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It's not Hollywood's fault. It's the mindless drones that can't seem to be objectional and just enjoy films for what they are... Entertainment.
No need to constantly pick things apart. No need to complain it's not EXACTLY like the source material.
Just sit back and enjoy. Granted, not every flick will be the best... But as long as it gave you the escape/entertainment you were looking for then all is good.
For the ghost in the shell movie it's actually the idiots who haven't seen the anime that think they're white washing it but Johansson actually looks pretty similar to the major in stand alone complex
While I agree nearly 100% with this article, I think it's also important not to trivialize Asian-American actors by assuming if a movie role has anything to do with martial arts it must be cast with an Asian actor. That's frankly insulting.
With Tilda Swinton and the Ancient One in Doctor Strange, we should remember that sometimes the source material is not suitable for modern adaption. Two of Marvels characters, the Ancient One and the Mandarin were both very racist tropes and caricatures of Asian people. Don't you think that the company did SOMETHING right by not making these Asian characters the stereotypes they once were?
Occasionally, they are damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Like I said, I agree almost completely, but I will not pretend that every case presented in the article is a good example, because they aren't.
because they don't listen to fans & try to reimagine it their way & even adding ideology into it. They even don't go or look into the main source. The comics itself or the anime.
Well considering there was a whole shitty sub-plot to try and explain WHY she was white I would say yeah maybe they could have just used an Asian actor. Considering they can't get a lead role to save their god damn lives and average white actors (not necessarily Johansen cuz she's wonderful) consistently get roles that SHOULD have gone to asians. Hollywood has had an Orientalist/white savior problem for a really really long time and this movie just proves it.
When I was a kid, all the bad guys were Russians and from the Middle East. That was the past. In the 21st century, I would like to see people of color be the heroes and fight against white people. Whether they're colonists who want to steal the land of the Indigenous people or some gun nuts who take a building hostage (because they think the gov'ment is trying to take their guns) or some under weight and over weight comic books fans who get all hot under the collar cause Thor is girl, all I want see is them go down. Because we've seen everything else. So we'd have that going for us, which is nice.
I think fans are confusing Westernizing for White Washing. What about Martin Scorsese's The Departed? Nobody screamed whitewashing with that movie. GITS is the same as that film. It's the same characters but the names half changed for the western audience. Also, the Great Wall doesn't count as whitewashing since the main hero is suppose to be a Caucasian person.
What a load of garbage - Whitewashing? White saviours? What is the sudden fixation on all this absolute bunk? The issue is that something is either good, or it's bad - that determination is in the eye of the beholder - To start accusing filmmakers/producers and studios of the above, you need to prove it... Prove these decisions are being considered, let alone determined on the grounds that you accuse them of. Perhaps you would like them to make films by a committee (determined by fans only)? - Because films such as these always work out so well.
So you don't like the movie based on a thing you liked from 20 years ago - stop behaving like petualent children and just admit it didn't work as well as you hoped despite the efforts made.
Hollywood has no interest in making poor films - no desire to make films that people bitch about - SO why is there such an obsession they do these things on purpose.... it's just lunacy. #fingfanboys
SJW who cry about whitewashing are the ones in the wrong this time round. It was a pretty damn good movie and had very little to complain about. If anything when I was watching it I thought to myself "You know.....I could see an Akira live action movie if it was done as well as this." This movie by no means was a fail in itself. Just in the box office due to the people turning on it early in. The trailers intrigued me. I had my doubts but they were put to rest when I saw it. Movies like the reboot Ghostbusters and Fantastic Four film you get a bad feeling right off the bat from the trailer and they were indeed terrible films that shouldn't of been made. Ghost in the Shell isn't one of those films. It had good casting, great music, wonderful settings, and an interesting story. SJW just ruin things. Like the Death Note film on Netflix. Of course it's gonna be white washed. This is the American version and if you don't like it watch the live action Death Note films from Japan. Of course we're not the only guilty party of washing. Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist live action films from Japan have it wrong on the ethnicity casting.
Anime just does not translate well to movie screens. And I don't think it's Hollywood's faults per se from what I've heard Ghost in the Shell was actually very well done. I think the problem honestly is with the fans. Take Ghost in the Shell for example every review I've seen on YouTube that hated the film gripes about how it wasn't close to the source material or that I tried too hard to be like the source material. There was also a handful of fans that for some reason hated the idea of a Caucasian woman playing the lead but that's a different story altogether those people are just racist.
I think that this is one of those rare times that a fandom actually ruins the movie. There were some movie reviewers that I highly respect on YouTube that gave it a very in-depth analysis and they say the filmmakers actually did their best to recreate that world. The film just got bad press and bad reviews but I think it's a Fan's fault on this one.
To be absolutely honest I think they need to borrow ideas from anime like they did with the Matrix. The Matrix was actually based on several different animes the style was very anime like but it was not a single anime adapted for film.
Films like Ghost in the Shell Dragon Ball Z try to adapt a source material that has such a critical fandom. It's almost impossible and honestly I think that the fandoms will continue to destroy any hope of anime adaptation. The film studios will not want to waste their money if the fans are going to be hypercritical of the product.