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"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

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"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How's That Boycott Working Out, Trumpanzees?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $64.4 million, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Monday.

6 comments:

Robert Fowler said...

Took the wife and youngest son Sunday night. I thought it was excellent. What boycott, I don't have time for all this boycott shit.

Infidel753 said...

What boycott, I don't have time for all this boycott shit.

You can read about it here. The "alt-right" and MRA types got in a snit over the casting.

"Nearly all of the major characters are non-Whites and the main character is an empowered White female.....This film should be boycotted.....The new films are going to flop big league anyway. You can push the female heroes as much as you like, but even most women don’t find it interesting."

$420 million globally in the first week says otherwise. The poor wingnuts are too tiny to even be noticed in the film marketplace of today.

Infidel753 said...

http://www.indiewire.com/2016/12/rogue-one-white-supremacists-boycott-star-wars-film-anti-white-agenda-1201753703/

Comrade Misfit said...

"You can push the female heroes as much as you like, but even most women don’t find it interesting."

Yah, and nobody went to see The Hunger Games movies. And Buffy the Vampire Slayer only aired for seven seasons. And nobody ever read Nancy Drew books.

3383 said...

Seriously? Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, the Rebel leads, are white. The Imperial bad guys in charge are white.

I gotta stop trying to make sense of this, and go back to wondering where Luna has been since Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Infidel753 said...

Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, the Rebel leads, are white.

Real hard-core racists don't accept Latin Americans, Middle Easterners, or sometimes even southern or eastern Europeans as being "white". I've seen some really drawn-out and ridiculous arguments about exactly who qualifies as "white". A lot of this stuff is driven by resentment, and Hispanics are a major target these days. Same with the hostility toward "empowered white females". Considering how fanatical and obsessive these people are about their racist and fascist ideas, they probably have a lot of experience with rejection by women who know a weirdo when they see one.

As for female heroes in SF movies, there was Ripley an the Alien movies too. It's not a new thing. The Turd Reich guys are just projecting their own resentments onto a general public that doesn't share them.