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...are there ANY persian people in that movie?

like. at all?

>:(

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Date: 2010-04-09 10:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buddleia.livejournal.com
Don't be daft! Anyway, the fantasy land PoP was set in was a fantasy land called Persia, which IS IN NO WAY CONNECTED to the country called Iran, okay? And in Fantasy Persia (TM), everyone is white unless they need a Greasy Arab Guy (TM), in which case they might call on Omid Djalili one more time for a comedy turn.

Maybe I shouldn't read interviews in SFX :(

(Annoyingly, I love Omid Djalili)

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
Heh. I've been bitching about this since I first heard of the casting, and even with that, I was just kind of...struck dumb at watching the first trailer.

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Date: 2010-04-09 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kattahj.livejournal.com
Carpets totally count as people, don't they?

(I haven't seen the film, so I don't know if there are any carpets in it.)

*checks imdb* Dude, the Persian empire was big, but I don't remember it covering Iceland.

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:25 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-04-09 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3jane.livejournal.com
Wot? And ruin the illusion that only white people can be heroic? Don be riddiculous!

(I've been face-palming that one since it was announced. Not that I don't like Jake Gyllenhall, but last I checked he wasn't Persian.)

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Date: 2010-04-09 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rilee16.livejournal.com
Nope, Jewish and Swedish.

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
Sometimes, all I can do is have some tea and a bit of a lie down. And then foist avatar: the last airbender on people and books with COC protagonists and make sad faces at the internets.

*curls up with you*

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 3jane.livejournal.com
It's not exactly an adventure, but you may want to try Larissa Lai's When Fox is a Thousand (or her later novel, Salt Fish Girl), which is full of Chinese-Canadian lesbians.

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Date: 2010-04-09 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missmollyetc.livejournal.com
Oh, thank God, someone else noticed this! I just saw the trailer. WHERE THE HELL ARE ALL THE PERSIAN PEOPLE?

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
I don't even think the bad guys are Persian. :D?

...sigh.

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missmollyetc.livejournal.com
That is...on the one hand yay? And on EVERY OTHER APPENDAGE UTTER FAIL.

Le sigh. Dude. I don't even know where to begin except ::headdesk:: some days.

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Date: 2010-04-09 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] wemblee.livejournal.com
FUCK YOU, HOLLYWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
Sometimes that's all you can say :(

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Date: 2010-04-09 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annaalamode.livejournal.com
Casting Persian people means that the terrorists win. DUH.

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
OH! I'd forgotten that! We can't let the terrorists win!

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Date: 2010-04-10 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] latxcvi.livejournal.com
Of course not! You know Hollywood can't let non-white people have nice things!

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
...I was trying to come up with a witty rejoinder to this, but all I can do is sort of flail in hollywood's general direction and go, REALLY GUYS? THE WORD PERSIA IS IN THE TITLE.

(also, unrelatedly, how did you like our utterly ridiculous invitations?)

Re: completely unrelated

Date: 2010-04-11 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
That is Monica Rambeau from N.E.X.T.Wave, a very very awesome comic series.

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Date: 2010-04-14 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] latxcvi.livejournal.com
(also, unrelatedly, how did you like our utterly ridiculous invitations?)

There were charmingly you and C. Also, are you registered anywhere? Let me know, or I will pick whatever I want from somewhere and send it to you!

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Date: 2010-04-10 07:53 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] katemonkey.livejournal.com
Oh man, I had to explain the sheer fail of that movie to my husband last night, because we saw a poster. And I got ranty. Especially about Gemma Atherton, who I rather liked in Clash of the Titans but then went "aw hell no".



I take small comfort in the fact that Sir Ben Kingsley is a douche and probably made the set hell.

And that it'll probably bomb.

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Date: 2010-04-10 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
See, I'm torn on the subject of it bombing: because I would like for it to fail given the spectacular wtf-ery of the cast. OTOH, I would like for there to be a non-faily video game movie sometime. ever.

sadly, this does not appear to be it.

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