Disney sure knows how to pick them, don’t they? The future Lead star of Marvel’s Captain Marvel which is set to open next year shortly before the Final Avengers film has an ‘interesting’ take on film critics, basically, the industry is too male and too white, and that is a problem for Larson.
“I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’” actress says “It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color.”
“Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not,” Larson said Wednesday night when accepting the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film at the Women in Film Lucy and Crystal Awards. “What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie, and review your movie.”
Larson noted a recent study from the University of Southern California’s (Dammit USC) Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which found that more than 63 percent of film critics are white and male, and only 18.1 percent were white and female (Because this is a problem in society that needs to be addressed now)
Larson went on to say that while “it sucks that reviews matter,” the fact that reviews can greatly help or hurt a film’s success is just that — a fact of the industry.
The film that Larson is talking about is the Disney film A Wrinkle In Time that got poor reviews from critics and audiences alike. Despite the hype of a black female director and Oprah Winfrey in the cast, the film bombed at the box office losing over 100 million dollars for Disney. But according to Larson, the problem isn’t that it was a terrible film that nobody wanted to see, the problem was that there were too many white guys reviewing the movie that didn’t ‘get’ the most powerful message that was at hand.
As I have stated many times, Progressives are on a mission to destroy everything you love if it isn’t up to THEIR progressive standards. We’ve seen how they have attacked properties like Marvel Comics, Star Wars, and Video Games for what THEY deem to be too white and too male. Of course, it’s not racism or sexism when THEY discriminate on the basis of skin color and gender because they are doing it in the name of ‘diversity’, so it’s ok. Well as a black male amateur critic, I can say the film was stupid and Larson should stay in her lane.
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27 thoughts on “Captain Marvel Actress Brie Larson Calls Out White Male Film Critics”
Ok.. slow your roll with the ‘progressives’ comment. For me, this should be directed at all male critics of any colour…because it’s true. Even at the media screenings I notice it. So, to have a bunch of fan-boys screaming all the time is way worse than speaking up like this. Stop being pissed because she is at least 1/2 right.
Half right how? This idea that only people who a movie is directly pandered to should be allowed to have an opinion about a film is nonsense. All this is going to lead to is a segregation of film where only women are allowed to review films by women and black people are only allowed to review films by black people. Only progressives think this way. The vast cinema audience could care less about the skin color or gender of a person reviewing a film and this kind of stuff is what turns people away not brings them in. A Wrinkle In Time was universally hated, having more black women reviewing it wasn’t going to change that perception.
Ok.. you’re right ..I’ll change that to being fully WRONG.. 🙂 Cheers..
Majority of the so-called white critics loved Black Panther. For that matter they loved Moonlight, Get Out, 12 Years a Slave, Selma, Hidden Figures…..you get the point. This isn’t about who the film is directed that, but the quality of it. Now not all progressives are obviously doing this, but the ones who are, are only progressives. Does this mean progressives suck? No. Only the ones who are so radically bent on looking at the world this way. You seeing where she’s coming from is valid, but defending her point that we should adopt a form of this discrimination doesn’t look good on you either. And if I misinterpreted anything you’ve said go on to stop me.
Her comments have value, and without parity in criticism, it doesn’t actually reflect reality.
No one is stopping anyone of any race, gender, or orientation from reviewing movies. Audiences already represent diverse opinion in all of those areas. This is once again people looking at an industry they deem to be too white or too male trying to fix a problem no one asked them to fix.
Well, what is her solution? To me, it sounds like she would love to silence any critic who isn’t black and maybe even female. So ignoring the opinion of some random guy. Now how is that reflective of society if we start ignoring people based on their skin tone? Last time I checked it wasn’t such a bright idea.
Here’s the deal Brie, if you want to make artsy deep films with a message, do it on your own dime, I wish you the very best with your indie projects in the future. But I’m a simple guy, I watch movies to be entertained, not indoctrinated, so take your activism and park it somewhere else please.
How dare a reviewer do their job and watch a movie, regardless of their gender or skin colour? Let’s make my movie feel like it’s for women only, and then complain that men are sexist if they don’t see it!
Oh Brie. Why are you making it so hard to like you? Why are so many of Hollywood stars so condescending, dismissive, rude and ironically sexist/racist. By the way dude. I am a huge fan of your blog. You always speak your mind and I wish I could do that. I feel like there are always breaks holding me back. This industry isn’t too friendly to the ones who disagree with it even in the slightest and it’s tough as it is to get your own career running. I don’t need the extra burden. Love your content.
Thanks man, sometimes you have to take a stand and a vast majority of the condescending, dismissive, rude and ironically sexist/racist talk from Hollywood goes unchecked because no one wants to rock the boat.
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