bangalore_monkey wrote:though i never disliked the character, as he was pretty much a product of his environment, certainly not a dick.
He let's his lacky go into a clearly hostile and dangerous area without a bullet proof vest without the slightest hint of regret or sympathy. The guy's a dick.
I understand why he's a dick. The commentary on the movie isn't exactly subtle about it's purpose. The problem I had was that he didn't change until the movie was just about over and I'd just witnessed too much asshatery by him (and pretty much every other human in the entire movie) in order for it to make a difference. Too little and much too late.
I guess in a sense, that's my problem with the entire movie. In the short, you get multiple viewpoints on the situation (including the aliens). There's a variation on the antagonistic attitude, from annoyance, to ignorance and fear. In the movie, I saw only a blatant and violent hatred. It had a chance to expand on the nature of human/alien relationship, but wound up narrowing it instead.