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Its kinda sad that two Jewish Guys made a more compelling Black Protagonist than a Black Writer/Director.

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@Moviedibert345 said:

Its kinda sad that two Jewish Guys made a more compelling Black Protagonist than a Black Writer/Director.

Offer more specifics, as this sounds like the stuff lively dialogues are made of

@Moviedibert345 said:

Its kinda sad that two Jewish Guys made a more compelling Black Protagonist than a Black Writer/Director.

Not sad at all. The idea that only black people can tell black stories authentically, or write black characters, is inane an idea as that only white actors can play Shakespearean parts. Authentic stories transcend colour and religion and gender because they address the human condition.

Having said that, the idea that this mashup of Lion King and a Bond movie is any kind of compelling is a bit of a stretch. In another time, I expect all these absurd 'Africanisms' will look as dated and bone headed as the 'darky iconography' of a century and more ago.

@Jacinto Cupboard said:

@Moviedibert345 said:

Its kinda sad that two Jewish Guys made a more compelling Black Protagonist than a Black Writer/Director.

Not sad at all. The idea that only black people can tell black stories authentically, or write black characters, is inane an idea as that only white actors can play Shakespearean parts. Authentic stories transcend colour and religion and gender because they address the human condition.

Having said that, the idea that this mashup of Lion King and a Bond movie is any kind of compelling is a bit of a stretch. In another time, I expect all these absurd 'Africanisms' will look as dated and bone headed as the 'darky iconography' of a century and more ago.

He was talking about the original Black Panther comic character as compelling not its big screen adaptation, genius. FYI the user you quoted hated BP too for its wakandan characters not speaking cockney.

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