Thursday, January 29, 2009

I know racism's supposed to be dead in the age of Obama, but...

... I've been watching stuff on Apple Trailers.

1) In "Dragonball Evolution", both the hero Goku and the villain are played by white men.

2) In "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li", the main character is played by a Eurasian who doesn't even really look Chinese.

3) "Push" is set in Hong Kong, but none of its main characters are Asian.

Somehow East Asian culture has become really popular, whereas East Asian bodies... less so. Sigh.

1 comment:

Readymade said...

Add one more to the list: the live action movie "The Last Airbender" based on the Chinese and Inuit derived animated series.