posted on Jun, 24 2016 @ 04:08 PM
I am *not* defending this movie. Nor do I intend to see it.
Like it or not, the vast majority of films to date have featured WASP-y male lead characters. This, is true.
Hollywood, in case you haven't caught on, hasn't been willing to bankroll a new concept in quite some time...instead, believing that they'll cash in
on the memories of those who saw it in the first go round.... This, is true.
Hollywood is in business. And businesses are in business, to make money. They're going to pander to what they believe will sell. And guess what?
This crap today sells. When was the last time you actually found a new movie to be funny? For me...... a very, very long time.
Society is changing. And, I do things should be shaken up a bit. Less of a focus on WASP-y males, and be a bit more inclusive.
What I feel you're acknowledging here, is the natural backlash. The flood. And, even if it is a dribble, or a deluge....any flood will be VERY
Hell, my eight year old has gotten into the new My Little Pony cartoons. What seemed glaringly meant to be in your face to me was the obvious
inclusion of a voice actor that was blatantly doing what might be termed as a "flamingly gay" affectation to his voice.....whether it was real or not,
it was there. And of course, the show starts off with a HUGE rainbow shooting across the sky.
Change..... well... it's uncomfortable. I'll admit that. But, if you truly look at it, I do believe that things have to a large degree been
misrepresentative of society as it actually is.
Sad that "change" is being translated into advertising dollars, IMHO.