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  1. This film is not representative of Canadian culture nor is it representative of Canadian cinema, as it only represents a tiny portion of the films that are made here. Well, maybe slightly larger than tiny but still, this type of film is also commonly made in certain states in the US as well.

    Those tax breaks are ones that allowed for filmmakers like Cronenberg and Egoyan to make the great pictures that made them famous. You say you have not seen one of these films, yet it was Cronenberg’s masterpiece VIDEODROME that was financed in hopes of tricking audiences into thinking it was an American production.

    Canadian cinema has many faults, in fact our industry is entirely broken outside of Quebec. However, do no think that these Direct-To-DVD films are representative of our cinema when Canadian filmmakers have created some of the worlds best films.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Daniel, I agree with you completely. My intention in the review was to point out that it’s a shame that Canada is becoming known for these kinds of movies. I guess I got a little carried away in mocking the fact that Cuba Gooding, Jr. actually puts on ice skates for the specific purpose of taking down a bad guy on a hockey rink. Damn, there I go again.

      I’ve long adored the work of Egoyan and Cronenberg, as well as Guy Maddin and Denys Arcand. Canada also provided the main two reasons comedy nerds like me exist: SCTV and Kids in the Hall. Not to mention, I love hockey.

      So I’m sorry for offending you and your countrymen. Even if the city of Vancouver is apparently filled with hooligans.

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