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The trailer is really pretty.

I’m still pretty sure I’m not going to see the movie because of the whitewashing. If not for that, this movie has a lot of stuff that I’d be all over: amazing aesthetic, an interesting vision of future technology, a great female lead. I think it would have been exactly the kind of movie that’d work for me. But the studio ruined it with whitewashing. And I’m a bit sad about that.

Others have pointed out that the trailer is hella appropriative: “The ratio of cool-Japanese-stuff to Japanese people in the trailer is like 2000:1. There is nothing easier for Hollywood to do than disinclude the Asian faces, nothing.”.

The trailer for Valerian looks visually impressive, but I fully expect it to be narratively simplistic (which is sort of what I think of The Fifth Element: I really wanted the film to be deeper than it was).

Mirrored from Under the Beret.

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Date: 2016-11-17 03:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jiawen
The GitS trailer looks seriously like someone thought "What this anime needs is a white person". It looks to me like it adds very little that wasn't in the anime.

(Looks heavily based on the anime series, not so much the manga.)


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