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The Juicebox Left Has No Imagination

Posted by V the K at 6:22 pm - May 24, 2016.
Filed under: Pop Culture

The Coalition of the Self-Righteously Aggrieved is demanding that Captain America be a gay man, and James Bond be a woman.  And, of course, Ghostbusters has been rebooted with an all-feminist “Grrl Power” cast. (And, apparently, it sucks.)

This is a recurring theme among the social justice left. Instead of creating their own organization for pale young boys, they insist on taking over the Boy Scouts. Instead of creating new woman heroes, or gay heroes, or hijra-genderqueer-two-spirit heroes… they want to take over something that was created by someone else.

Lame.

Why is the Social Justice Warrior imagination so incredibly stunted that it cannot even imagine imagining its own new things? Why can it only imagine old things, given a new racial or sexual make-over?

Why are they altogether incapable of any kind of creative or productive thought whatsoever?

Oh that’s right: Because these are stupid, useless, trivially-minded people.

On a related note, is it too soon for the Socialist Juicebox Wankers to begin attacking the new Star Trek movie as racist? I mean, the villain is a black guy. And the hero is a white woman. A very, VERY white woman.

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I mean, like, if she were any whiter, she could be an editor at the Huffington Post.

 

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  1. The reason why they want to change every existing character into something else is really simple:

    They have TRIED creating original characters, and they suck at it. Every attempt to make a gay superhero or whatever, sucked, because they INVARIABLY made it more about them being gay/female/minority/whatever than being a hero.

    So, because they suck at it, they want someone ELSE to do it for them.

    Comment by Craig Smith — May 24, 2016 @ 9:24 pm - May 24, 2016

  2. The new ghostbusters hasn’t been seen yet. There’s a well-documented internet campaign to tear it apart before it opens by people who are butt-hurt that they’re remaking the movie with females (who are all talented and funny) instead of males. Because, you know, because there aren’t enough Adam Sandler films.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 25, 2016 @ 2:29 am - May 25, 2016

  3. Also, V the K makes it sound like it’s so easy to get singular super hero films made which aren’t about straight white guys. With films like The Hunger Games, the recent Ryan Reynolds’ hit Deadpool, as well as a new Marvel film, it’s slowly changing. But He sounds completely ignorant of the general reluctance in the industry to do things different from the norm and influences the end results. For instance, Wonder Woman is arguable one of the top five most famous superheroes, yet it has taken decades for a movie to finally get made (comes out in 2017). In the meanwhile, there has been a list of lesser known super heroes to get their own film (and sequels) in the last 15 years.

    There’s also the element of when a big budget film about women fails, it makes it more difficult for future projects to get made.

    This isn’t an argument for Captain America being gay. But I’m not a super hero purist either. And such a mindset will be left behind anyway, if the popularity of a Broadway musical like Hamilton is any indication of where we’re headed anyway.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 25, 2016 @ 2:41 am - May 25, 2016

  4. If we look at the DC/Marvel universes and major motion pictures to come out of it in the last forty years:

    Major D.C. Comic Films:

    1978 Superman
    1981 Superman II
    1983 Superman III
    1984 Supergirl
    1987 Superman IV
    1989 Batman
    1992 Batman Returns
    1995 Batman Forever
    1997 Batman & Robin
    2005 Batman Begins
    2006 Superman Returns
    2008 The Dark Knight
    2011 Green Lantern
    2012 The Dark Knight Rises
    2013 Superman Reboot Reboot
    2016 Superman/Batman

    There have been twenty major motion pictures based on major D.C. comic characters, and nineteen of them are straight white men. The twenty-first will be Wonder Woman. Finally. It has only taken two decades.

    Marvel:

    1998 Blade
    2000 X-Men
    2002 Blade II
    2002 Spider-Man
    2003 Daredevil
    2003 Hulk
    2003 X-Men II
    2004 Blade III
    2004 Spider-Man II
    2005 Fantastic Four
    2006 X-Men III
    2007 Fantastic Four II
    2007 Ghost Rider
    2007 Spider-Man III
    2008 Hulk Reboot
    2008 Iron Man
    2009 Wolverine
    2010 Iron Man II
    2011 Captain America
    2011 Thor
    2011 X-Men IV
    2012 Avengers
    2012 Ghost Rider II
    2012 Spider-Man Reboot
    2013 Iron Man III
    2013 Thor II
    2013 Wolverine II
    2014 Captain America II
    2014 X-Men V
    2015 Avengers
    2015 Fantastic Four Reboot
    2015 Spider-Man Reboot II
    2016 Captain America III

    There are upcoming projects, but I only listed ones that were in the can, or have begun filming. Also, there are films missing from the list (Deadpool, Ant Man), but I included the most popular characters pre-movie. As you can see, Marvel has fared much better on the diversity front. They have also had a wider pallet to choose from, but they still haven’t delivered a stand-alone film about a female super hero, and after Blade, most of their diversity came from “team” superhero films. Captain Marvel is supposedly coming. Deadpool is bi-sexual, so that was pretty cool.

    But, at the end of the day, is it a really level playing field? Especially in the D.C. comic universe? If it were so easy to put forward superhero films (especially focusing on major female characters), then where are they?

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 25, 2016 @ 6:20 am - May 25, 2016

  5. What VtK said, plus, Cray, ALL of the X-Men films, the Fantastic Four films, the
    Avengers films, featured female mutants and heroines, yet you counted them as male. For shame.

    I also note that you seem to want to leapfrog the process. Those superhero films existed as comics for decades before they had enough of a following to warrant a film.

    Creating a popular character is hard work. SJWs want to short circuit that process.

    Comment by Craig Smith — May 25, 2016 @ 10:59 am - May 25, 2016

  6. The left is about destruction and it’s much easier to destroy than create. Cultural appropriation confesses admiration for existing traditions but only for their power, not for their content.

    Comment by Ignatius — May 25, 2016 @ 11:21 am - May 25, 2016

  7. Cinesnatch is trying to steer the conversation away from the real reason he sides with Islamic terrorists who wish to kill people like him.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 25, 2016 @ 11:26 am - May 25, 2016

  8. Because movie making is a capitalistic venture, the movie makers create movies that people who go to movies want to see.

    68% of movie goers are white.
    There is almost an even split based on male/female
    12-24 year old steal the show.

    Comment by TnnsNe1 — May 25, 2016 @ 11:41 am - May 25, 2016

  9. I wish people would stop calling these people social justice warriors. justice is the last thing they are interested in, the are vicious leftist totalitarians that will use any excuse to force people to do what they want.
    also if straight men make movies about straight male heroes why should they be compelled to make movies about other kinds of people. if a gay makes a successful story about a gay superhero should they then have to make one about a straight one? or would that be oppression?
    if gays want a super hero make one yourself, that is what people would do in a free country.

    Comment by salg — May 25, 2016 @ 4:12 pm - May 25, 2016

  10. Craig > you didn’t read the part about singular superheroes. Hell, you just plain skip parts and cherry-picked my comments.

    Anyway, I was addressing v the k’s ” just add water” knowledge of movie production. Part of his argument was “just create something.” He has a fundamental lack of understanding Hollywood and how films get made.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 25, 2016 @ 5:04 pm - May 25, 2016

  11. “Well documented” meaning “we smear anyone who doesn’t think our movie is crazy awesome because it’s got girls in it.”

    Let’s document how this actually happened.

    “We’re remaking Ghostbusters but with girls, because it is crazy awesome gimmick.”
    “So you’re making a gimmicky movie.”
    “How dare you call it a gimmick, sexist pig!”

    Comment by The_Livewire — May 25, 2016 @ 5:51 pm - May 25, 2016

  12. He has a fundamental lack of understanding Hollywood and how films get made.

    Riiiiight, Cinesnatch. And you do, I suppose.

    Checkmate.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — May 25, 2016 @ 6:27 pm - May 25, 2016

  13. You missed my point about the comic book genre, and how imbalanced the movies have been with putting out female-led films.

    As far as Ghostbusters reboot, it is the “most disliked” trailer in YouTube history by a LONG mile. It also happens to be a remake starring females replacing the male characters (a rare phenomenon as it is), which isn’t a coincidence. Yes, it’s a gimmick. It’s also one that might pay off, as all four leads are quite funny (we’re living in a time now where female comics are very strong as a whole). So, there isn’t anything being imposed on anyone. They just decided to pick four funny ladies to add a fresh take on this attempt to capitalise on 80s nostalgia. The only problem is that the target audience is really p!ssed off at the change of sex in the main characters. The online remarks for the remake being made the way it is are aplenty. People are going out of their way to malign this film, and it hasn’t even been released yet.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 25, 2016 @ 10:48 pm - May 25, 2016

  14. Here’s a good article on it:

    http://www.laineygossip.com/First-trailer-for-Ghostbusters-featuring-Melissa-McCarthy–Kristen-Wiig–Leslie-Jones–and-Kate-McKinnon/43236

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 25, 2016 @ 11:05 pm - May 25, 2016

  15. Vince/CCP does have a point. The dominant paradigm in Hollywood these days is “Nothing succeeds like success.” (Even when it really doesn’t.) Did there really need to be a second reboot of Superman and Spider-Man in less than a decade’s time frame? In fact there have been so many superhero movies in the past 15 years I can’t keep them straight (even though Hollywood can, much to the dismay of SJWs); not being a comic book fanatic myself, but still a moviegoer.

    I’m all for decent escapism, but as TnnsNe1 noted, when the production is skewed towards a 12-24 year-old audience, it really makes it hard for someone who is double to triple that age group to be interested in going out to see something that is geared to be a date night opportunity for teenage couples and their tag-a-long friends. And yet the suits in Hollywood keep wondering why theatrical revenues are declining.

    Comment by RSG — May 26, 2016 @ 1:46 am - May 26, 2016

  16. Er, the dominant paradigm of Hollywood should read “Nothing succeeds like excess.”

    Comment by RSG — May 26, 2016 @ 1:47 am - May 26, 2016

  17. Notice how CrayCray conveniently left out Elektra and Catwoman? Both were rather popular — hence why they got movies. So why no mention? Probably because those two explain WHY there are virtually no solo superheroine or supervillainess films, the two were TERRIBLE (Catwoman was the worst of the lot). So, with no real return on the investment, they did the logical thing and didn’t make more.

    Is it an imbalance? Well, when all three female-led ventures did poorly (Supergirl was a bomb too), what should be done? Is it some kind of obligation that they keep making terrible movies so the whiners will … keep complaining anyway?

    Comment by acethepug — May 26, 2016 @ 6:18 am - May 26, 2016

  18. lol, I forgot about Catwoman (probably because, like you mentioned, it was such a huge bomb), so you’re right, even though she isn’t a real clear “hero” but not a “villain” either, more ambiguous (I was in the mindset at the time focused on the clear “heroes” when I was drumming up those lists). I was also going by movies based on popular characters, also, and does Elektra really rate that high in the Marvel universe? I wasn’t aware. It was also a strange project to push to begin with considering that Daredevil was a poorly reviewed bomb.

    At any rate, Tim Burton wanted to make a stand-alone Catwoman film with Michelle Pfeiffer back in the 1990s. Considering she was the only redeemable factor about Batman Returns, it’s too bad, no one bothered to create a great script for her that Burton wouldn’t have been able to resist directing.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 26, 2016 @ 6:31 am - May 26, 2016

  19. *When I was making the D.C. list, I was focused on clear heroes, I mean

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 26, 2016 @ 6:32 am - May 26, 2016

  20. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/9c/df/9b/9cdf9b3408c8b700b46f3adafaba353e.jpg

    Comment by Juan — May 26, 2016 @ 9:54 am - May 26, 2016

  21. Gostbusters they have 4 women, I might not be the best judge but couldn’t they at least have had one decent looking feminine protagonist?

    8.”Cinesnatch is trying to steer the conversation away from the real reason he sides with Islamic terrorists who wish to kill people like him.”

    Bacha Bazi- its ok to have sex with another male under sharia law as long as he is not old enough to have body hair.

    “68% of movie goers are white.”

    even in the international market non white movies fail.

    Comment by Steve — May 26, 2016 @ 3:54 pm - May 26, 2016

  22. Here is a great explanation for why leftists can not create their own greatness. https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/05/of-sjws-and-saruman.html

    Comment by Steve — May 26, 2016 @ 3:55 pm - May 26, 2016

  23. couldn’t they at least have had one decent looking feminine protagonist?

    Like that complaint would be lodged against the original.

    Don’t you have a White Pride meeting to attend?

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 26, 2016 @ 4:42 pm - May 26, 2016

  24. *Meaning complaint against the four lead males.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 26, 2016 @ 5:38 pm - May 26, 2016

  25. Chris Hemsworth is fine eye candy in the new Ghostbusters

    Comment by rusty — May 26, 2016 @ 5:46 pm - May 26, 2016

  26. “Don’t you have a White Pride meeting to attend?”

    That was last week. Are you ashamed to be white? The mestizos trashing the streets protesting TRUMP rallies have brown pride but I don’t know why.

    “Meaning complaint against the four lead males.”

    The original cast at least had a 6/10 guy, do your STR8 friends think any of the vagbusters are over 3/10?

    Comment by Steve — May 26, 2016 @ 8:46 pm - May 26, 2016

  27. Kristen and Kate are not 3’s. And for an overweight person (who has recently lost a bunch of weight), Melissa McCarthy is attractive.

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Melissa+McCarthy+2016&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=935&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi5mfStrPnMAhXCG5QKHRiZBMsQ_AUIBigB

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 26, 2016 @ 11:48 pm - May 26, 2016

  28. Kristen Wiig is of comparative attractiveness if not more attractive than Bill Murray circa 1984 btw.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — May 26, 2016 @ 11:53 pm - May 26, 2016

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