Posted On: Wednesday - December 1st 2021 5:49PM MST
In Topics:   Political Correctness  Movies  Media Stupidity  Race/Genetics
We'll switch from the TV form of media to the motion picture (there's a golden oldie of a term!) form for a post here. Peak Stupidity has covered the point to be made here once already 3 1/2 years back with the post Tried to watch a movie - here's 3 reviews in one!
Here's my problem. Though I use the term and the topic key Political Correctness, which was fine even 5 years ago at the beginning of this blog, it's really the wokeness that bothers me. That comes in anti-White racial form much of the time. I can put up with some PC language by the characters, but when I'm forced to watch non-White actors and actresses take over the whole movie, that's simply a non-starter for me, or an exit-out-and-restarter, I should say. If I wanted to watch a movie that SHOULD have black main characters, then I'll do so!
It was worse than that in the 2 movies that didn't take that were discussed in the older post. I could tell as soon as I got to the first scene with the black characters in each of them that part of the plot or even the movie's major theme would be that these black people were being treated badly by the evil White Man. A slight difference here, as compared to that older post is that this post is about watching (OK trying to watch) movies on the airliner next-row seat back on a fairly long flight. The difference is that (for me, cause I'm not on Netflix, Hulu, any of them, at home) on the airplane I can pick and/or change them out more easily.
Great! They had this movie called Nine Days that I noted from the blurb was about reincarnation. Cool, I really like the few movies out there about reincarnation. I haven't written a review on it, but my favorite is one from 1987 called Made in Heaven. It's somewhat of a chick-flick, one might claim, but I loved this one and highly recommend it. Yes, there's a bright young black man involved in the scenes in the various places (I won't spoil it). Of course, he's a super nice and friendly sort, but at least back in 1987 his being there wasn't part of an agenda.
I really gave Nine Days a chance. Through about 10 minutes, I watched the black guy who I wasn't sure would be the main character yet. "OK, well I can live with this", I thought. The scenes took place in a dark setting, which I hate in a movie, but things went on with the one guy and his occasionally present Oriental-looking colleague. I put up with it.
Well, NOW you tell me!
Then, of the set of characters that came next, having diversity was the obvious goal. The young black lady, pretty of course, was going to be the best of these characters and likely another important one in the movie to boot. That was it! A couple of mashes of virtual buttons on the touch screen, and a few faggy swipes later and I was in the middle of the one of my favorite WWII movies Patton. How convenient!
The movie was just there as an easy choice, even though I'd seen it at least 3 times already. You go back that far, and you don't have to wonder if you'll have to exit out. I didn't think about it at the time, but the movie Patton was made exactly 50 years before Nine Days. What a difference a half century makes, don't it?!
I just noticed that the movie Patton was first in my list of WWII movies that I COULD watch listed in that older post vs. the one I described called The Void. Not only that, but Patton has discussion about reincarnation too. Of course, I made sure to watch those scenes again.
It's simple, I guess: Just pick movies that are at least half a century old, and you can't go wrong.
PS: I really like to watch movies that aren't that old, especially ones I've never heard of, but once you get past the mid-1990s, it's more miss than hit.
PPS: The opinion of this blog regarding WWII is not the conventional one, as the reader may hope. However, I do like those WWII movies. My favorite is one that doesn't really take sides anyway, The Bridge on the River Kwai. That one is 64 years old!