Fair enough.Mog The Almighty wrote: ↑Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:30 amYes. That is entirely fair enough. COVID is boring, sometimes I just have to feign outrage to see if I can start a shit fight with some justice warriors on PR for my own amusement. Hey, at least I'm honest about it.UncleFB wrote: ↑Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:26 amIt's been a while since I've check in on Sen's reach around thread.Mog The Almighty wrote: ↑Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:22 am Just saw the new Trailer for Roald Dahl's "Witches" ... am I racist for being slightly annoyed that they've set in the USA and made the young boy and his Norwegian grandmother into black people from Alabama (or something)? Why do people have to continually f-ck with characters in movies to make them more "diverse"? I have absolutely not problem if it's a new character, or a not-very-famous story, but f-cking with classics, I just find that annoying.
I guess the author's own cultural heritage that he chose to include in the story doesn't really count for much. All white and Scandinavian and shit.
Mind you, for whatever reason, I had a bit of a problem with Daniel Craig being cast as James Bond (they could have at least died his hair brown and gave him brown contact lenses ffs) but no so much of a problem if Idris Elba got the role. Elba is such a stud he could pull it off.
I don't think you're racist at all but I think you're making a mountain out of a fucking molehill. The book exists, there's a more faithful movie adaption out there already, that's not going to change, this is just going to be a different version that you can easily ignore if you don't want to watch it. Like I've ignored the Point Break remake with extreme sports.
I remember when the BSG remake came out and I refused to watch it because they made Starbuck and Boomer women. Then I got over myself and watched it and it was awesome (and Boomer is hot). So I've tried to judge everything on it's own merits, except Point Break of course.
The worst "woke" outrage was the complaints about Emma Stone's character in Aloha not being played by an Asian actress despite the fact the character was half white, quarter Hawaiian and quarter Asian. The pool for finding an actress to fit that was presumably pretty low.