because the more diversity we see in roles typically filled out by mostly white males the more normalised diveristy becomes in the eyes of the public. There's only so long people can slate it as being too woke.
At the end of the day woke means anti-racist. And if your standing in the way of that, your part of the problem.
So I watched Revelations ...and kinda enjoyed it .
One of his He-Man's structural flaws was that he was a hoofing great barbarian with a mighty sword and a giant war tiger ...in a kids cartoon . So he couldn't use his dirty great sword ...or beat anyone to death ...and Battlecat never ripped the Snake Mountain horde to pieces . So nobody really dies , even evil gits that deserve it . Well the revolving door , Eternian catch-and-release justice system finally bit them in the arse !
So I wasn't that fussed whether He-Man was the focus . Most my favourite characters (no spoilers ) got plenty of screen time .
I like the animation style . I enjoyed a bit more realism in the story . I liked the little easter eggs for the toy collectors .
SMG did alright as Teela , Smith worked in a (that I noticed) buffyspeak line for her .
My main criticism is they left it hanging when they've already made the conclusion . Not smart in my opinion , you can't tear it down without building it up again (in my opinion).
So with the He-Man series dropping out of the Top 10 on Netflix after only one week, what that tells us is that a lot of fans watched it when it was first released (something Smith bragged about), but not only did no one new watch the series in its second week, but those original fans didn't watch the series again, as they obviously tuned it out, which means Masters of the Universe: Revelation has a no-repeat viewability factor."On Netflix this week, fans sent a clear message to Kevin Smith and company who tried to spin the negative reaction last week as if it was a couple of upset fans who were review-bombing, but it's hard to argue with Masters of the Universe: Revelation disappearing out of the overall Top 10 and the Top 10 TV shows after just one week while so many other shows have stayed in the top ten for weeks on end. You know, so forget just two weeks; so I think that makes it a more serious situation. We'll see what happens with Part 2. I mean I think it's already done, right, I don't think they can reanimate it."
I think it's more than that. If the "main" character were simply killed in the first episode alone, it wouldn't be (quite) as bad, but the fact they retrieve him from "heaven" bring him back to life, only for him to be instantly killed off again - this time for real, is a larger part of the problem than just him being killed in the first place.Though being angry at being lied to by blatantly false trailers and show descriptions is something I remember happening for as far back as I can remember.
But of course it's just toxic fandom.
Sigh. I'm pretty sure some people cried "Emancipate Slaves, Go Broke" or "Give Women Equal Rights, Go Broke"...admittedly not quite as catchy but then they didn't have to worry about memes. In fact, Go Woke, Go Broke makes me laugh. What it means is that the people who complain about "snowflakes", "cancel culture" and "virtue signalling" signal their own righteous anger by cancelling something they don't agree with. 😜 It's social change...they'll get over it. If they don't...tough. I'd rather be awake to social injustice than poke my own eyes out with a stick trying not to see it.
No it isn't. That's how it's been weaponised by the right (perhaps not just the right) in order to position themselves as victims and in SOME cases justify their own racism but often their own lack of knowledge - such as Laurence Fox claiming Mendes' 1917 was ‘forcing diversity’ on viewers through its inclusion of a Sikh soldier when roughly 130,000 Sikh men - 20% of the British Indian Army - took part in the war. If Fox didn't know this fact then he's ignorant. If he can't imagine "British" containing "British Indians" then he's ignorant and guilty of implicit racism. Woke is knowing the phrase "Yellow Peril" is derogatory, causes problems for Eas Asians and not bandying it about in Parliament.
Woke probably comes from the black vernacular of the 1920s (so about the time of the Harlem Renaissance when black culture started to came to the fore. When black people began to openly celebrate their creativity. When black people thought their life might just get better after WW1...*laughs cynically*) - I think it's attributed to Marcus Garvey. According to Merriam-Webster woke means “aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)”. That's roughly what it originally meant. Fresh Prince is woke. It doesn't really take on negative connotations until the right launched its "War on Woke" out of fear it was losing control of narratives (about sex, gender, class and race ) it's been perpetuating for years.
And therein lies the problem. The narrative can be contained when it's only about race, when it's only about class, when it's only about gender/sexuality but when groups who share an otherness recognize their commonalty the old guard are shaken to their core.
Why are the "anti-woke" brigade so desperate to defend traditional power structures? Because there's something in it for them or because they're too frightened to confront their own fragile subjectivity? Really, it's like Giles in S7: "I used to be a highly respected watcher, and now I'm a wounded dwarf with the mystical strength of a doily. I just wish I could sleep." I understand it but my understanding's accompanied by the smallest violin ever.
What's so precious about franchises from your childhood? Genuine question. It's not as though the original will disappear in a puff of smoke.