General News Thread 2.0


#7596

Not really - Afrofuturism is massively unrepresented in fiction and while Wakanda’s government is flawed, the movie addresses the flaw in a way that comments on it across humanity in general and did showcase a wide variety of actual cultures within Africa all within in one movie.

As well as being a unique power fantasy for black people around the world, it’s also an approach that hasn’t really been represented in mainstream media. Especially not in action movies.

Why so eager to say it failed?


#7597

It is simple my friend… Superhero comic fans are whiny petulant nerds.


#7598

Personally I think my first Black Power Fantasy was COMING TO AMERICA.

By the way… it’s getting a sequel…

Also… remember when it wasn’t a big deal that an African King’s motorcade was made up of white guys serving and protecting a black king?

I miss those days.


#7599

Why? Does Eddie Murphy need to renovate his mansion? Does he need a new size fatsuit?


#7600

My legit beef with superhero movies is the budget they steal away from studios that have otherwise spent money on films in the past that were of much higher quality (or at least of more diverse genres).

Here’s a few:

Gladiator
Pirates of the Caribbean
Terminator
Saving Private Ryan
Armageddon
Die Hard
Indiana Jones

etc etc etc

They’re a fucking plague


#7601

Why is (this) Afrofuturism so much referring to African tribes and monarchy? I mean White-futurism isn’t based on nordic tribes and germanic paganism either.
It feels like Wakanda is not based on afro culture but afro stereotype culture. Futurism is for also progressive, where issues and problems of the presence got rid with. Here, it seems they took the tribal culture and wrapped scifi around it.


Marvel and similar movies
#7602

But I mean have you seen Genysis, A Good Day To Die Hard, Armageddon or Crystal Skull? They are all just a waste of money and some of them are getting sequels or reboots.


#7603

Yes, It was really difficult for me to figure out how to sort theater movies from a specific period by budget on imdb. Database, my ass

So this is what I got from some stupid pre loaded list. There are sooooooo many more. Particularly from the 90s


#7604

The 90’s really killed the action movie. And they predate the superhero plague.


#7605

I would argue that “killed” is not appropriate. The 90’s certainly saw an evolution for action movies but there are some very fine examples indeed of excellent action films from the 90’s.


#7606

I was being hyperbolic.:grinning:


#7607

None of this matters, the parameters needed are high budget, high quality films from the 90s. Thank you


#7608

80s action movies are really nice for my taste, but I must say superhero movies of that time or older always looked like low-budget. Maybe they were?


#7609

They wereto my knowledge


#7610

But superhero movies are not poor quality or low budgeted at all. The problem is their uniformity and their focus on maximising profit.


#7611

This is where we go to war


#7612

I didn’t say they were good either. Superhero movies are AVERAGE and that to me is the worst thing you can be from a movie perspective. Average and uniform is what draws in the punters and make the money.


#7613

You want civil war, bruh? :joy:


#7614

I guess I walked into that one.


#7615

No that film was bleh and I hated the storyline in the comics