Originally Posted by Baxter
I dont think that's what this movie is about. Just by watching the trailer you can see that its just another movie about "black guy/people overcoming racial adversity in a historical setting". It's as much a war movie as Pearl Harbor is (which isn't saying much).
That Fuqua thing honestly pissed me off. It would make absolutely no sense having a movie like Mission Impossible have an all black cast, because there's no reason as to why there would be an all black CIA team. Blacks are a minority in the US. When you have a movie in a traditional setting (ala, not the 'hood') that turns that around, you either HAVE to make it about race (as Redtails did) or make it a comedy, because otherwise it makes no sense and audiences pick up on that. If the goddamn Honeymooners movie (based on the biggest white TV show ever) can get remade with an all black cast, any movie can.
Hollywood does love their white audiences, I'm not going to deny that. There are more than a few instances where a movie was written with an all black cast, and was changed for the sake of the audience. Having an all black cast is risky, making the backdrop an expensive war film only increases that risk. Studio execs are implied as being racists because they don't want to take that risk. It's not their fault that audiences don't want to see the same racial plotline movies rehashed again and again in different settings.
Well of course he would.
I agree. But with Tyler Perry, his films which feature a predominantly black cast, does extremely well in theaters. Doesn't matter if the movie is good or not. Just as long as tickets are being bought. It isn't just with the black race. There have been movies with an all asian cast, all hispanic cast that did very well.