| 22:32:04 13 May 2017
On forum: 01/22/2008
Looks like I started ranting again. Oh boy.|
...Just take one look at that picture. Three people shown and only one of
them is white ( King Arthur...or the future one ) which is an aggravation
nowadays that there is more focus on diversity than a good story or plot...
What are you talking about? I'm sure dark age welsh kings had plenty of black friends.
No you're right on the money. While the historicity of king Arthur has always been debated and this movie does look like a straight up fantasy film, people do have a habit of historical revisionism in favor of modern values. Can't have a medieval film have medieval values or culture. That would be offensive. If they did, there would be no black people in this movie about dark age England. Heaven forbid, where would they get all the brownie points from? They need to shove minorities into the movie to pat themselves on the back about how great they are as human beings.
Historical correction I think is the new term for this. People think that if you change how people remember history, it'll fix bad things from having happened or something. Like them removing statues of confederates and other such things. Sad thing is movies aren't free of this kind of thinking either.
It's a common issue with a lot of stuff nowadays, The Fantastic Four Reboot bombed with the older gen fan base because of what they did to make it more pc.
Comic books are currently entrenched in this kind of thought. It's all about quotas now a days. If you have enough token racial characters that's all it takes to make yourself come across as a hero to people. There's a sort of racism to this kind of thought. That you can just make someone a different ethnicity or replace a character altogether with a new ethnic character and it makes them better. It's cheap.
Take Iron Fist, while the show wasn't the best, I doubt making him asian would have saved the show but people are convinced that because he's a kung fu master he has to be asian.
Take Miles Morales in the comic books, he replaced Peter Parker as spider in Ultimate Spiderman. He's a black puerto rican who's only trait is he's a black puerto rican and is also spiderman.
Take Luke Cage, he's a black man wrongfully convicted hiding out with a fake identity struggling to find his place in the world despite his conviction. With a military and police background that didn't protect him from that wrongful conviction showcasing faults in the legal system and perhaps in the government as well. Oh wait, that's a good character created because the writer had a good idea for a character. And he didn't replace someone like Captain America so he could ride the Captain America parade. (I'm looking at you Sam Wilson Captain America)
Now I'm rambling, maybe even ranting at this point. This subject annoys me a lot. Case in point, stop making characters ethnic for brownie points, just make better or new characters based on those ethnic groups. When it comes to King Arthur and his round table, keep them white because thats what they were. Guess what, black people have history and mythology too, they can easily make an african tale based on african legends. Like Kirikou or Kimba, or Anansi, etc. If you want an chinese story, make one about the Green Dragon, Cao Cao, or Sun Goku, or Sun Tsu.
I'm back baby.