Great Job, Internet!: After Hours discusses the troubling messages of Forrest Gump

It’s film awards season, so what better time to revisit a critical, commercial, and award-winning success like Forrest Gump? Of course, upon revisiting, you may discover the rather unsettling subtextual messages that Director Robert Zemeckis planted throughout his film. At least that’s the premise of the latest episode of After Hours from Cracked, a regular video feature that finds Soren Bowie, Daniel O’Brien, Michael Swaim, and Katie Willert dissecting some piece of pop culture to note its broader implications. And while Cracked’s After Hours segments may be saddled with some unfortunately clickbait-y titles, it tends to offer up fresh insights that expose a side of the subject that most may have never previously considered.

The latest episode, “12 Horrible Messages In Forrest Gump,” revisits the 1994 megahit but also harkens back to the very first After Hours installment. That premiere video, “Why Back To The Future …

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