Hello everyone, and welcome to a new installation of Brain Food At The Movies, wherein I talk about the latest from Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy!
I tell you, if JJ Abrams has seen this, then he has to be sweating nervously because I think this was not only a great superhero movie, but a great space adventure overall, which is what Star Wars has to be.
It was also good to see people of colour in all ways of life here. Yes, it’s still annoying that the only main characters of colour were blue, green, and gray with red markings (in other words, POC that aren’t REAL POC), but it showed that they exist, which is something that Russel T Davies did during his run of Doctor Who. You got to see POC throughout all different worlds and time periods.
Now, we just need a movie with a leading POC or woman, because if they can make a movie that has us care about a walking talking tree and raccoon, then they can make a movie with a POC or woman.
To say nothing of the myriad of movies, TV shows, and comics that have had leading POC and women that have been successful.
I love the Walking Dead Talltale games because to me, they represent better characters and writing than the show did until its third and fourth seasons.
All of a sudden, we have a story that focused on a black male protagonist doing what he can to keep a young, black girl safe from this world that has become even more dangerous for them.
In various mediums of entertainment, not to mention the real world, and especially in light of recent events, we’re told that the lives of black people, let alone other people of colour, do not matter, and here was this Walking Dead game that said otherwise.
However, it’s not without its flaws, and season 2 has shown us this in an incredibly horrific way with the death of Sarah, a mentally challenged latina.
And what’s worse than the fandom calling for her death?
It’s disturbing and disgusting, and you can watch it here.Trigger warning as a bunch of asshats describe how happy they are that a disabled young girl of colour is killed off.
There are hardly any disabled characters that I can think of as of late, what with DC Comics getting rid of Oracle, and almost next to none that are people of colour to boot. While the Walking Dead has killed off plenty of characters, creating one simply to be fridged is nothing short of disgusting.
So follow the link that the tumblr poster made and let Telltale games know that this is unacceptable.