Originally Posted by FrankLucas
no one is going to the movies to learn about history, b
are you serious right now?
No one is going anywhere to learn about history these days, thats the point. It'd be different if every public school in america had comprehensive coverage of the egyptian empire and all the little school kids already knew the facts behind this historical society. They don't, and they likely will have little exposure, certainly not as entertaining or attention getting exposure, to the real history and contributions of Africans in our society as they will through movies and entertainment. This movie was an opportunity to paint black Africans in a very positive light on a grand scale and highlight the contributions egyptians have made to society. Yet they choose mostly white actors to portray this greatness.
I can't help but thinking, and maybe this is a reach, but if there were more depictions of black people in a positive light, not just this particular movie. But across all movies and entertainment. Maybe you wouldn't have white girls on college campuses referring to black people as monkeys or have anxiety stricken hispanics patrolling their neighborhoods with blood in their eye at the first sight of dark skin.
Originally Posted by StillIn729
yeah because people are really going to see this for history and not blockbuster action
Every movie teaches you something, whether you realize it or not. Whether it was your intention to learn something at the theater or not is irrelevant. As if these couch potatoes are gonna spend a second otherwise researching advanced African civilizations.