Friday, August 04, 2017

DC comics TV show goes full retard.

You know the old saying, 'you never go full retard'...

From the article Kathy linked:

DC Comics superhero Isis will be joining DC's Legends of Tomorrow in its upcoming third season under her real name of Zari Adrianna Tomaz (played by Tala Ashe), and the fact that the character is a practicing Muslim is a choice show producer Marc Guggenheim said was made specifically in response to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.

"You might have heard there was this election," said Guggenheim during this week's Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills (as quoted by Variety). "Not to get political, but something that we all gravitated toward in the writers room was making this character Muslim."

"Representation is a really powerful thing," added Ashe. "When I was growing up watching television, I didn't see anyone who looked like me. When I think of the kid version of myself, I think it broadens your perspective. What I think is so lovely about this show is that the Legends are this tapestry that represent America today."

Full disclosure, I am a recovering comic book nerd with a basement full of comic boxes. Seriously, I used to buy Marvel and DC's full output every week. For years.

I do not watch Legends of Tomorrow on TV. It is so bad that I can't, even though I really want to. The staging, the dialogue, the plot, are cringefully bad. A character says something and I wince, its so bad.

So now, these geniuses bring in a Muslim character named Isis because Trump got elected?

Isis? Really?

Even for dipshit Hollywood hipsters, this is bad.

The Phantom

1 comment:

The Old Sarge said...

Personally, I think it's really cool that those producers were able to go centuries back in time before Mohammed and convert an Egyptian goddess into a Moslem. /snark