There is a lot to be said for the case that Hollywood is, at least partially, unfair to the depiction of certain races. Whether it be horrendously stereotyping them or not giving particular races roles at all, history is rife with evidence that the film industry has been slow on being more diverse. When the trailer for The Great Wall was released I was personally unenthused. The CGI looked crummy and Matt Damon’s inclusion had no particular significance for me. I forgot about it and moved on with my day. But suddenly the internet was a flame, as it is prone to do, as others saw this trailer and were enraged that Matt Damon’s white male character was a seeming savior for an overwhelmed, Chinese majority army. Though on the surface I can see where this interpretation would come from, I can’t agree that his character is by any means an insult to Asian races or acting as a white savior to any characters in this film. Why you ask? Because unlike most people I forced myself to watch the damn film. Continue reading The Great Wall’s Casting is not Racist or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start a Flame War
Back in Black
Reviewed by Mason Manuel
High octane action. Tightly choreographed action. A next to silent protagonist. These are the hardly new qualities of most gritty action flicks since the 70’s. But the 70’s did not have Keanu Reeves. Nor did it have the tight direction of Chad Stahelski making every shot have weight. John Wick: Chapter Two takes the formula of the 2014 original and goes bigger and better in every possible way. Expanding on the underground assassin network that made the Wickverse unique along with more of Keanu doing his normal punch first and ask questions never routine makes for another successful entry in what is shaping up to be a stellar action franchise. Continue reading John Wick: Chapter Two Review
Oof, how about that Superbowl LI huh? Love them or hate them you have to admit that the Patriots’ comeback last night was nothing short of historical. Even if you were not a supporter though there were plenty of amazing trailers to keep your spirits up! Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger Things, A Cure for Wellness and more are all coming to a theatre near you pretty soon! So chin up Dude Crew because the future looks bright. Check them all out below.
Continue reading Stranger Things,Samurai Jack, and Transformers, Oh My!
This week I try to kill off the more useless of the herd and ruin my brother’s marriage. Such fun!