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Wait wait wait have I missed something? A movie about a soldier fighting monsters and the actor being white is what people find unrealistic just because of the geographical setting?


"Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.

The movie is a loose adaptation of The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka as an allegory to European isolationism and exclusion in spite of taking place in China during the Song Dynasty."

*rolls on the floor in agony at the SJW bitching*
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Bloody Hell. THIS TOPIC AGAIN.

Screw yourselves. Seriously, Screw yourselves. And I don't mean the people who are against this infuriating concept, but those who are clearly the ones who always bring it up because they are ideological bigots who can't get over the race of people. This Exact topic is the one of my frustrations. Like seriously, you people so OBSESSED with race. It's repulsive.

Who should Give a flying fuck that this INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR PICKED MATT DAMON. Maybe just maybe, JUST MAYBE, this director did the fucking logical thing that most people did, and NOT GAVE A FUCK ABOUT THE RACE. Fuck this shit. Seriously.

Also....I find it curious that PV has grown. Could someone tell him I am proud of that. if anyone can. Because he blocked me over a dispute where I called him an idiot for being too ideologically engrained.

Anyway, I return to the void known as "screwing off from the forums." Because I refuse to stand here for long with a double standard called Loreen.
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MacMeaties wrote:

Wait wait wait have I missed something? A movie about a soldier fighting monsters and the actor being white is what people find unrealistic just because of the geographical setting?


"Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.

The movie is a loose adaptation of The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka as an allegory to European isolationism and exclusion in spite of taking place in China during the Song Dynasty."

*rolls on the floor in agony at the SJW bitching*


I do too.

It's why I generally hate the forums. It's all SJW bitching.
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If It was a Historically accurate film I could understand them using Chinese actors, but it's not. Get over it, it's not whitewashing.
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What Chinese actor would pull box office numbers as big as Matt Damon? Jackie Chan in his prime is really the only one I could think of...
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Southern55 wrote:

"European soldier who fights monsters on the Great Wall of China."


How dare they have a white man play as a European soldier!!! What is wrong with these racists?!?!


It's basically just an excuse to cast Damon if you ask me.
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Where is Mr. Lee?!
and that guy from hangover?

sundin13 wrote:
What Chinese actor would pull box office numbers as big as Matt Damon? Jackie Chan in his prime is really the only one I could think of...
oh yeah.. thanks!

MacMeaties wrote:
Wait wait wait have I missed something? A movie about a soldier fighting monsters

"Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.

The movie is a loose adaptation of The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka as an allegory to European isolationism and exclusion in spite of taking place in China during the Song Dynasty."
thanks.
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All you have to do is come up with $5 million dollars and you can make your own movie. Approve the script you desire and cast whom ever you want in it.
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Yes, it is. But it doesn't matter, it will continue to happen because people (especially Asians) put Whites on a pedestal. Watch someone quote me saying, "I'm Asian and I don't put White on a pedestal", that's good for you but that's not my point.

Why people think making a thread or making a hashtag will change anything is beyond me. It only proves that no one cares as evidenced by more than 50% of the replies going against the OP in this thread.

Posted 8/3/16

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MacMeaties wrote:

Wait wait wait have I missed something? A movie about a soldier fighting monsters and the actor being white is what people find unrealistic just because of the geographical setting?


"Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.

The movie is a loose adaptation of The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka as an allegory to European isolationism and exclusion in spite of taking place in China during the Song Dynasty."

*rolls on the floor in agony at the SJW bitching*


I do too.

It's why I generally hate the forums. It's all SJW bitching.


Your batshit crazy rant against social injustice isn't social justice warriorism? Good to know it only goes one way.
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Posted 8/3/16 , edited 8/3/16

MacMeaties wrote:

Wait wait wait have I missed something? A movie about a soldier fighting monsters and the actor being white is what people find unrealistic just because of the geographical setting?


"Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.

The movie is a loose adaptation of The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka as an allegory to European isolationism and exclusion in spite of taking place in China during the Song Dynasty."

*rolls on the floor in agony at the SJW bitching*


Huh, okay then. That means it doesn't even have to include the deep stuff about the story. Hmmm....


camay1997 wrote:

All you have to do is come up with $5 million dollars and you can make your own movie. Approve the script you desire and cast whom ever you want in it.


I find the argument "muh right" is a bit trite. Just because you have the right doesn't mean you should, it merely means it isn't the government's place to intervene.
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Hrafna wrote:


CreatorTheta wrote:


MacMeaties wrote:

Wait wait wait have I missed something? A movie about a soldier fighting monsters and the actor being white is what people find unrealistic just because of the geographical setting?


"Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.

The movie is a loose adaptation of The Great Wall of China by Franz Kafka as an allegory to European isolationism and exclusion in spite of taking place in China during the Song Dynasty."

*rolls on the floor in agony at the SJW bitching*


I do too.

It's why I generally hate the forums. It's all SJW bitching.


Your batshit crazy rant against social injustice isn't social justice warriorism? Good to know it only goes one way.


You're talking to someone who think calling someone an idiot violates the principle of freedom of speech and should be allowed. I remember my libertarian phase, a lot of times people who discover this tend to take it to extreme lengths because extreme is cool.
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Southern55 wrote:

"European soldier who fights monsters on the Great Wall of China."


How dare they have a white man play as a European soldier!!! What is wrong with these racists?!?!


It's basically just an excuse to cast Damon if you ask me.


For me it all depends on where the story came from. Was there a source material? What was the MC like there? Or is it a story written specifically to make this movie.

If it was written specifically for this movie then I don't care if the MC is black white Asian or martian. That's the director/writer's choice. Now if there was a book or something this is based off of, and they changed the character's background to fit the casting then I might have some issue with it.
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CreatorTheta wrote:

Bloody Hell. THIS TOPIC AGAIN.

Screw yourselves. Seriously, Screw yourselves. And I don't mean the people who are against this infuriating concept, but those who are clearly the ones who always bring it up because they are ideological bigots who can't get over the race of people. This Exact topic is the one of my frustrations. Like seriously, you people so OBSESSED with race. It's repulsive.

Who should Give a flying fuck that this INDIVIDUAL DIRECTOR PICKED MATT DAMON. Maybe just maybe, JUST MAYBE, this director did the fucking logical thing that most people did, and NOT GAVE A FUCK ABOUT THE RACE. Fuck this shit. Seriously.

Also....I find it curious that PV has grown. Could someone tell him I am proud of that. if anyone can. Because he blocked me over a dispute where I called him an idiot for being too ideologically engrained.

Anyway, I return to the void known as "screwing off from the forums." Because I refuse to stand here for long with a double standard called Loreen.


Regardless of whatever point you're trying to make here, it's going to be completely missed in between all of the useless and needless insulting. No one's going to listen to you if all you're gonna do is scream about people being idiots or bigots and use caps lock/vulgar language to "emphasize a point".
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Posted 8/3/16

Southern55 wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Southern55 wrote:

"European soldier who fights monsters on the Great Wall of China."


How dare they have a white man play as a European soldier!!! What is wrong with these racists?!?!


It's basically just an excuse to cast Damon if you ask me.


For me it all depends on where the story came from. Was there a source material? What was the MC like there? Or is it a story written specifically to make this movie.

If it was written specifically for this movie then I don't care if the MC is black white Asian or martian. That's the director/writer's choice. Now if there was a book or something this is based off of, and they changed the character's background to fit the casting then I might have some issue with it.


It's especially problematic considering the history behind it. One of the reasons/justifications why the overseas powers in Europe pretty much colonized a weakened China during the 19th century is because they thought they were "saving" it alongside various racist, setting the grounds for the communist power to be where it is today. As Constance Wu mentions, the myth that a white man can save foreign ethnic groups from itself is a dangerous one.


Albeit, I first thought the film took place during that time, so I'll have to withdraw my previous criticism. On note, it takes place during the Northern Song Dynasty.
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