I'll never forget when "The Last Samurai" ads started running, my friend Charles Stone called me and said "The last samurai...WAS WHITE!" I couldn't stop laughing but there's something much more serious and nefarious afoot. Hollywood needs to stop making movies about Asian nations being saved by a white guy who, incidentally, always gets the hot Asian chick. It's like a whole country chanting "help me, Obi White Kenobi, you're my only hope!" FUCK THAT.
I remember that while watching "Avatar," I marveled that the first guy in generations--and only one of six ever--able to ride the legendary toruk (I just had to read up on this bullshit mythology, snooooze)...WAS WHITE! I haven't even been able to make myself watch the trailer for Matt Damon's forthcoming blockbuster "The Great Wall." And now I read that Disney is remaking Mulan as a live action film. In the original animated film, Mulan acted bravely all on her own, but this time, inexplicably, she needs the help of someone else who...IS WHITE! Read more about it: http://blog.angryasianman.com/2016/10/an-open-letter-to-creators-of-disneys.html.
Enough, already. Hollywood, please make movies about us made by us starring us. Just us.