Mad Max 2019
- Feb 18, 2013
Yes, the tiny part of the internet that cares who couldn't collectively make the movie brake even if they all went to see it (and most of them won't by virtue of most of any group not seeing a movie when it's in theatres) care about hiring someone based on their race and not their ability to be marketed.erttheking said:I'm sorry, there's no demand in America for Japanese actors? Are you honestly trying to tell me that the people who are angry about the Major being played by a white woman didn't want a Japanese actor?
The other 99.99% of society however does not care.
Maybe to make it clear she doesn't want people to know the details. It wouldn't be out of character for her to do is specifically to have people beg the questions she won't answer. It's not as though everyone and their dog wasn't aware that it wasn't her real name in the source material.From my experience, people use fake names so that people don't ask questions about their real names. To not draw attention to themselves. Having a name that clearly isn't your real name defeats the purpose of that. If she's using a fake name, then the logical thing to do would be to change her name to something that actually matches her appearance. Otherwise, what's the bloody point?
Because they want to make an adaptation of either the story or something within the story where the name is appropriate (Edge of Tomorrow's name stemmed from the source material's not working in English), and while a niche brand it's still a brand.Yes. A Japanese take on all of those things. Kind of like how Fist of the North Star was a Japanese take on Road Warrior and Metroid was a Japanese take on Alien. The end result is still undeniably Japanese. If they were making another Blade Runner film I wouldn't be asking for a Japanese main character. If they were making a film based on Ghost in the Shell I wouldn't be asking for a Japanese main character (worked just fine for Edge of Tomorrow) but they took a Japanese film, kept the name, kept the character, and took out the nationality. Why?
That and the fact the story (assuming they're basically taking the original movie as the source) has no inherent connection to Japan (for god sake many people thought it was set in a different country due to how little reference there is to Japan and how the visuals are taken from Hong Kong) why would we expect that the characters would have no one else other then nameless actresses who have no chance of making the movie recoup its costs?
Look at the top grossing movies each year for the past 10 years or of all time and tell me that again.If you only care about making money and don't care how good the film is, which seems to be the norm for Hollywood executives. I'm not saying they shouldn't, but as a moviegoer my main concerns are with quality.
The executives do only care about making money, that isn't even a question, and while we love to tell ourselves different the movie going audience has both a low and a high bar for quality where anything above or below is not accepted. Movies can actually make more money by being lower quality if they are above a certain level of quality.
This is a character who spent years fighting in foreign conflicts, and she also doesn't give a damn what others think of her and even uses their underestimating her against them. Given how whites in the setting's Japan are perceived as businessmen coming in from America or Europe to try and screw them over or to try and leech off their economic success, it can easily be turned into an asset to make people assume you have no idea what's happening because you're a foreigner.I'm well aware of that, except Scarlet is as white as they come. But that's missing the point, at the end of the day the film seems to be saying that Japan seems to be where her origins are, which makes her having the appearance of a white person...clashing. Also, yes, she COULD take on the appearance of a white person. From what I understand though, foreigners in the Japan of Ghost in the Shell are mainly associated with refugees and refugee camps. Taking on that appearance just feels like it doesn't mesh with the world. Or in short, "She could, why the hell would she?"
There are, for an officer and ex-soldier like her, quite a long list of reasons why it would be practical, to say nothing of her possibly simply wanting to do it.