How exactly does this "controversy" change any of that? Even if it continues, it doesn't have an impact on what she has done or will do. It's just fragile people being upset that one person doesn't care about their opinion.
It doesn't sound arrogant, because no one is owed consideration of opinion. She doesn't have to care about yours, and you don't have to care about hers. This isn't rocket science.
Are people actually arguing that they're alt-right though? All I see from them are shitty takes that seem to draw in those kinds of crowds even if they don't identify with it themselves.I get that RLM have made some questionable off-hand comments over the years, but the fervor with which some people insist on trying to create a narrative of them as alt-right adjacent or something is incredibly persistent and I've never considered them anything but mostly anti-corporate liberal-ish people who don't care much about politics. If anything, their insistence on trying to remain "apolitical" as much as possible is much worse than them trying to appear as centrists - and in any case, all they usually say in these situations is "Stop fucking giving accolades to mega-corporations for their superficial wokeness" which is more or less the thrust of the most recent hbomberguy video that got next to no play here because what some people hate more than anything is being told "consumption isn't activism, and actually consumerism is bad."
The way people have morphed "they commented on it briefly in a much larger review of the film" into "they went on for an extended period ranting about it!" really exaggerates what actually occurred.
RLM brings em out
A review is not important because of the score it gives.Their review was problematic and certainly not one of their best, but I agree that the idea that diversity is needed in film review is a bit ridiculous. Films with minority stars such as Get Out (and now Us), Black Panther, Moonlight and others all received excellent reviews. And the idea that adult reviewers would give kids films bad review, well look at Pixar reviews. Where they need diversity is in Oscar selection and other award shows. The Oscars tend to pick safe films and have an obsession with white saviors (see the Blind Side or the problematic Green Book), whereas reviewers on the RT average tend to like daring films more. Not to say there are no problems with reviewers or RT and other aggregators, it's just that lack of diversity doesn't seem to be causing these problems.
I mean it's a YA movie with a black lead, not to say white guy opinions shouldn't be heard but it's understandable that she finds more value in the opinions of those who are the target audience and are directly impacted by representation.
Look at this Ice Queen.
I agree, bunch of hacks.
You could say the same thing about The Last Jedi. Rey is a white female, Finn is a black male, Rose is a Vietnamese female. Should Rian Johnson give a shit about your opinion of that movie since you’re not any of those?
It's the CinemaSin's paradox.
This is what has gotten RLM and others up in arms. Larsen said she wanted new faces at the table. That's it. She's using her clout to open doors for people that wouldn't have otherwise had the access.One thing that she has done with regards to having more women and PoC participate in the Captain Marvel press junket is to request for women to be sent to interview/photograph her.
I don't know about what she did in the countries she visited but for Singapore her host for the press conferences here was hosted by a woman. She personally contacted a local female photographer through instagram to help her take offical press photos so that she can give this young photographer exposure. Maybe she also did the same in other countries.
Is the movie targeting these demographics specifically?
He clearly doesn't give a shit though :D
SW is a franchise built on a foundation of white men (look at who made it and who stared in the OT). They grew up with it and rooted on a white male. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's apples/oranges in comparison to A Wrinkle. Luckily, representation has improved drastically with the ST.
Looking at the response of TLJ in some areas of the internet?
As a white guy I'm completely comfortable in saying white guys are the driving force behind the worst of SW conversation.
Yeah, but people nowadays seem to be reading reviews less and focusing more on aggregate film scores and scores from their favorite reviewers. So I don't think minority filmmakers are at a disadvantage when it comes to review and RT scores, and that reviewers can still be objective about their films despite lacking diversity, but of course diversity is always a good thing to bring in new perspectives and analysis of films.
That's veering off topic but aggregate scores are bad and should really not be used to begin with.Yeah, but people nowadays seem to be reading reviews less and focusing more on aggregate film scores and scores from their favorite reviewers. So I don't think minority filmmakers are at a disadvantage when it comes to review and RT scores, and that reviewers can still be objective about their films despite lacking diversity, but of course diversity is always a good thing to bring in new perspectives and analysis of films.
An old white guy's take on Harry Potter, while more than likely to be uninteresting, is not by virtue of his race, gender, and age inherently uninteresting.
The ultimate irony of all this pseduo-anti-capitalist shit they run with is that that they literally produced three separate videos on GB 2016... because you know it was a relative cash cow for them.
That may be, but including the controversy in the same video is making a statement on the review itself.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/box-office-captain-marvel-opens-historic-153m-us-455m-globally-1193585Interestingly, 55 percent to 58 percent of ticket buyers were male (that compares with 52 percent on Wonder Woman's opening weekend). The audience was also diverse (48 percent Caucasian, 20 percent Hispanic, 17 percent African-American and 15 percent Asian/Other).
My point is that it's very likely that this person will miss what makes Harry Potter special.
True but it's target is squarely on kids which was my point.
While interesting that doesn't tell the whole picture, we kind of need the breakdown for other Marvel properties to see if it's not just Marvel movies having that effect on the split.
I totally agree with your point. I apologize for misunderstanding your stance; I thought you were making an essentialist argument.My point is that it's very likely that this person will miss what makes Harry Potter special.
Don't believe me? Just look at how the media talked about Harry Potter before the movie deals happened.
It's really really uninteresting.
Of course a good literary critic (which I don't believe there are that many) would be able to make abstraction to that fact to make for an interesting read at least.
I swear on everything these people have no consciousness or self reflection to say the idiotic shit they spew so easily
Not at all.
And he was really really white.Updike was also a critic of literature and art, one frequently cited as one of the best American critics of his generation. In the introduction to Picked-Up Pieces, his 1975 collection of prose, he listed his personal rules for literary criticism:
1. Try to understand what the author wished to do, and do not blame him for not achieving what he did not attempt.
2. Give enough direct quotation—at least one extended passage—of the book's prose so the review's reader can form his own impression, can get his own taste.3. Confirm your description of the book with quotation from the book, if only phrase-long, rather than proceeding by fuzzy précis.4. Go easy on plot summary, and do not give away the ending.5. If the book is judged deficient, cite a successful example along the same lines, from the author's œuvre or elsewhere. Try to understand the failure. Sure it's his and not yours?To these concrete five might be added a vaguer sixth, having to do with maintaining a chemical purity in the reaction between product and appraiser. Do not accept for review a book you are predisposed to dislike, or committed by friendship to like. Do not imagine yourself a caretaker of any tradition, an enforcer of any party standards, a warrior in any ideological battle, a corrections officer of any kind. Never, never ... try to put the author "in his place," making of him a pawn in a contest with other reviewers. Review the book, not the reputation. Submit to whatever spell, weak or strong, is being cast. Better to praise and share than blame and ban. The communion between reviewer and his public is based upon the presumption of certain possible joys of reading, and all our discriminations should curve toward that end.
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