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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Killmonger a hero? Black Panther movie
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 at 11:09:06 am EST (Viewed 629 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Killmonger a hero? Black Panther movie
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 at 10:20:45 am EST (Viewed 652 times)

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that saw that parallel. I thought of MLK and Malcolm X as well.

    To me Killmonger was portrayed as too randomly violent and hellbent on revenge to be even an anti-hero.

    Punisher on his worst day wouldn't kill his girlfriend because a criminal had her at gunpoint and it was inconvenient.

    I think it's a case of people seeing what they want to see in Killmonger. Ignoring the crazy because they love the idea of tearing down the powers that be.

You know if they replaced Kylo Ren with Killmonger in the Last Jedi I think that movie would have worked \:\)

Like when Kylo Ren espoused that same philosophy in TLJ I thought he was you know...kind of a p*ssy who lacked any real direction in life. But when Killmonger says it he had real gravitas and reminded me of that line in William Butler Yeats poem the Second Coming "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity". His idea was nuts but damn it if he wasn't passionate enough to make me at least consider it.

    But it is interesting.

    I think the problem is that T'Challa just isn't enough of a presence in the movie. They made everyone around him so cool, that it seemed like the only reason he was king was because he'd been born into it, not because he was the smartest, toughest, and wisest.

Yeah they made their villain much more charismatic than their good guy. Killmonger's stance was "hey let's use this country's resources to free oppressed people all over the world" while T'Challa's stance was "I'm fighting to the death so my country can continue to turn a blind eye to the plight of oppressed people". I mean Killmonger just has the better sales pitch. Yes Killmonger was violent and cruel but to me out of the two of them which one was really offering hope? Killmonger.

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