Black Panther movie turning point for blacks

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    Off topic a little and don't keep up with comics now but my guess is they have become pretty PC in recent years as far as some characters go. I think its mostly pushing the female power stuff however but if things haven't changed since I was a kid the main audience would rather see the females scantily clad and serving their purpose rather than toning that down and trying to make many of them the intellectual lead a bunch of the time to fit some PC rule.
     
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    A movie about a character created by a white dude is the defining moment for black America? Excuse me, but...

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      So, black culture is fiction?:dunno:
       
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      Black Culture is appropriating my childhood comic books.
       
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          Marvel did the all new stuff, which flopped (similar to DC new 52). The old characters we grew up with are coming back. They needed to freshen their brand, but Black Panther isn't a new character at all. I believe he was originally from a short run comic in the 70s then became a side character in a number of books like the Avengers.
           
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            Jane Foster "worthy thor" died of cancer last year.... when Marvel rebranded by going back to the original characters.
             
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            In the end this is just a popcorn flick about a comic character made in the 70s.... trying to sell it as more than that is just Disney trying to generate buzz. I watched Captain America: Civil War with my nieces and daughter like the actor how plays black panther, but lets not pretend it is more than what it really is.
             
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              So, it's a "turning point" because white run Hollywood has found a new way to exploit suckers for dollars, but this time they are black? Am I getting it right? :facepalm:
               
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                Not sure how new it is.

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                  Exactly, Black Panther and Luke Cage (Netflix series) were marvel properties that came out with the above type movies. There is nothing new about these properties at all. Just another way for Disney to cash in.
                   
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                    You forgot Undercover Brother.
                     
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                      First of all, I'm happy that so many Black people are excited for this film. Good. I hope it is a great film and I look forward to seeing it myself.
                      Lots of folks are geeking out over this. I think the opening is going to be huge. Again, good.

                      But let's not pretend that this is somehow the FIRST film to portray a heroic Black man:

                      Wesley Snipes in Blade and Passenger 57
                      Morgan Freeman in Lean on Me
                      Will Smith in MIB, Ali, Independence Day, Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock, Enemy of the State, Legend
                      Jamie Foxx in Django, Any Given Sunday, Ray
                      Denzel Washington in the Equalizer, Pelham 123, Hurricane, Malcolm X, Unstoppable, Book of Eli, Glory
                      Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop
                      Martin Lawrence in Blue Streak and Bad Boys (with Will Smith)
                      Ice Cube in Friday and All About the Benjamins
                      Samuel L. Jackson in Coach Carter

                      There are tons more. That's just male leading men in recent film history, I'm not going back to the original Shaft or Sidney Poitier In the Heat of the Night (or, of course, Blacula).

                      Some of those films come from a distinctly Black point of view, others just happen to have a Black leading man.

                      That said, every now and then something comes along that captures the national imagination. Star Wars did it and it stuck. Titanic did it. Jurassic Park did it. Avatar did it (but then lost it). Harry Potter did it and it stuck. This one has some of that magic. You can sort of feel it in the excitement building to a crescendo. I don't know where that magic comes from, or why it's happening for this movie in a way it didn't happen for a Black superhero movie series like Blade. But it is happening. The energy and excitement reminds me of when the first Batman came out in 89 I think. Movie, merchandise, people showing up to the theater in costume. There's a whole social media thing about how to dress to see the movie on opening night (think James Earl Jones' character in "Coming to America" or maybe a dashiki and crown).



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                        How is having one or two black superheros PC? You think think they all should be white? I am on board with the scantily clad superheroes.
                         
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                          How would she be sucking the joy out of black people. Unless she means that she sucks at giving BJs.
                           
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                            How are they exploring people? The actors were paid millions. Nobody is forced to buy a ticket.
                             

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