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  •  The sister thing isn't so unbelievable (2+ / 0-)
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    Bill in MD, i like bbq

    Maybe Emma Frost was adopted. And there are different types of kinship, types which are not ties of blood. Four of my five sisters are not blood-kin to me; they are heart-kin.

    And tell me, what is wrong with depicting a character who draws on the strengths imparted by his or her Native American heritage and rich culture? What's wrong with that character doing more because of his or her heritage than relating a story?

    Eric Olson is not wrong.

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    by Kitsap River on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 09:08:29 AM PST

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    •  I think you're misreading it (1+ / 0-)
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      I'll concede the point on Emma Frost as her sister (which I don't believe follows the source material either), and you make a good point there.  The film certainly didn't expound on the actual details of what "sister" meant.

      And I don't disagree with the rest of what you wrote.  It would be nice if more movies did dwell on motivations of characters. Unfortunately, in the action genre, we don't tend to get much of that beyond basics of love or money or revenge.  it would be nice to look at the religious or ethnic or gendered underpinnings of key characters as it is reflected in their actions.

      But Olson's central thesis IS wrong.  He said the movies hadn't had a character of Native descent.  Lo and behold, there was one.  Would it be nice to have more? Sure.  But he clearly stated that there were NONE.  Easily disproved.

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