Renegade Cut - Manifest Destiny in Ravenous

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  • Captain Siberia
    After the theme and before the voiceover begins, there's always that little section of silence, and I always feel the urge to turn my volume up.
  • Leon Thomas
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    It's not silence. The episode's music starts playing immediately after the theme music ends and the title of the episode is revealed. Maybe you should turn that volume up. It's not loud. It's low, incidental music.
  • Guild Navigator
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    Ah yes,good olde Amerikin Manifest Destiny was also the excuse to some gentelemen for expanding beyond the borders of the US. Such as filibuster Will Walker,whom basically took a buch of hired guns,marched down Central America and basically said "I claim this land in the name of Me. Because I'm fucking awesome!"...

    The Wendigo myth is mostly an Algonquin myth and doesn't correspond to that geographical area. But for the sake of storytelling,we can excuse that. This movie had aton of problems during production and it shows at time. The original director was fired in mid production,the script was changed,etc.

    Still,yeah,the underlying message of "civilized" man being an all devouring predatoty force is conveyed rather well. And -let's be honest- Robert Carlyle is fucking terrfying in this movie.

    "HE WAS LIIICKING ME!"
  • ArmymanZ
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    I have no problems highlighting the US history of atrocities against the Native Population.

    What I don't like is when other Nations act like their ancestors didn't do the same thing to their indigenous population when their country was founded.

    This is not directed at you Leon. I just want to make sure their is no miscommunication.
  • Goat Boy
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    Damn, now I wanna see this movie.
  • skycoyote
    This has fast become my favorite series on this site. Keep up the good work, Leon! Always looking forward to your next episode!
  • Cassave
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    Thanks for doing "Ravenous". It's one of those movies that needs special attention 8)
  • Leonca
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    I think you might be the first reviewer I’ve see here to mention this movie. I rarely buy movies, but this is one of the few I own. Also worth note is the excellent tone of black humor, and a soundtrack which can get stuck in your head even without lyrics.
  • Mr.Evil
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    I knew this movie came out a while back, but it garnered so little attention that I assumed it wasn't any good. Maybe I'll give it a go down the road.

    Also, is it just pure coincidence that the just-released The Lone Ranger movie has a Wendigo-type character, or did Leon read spoilers ahead of time and thought this would be timely?
  • Leon Thomas
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    I have absolutely zero interest in The Lone Ranger.
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