Seibertron wrote: Alex Kingdom wrote: Leonardo wrote: Phategod1 wrote: Bluebullet wrote:
Leonardo wrote:^You're both correct, or you could have "black comedy" or "dark comedy".
Aren't the Madea movies "black comedy"?
That what I thought. Now i havent hit up the ole wiki or nothing but I thought a dark Comedy is comedy with Dark serious tone throughout the move I.E Grosse Point Blank. A Black Comedy, is Comedy with Black Stars I.E. "Friday". But I could be wrong.
There's a possibility that that's what "black comedy" is in the States, but over here "black comedy" refers to the same thing as "dark comedy", i.e; a farce about trying to dispose of a corpse would be black comedy, regardless of the ethnicity of the performers.
EDIT: As Yeti remarks, above.
Of course, that's the traditional view. It may be that colloquially, in the States at least, the definition has changed in recent decades.
I don't care what sort of comedy it is so long as is funny comedy. A dog pissing up Ironhides leg isn't comedy, it's bloody pathetic.
Review Update: The comedy in the movie seems to be along the lines of the humor in Independence Day. If you didn't like the humor in that movie, then I don't know what to tell you. ID4 is one of my favorite movies.
Well that's just the icing on my 'I told you so' cake. Ever since I heard Bay was making the movie, that he was portraying the US Military in a positive way, and saw the trailers full of huge epic action, guys in the Penagon and grunts in the desert, I've been sure this moive will simply be Independace day with Giant Robots. I didn't really like Independance day, and comedy certanly wasn't one of its strong points. Plus as a non-american I found it down right offensive. Looks like this movie is just more of the same action packed, one-liner, unfunny, overly patriotic crap Hollywood just loves to churn out every summer, only this time it's thinly disguised as Transformers. I personally think the Transformers mythology is worthy much more than that. Im seriously reconcidering even going to see this movie now.
Hope you get home soon Ryan.