Neon Genesis wrote:
I just hope it turns out better than the Power Rangers reboot.
It was that bad ?????????????
Honestly I hope the fil is good . I don' really pay attention to critics . ( Because they can be full themselves and soe what bias )I usually just watch films on my own mind . I do feel some anime fans do need to move on . What s done is done . There no sense of complaining about it . Don't get me wrong some critism , and concern are valid. Why some are just bashing. I always think an american remake can be a way people can be introduce to a franchise . If this sucks, oh well you atleast have the films,manga, and anime to watch.
I found an article today that the original director respond to the whitewashing?It makes good point. (Oshii said that because the main protagonist – Major Motoko Kusanagi – is a cyborg, the question of race and whitewashing is a moot point. “What issue could there possibly be with casting her?” Oshii said. “The major is a cyborg and her physical form is an entirely assumed one.”
“The name ‘Motoko Kusanagi’ and her current body are not her original name and body, so there is no basis for saying that an Asian actress must portray her. Even if her original body (presuming such a thing existed) were a Japanese one, that would still apply.”
Oshii added that he thought Johansson was the best possible person to play Kusanagi in the Rupert Sanders-helmed remake, which is out next weekend in the US. He also argued that actors of different backgrounds from the characters they are portraying is part and parcel of the film-making world.
“In the movies, John Wayne can play Genghis Khan, and Omar Sharif, an Arab, can play Doctor Zhivago, a Slav. It’s all just cinematic conventions,” he explained.
“If that’s not allowed, then Darth Vader probably shouldn’t speak English, either. I believe having Scarlett play Motoko was the best possible casting for this movie. I can only sense a political motive from the people opposing it, and I believe artistic expression must be free from politics.”)