Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TKC MUST SEE!!! BLACK PANTHER EARNS HIGH PRAISE FROM HOOPZ BUT CAN THE 'AFROFUTURISTIC' SUPERHERO MOVIE SAVE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS???



Kansas City Star scribe JeneƩ Osterheldt is gushing like a school girl over the latest politically charged Hollywood blockbuster.

Here's a bit of promotion and hyperbole that could rival that of any fanboy . . .

Hoopz: “Black Panther” is like nothing we have seen before, a mainstream, mega-budget movie starring a nearly all black cast with a black director. But it’s not a black movie Hollywood is targeting to a niche audience. This is a Marvel blockbuster that everyone, across color lines and cultures, will see. And it’s bold, black, beautiful power debuting smack dab in the middle of Black History Month.



The controversy around this movie is boring and almost completely manufactured by Hollywood in order to drum up news coverage, ticket sales and interest for the last remaining moviegoing fans who don't just wait for everything to come out on Youtube or Netflix.

The local angle is buried but more interesting than the song & dance for this corporate schlock . . . Here's a bit of Hollywood social media activism that might or might not prove effective at turning around a district that shows promise but has yet to make any substantial academic achievement and still remains PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED.

Hoopz: My squad and I are sending a group from Operation Breakthrough to the movie.

And Kansas City school board treasurer Matt Oates and friends are running a GoFundMe to send 500 of the top-performing district students to have lunch and see the film. In less than 24 hours, they’ve already raised $4,000 of their $6,000 goal. $10 sends one kid.

“This is a groundbreaking movie and to see themselves in a film like this is important,” Oates says. “We also wanted to get the whole community behind them and reward them for doing their academic best and encourage them to continue doing well.”

Certainly, youngsters who do well in school deserve rewards.

However . . .

IS KANSAS CITY 'BLACK PANTHER HYSTERIA' PUTTING TOO MUCH FAITH IN A SUPERHERO B-MOVIE???

The movie seems stilted, far too earnest for a story with such a thin plot and a production of mostly green screen special effects & campy kung-fu fusion fighting scenes . . . Worst of all, the action isn't nearly as enjoyable as what we've seen generations ago from the original Black superhero (along with actor, producer, writer & director) of the future: Dolemite!!!



More to the point . . .

It's really kind of a shame that Hoopz is helping Hollywood trick youngsters into mistakenly believing that their self-esteem should be derived from media portrayals. Comic book fantasies are a fun distraction but ultimately any kind of Superhero worship leaves youngsters vulnerable to having their identities dictated by strangers who are operating with their own agenda. Meanwhile, the goal of a good education, which the KCPS consistently struggles to provide, is to help students develop critical thinking skills so that the American public can move beyond facile narratives and garner real understanding of complex problems.

In the final analysis, even the best movie is nothing more than a wonderful visual illusion and what students might really learn from adults extolling the virtues of comic book heroes is a fundamental lesson in the vapid politics and culture war salesmanship of the current digital era.

You decide . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

meh. it couldn't be any worse than thor. that was hot garbage.

Anonymous said...

Another 10 years from now when the KCPS still doesn't have accreditation, I'm sure they'll be starting another fundraising drive to watch movies instead of study. Nice going Jenee.

lulz said...

Free gift cards from Applebee's?

Anonymous said...

Considering the kind of junk that's at the movies, this isn't so bad. It does provide some encouragement and incentive for our students to do better. A somewhat more healthy option than pizza parties and geared toward students who are already excelling. The school board deserves credit for looking at creative ways to motivate students. Is there controversy around the movie, yes? but I think this is a benefit for our schools not something that should be derided.

Anonymous said...

The movie kicks ass. Much better than most of the other tripe that Hollywood is producing.

Anonymous said...

I won't ever see it. Hollywood doesn't entertain me.

Who gets the extra $1000.00?

Anonymous said...

Imagine if a Super Hero movie came out as "The White Knight." All hell would break loose. But I digress.

A movie to help young blacks with their self esteem? By which measure will we determine if a movie reduces crime, reduces single parent homes, reduced unemployment, and increases college degrees among our black youth?

Anonymous said...

Translation: It's really a run of the mill superhero movie, except with a black cast and political overtones. And if you dare to criticize this BET production you will be forever labeled as a racist. McCarthyism v 2.0.

Anonymous said...

Reduces generations of welfare dependency? Reduces number of carjackings?

Anonymous said...

I hear tell that it's the greatest film mankind has ever produced.

Also, I hear that if you say otherwise well then you are a goddamned Nazi.

Anonymous said...

The movie is racist with black entitlement.

Anonymous said...

Racist crap, and Marvel is full of gays with an agenda.

After all, they have to recruit.

chuck said...

If you, or, anyone, EVAR needed proof of the Progressive Plantation's Power over us all, think about this. Rotten Tomatoes gave this flick, 100% approval.

Imagine the heat that would come down on ANY critic if he/she called it another run of the mill Marvel, Bullshit, Superhero Fantasy. And boy is it ever a fantasy. Super tech Africa.

That's right, Africa, a super technologically advanced continent filled with spaceships.

Hollywood is SO intent on altering fiction into reality.

Meanwhile, Capetown South Africa is running out of water even though they've known for several years they had a shortage problem. Nigeria is an oil rich country, yet is just barely above the poverty line.

So all the vibranium in the world cannot change reality.

South Africa was a first world country just 25 years ago, with a standing military, first rate infrastructure and an economy that exported, as the "Bread Basket Of Africa" food to the entire continent. Now, it is awash in rape, murder, violence and descends further every day into the Hieronymous Bosch painting that it really is.

Sending kids to see this movie with the pretense that it will elevate their self esteem, is just a cover for more "Hate Whitey" bullshit. The dog whistle here, is that if it were not for the evil Whites, this would be exactly how blacks would have prospered and thrived.

Blacks had dozens of epochs to thrive from the time of Lucy in the Olduvai Gorge. What happened is a macrocosm of the microcosm of South Africa and Rhodesia in this modern world.

Dystopia.

Dysfunction.

Destruction.

The KCSD should be making these kids go to the board and with no mercy, as did my teachers, force them to learn to read and write and think for themselves.

Instead, we will all pretend that the problem in Black Culture is Whitey and the reason that little Trayvon can't read and all of his bruthas are in prison, is because of whitey/

Fuck off Hoops.

Anonymous said...

Given Osterheldt's very limited single issue criteria for breathlessly supporting something, it's surprising she hasn't written a glowing column about coal, oil, or night.
She's doing a great job of taking the place of Johnnie-One-Note Diuguid.
Boring predictable dreck.

Anonymous said...

One of the morons in the cast actually had the nerve to say that Wakanda is how Africa would have been without colonization and the white man in general. Lets examine this for a second:

Wakanda is a fictional place that has a fictional worlds only supply of Vibrabium, a fictional substance, in the form of the remains of a meteorite. Africa on the other hand has been a shythole, is currently a shythole and will likely always be a shythole. Blacks haven't been able to run places like Liberia or SA in the real world so of course it makes perfect sense that without the evil white man Africa would be a techno-utopia with spaceships and flying knee grows.

One of the little-known qualities of the variety of "Vibranium" (Snicker) found in Africa is its ability to raise IQ by 4 standard deviations, thus, elevating the normally expected average IQs of the Wakakakians to around 130.

It also reduces violent tendencies and improves the ability to delay gratification.

Unfortunately, it damages part of the brain that processes reality. The residents of Wakaakaa still can be heard muttering "We bee's 'Gypshuns 'n Sheeit."

Truly amazing stuff.

Super Dave said...

Many a mostly all black movie has been made that all carried a message. But focusing on a movie thinking it's going to make black students want to excel at getting a education is clearly showing how out of touch with reality people such as Hoopz really are.

Interesting how a GoFundMe page will generate funds to send the kiddies to the movies and buy a box of popcorn but makes you wonder if the same fundraiser were to be for combating black crime in the streets would be as successful?

As for being for top performing kids only just proves that some of the black race so called leaders will openly discriminate against their own while at the same time blaming and accussing anyone of the white race for doing the same.

Anonymous said...

Hoopz does have some good intentions, even if she is a stupid racist bitch.

We wuz kings said...

the movie is expected to do 136.4 million the first weekend.

https://movieweb.com/black-panther-movie-box-office-records-predictions/

The weekend after that, I expect it do make about 10 bucks.

Anonymous said...

Now that’s funny right there!

Anonymous said...

Every welfare queen out there should take her 5 kids (by 5 different fathers). Can you use EBT cards at the movies?

Anonymous said...

very racist movie

Anonymous said...

Marvel pushes LGBT issues and now they are moving into pedophilia.

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT TKC commentary!

SCOREBOARD SAYS:

HOOPZ 0 - TKC 1,854,922

Anonymous said...

What movie do the White, Latino and Korean kids get to go to during school time? Sounds like dumbing down east of Troost some more. Is S'lier going too?

Anonymous said...

Hoopzzz just wants to see if Black Flash has a big schlong. Black Flash is also what they call black baby daddy's leavin' town when they find out their woman is pregnant

Anonymous said...

Just boons a'boonin'

Anonymous said...

This is great! This movie brings out all the hateful idiots in one thread. Chuckie cheese, stupid dave, and the regular garden variety racists and malcontents that populate this blog. Chuckie cheese wants so desperately to savage the movie, and he hasn't even seen it! He's been talking about it for weeks! Stupid dave is mumbling about some B.S. but it's hard to figure out what because that ignorant bastard is one chromosome shy of being full-on-retard. Rage on you little bitches...rage on!

Anonymous said...

We Wuz Kangz !

Anonymous said...

10:29 it's so wonderful to see your hating remarks every day almost every hour all day long all week long. You never add any positive comment about the issue or any negative other than to attack everyone else. You time and time again show your stupidity while proving nothing. Your name calling and hate shows a desperate need for professional help which I suggest you get before you go completely off the deep end and turn into another Byron if, in fact, you're not him, to begin with.

Anonymous said...

^^^Hey 11:08AM, I noticed you take issue with 10:29's comments but don't seem to have any issue with 1:22, 4:33, 6:21, 6:31, 6:37,6:57, & 10:18's comments. Why is that? You actually have the nerve to say; " it's so wonderful to see your hating remarks every day almost every hour all day long all week long. You never add any positive comment about the issue or any negative other than to attack everyone else. You time and time again show your stupidity while proving nothing". Are you serious? Really? Do you even read this blog daily? It is filled with nothing but hateful stupid racists day in and day out, and you're likely one of them if you don't agree. So I have some suggestions for you too: Wake up rube. You are the problem. Now fuck off! How's that?

Anonymous said...

Oh Goddamn! That's funny and true right there ^^ +1000000!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gots me a better idea!

Let's send all the little chilluns to Wakanda instead!
And send they Mommies and, if they can be identified, they Daddies along with them!

It be SOOOO much better in Wakanda than in dis Racist Shithole Country, dey be lots better off den!

Anonymous said...

Do they fly over any two story mud huts while listening to music that is just a chant of the n word and bitches over and over. Entrainment of a positive black nature, more like black sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

Yes, as well as Dixieland music, meth, mass murder incest and opioid od’s. All elements of white teas have culture

Anonymous said...

Send your complaints here:

thediversitydiva@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Niggers should not be allowed in human establishments to begin with. With the end of sensible nigger control laws they have become more and more uppity. They should at least have to go to the back of the restaurant and wait by the dumpster for their food, after paying in advance of course. Niggers ruin everything !

Anonymous said...

I know right? They are the reason you’re wife won’t fuck you anymore. She got the taste of that BBC and now she don’t come home at night. They are also the reason you got your trailer repossessed too aren’t they?

Anonymous said...

The diversity efforts here are nothing but lip service,” an employee wrote. “Let’s hire more tokens we can put in their place!!!!