It's Asian. It's Black. It's American. It's Worldly. Pacquiao And Mayweather Shut Down The Box Office For The Mainly White Age Of Ultron. Good.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Sure - calling it a shut down isn't quite right for a movie that's taken in hundreds of millions worldwide already - but with the headline from Deadspin "Ultron’s Saturday Gets Tapped On The Chin By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight" - guess my questions earlier if the fight was going to eat into the ticket sales wasn't that absurd after all.

Mixed reviews too I guess and apparently it can't pass the Bechdel test either.

I'll just go on a small tangent basically saying that 2 guys who aren't White (and yes I realize the build-up plays a part) outshining a mainly monochrome movie that wants my money, but again tells me I don't exist via the reflection on the screen - well - that's pretty damn cool and I hope that people really take a look at this, and films/series like the Fast and Furious - which is again, so diverse - and think "Hey...maybe there's something to this diversification thing after all, because it can bring in $$$."

I realize audiences need to come out - but at the same time, if it's a good ______ (fill in the blank) people will come out no matter what - and you have to start looking a lot more at the diverse population and what we want, not just what has worked in the past.