Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Inside Llewyn Davis
Cornell & Petricelli
Machine Gun Preacher is the umpteenth onscreen iteration of a white savior aiding the most desperate in Africa.
Melissa... it is a true story. The movie is about a real person who still lives today.
Sep 20 - 10:19 PM
what a stupid reviewer!
Sep 21 - 02:00 AM
This review is the kind of cynicism and ignorance that could only come from a critic whose contribution to humanity is limited to wearing colored ribbons, going to marches,
and blogging. Melissa could never hope to reach the kind of heroism that Sam Childers has shown, so she sits in her ivory tower of political correctness and soothes her own white guilt with condescension and pretentiousness. Classic liberal.
Sep 21 - 04:25 AM
Did you even see this movie? I doubt it... Why don't you send your comment to Sam Childers. I would like to read his comment afterwards....
Sep 21 - 02:11 PM
True story, yes, but what about all the true African stories that feature black people? They're largely seen as less viable/worthwhile a tale to tell (unless it's an actual Africa making the film), by and large. Whether that's subtle racism or simply knowing your audience, I don't think it's stupid to acknowledge and question it. I've not seen the movie, but if the review is accurate in the characters being described as little more than scenery or deliverers of bit wisdom, it should make you question why Western movies about Africa tend to have white protagonists. It's cinematic colonialism.
Sep 21 - 04:00 PM
It's usually considered good manners to at least watch a film before expressing a view on it, let alone proclaiming a biopic to be part of cinematic colonialism.
Your point doesn't stand up anyway; the last mainstream film centered around Africa was Hotel Rwanda which had a predominantly black cast and told the story of Rwandan humanitarian Paul Rusesabagina, who saved over 100 lives(he was a black African man by the way).
Why don't you take your white/western guilt trip somewhere else. Perhaps form a support group with Melissa Anderson.
Oct 27 - 08:39 AM