'Smurfs' Teaser - Let's Tear This Apart, Commenter's (video)

by John Lindstedt

18 June 2010


Well, here it is. The anticipated (in the “ripping of a band-aid” sense) film adaptation of another ‘80s property is crapping its way to a theater near you. Does it help that its updated with CGI and a rap remix of the only endearing element of the franchise? No, no it doesn’t. Does it help that it features the talented Neil Patrick Harris and John Oliver? Yes… it does, kinda! Is the previous positive aspect totally negated by the fact that they had to include an apostrophe in the verb-ification of the movie’s title? Is anyone else sad? That would help.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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