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Reality distortion and hype

(This is something two days ago but didn’t get a chance to complete. Saw it now in my drafts and thought I’d post it as is).

I am irritated with the large number of “Black Panther” praising articles along with the not so large number of articles finding faults with it. Yes “Black Panther” was a great movie. I watched it last week, enjoyed it, and am glad I got to see it. But jeez the amount of media push it on your face articles about how “Black Panther” is this and that is just irritating. I think what’s triggered this current outburst in me is some article where they said Killmonger is the best villain since Heath Ledger as the Joker. Come on, seriously!? Yes Killmonger was good but Heath Ledger as the Joker was something else. You can’t put the two of them in the same sentence.

Killmonger was a good villain. But I don’t see the whole thing of him or the movie being so great coz it’s about Africans and black people etc. I mean if you are pro Africans and black people, then you are. You don’t need a movie to make you suddenly realize it. I enjoyed the movie like I said, and I imagine if you are African it does instill pride in you. But somehow I don’t see how that translates to the insane amount of praise being showered. It’s like everyone just wants to get on the “Black Panther” praise bandwagon and is coming up with something or the other!

And like some sensible article (the link to which I don’t have) pointed out Killmonger was not much about uplifting or equalizing the field for black people all over the world than he was about killing all white people. He just wanted the Vibranium to kill everyone else (but yeah I guess that makes him a good villian coz he managed to brainwash everyone else into thinking he actually wanted to do something else :o)).

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