I like movies. I like to be entertained.
I really don’t spend much time worrying about the demographics of the cast if the movie is well done.
I loved Idris Elba as Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim. Will Smith in Men in Black 3 was fantastic, that movie was awesome. So was Bright.
I really want someone to do a true-to-the-book Starship Troopers and I will be disappointed if Johnny Rico is not Filipino.
Just make a movie that entertains me and doesn’t try and jam a heavy handed message down my throat and I’ll be happy.
I haven’t seen a Marvel movie in theaters in a while, or any movie for that matter. Mostly because it’s expensive and I have kids.
I’d like to see Black Panther but holy shit, is there a lot of baggage associated with it. It is a “defining moment for black America” and is finally “a chance for black moviegoers to finally just enjoy the show.” It’s “more than a movie, ‘Black Panther’ is a movement.” It’s so important a movie that people are raising money to take black children to see it because “Black children are so often instilled with the tools to survive, but when do they have the chance to live? When do we let them laugh and smile?”
It’s already been made clear to my that as a white person the movie is not for me.
And that I can’t let my presence in the theater steal joy from the black people in the audience.
So here is my question:
If I go to the theater to see Black Panther, should I sit in the back of the theater in the bad seats, and if a black person wants my seat, I have to stand?
Or, should I put on black face and try to blend in with the crowd?
I’m confused as to what I have to do to enjoy a movie about a black character, created by two Jews, Stanley Lieber and Jacob Kurtzberg.