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  •  But you're not looking deep enough into why the (0+ / 0-)

    white boy has a gun (albeit with a silencer, signifying a muting of the boy's authority compared to that of his father the prototypical white male authority figure with his big loud revolver) and the black man has a hammer.

    See how easy that was?

    Never mind that in a zombie apocalypse, a hammer is actually a smart choice.  Guns, most don't have silencers, are noisy and attract the undead and other unwanted attention.  Guns also require ammunition which is in short supply.  No ammo, and a gun is no better than a club - except you wouldn't even want to use it for that since you could damage it and then make it unserviceable the next time you do find ammo.

    •  funny or how the gun with the silencer (0+ / 0-)

      is now a larger phallic symbol. guns in action movies and horror etc. are almost always symbols of penises. there are lots of great articles from a psychoanalytical framework on gender which point that out.

      the movie Predator, the original, is basically a bunch of men running around in the jungle with the huge penises out fighting aliens. much of 1980s action stuff can be read that way. provocative. don't be scared.

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