I happened to be watching the World War II movie, Valkyrie last night. It also
had a shortage of women among the cast. So what? I suppose the politically
correct thing to do would have been to cast a woman in the role of Hitler?
Do we really not have anything more important to worry about?
Oh boo-hoo. It's not about how many wome are cast in a film. A
film is a work of art. Are we going to start counting how many women Norman
Rockwell painted and compare that to the number of men in his work? Give it a
rest and let the writers and producer create their work. If you don't like
the cast just boycott the film.
It's important to remember they still have a lot more casting news to
announce. The people they announced yesterday are only the principal characters
and there are rumors that Daisy Ridley's character will be the protagonist.
But let's look at who they have cast besides the actors from the original
trilogy. We have a woman, a black actor, a Latino actor and a redheaded
Irishman among the new faces. That's a fairly diverse group so far.
It's also rumored that they are expected to cast another female character
that will have substantial role for what its worth.Let's also
remember that J.J Abrams is someone with a good track record with creating
strong female characters. Felecity, Alias and Fringe a few examples. I would
give the guy the benefit of the doubt in this case and wait and see how the
movie turns out before lighting the pitchforks prematurely.
Here's a news flash for the 'critics' you don't make
successful movies to make a statement, you make money with them. The prequels
were awful. Disney gets once chance at this or fans will turn their backs on
anything new. Let's get out of the "I'm offended" mode and
make a great film!
Give me a break.
You know, it's not about having the same number of males and females, same
number of this ethnic background and that one, same number of this nationality
and that one. The story does not have to call for such things. Let's leave
such obsessions with politics out of the movies and enjoy the show and not get a
complex over it.