Self-defense in the movies

There’s a new movie out The Art of Self-Defense that reminds me of a grown-up version of The Karate Kid. I haven’t seen it yet, Rotten Tomatoes described it as:

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.

Have you seen it? Will you see it? Does it hurt or help the view of self-defense?

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Have not seen it and don’t plan on it. Some will use it to denounce “self defense” but more appropriately sounds like vigilante justice.

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Haven’t seen it yet… probably will, sometime… not rush…
For me, none of “action”, “violence”, “self-defense” movies change my behavior or thinking.
But sometimes such movie can show situations you could not expect…

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… which covers about 75% of the action movies produced today.

I enjoy many of those for the entertainment value, and I don’t take any of them as a guide to how I should behave. Any more than I take romantic comedies as a guide to how I should behave.

I’ll probably see it, if it comes out on DVD at a lower than blockbuster price.


That is true. And most of the actors are the anti gun Hollywood elite.
I’ll wait for it on Netflix.

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