Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Must not celebrate men

DUNKIRK may be winning at the box office, but it can’t catch a break with some critics.

The Christopher Nolan-directed film was accused last week of whitewashing and now a new review of the movie in Marie Claire called out the film for being too male-centric.

“Dunkirk felt like an excuse for men to celebrate maleness — which apparently they don’t get to do enough,” Marie Claire’s Mehera Bonner wrote in her review.

Bonner added that while she does not need all movies to feature “strong female leads,” Dunkirk “screams ‘men-only’” and Nolan should have made a movie about either women or “any other marginalised group.”

Bonner’s criticism was mocked online by various news outlets and Twitter users, who felt her critique missed the mark and ignored historical facts, with many pointing out that a film about World War II soldiers would inevitably feature a male cast.



Anonymous said...

Did that anti-male female mean the actors/extras enjoyed celebrating male-ness or the soldiers at the time? The original Dunkirk evacuation was obviously no fun, and women were lucky to be spared the slaughter and trauma, except some poor nurses as shown.

Bird of Paradise said...

Listen to their mindless clucking and they you'll come to realize that a chicken is more intellegent then these mindless ding-bats

Anonymous said...

Old saying, "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day". When she said “Dunkirk felt like an excuse for men to celebrate maleness — which apparently they don’t get to do enough,” she was being sarcastic she thought but she was actually right.

Try to think of anything celebrating "maleness" these days and then think of the things celebrating "femaleness".

stinky said...

"Apparently?" I think you mean "self-evidently," dear.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

People would rather watch a movie like Dunkirk then some dumb leftists propeganda crap movies like DEJANGO UNCHAINED,THE BUTLER, or Al Bores junk science A INCONVENT SEQUEL which BOMBED

Tookie Tookie Bird said...

Al Gores little ego-feasr film A INCONVENT SEQEUL has bombed in the box office and Gores bootlickers are blaming Paramount Pictures STUPID LITTLE SNOWFLAKES