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  • 1Million_Tons_of_TNT 13 Feb 2018 13:21:04 36 posts
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    Black Panther is all over the news at the moment, but unlike other superhero films, which focus on superhero powers, Black Panther news appears to focus on all those involved, and how they are the same colour as the Black Panther, and what a great moment it is for black people.

    If the news hadn't focused on this, i'd have viewed the film like any other superhero film, and assumed it was about a guy who dresses up as a Black Panther, like Bruce Wayne dresses up as a Bat.

    On breakfast TV the other day, the show had invited two guests onto the show, a black man and a black woman. The black woman was all in favour of Black Panther, and the fact it was directed by a black director, written by a black person, produced by a black person, stared a black person in a lead role. The male guest viewed things form a different angle, and simply did not see eye to eye, or the importance, as the film is after all nothing more than a fantasy film about a superhero.

    I was left thinking. Can you imagine if a white woman and a white man were invited onto a TV show, and they were banging on about how great film X is, as it stars a white person, directed by a white person, written by a white person, produced by a white person, and how no black people were involved?
  • elstoof 13 Feb 2018 13:23:05 19,388 posts
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    THEY GET A BLACK HISTORY MONTH WHY ISNT IT OK FOR US TO HAVE WHITE HISTORY MONTH
  • neilka 13 Feb 2018 13:23:23 20,958 posts
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    Really makes you think.
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Feb 2018 13:24:37 5,765 posts
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    Just black up when you go see it. You'll appreciate it so much more.
  • stevethemeat 13 Feb 2018 13:24:48 886 posts
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    My favourite film is dodgeball became Ben Stiller's character is called White Goodman.
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Feb 2018 13:26:26 5,765 posts
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    1Million_Tons_of_TNT wrote:
    I was left thinking. Can you imagine if a white woman and a white man were invited onto a TV show, and they were banging on about how great film X is, as it stars a white person, directed by a white person, written by a white person, produced by a white person, and how no black people were involved?
    Strangely I can imagine as that's been every film since time immemorial.
  • damagedinc 13 Feb 2018 13:26:40 2,637 posts
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    I will wait for someone to articulate it a lot better than I can. However I imagine it's a pretty big deal when not so long ago black people were sold for slavery
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Feb 2018 13:27:10 12,515 posts
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    I saw a black man in the street the other day. Just walking about as if he owned the place. No imagine if I went to Africa and did that.
  • neilka 13 Feb 2018 13:30:05 20,958 posts
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    Has he ever met Jeff Minter y/n
  • minky-kong 13 Feb 2018 13:30:32 13,369 posts
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    1Million_Tons_of_TNT wrote:
    How come rappers can say it but I can't?!
  • JamboWayOh 13 Feb 2018 13:31:25 5,237 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    I saw a black man in the street the other day. Just walking about as if he owned the place. No imagine if I went to Africa and did that.
    You make me sick. This comment was positively dripping in white privilege.
  • Bichii 13 Feb 2018 13:31:54 381 posts
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    I just saw it.

    Way too serious for my liking but it is no doubt an outstanding movie. Now I'm just trying to explain slavery and white supremacists to my kids to give better context to the movie.

    9/10.
  • H1ggyLTD 13 Feb 2018 13:32:48 8,487 posts
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    I'm really thinking.
  • JamboWayOh 13 Feb 2018 13:34:11 5,237 posts
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    Tyler Perry's Twelve years a Black Panther
  • reviewer 13 Feb 2018 13:35:57 4,860 posts
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    damagedinc wrote:
    I will wait for someone to articulate it a lot better than I can. However I imagine it's a pretty big deal when not so long ago black people were sold for slavery
    Black purple always go on about being slaves. What about the white people that used to be allowed slaves but now we aren't because of the pc brigade, will no one think of their plight?
  • challenge_hanukkah 13 Feb 2018 13:36:33 5,765 posts
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    We totally need a white version of Spike Lee to editorialise the shit out of the world.
  • JamboWayOh 13 Feb 2018 13:38:23 5,237 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    We totally need a white version of Spike Lee to editorialise the shit out of the world.
    "Richard Curtis to the front desk. Richard Curtis to the front desk please"
  • elstoof 13 Feb 2018 13:39:21 19,388 posts
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    JamboWayOh wrote:
    Tyler Perry's Twelve years a Black Panther
    Those Madea films have really gone off track
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2018 13:41:37 27,215 posts
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    How's the weather in St Petersburg this time of year?
  • elstoof 13 Feb 2018 13:41:50 19,388 posts
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    I mean, what’s next? Do we really want a Pink Panther remake starring popular musician Pink! in every role a la Dr Strangelove?
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2018 13:43:33 27,215 posts
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    She was in Dr Strangelove?

    I fucking knew it!
  • JamboWayOh 13 Feb 2018 13:46:03 5,237 posts
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    Pink was IN DrStrangelove?! Jesus. His strange taste in gaming is explained.
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2018 13:55:02 27,215 posts
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    Jokes aside...

    My kids sometimes ask me questions along the lines of "Why is water wet?"
    The answer is "Because they are a liquid and one of the defining charactersitics of liquids are that they are wet. If it wasn't wet it wouldn't be water. It'd be ice." Etc...

    This whole "Why is everyone acting as if Black Panther is an important black moment and imagine if we started celebrating every single film where everyone is white." reminds me of those questions.

    You have to realise that sometimes things just are.

    I'd also strongly urge every buthurt snowflake who feels robbed by the fact that a bunch of black people are happy to listen to one of the sage advices I try to imprint in my children.

    "Learn to take part in other peoples joy. "

    Your life will be so much better for it. Just enjoy the fact that some people are getting giddy over yet another Marvel vehicle.
  • H1ggyLTD 13 Feb 2018 14:00:12 8,487 posts
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    If he fails to reply in this thread, put him down as a possible probable troll, and delete his ass.

    Edited by H1ggyLTD at 14:00:22 13-02-2018
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2018 14:02:11 27,215 posts
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    Apparently gaming communities are the most susceptible to Russian troll factories. Easy to manipulate and direct.
  • JamboWayOh 13 Feb 2018 14:04:55 5,237 posts
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    I don't think he's a troll, he's just confused why black people are getting excited about a black superhero film. They've already had a black president, they just need to simmer down now.
  • JamboWayOh 13 Feb 2018 14:05:42 5,237 posts
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    Also did Gearskin ever explain what his point was?
  • Tonka 13 Feb 2018 14:09:42 27,215 posts
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    @JamboWayOh looking at his solid posting history I'd say he's a sock puppet in the hands of GRU.

    Here he is eating lunch https://youtu.be/1QiJIgEDAec

    As for Black Panther I loathe Marvel films. But hearing Kermode rave about it made me think I'll pirate the shit out of it asap
  • Lukus 13 Feb 2018 14:11:30 21,091 posts
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    1Million_Tons_of_TNT wrote:

    I was left thinking. Can you imagine if a white woman and a white man were invited onto a TV show, and they were banging on about how great film X is, as it stars a white person, directed by a white person, written by a white person, produced by a white person, and how no black people were involved?
    Are you fucking retarded?
  • disusedgenius 13 Feb 2018 14:14:39 8,947 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Just enjoy the fact that some people are getting giddy over yet another Marvel vehicle.
    This feels like both sage advice and a sign of the end times for modern culture.
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