In what is surely this week’s most incredulous case of “resistance” rhetoric, the leftists of Hollywood are now angry about the success of one of their latest projects.
Critics the world over are raving about the latest release in the Marvel comic book canon of movies, Black Panther. Across the board, the movie is being praised as the ultimate super hero film, and an intelligently constructed thriller of a big budget action flick.
Beyond that, however, the left, and Hollywood, is demanding more. They are hoping to steer the conversation to race, of course, where they can play that tired old hand of cards they’ve been clutching for the last 60 years. Remember folks, no one “less racist” then the democrats – at least according to them.
The left wants the world to recognize that they finally put a black superhero on the big screen. Except for Wesley Snipes. Or Will Smith, (at least twice). Or Idris Elba. Or Halley Berry. Or Don Cheadle.
Even worse than this incessant need for attention is Hollywood’s latest outburst in which they claim to be offended by conservative news website Breitbart giving the film a positive review. Of course, this is because Breitbart is supposed to be racist, otherwise the left’s narrative of a racist conservative base in America falls apart.
Direct from the source at Breitbart:
“Early Friday afternoon, Breitbart News published my mostly glowing review of Marvel’s Black Panther. By Friday night, some among the Hollywood elite were triggered by the review, including Don Cheadle, another member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Outside of the fact that the review was mostly positive, the trigger seemed to be my noting the obvious connection between the film’s hero, T’Challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and President Trump. I also noted the obvious comparison between the film’s villain, Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), and Black Lives Matter:
“‘Wakanda is ruled by King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who is also known as the Black Panther. T’Challa is big on border security, believes Wakanda and Wakandans should come first, and fiercely protects his country’s culture from outsiders, including refugees. If this is all starting to sound familiar, it should. Also like President Donald Trump, T’Challa’s beliefs are not based on race. This is not a “black thing.” This is a culture/survival thing.'”
That is all it takes to completely and irrevocably trigger the liberal left in Hollywood: Like one of their movies.
The left lost their minds at the idea that President Trump would share characteristics with an archetypal, yet fictional, leader. That’s it.
This is the epitome of absurdity. (To be fair, critical analysis of art in general is a lost cause. You like what you like). For the left to pretend that anyone’s impression of a movie is somehow wrong is an incredibly shallow and conniving bit of behavior.