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The Black Guardian

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Subj: Re: Political Correctness and the new Thor movie
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 12:18:23 am EST (Viewed 1050 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Political Correctness and the new Thor movie
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 04:40:50 pm EST (Viewed 1067 times)


      It's not every time. But when a black actor is playing a Nordic god, something is wrong. This isn't like Sam Jackson being Nick Fury. You're talking about cultural icons. I don't want to see a white guy playing Ogun or Shango or any other African god either. And you know there would be an uproar if that happened. Disney can't even make a movie about a frog without people complaining that one of the characters is too light skinned.

    i don't think it was a PC move, but rather one to make money by drawing in a potentially bigger audience. otherwise i agree with you, for the most part. i'd rather see the movie first, to ascertain why a black actor was chosen for the role.

I think the two go hand-in-hand. They feel they have to be PC for purely mercenary reasons.


      To compound this, one of Heimdall's nicknames is "The White God," and he is described in the Eddas as "the whitest of the Æsir."

    isn't this a bit separate from Thor comics though?

Perhaps, but if you ask me if I think it should be, my answer would be no. Heimdall's whiteness is central to him, as god of light, imo.

And I dislike Thor with blond hair and Sif with black hair, too. Just saying.

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