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Subj: Re: Political Correctness and the new Thor movie
Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:46:36 pm EST (Viewed 990 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Political Correctness and the new Thor movie
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:38:52 am EST (Viewed 1097 times)

    not necessarily. unless my understanding of the term is wrong, PC means to minimize offending a certain group by whatever means. i don't think blacks would take offense that a white Norse god wasn't black in film. with Heimdal they're attempting to attract a black audience through inclusion, not placate blacks to minimize an offense.

The problem with that line of thinking is that realistically the casting choice of Elba as Heimdal is not going to have any effect on box office success. The black demographic of 18-35 year old males isn'tt going to suddenly go see this movie just because a tertiary(?) character is black.

We don't know for sure what Marvel Studios was thinking with this decision, but it's a safe bet they didn't want to have an all white cast and allow some to have the perception of racism. Hence the thinking that many have here, that Elba was picked just to be the token black character in the background.

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