- May 1, 2011
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There's a reason why politics shouldn't be brought up and for a damn good reason, almost no one can ever agree. And adding i to fantasy/sci-fi movies is a bad idea unless that's what the movie is actually about.
Hollywood just doesn't understand the difference between an inclusive movie and a movie that takes an agenda and obnoxiously rubs it into your face regardless of whether it fits the story or not.
An inclusive movie is like: Here, our main character is a Jedi who also happens to be a Black Person. Now look at our interesting story!
An obnoxious movie is like: Here, our main character is a Black Person! Look at our Black Person! We have a Black Person! It is so important that you get that a Black Person is the Main Character, and we are totally Progressive and Advanced because of that! Our Black Person is so much better than any White Person in this movie! They can do anything and are really Great! There is no obstacle they can't conquer easily, and they are Totally Outstanding no matter what they do! Also, our Black Person is much Blacker than any Person in that other movie over there! ... Story? Uh, what? Did we hire a writer already?
(Replace "Black" with the attribute of your choice... Latino, Asian, Female, Gay, Elderly, Handicapped, whatever.)
The ST did that with Rey, but even celebrated movies like Avengers: Endgame are not free from ridiculousness (see the scene with the female lineup in the end battle, OMG cringe).