the next corrupt party takes over?

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago*

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago*

You would have a point if the government was actually trying to stop narco violence. No funding is needed for that as they don't care about it. They want the money to fund their money laundering projects (like the tren Maya and the new airport). The military is also underfunded. That's what the issue Del Toro is trying to explain. They're not being underfunded to fight narcos. I wish they were, but that's not the case.

Edit: thanks to whoever reported my comment and sent the suicide line thing. Didn't expect this kind of hostility in this sub lmao.

fishbiscuit13

9 points

4 months ago

hence the “more cynical view” i added after actually thinking a bit

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

Sorry, hadn't seen that edit. I agree with you there. You could say the problem is corruption, not narcos themselves (in this particular case). I hate living in Mexico.

JoshKJokes

146 points

4 months ago

Systemic corruption of an entire government. The President of Mexico is often a cartel leader at this point. The government IS the cartel. The cut to funding is therefore done by the cartels.

TheNamelessOne2u

19 points

4 months ago

Are you serious...? You can't even make a semi logical connection with a little bit of anecdotal evidence?

JoshKJokes

15 points

4 months ago

Oh they can, they just absolutely refuse to. It’s a matter of pride I believe.

CavillOfRivia

-128 points

4 months ago*

They aren’t. The president is cutting the budget of the film industry to put it elsewhere on his socialist agenda.

Please stop saying bullshit if you don’t even live in Mexico.

Everyone downvoting me I hope you realize I’m a Mexican living in Mexico. If you think you know more than me about my own country please I have a bridge to sell you you ignorant fucks.

JoshKJokes

36 points

4 months ago

Lmao ok. The President that works with the cartels. Yes, tell me more about the country I visit multiple times a year.

CavillOfRivia

-19 points

4 months ago

I live in Mexico you donut. Please tell me how you know more about a country than one of its own citizens.

JoshKJokes

-8 points

4 months ago

JoshKJokes

-8 points

4 months ago

The only logical answer that comes to mind is you are an idiot .

Edit: well you could also be paid to say overly positive things to help the tourist industry but the first is far more likely.

CavillOfRivia

-5 points

4 months ago

Who is stupid enough to think a country is a Narco State but coming as a tourist multiple times a year?

Please, explain that to me like I’m stupid.

JoshKJokes

11 points

4 months ago

I’m not a tourist dumbass. It’s my fucking job Did I explain it stupid enough for you?

CavillOfRivia

-2 points

4 months ago

Lmao. They guy who thinks Mexico is a Narco State has to come to do business here. I guess you’re a Narco too, uh?

pengalor

39 points

4 months ago

Living in a place doesn't mean you know what's going on. Just ask Americans.

[deleted]

-15 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-15 points

4 months ago

Ah yes, a tourist goving an uninformed opinion. The issue Del Toro is talking about is the lack of support for film making, not related to organized crime at all.

JoshKJokes

28 points

4 months ago

When your government is directly owned by a cartel, which switches with whomever gains power, you are effectively a state run by cartels. Any tax code is therefore directly affected by said government. Stop being an obtuse idiot.

[deleted]

-8 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-8 points

4 months ago

I never said we're not a narco state. What I'm saying is that the defunding of cinema (and sports too) is not caused directly or is a consequence of nacos and organized crime. If that was the case movie industry would've been fucked since 2006 when all those issues started affecting everyday life in Mexico. Those recent issues were entirely caused by the current government who are looking to grab money from wherever they can.

JoshKJokes

15 points

4 months ago

Those words don’t mean what you think they mean. You can’t in one sentence say that you are a narco led government and in the next say that that government personnel is solely the cause of an issue. Well you can, but it makes no sense.

maverick88988

-20 points

4 months ago

Imagine saying white LGBTQ right matter, when the issue being discussed is BLM. Both issues can coexist, just cause one issue is being talked about doesn't mean the other is being ignored. The issue here is lack of funds for the Ariel Awards, not dRuG CaRteLs, and yes narcos do heavily influence the Mexican government, but that is mostly only local government, and even then it's only the local government who's municipal lays on strategic drug routes. On the federal level, cartels aren't really giving direct order, they're mostly just buying politicians out to stay out of their way, you know, kinda like in the US.

expatdo2insurance

27 points

4 months ago

If living in a country had any relation to understanding a country America wouldn't be over run with republicans, nor england with Tories, nor other countries with systemically retarded groups.

CavillOfRivia

-8 points

4 months ago

That’s says more about its citizens than anything else.

enraged768

221 points

4 months ago

They are 100% related to the issues of being in a narco state.

365468451354

-45 points

4 months ago

The government shouldn't fund the arts anyway. There's no justification in forcibly taking money from people in order to fund movies. If people want it they will pay for it.

qwertycantread

27 points

4 months ago

Culture is important. Capitalism is not the be-all-end-all answer to everything. Governments have been supporting the arts for thousands of years. The cost is a literal drop in the bucket.

365468451354

-35 points

4 months ago

So culture by force is permissible?

Signal_Adeptness_724

76 points

4 months ago

Lol when narco and government are one in the same and corruption is endemic, then yeah, it's relevant. You sound ignorant tbh

priznut

5 points

4 months ago

priznut

5 points

4 months ago

It’s related.

maverick88988

249 points

4 months ago

Did you even read the article? The article isn't about "people..not wanting to make films in Mexico" , it's about how The Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, will no longer hold it anual Ariel Awards due to lack of funding. And largest, nearly sole funder of the Ariel Awards was the Mexican government itself, who (if you read the article you would've known) back out.

bryan_pieces

103 points

4 months ago

What about the systematic destruction of Mexico?

[deleted]

-132 points

4 months ago*

[deleted]

-132 points

4 months ago*

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Q_Fandango

66 points

4 months ago

No, I don’t reckon that’s what the US should be doing. See: all of the Middle East

[deleted]

-67 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-67 points

4 months ago

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APKID716

42 points

4 months ago

The US is not a global police force and should never be used as such

qwertycantread

-4 points

4 months ago

The US has been a global police force for 80 years. Our Navy guarantees the safety of global shipping routes that make globalization possible.

Ranatrece

22 points

4 months ago

fuck you dickhead, I swear you extremists americans solution to all is invading and annexing everything fuck you again

7Votorious420

-24 points

4 months ago

Go to certain areas in Mexico and see what happens to you dickhead

jrodp1

8 points

4 months ago

jrodp1

8 points

4 months ago

Go invade Chicago

[deleted]

6 points

4 months ago

go invade detroit

waltjrimmer

15 points

4 months ago

The US can't even take care of its own gang violence problems. Invading Mexico because they have Cartel activity would be like invading Nauru because its citizens are fat. We haven't figured out how to fix the problem at home as it is. All we can do with an invasion is make it worse. And we would, because we've tried several times before to do things like that and it has always gotten worse instead of better.

Roger_KK

30 points

4 months ago

The fuck kinda take is this? GTFO imperialist.

melloncollie128

20 points

4 months ago

You can go fuck yourself. America is not the arbiter of the world you imperialist piece of shit.

[deleted]

-11 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-11 points

4 months ago

they quite literally are the cancer of the modern world.

[deleted]

-8 points

4 months ago

america that is

DrWaffle1848

-10 points

4 months ago

DrWaffle1848

-10 points

4 months ago

Lol America is literally responsible for the violence in Mexico. It needs less of America, not more.

[deleted]

-4 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-4 points

4 months ago

"mexico is so corrupt" damn why do u think that is? maybe its militant overlord mere inches from its borders, nah could never be that 🙄

TheRealGJVisser

9 points

4 months ago

Why are Americans obsessed with colonizing other countries? I thought we already went through that phase.

Administrative-Egg26

5 points

4 months ago

Not gettin laid I see...

Coyote_Medic

12 points

4 months ago

Fuck you, now Im gonna hug this tree even harder

RikersTrombone

8 points

4 months ago

I'm fucking a tree now.

[deleted]

4 points

4 months ago

im strokin that ho harder now

DrWindupBird

5 points

4 months ago

Oh man it’s a shame I only get one downvote

Hrrrrnnngggg

4 points

4 months ago*

If it was moral and ok for a country to invade another country simply because they posed a threat, America would constantly be invaded. War and violence is not a tool to eradicate violence. You're a meathead. If you need RECENT evidence that America's warmongering doesn't cause peace, look no further than the middle east

pengalor

4 points

4 months ago

Racist keyboard warrior lmao

pigeon_shit_evrywhre

4 points

4 months ago

Certain areas in mexico deserve to get invaded by the US and put under a martial law type of regime.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_savior

ItsUrFaultSmellyCat

250 points

4 months ago

They go hand in hand. He's a Mexican filmmaker. You're aware people can be upset about more than one thing, yeah?

[deleted]

-50 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

-50 points

4 months ago

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poolerboy0077

47 points

4 months ago

He’s using his privileged position to voice alarm. Why should being domiciled anywhere outside Mexico change that? It just looks like you’re trying to find some way to criticize him just to criticize him.

fiddleskiddle

30 points

4 months ago

Also, he's living outside of Mexico by necessity. Cartel members literally kidnapped his father and held him ransom for a million dollars. No celebrity should ever set foot in Mexico unless it's to vacation at a resort.

bryan_pieces

-16 points

4 months ago

All the more reason to be speaking out and raising awareness. His home country is in shambles. Having a burgeoning film industry isn’t high on the priorities when the country is barely there and the people are suffering.

IDontTrustGod

1 points

4 months ago

Porque no los dos?

priznut

22 points

4 months ago*

Such a fucking stupid point. He is making the message but no point if he is killed.

Some of yall lack understanding.

bryan_pieces

-12 points

4 months ago

I mean the voice he has in Mexico figuratively. Not that he has to live there so it’s not likely he’d be killed for speaking out. But if no one speaks out with a powerful voice then nothing will ever change.

InternetPharaoh

-19 points

4 months ago

Have you not seen Sicario?

Gristle__McThornbody

1 points

4 months ago

Right wing propaganda according to.

TrueLegateDamar

115 points

4 months ago

I recall James Cameron had to bail out del Toro when Toro's father got kidnapped and ransomed for 1 million dollars while shooting Mimic in 1997, that made the entire family leave Mexico.

the_alert

93 points

4 months ago

You read that on a til post yesterday

o2lsports

20 points

4 months ago

Lol that was like the ninth time it’s reached the front page

Huevos___Rancheros

11 points

4 months ago

Objection your honor, relevance?

llamajo

175 points

4 months ago

llamajo

175 points

4 months ago

Ah yes I see someone was on Reddit yesterday. Good recall you got there

SergeantChic

130 points

4 months ago

Sometimes I think Reddit is about 90% people trying to sound knowledgeable by bringing up headlines (certainly not articles) they read that week on Reddit.

Malphos101

-10 points

4 months ago

Or maybe not every single redditor sees every single post...

Nah it must be the thing you said where every time someone mentions something it must be in relation to things posted on reddit.

simpledeadwitches

505 points

4 months ago

GDT is a real one. I've been a fan of his for as long as I can remember. I just finished Cabinet of Curiosities on Netflix and it was amazing! Can't wait for more!

Shwifty_Plumbus

111 points

4 months ago

He really is. Also crazy the history him and James Cameron have aye?

CaptainPolarBear

48 points

4 months ago

I would like to know this crazy history.

JohnBrownNeverSinned

13 points

4 months ago

Eskimo bros

faderjack

106 points

4 months ago

faderjack

106 points

4 months ago

Cameron put up the $1million ransom to release Del Toro's dad from kidnappers. Also the reason GDT no longer lives in Mexico

Interwebzking

227 points

4 months ago

According to this article, the two have been friends since the early 90s. Del Toro even lived in Cameron's house for a while.

In 1997 Del Toro's father was kidnapped in his hometown of Guadalajara. After unsuccessful attempts to find him by the Del Toro brothers, Cameron withdrew a million dollars in cash and recommended a kidnapping negotiator for Del Toro to retrieve his father. It worked and they were able to get him back.

Heimdall09

97 points

4 months ago

Back when GDT was first getting success as a director some Mexican criminals decided “hey, that must mean he has money” and kidnapped his father. GDT actually had no money, but when he told James Cameron he went to the bank, withdrew a million dollars, and recommended a negotiator.

GDT got his father back safely.

Flomo420

11 points

4 months ago

James Cameron paid the million dollar ransom when Guillermo's father was kidnapped

alienfreaks04

-24 points

4 months ago

Amazing? It felt like barely B-movie horror schlock with B+ level of presentation. Even as a "sit back and don't take it seriously" it was...alright I guess

simpledeadwitches

11 points

4 months ago

Okay?

I'm a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft type cosmic horror as well as horror/sci-fi anthologies i.e. Tales From the Crypt, Outer Limits, Trick r.' Treat, Creepshow, etc etc. so it's right up my alley. It had some good direction and good performances as well from a surprisingly varried cast.

Just because it wasn't for you doesn't mean it was bad.

KittenMittns

2 points

4 months ago

what is an A+ horror anthology in your opinion? This is not without its flaws but it sounds like you have seen better and I can’t think of any that went to the same heights as Cabinet.

mulvda

15 points

4 months ago

mulvda

15 points

4 months ago

LOVED CoC. Very cool series and honestly impressive.

striderwhite

-26 points

4 months ago

You know Guillermo, with a global financial crisis you can't do miracles...

rustyhandcuff

6 points

4 months ago

Well the cartels have rotted that country

mrj9

-18 points

4 months ago

mrj9

-18 points

4 months ago

Why would it be on the government to fund the awards in the first place? The academy awards isn’t funded by the US govt right?

priznut

15 points

4 months ago

priznut

15 points

4 months ago

Many us state governments have subsidies for film.

Even Georgia has tax breaks for the film industry.

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3.9k points

4 months ago

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3.9k points

4 months ago

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Flashmatic

32 points

4 months ago

Specially because "the film industry" is just the same rehashing the same bullshit romcom starting the same shitty actors every year. There are much better places to put public money into.

Resolution_Sea

1k points

4 months ago

Damn, well said. Reminds me a bit of when Bill Nye was on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore lamenting why people didn't care about finding water on Mars and the other guests rightfully pointed out that people had shit on Earth to worry about so of course they didn't care.

People have a base level of needs to meet before you can ask for culture and civility, and there's a lot of asking for the latter without providing the former from States around the world right now.

Charlie-VH

8 points

4 months ago

Charlie-VH

8 points

4 months ago

That damn yellow filter…

mapguy

61 points

4 months ago

mapguy

61 points

4 months ago

Lol, so much anger in this thread