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Re: Black Panther

Post by gnome » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:34 pm

Steve Sailer wrote:Marvel doesn’t pay its actors well (unless you are Robert Downey Jr.), so the nearly all-black cast is drawn from the junior varsity. As royal cousins battling for the throne of Wakanda, a reactionary utopia set in deepest Africa, Chadwick Boseman (as the wise king of Wakanda) and Michael B. Jordan (as his radical cuz from Oakland) are serviceable but not charismatic.
I guess he didn't notice that Angela Basset and Forest Whittaker were in the movie? I don't know if that brings it to the level of James Earl Jones, but definitely not "Junior Varsity", and surely they should have had mention in a comparison of star power.

Wait, he does mention him, as a participant in a movie he asserts is more entertaining, Last King of Scotland.
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:48 pm

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Re: Black Panther

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:47 pm

gnome wrote:
Steve Sailer wrote:Marvel doesn’t pay its actors well (unless you are Robert Downey Jr.), so the nearly all-black cast is drawn from the junior varsity. As royal cousins battling for the throne of Wakanda, a reactionary utopia set in deepest Africa, Chadwick Boseman (as the wise king of Wakanda) and Michael B. Jordan (as his radical cuz from Oakland) are serviceable but not charismatic.
I guess he didn't notice that Angela Basset and Forest Whittaker were in the movie? I don't know if that brings it to the level of James Earl Jones, but definitely not "Junior Varsity", and surely they should have had mention in a comparison of star power.

Wait, he does mention him, as a participant in a movie he asserts is more entertaining, Last King of Scotland.
What was he expecting, Morgan Freeman?

Besides, I thought the movie was well cast.
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Doctor X » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 am

Did he prefer Al Jolson?






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Re: Black Panther

Post by Giz » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:57 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote::)

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How many grandmas watch superhero flick? Or maybe when she went to the theatre, it was just a choice between that and '13 hours'?

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Re: Black Panther

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:24 am

The only implausible part is the claim she went to the movies with Bill and there were no press photographers around.
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:38 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:The only implausible part is the claim she went to the movies with Bill and there were no press photographers around.
Bill pirated a CAM copy off TorrentZ

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Re: Black Panther

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:19 am

ABC News wrote:Black Panther too 'politically correct' for China as ticket sales dive in world's second-largest market

Black Panther opened at the top of China's box office last weekend, collecting an estimated $US62.8 million, but a lukewarm audience response has seen ticket sales dive in the days since.

Many Chinese movie-goers have criticised the hit Marvel film — which has so far earned more than $US1 billion globally — for what they saw as its "political correctness".

Black Panther has a majority black cast and was widely praised by Western critics and members of the African diaspora worldwide for its empowering characters.

In contrast, the film currently has a rating of 6.7 out of 10 on the Chinese movie reviewing platform Douban, and a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on fellow review site MTime
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:24 pm

Is it "political correctness" or is that just a gloss by an ABC writer with his head up his ass?

My analysis: Chinese think black people are ugly.
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:28 pm

Heh, it usually seems that you heart about the other way around. A movie tanks in the US, but is saved by big oversees box office.
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Witness » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:19 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Is it "political correctness" or is that just a gloss by an ABC writer with his head up his ass?

My analysis: Chinese think black people are ugly.
1. I'll ask Xi.
2. Wouldn't be surprised if they thought that anybody non-Han is ugly. (Not that I give a fuck, of course. On the other hand, Chinese ladies can be… can be… :drool: )

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Re: Black Panther

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:47 am

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/

Lukewarm Chinese reception notwithstanding, it seems to be a major blockbuster anyway. One month in it's ahead of the most recent Star Wars film or the Avengers. It's also topped the box office for 5 weekends.
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Re: Black Panther

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:19 pm

Analysis: It's a superhero movie with special effects. How could it lose?

I mentioned it before, but now I'm 100% convinced the SJW angle is merely a publicity stunt for the US market. Social media trolling is now a tool of the publicity biz.

If you want to use Fourchannish jargon call it a successful "forced meme".
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