there is a running joke in the uk that if they ever cast idris elba as james bond the movie would just be 90 minutes of himat the side of the road in his aston martin being repeatedly asked by the police who keep pulling him over, if the car is his?
@wankiam Naw man they'd mistake him for Nelson Mandela.
@October808 you donrnt know the English do you?
@wankiam You mean beans on toast? I have a few Brits as friends.
@October808 i dont think i had beans on toast i like 40 years
I hate what they did to starfire. They made her look like a cheap hooker.
Yeah some of the clothes do look like some vegas hooker.But let's be honest a lot of times star fire's costumes is barely clothed. She is wearing something that barely covers anything.
True lol 😂
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I forgot to mention this: In Hollywood's past, "non-white" roles were often given to white actors. For instance, in the 1971 film "A Fistful of Dynamite" (aka "Duck, You Sucker!" aka "Duck Your Head"), the very white Rod Steiger plays Mexican Juan Miranda.This practice of selecting a white actor for the lead of a character of different ethnicity was very common. Do you have a problem with that?
sorry, but i have a hard time believing that you are black. i’ve encountered people of many different races claiming that they are black in their opinions to make it seem more believable. (also starfire is not white she is from a different planet where no one else in the planet of earth is from therefore anyone should be able to play her)
So for me I'm not fussed... I just wish the actor they went with, could've done a better performance. But that's me being demanding and pushy, lols I can't act.
In a generalised sense, not picking on any one movie or one actor. Just using hypotheticals.
I agree. I only care and mind when they change a characters race for obviously political reasons. That is just obnoxious. Other than that, I don’t care.I also don’t like when people say white kids shouldn’t wear a black panther costume because of cultural appropriation, but they don’t mind black kids wearing Superman, Batman, Ironman, etc... costumes. Cultural appropriation is the biggest joke thought of by today’s butthurt left. Say goodbye to Mexican food. If you’re not German you can’t have sausages or cheeseburger or hotdogs. Seen any black men with the Irish-style hats? I have... TAKE THOSE OFF TOO!!! It is utterly laughable.
@RoninReich cultural appropriation is indeed one of the most retarded concepts of our time. If it wasn't for cultural appropriation, we'd all still be in the trees, throwing shit at one another.
I do think it is better when an actor is a realistic representation of what the character would have been. For instance, I think it was dumb that they had Christian bale play Joseph, and I think it was dumb that they had idris Elba play heimdal or whatever in Thor. It just ends up looking silly.
Of course a southern traitor would think America is more racist now. Let me ask you this:Do you pray to a white Jesus? Did you complain about Prince of Egypt?Did you go on a rant when the ancient one was made white?Last time I checked America is a better place, and you southern people just can't accept the fact that we're moving out of a time where you can call black men niggas and Spanish descendants Mexicans. Your only issue with race changes is when minority people are added into the spotlight but when the reverse happens it's all peaches.
That isn't Pocahontas. It's Tiger Lily. Still... pasty-white Indians in Neverland make no sense. Disney allowed it, because they are embarrassed by the original cartoon's song "What Makes the Red Man Red."
They didn't get a Asian person for ghost in the shell because Hollywood argument was who would see a movie with a random Asian person vs scar Johnson
Bond's appearance varies too. When Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery and many other actors played him, he had black hair. When Daniel Craig played him, he had blonde hair.
@curiousnorway And every Bond was over 6'0 but Craig is 5'10' But they are all white males from the UK.
The differences are smaller, but still there. There's a difference between someone with an Italian/Spanish like appearance and Nordic one. Having a narrow small nose doesn't automatically make you look British, but it definitively makes you look European. Again, the UK is a diverse place. So having some blondes, brunettes etc. makes sense though.
@curiousnorway Not being sentimental, Craig is the best Bond of all. Had Dalton made more than two movies, he'd be shoulder to shoulder with Craig. Moore and Brosnan were buffoons, Lazenby was a fill in and Connery is The Godfather of Bonds. This is Ian Fleming's drawing of Bonden.wikipedia.org/.../File:Fleming007impression.jpgLooks like they had a ringer with Dalton.
Judging from the sketch I would say the majority of the dark haired actors match the Bond drawing to an extent appearance wise, but Daniel Craig didn't. I've not watched many Bond movies, so I can't tell. Since he looks Mediterranean, I think they could just keep the look in all of the movies. Craig could get his hair dyed darker and a tan.
@curiousnorway The next is his last. The next Bond will go back to taller and darker.I'm partial to Craig in part because we look alike including less than 6'0". Ironically, your neighbor looks more like the sketch than either.
The facial features, yes, it resemble more. Hair color, I don't know.
the fact that you said “colored folks” shows what kind of person you are.
Haha, dramatic? No. Factual.
So what practically does diversity improve?
Forced diversity isn't a good thing. If you want more characters that represent a specific race you should create new stories with original characters. Changing the character's race and making them unrecognizable completely ruins the movie/show and makes it seem like an unofficial spin off of the original. If the original character has light skin and red hair, the actressnthat plays them should have red hair and light skin. If the character is dark skinned with an afro the actor should look like them. Imagine if they gave mickey mouse oval ears, removed his gloves, and made him brown. It would not be a recognizable character anymore.
I’ve seen a lot of memes about Hollywood hating red heads lol
Hollywood is full of fags and I don't just mean homos.
It surely is stupid but how come offensive?
@ThisDudeHere Because the directors are making a conscious decision to alter the publics perspective of history. Most people understand history through movies. They are deliberately trying to alter the memory.
They are, indeed. But how is that offensive?
@ThisDudeHere Because they are altering the public perception of history and memory, which will affect how the public reacts against grievances of the native peoples. You already see this sort of hollywood revisionism, all over and its had a negative affect on people perception of the past. In particular Europeans.
I fully agree and am not denying that. I just don't understand where the offense is. I don't really believe in taking offense.
@ThisDudeHere I get what you are saying but the problem is no one gets offended and does something. Imagine if someone defiled the image of christ in a movie or show (Which happens every day on television) and christians went and just hung the director. Because what he did was offensive. No one else would portray him negatively or defile his image. Wish European people were as easily as offended as other groups. They would be able to form collectives and inact change and protect their heritage
In short no don't black face character we know are supposed to be white. Make new characters only problem is we know you made them just to be woke asf. Black panther came into the marvel movies and managed to avoid that vibeAnd civil war was all the better with him in it. That is an example.