ARE you an idiot looking for a fun family film to ruin by claiming it is prejudiced? Then here are a few classics:
The Wizard of Oz
Did you know that the cowardly lion character in The Wizard of Oz is actually a man with his face painted to look like a lion? This is testament to the arrogant belief that a human can play a lion better than an actual lion. Some might call this a classic example of the human superiority complex prevalent in the modern film industry; some might say lions can’t act. Either way, it’s an outrage.
A young bear from the Peruvian rainforest is found by Londoners but instead of finding him safe passage back to Peru or taking him to a zoo, they keep him in domestic captivity. Things get darker still when they force him to wear old man’s clothes. This is clearly endorsing animal cruelty. Animals have rights too. Even made up ones.
This may seem like an innocent take on Beatrix Potter’s classic tale, but it is really teaching impressionable young rabbits that it’s okay to bully men with berries. In one horrifying scene, the bunnies cruelly attack Sam Neill with blackberries knowing that he was allergic to them. Or, possibly just because they are talking bunnies in a made up story, but who cares. This makes a mockery of anyone who has ever been bullied by bunny rabbits.
Another strong female beating up the bad guys and saving the world! YAWN! Girls are even busting ghosts and doctoring whos now. What about the men? Isn’t it about time we had some male leads in Hollywood. I can’t think of any. Not one. Nope.