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Old May 15 2014, 06:26 PM   #21
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Re: Race & Spider-Man: Sony Confirms a Glass Ceiling for Miles Morales

Cyke101 wrote: View Post
Additionally, while I dislike the Fast & the Furious movies, one thing it has going for it is *plenty* of minority protagonists, and it rakes in the cash. It's kind of cynical to say that this all depends on money, but there is certainly appeal.
Action franchises are pretty high on the minorities in major roles, for some reason.

Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Matrix, Fast and Furious, Expendables, Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours, Bad Boys, Rush Hour,... all very successful.

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Except for skin color, what would be the difference? Have black Peter Parker beat up racists just to make a point?
Not black Peter Parker, Miles Morales. That last detail makes all the difference.
Well that would be a different character, which then makes a point. Kinda what I was going at with a black Superman. It would affect his backstory and motivation.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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