Anonymous said: honestly curious, why does it offend you?
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，
CHAIR 椅子EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.
Shouldn’t we watch the movie….I don’t know. Should the main character be the ideal human or good because their the protagonist? Is it worth it to get mad over background details that are more laughable than actually affect the story? I don’t know how topical all the plot details of this story are….that her being captured and experimented on is another sign our sexist culture or just an event that happens in this movie?
twinkinredmage said: What are your thoughts on the new Thor design, and, while we are at it, Falcon's tenure as Captain America's design? Also, what is your favorite Issac Asimov story and why is it The Last Question?
I love Thor’s Zechs Marquis mask, and most of the outfit in general. I’m just not crazy about the molded chest piece or the stray bit of armor on the arm. Those parts look neither Nordic nor Kirby Fake Nordic- they just feel slapped on.
I’m totally into Falcon being the new Cap, but I’m really not into the design. It’s kind of a weird mashup between Captain America and his Falcon costume, as if they really need to remind you that he’s now pulling double superhero duty. He looks like one of those Amalgam Comics characters.
There are ways to incorporate Falcon’s persona into Captain America without making it look like a 90s mashup. Heck, you could just go the USAgent route and fiddle with the patterns while keeping the same silhouette. I don’t know, I just think it’s a sloppy design.
- I feel like people entitled to not be okay with some thing. Like it doesn't bother me Thor's women it bothers me Sif got canceled ...cus it wasn't selling when
- It was great and feminist...it like were all just falling for a marketing ploy not excited for change. Plus we all know Thor will be a man again so its not an everlasting change. Another thing is journey into mystery was super popular when it was a about Loki but cancel when it was about strong female protagonists..... It's like cute boy..yay women no...but female superhero comic book fans want change...or they won't battered woman( ex.Harley Quinn)