Black Entertainment : I really did not like black panther movie

Queenie

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Well NNQ not that you don't already know this but as far our take in the big screen profession It should improve with "Black Panther" being the catalyst to spring us forward in a billion dollar industry. We've done it once and we can do it again. EVER FORWARD!!!!!!

The political, spiritual and progressive leaders of our race sometimes cuts our collective noses off to spite the "Other Mans" face. The NAACP did this with the "Amos & Andy" TV series thus rendering every Black actor in that series unemployed. I call this an act of the 4th sin: Pride. Irregardless of why the Hollywood moguls elected to give us Blacks in America some manner of pride and false hope for our future or maybe it was a nothing more then a conspiracy with the DOJ to placate us after the tumultuous 60's where we almost burned Amerikkka to the ground to demand a decent standard of living as we so rightfully deserved since we helped build this land for the most part free and eventually to this day for a mere pittance. Read "Animal Farm" It's all in there. The mindset of the pigs can be aptly applied to other ethnic cleansing edicts such as the Jewish and Polish Holocaust. I have no idea and don't care to know who but we as a marginalized race seeking emotional comfort carried the "Blaxploitation" banner as some macho badge of courage and fear which worked for a while only as an illusion while the Hollywood producers skimmed 99% of the up front profits from the signed contracts and 100% from the back end residuals. If a great many of our entertainment potentials would have followed the leads of Spike Lee and Tyler Perry who took great financial risk, especially Spike Lee staked every dime he had with the help of AMEX got his investment back in spades because he was a genius in his own right. Tyler Perry crafted a style that Flip Wilson was handed a few dollars and a pat on the head for. Flip Wilson like Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry had to degrade himself to pave the way for the next generation of Black entertainers to demean themselves much less in film or stage for far more pay. Mr. StepinFetchit named by Boss man as "The laziest man in the world" was the first ever Black comedian to gross one million dollars throughout his acting career. That was virtually unheard of for a Black actor in the 1900's. The "Other Man" tried his best to blast "Black Panthers" success but sometimes the firestorm of hate and jealousy blows back into the face of the arsonist and now they bleat that it's success was an anomaly. I'd be less then forthcoming if I said we have slid back into obscurity after the "Blaxploitation" era but we never had a foot up then but we can revel in "Black Panther" with the hopes that our well heeled Black entertainment and investment folk will seek to invest in more of what we need, quality entertainment that we finance, control and wholly profit from.

Laurence Fishburne was always one of my top 5 favorite actors. The first I was aware of his natural acting abilities was in Apocalypse Now. I think I posted a comment about him somewhere here. Gina Torres never struck me as much of a dynamic actress as her dedicated and loyal hubby Laurence. It's interesting when you mentioned their split, I heard rumors of their impending divorce and both their publicist stated that the Suits TV series was going to relocate to Canada to offset the cost of union support staff and that was going to strain their committed marriage since 2002. Come to find out in 2016 ole Gina has been in the arms, mind and quite sure the bed of Utah entrepreneur Kevin Wright for over a year before I guess Laurence just had enough of the public humiliation and was decent enough to allow her to break the sad news in 2017 of his divorcing her not because she was a cheater and fornicator but to say he was regrettably dissolving their long standing marriage due to irreconcilable differences. Unless there's something we all know nothing about, swirl or no swirl that was indecent of Gina.

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Gina...stepping out of her marriage instead of having the guts to respectfully end the relationship with Laurence if she wanted out, but being spineless and staying, while humiliating her husband and allowing a white dude from UTAH to join in act? If that's true, I respect Laurence for doing what he did and more so for the way he did it. Wow...
 

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I loved the Work nearly as much as anything I've ever seen. No ignorant rappers no Oprahfication no wannaBgangsters plus no "Stephen" from Django Unchained, can only be a delight.

But that is not why I loved it so much.

Mostly, I loved it because it is not a movie.

I also loved it because since it is not a movie then it fortunately gave real life Black people a peek the upcoming racism Black citizens will be experiencing, here in the real USA. As a result of the actions of real racist Americans ((who have more power than Black people btw)) on the day they saw this movie and used it to evolve their racism toward Black people. In ways which do directly affect Black people's lives.

For example, my brother said the wealthy racist White students at my nephew's uppity suburban high school feel privileged enough, for decades, to find subtle and snide ways of saying "Go back to Africa, ninja!" to Black students. He said my nephew told him that that has now morphed into "Go back to Wakanda, ninja!"

And I feel that that is just one small example.
 

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I loved the Work nearly as much as anything I've ever seen. No ignorant rappers and no no Oprahfication no wannaBgangsters plus no "Stephen" from Django Unchained, can only be a delight.

But that is not why I loved it so much.

Mostly, I loved it because it is not a movie.

I also loved it because since it is not a movie then it fortunately gave us real life Black people a peek the upcoming racism Black citizens will be experiencing, here in the real USA. As a result of the actions of real racist Americans ((who have more power than Black people btw)) on the day they saw this movie and used it to evolve their racism toward Black people. In ways which do directly affect Black people's lives.

For example, my brother said the wealthy racist White students at my nephew's uppity suburban high school feel privileged enough, for decades, to find subtle and snide ways of saying "Go back to Africa, ninja!" to Black students. He said my nephew told him that that has now morphed into "Go back to Wakanda, ninja!"

And I feel that that is just one small example.
FWIW : i long ago stoped pay attention to any thing white people say.....
 

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It is a Comic Book movie. I wait until they come on cable or the Internet if I watch them at all.

So I can't comment. But I did not know he had been in the US military. That would put a negative spin on it for me.

Kill a million Vietnamese for economists who cannot do algebra? Great Idea!

Why don't Capitalists suggest that double-entry accounting be mandatory in the schools. It is only 700 years old.
 

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I did not like the movie either. The reason being I am a fan of Marvel comics and not a feminist. The movie was pretty much feminism in blackface.

In the Marvel Universe T'Challa is one of the smartest and wealthiest men in the Marvel Universe. His intellect is on par with Reed Richards. In the movie, he's a moron and his sister is the inventor of everything and the smart one. In the comics his sister is bitter because he became King and she wanted his throne; she actually gets REJECTED initially by the Panther God due to this. They completely left this out to cater to the feminist agenda.

In the comic MALICE is his sworn enemy because HE REJECTED HER; in the film you don't know who MALICE is because they are too busy making him drool over her and pursue her. That's right they actually took a woman that T'Challa has NO INTEREST IN via the comics and reduced him to being madly in love with her in the film. In the comics, his guard are also his wives; in the film they are not married to him. In the comics T'Challa actually beats KILLMONGER on the mountain and throws KILLMONGER's body over the edge; in the movie it is again reversed to make the black KING look weak. In the comics it is T'Challa who utilized the vibranium and designed the early suits; in the film he knows nothing about it and is the laughing stock when his sister shows him how to use it.

It's an anti-black male film. You can't be "woke" and like Caucasian feminist propaganda. Feminism is racism. So if you like berating black men or like films that berate black men you are very much ASLEEP.
 

Queenie

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I did not like the movie either. The reason being I am a fan of Marvel comics and not a feminist. The movie was pretty much feminism in blackface.

In the Marvel Universe T'Challa is one of the smartest and wealthiest men in the Marvel Universe. His intellect is on par with Reed Richards. In the movie, he's a moron and his sister is the inventor of everything and the smart one. In the comics his sister is bitter because he became King and she wanted his throne; she actually gets REJECTED initially by the Panther God due to this. They completely left this out to cater to the feminist agenda.

In the comic MALICE is his sworn enemy because HE REJECTED HER; in the film you don't know who MALICE is because they are too busy making him drool over her and pursue her. That's right they actually took a woman that T'Challa has NO INTEREST IN via the comics and reduced him to being madly in love with her in the film. In the comics, his guard are also his wives; in the film they are not married to him. In the comics T'Challa actually beats KILLMONGER on the mountain and throws KILLMONGER's body over the edge; in the movie it is again revered to make the black KING look weak. In the comics it is T'Challa who utilized the vibranium and designed the early suits; in the film he knows nothing about it and is the laughing stock when his sister shows him how to use it.

It's an anti-black male film. You can't be "woke" and like Caucasian feminist propaganda. Feminism is racism. So if you like berating black men or like films that berate black men you are very much ASLEEP.
Awesome review! Thank you for sharing such an outstanding critical analysis of the movie. Hollywood strikes again, huh? When will our stories be told truthfully instead of being whitewashed to please an audience that doesn't look like us. Ugh...when will I stop being entertained by them. :bye:

Black on Black??

Bro. @jamesfrmphilly recently posted information detailing the controversy around the movie, "Harriet." Here are some important players in this scenario:
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Gregory Allen Howard, the Screenwriter, "Harriet"


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Director Kasi Lemmons, left, and Cynthia Erivo of “Harriet,” a biopic about Harriet Tubman

First Issue: Cynthia Chinasaokwu O. Erivo is a Nigerian actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was one of nine recipients of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Controversy follows the actress who is alleged to have made some negative comments about African Americans which caused some heat and backlash in social media. Questions are raised about her Nigerian tribal affiliation. Some, like Antonio Moore want to know if Cynthia is Igbo Diala or Igbo Ohu because the Diala lived as free people in Nigerian society while trading slaves (Ohu) during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. And now, in the movie, she portrays a famous ADOS. Good actress, but still majorly problematic?

Did the Black screenwriter and director compromise Harriet, the movie, to sell it to the industry moguls who see nothing but dollar signs? Entertainment vs. substance. One thing can be said about Black people, they will support Black movies by going to see them. However, the NAACP recommends that the movie be boycotted for the following reason.

Another and final issue:

"Harriet," produced by Focus Features LLC, an American film production and distribution company, owned by Comcast through Universal Pictures, a division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.

"EXCLUSIVE: Heading towards a $20 billion showdown with Comcast at the U.S. Supreme Court this fall in his long running racial discrimination lawsuit against the media giant, Byron Allen today tore into the Brian Roberts-run behemoth and an 11th hour intervention by the Department of Justice.

“This is historic,” the Entertainment Studios boss said of the August 15 brief filed by the feds seeking to tighten the definitions of a Reconstruction Era statute in Comcast’s favor. “Donald Trump’s DOJ and Comcast are working together to destroy a civil rights statute in the U.S. Supreme Court.”

 

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