About Heavy Armor

Approximate Age:  Early 30s

Interests: Martial Arts, Cars, Cooking, Reading, and Music

Weapons of Choice:  Information, Knowledge, and Analysis

What to Expect While Here: Unflinching reviews and biased opinions backed up with verifiable evidence where available.

8 Responses to About Heavy Armor

  1. Ryan says:

    for someone who claims evidence in your reviews you sure as hell don’t use it.

    • Heavy Armor says:

      And here you are, barging in with needless assertion and baseless accusation, all the while failing to provide your own evidence to support your point.

  2. Dave says:

    Typical African-American feminist drivel.

    • Heavy Armor says:

      Dave,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Answer me this: Do you wear a white sheet over your head? Or is it a swastika adorned on your brown shirt?

      In other words, don’t go away mad. Just go away.

      Have a nice day.

  3. Franklin says:

    This is my first visit to your blog, but I have to ask… There are so many movies that “hate you.” Are there any you like? What movies don’t fall into the tropes and traps you mention?

    • Heavy Armor says:

      Franklin,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Here’s the thing to remember: It is actually irrelevant whether or not I like any movies whatsoever. But let’s follow through on the question here – because it sounds like there are movies that I have reviewed that you like. My “liking” any of them does not change the issues that I raise within the reviews. It would not make the racism, bigotry, homophobia, and authoritarian bullying any more palatable. It does not make the erasure of the stories of non-White people less destructive. It would not make the pigeonholing of Men and Women into clearly definable tropes any better for all involved.

      The whole idea of Movies That Hate You is that you take a step back from static noise generated by fandom and look at things from a different perspective. You do not have to agree with it, nor am I asking you to. But it must be understood how incredibly narrow the stories we see on the screen have been since the beginning of movie-making. Through that lens, there are no movies that do not fall into the tropes/traps you see so often. However, you can “like” something that is still problematic. What matters, in the end, is how you respond when those problems are brought to light for discussion. It is how you respond at that point that reveals everything.

  4. Charlie says:

    I love media deconstruction, though it makes me feel a little guilty for enjoying some of the films so much.
    As a big Battlestar (Re-imagined) fan your deconstruction hurt me a little, but you did make a lot of good points.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. alharron says:

    I notice you haven’t updated the blog in a long time, I hope you’re still out there. Having perused your site, I’ve found a lot I disagree with, but also a lot I do agree with, and I find your analysis thoughtful and worthy of consideration even at its most biting. Anyway, just wanted to register my appreciation.

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