|I am Number Four – why so many blond people?|
Not since the end Knowing has a film had the potential to infuriate Black people like a movie coming out next Friday will.
Okay, so Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was bad. But an incredibly popular young adult (YA) fiction book debuts next on February 18 in theaters that makes the end of Knowing look like a Tyler Perry casting call.
I am Number Four, the first part in a trilogy, will be criticized for having a virtually all-white cast (even worse, a ton of blonds) that the movie Thor thankfully will not have (Hollywood sanitized that Nordic tale by inserting a Black guy to play a Nordic God).
Other YA titles have been turned into lucrative franchises for studios (Harry Potter, Twilight, and the impending release of the Hunger Games trilogy), but I am Number Four has the potential to be universally lambasted for having a cast of nearly all-white characters. All-white and blond too.
You just can’t do that anymore in Hollywood, with movies primarily bankrolled that depict white people as the bad guys. The end of Knowing was bad enough, with two white kids being saved from an earth engulfed in solar flares. Their saviors, of course, were incredibly white aliens.
I am Number Four is also a movie about white aliens, but this time the last of their species seeks refuge on earth from another alien civilization bent on wiping out every last trace of that civilizations existence:
Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans, flee their home planet, Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians, have destroyed their planet, and followed them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and will develop superhuman powers on becoming an adult. Each is assigned a number. These last children of Lorien can be killed only in the sequence of their numbers. Numbers One, Two, and Three have been killed so far.
Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith, moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student. He makes a friend, Sarah Hart (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwestern girl who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.
|Has there ever been a film were the advanced alien civilization was Black?|
Michael Bay, a man who has made many movies glorifying Pre-Obama America (watch the opening 10 minutes of Pearl Harbor to see a homage to a nation long gone), is the only man who could dare produce a film that has white aliens representing the last of their destroyed civilization.
Something tells us that a storm is brewing over this casting, much like the war that erupted over a casting call for all-white Hobbits in the upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit:
A casting director was fired from the production of Peter Jackson’s upcoming Hobbit films after limiting the search for female hobbit extras to those with “light skin tones” and telling an actress that she was “too dark” for a role in the films, Agence France-Presse reports.
Naz Humphreys, a British woman who has Pakistani heritage, attended a casting call in New Zealand last week for The Hobbit. She waited in line for three hours hoping to be a hobbit, only to be told she had the wrong skin tone.
The casting director, who was hired as an independent contractor, reportedly told auditioners at the casting call, “We are looking for light-skinned people… It’s just the brief. You’ve got to look like a hobbit.”
By filming The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers and Return of the King at the same time, Peter Jackson was able to ensure that irate Black people – mad about an all-white cast – couldn’t demand a token Black casting. I am Number Four will not be spared that same fate, with the other two books unpublished.
The end of Knowing was an upsetting experience for Black people and I am Number Four (which ostensibly is a film made to glorify the Nordic archetype) will offer an encore of that exact same nauseating feeling with a bunch of white aliens running around earth, saving the day yet again.
In Black Run America (BRA) anything that is all white or nearly white is inherently evil. A movie without diversity or awards show without Black people is an odious form of racial exclusion. What’s with all these white aliens anyway? Does someone think that The Jetsons could have been a cartoon about another planet?
Trust us, someone is going to complain about I am Number Four. Where are the Black aliens?
I am Number Four is an incredibly racist movie, violating the rules of BRA. There, Stuff Black People Don’t Like said it first.