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News Business The Last Of Us: Nico Parker Joins Pedro Pascal In HBO Series Adaptation of Popular Video Game

mckmas8808

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So they have raceswapped Joel and his daughter and they are now poor minorities.



Yeah, we've NEVER seen that before. :rolleyes:

 

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I read somewhere they were trying to get matthew mcconaughey but he declined for some reason, full agenda idk. I personally would have not liked that choice. The tone of his voice is not that deep. And i do not think that he is a good actor, i do not remember a performance by him that really was amazing.
 

mckmas8808

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In what way? Changing the overall story plot compared to the game or providing more lore and character depth?

The bolded. Otherwise, why make a live action show about a game that told a great story already?
 
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I just want a good show, I'm okay with the cast so far. I also think these characters can be played by other actors that are not of the same race. I'm more into staying true to the characters and story rather than pigment of the skin of the actors. I don't know I just don't see this as a big deal.
 

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Fucking hell, some of you need to go outside.

Ever thought they might have cast Pascal because he’s a bloody good actor? That his skin colour didn’t matter? And then they cast his daughter accordingly?

I hate the woke shit as much as anyone, but some of you are starting to sound like card carrying members of the klan with all this whining about who gets cast in what shows.

If they butcher The Last Of Us with a load of virtue signalling bullshit (which is more than possible), I’ll be right there slagging it off with everyone else, but if you’re sat there getting all angry, with your panties in a bunch, just because Joel ain’t played by a dude who’s firmly white, and his daughter ain’t as white as the driven snow, you’re being a racist prick.
If I had my way i would ban this racist show right now,

i mean not one piscatorian actor in the cast, fuck them all and their limited diversity. "lollipop_disappointed:

Fish for life :messenger_grinning:

Ps, wasn't Pedro the guy that got his head exploded in game of thrones, good actor.
 
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What a thread. Complaining about others complaining. The complainception is real lol.
 

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It's a bit suspect that he's cast as Joel, and his twitter handle has "he/him" in it. Must have leaned hard into it to land this role.

I'm losing respect for a lot of actors with this whole gendere identification thing. Yes, we know what you identify as. No we don't care.
i think he just supporting his sister. maybe thats why he cares
 

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I'm not sure about the race change of both characters, but Pedro Pascal is a very good actor. Maybe they are just with totally new names? Seems confusing a bit. Is the US dry in white actors/actresses?

Pretty sure that none of the characters names will be changed. And PEDRO isn't just a good actor he has a ton of genre bonafides from NARCO's to GoT and to a little show called THE MANDO. This seemed like a no-brainer from a casting perspective as the race of Joel is completely irrelevant to the story being told.
 

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Pretty sure that none of the characters names will be changed. And PEDRO isn't just a good actor he has a ton of genre bonafides from NARCO's to GoT and to a little show called THE MANDO. This seemed like a no-brainer from a casting perspective as the race of Joel is completely irrelevant to the story being told.

Chances are he’ll have that Joel Texan drawl… whether that will make the pinheads out there more or less angry remains to be seen.
 

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It's a bit suspect that he's cast as Joel, and his twitter handle has "he/him" in it. Must have leaned hard into it to land this role.

I'm losing respect for a lot of actors with this whole gendere identification thing. Yes, we know what you identify as. No we don't care.
Imagine my pain. My mother language doest not have gendered pronouns. All this pc gender stuff makes me no sense
 

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I read somewhere they were trying to get matthew mcconaughey but he declined for some reason, full agenda idk. I personally would have not liked that choice. The tone of his voice is not that deep. And i do not think that he is a good actor, i do not remember a performance by him that really was amazing.
Im sorry but you just haven’t seen enough of him to say that then. True Detective Season 1 case closed my friend
 
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I don't give a crap, but is so funny to see the race obsession of the people in charge.

I'm sure Cuckmann regrets making Joel and his daughter white in the first game. That's just like not progressive at all!
Hopefully, we've seen the last of these "Cuckmann" comments.
 
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mckmas8808

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Yeah, we've seen that before with Dragonball Evolution, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Gods of Egypt... These movies clearly do not plead in favor of race-swapping (y)

Hold on........what? Did I read the bolded properly?
 
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I don't think it's so much the lack of talented actors of Caucasian ethnicity. but rather this is compulsive need to shoehorn or the me too movement. "Hey guys, we have Asian, black, LGBT characters in our show/movie too!!"
Its to get more viewers, believe it or not, the real world is diverse so some shows want to reflect that.
 
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Hold on........what? Did I read the bolded properly?
Didn't you use the bad movie Gods of Egypt as an example to make fun of race-swapping? If not, I guess you read my answer properly but you interpreted it improperly.
These movies are mediocres and race-swapping made them look even worse, in my opinion.
 

mckmas8808

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Didn't you use the bad movie Gods of Egypt as an example to make fun of race-swapping? If not, I guess you read my answer properly but you interpreted it improperly.
These movies are mediocres and race-swapping made them look even worse, in my opinion.

Ah yes. We both agree then. I figured I must have understood you improperly.
 
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If the actors don’t match the original characters, especially when there’s racebending involved, odds are that the show will be bad.
 
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Yeah, we've NEVER seen that before. :rolleyes:


Yeah and it was wrong then and it's wrong now. This low level repost is laughable, people did stupid things before so it's ok to do stupid things now?. Or brown people have endured whitewashing so now it's time for white people to endure a bit of brownwashing, yeah revenge!. Come on man.
 

mckmas8808

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I think he got banned because either (a) the mods are scared of offending the crazy left or (b) we’re going back to being pre-exodus GAF.

Or he baits people and tries to turn threads into race-fighting material. He's done it with me on plenty of occasions.
Yeah and it was wrong then and it's wrong now. This low level repost is laughable, people did stupid things before so it's ok to do stupid things now?. Or brown people have endured whitewashing so now it's time for white people to endure a bit of brownwashing, yeah revenge!. Come on man.

Just pointing out that it's not new. And how it's not fun when the rabbit has the gun.
 

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I think he got banned because either (a) the mods are scared of offending the crazy left or (b) we’re going back to being pre-exodus GAF.
They literally let him run around in every TLOU2 thread for over a year claiming its an SJW conspiracy with with his race baiting and homophobia baiting

Are you here to pick up the mantle?
 

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Yeah, we've NEVER seen that before. :rolleyes:


Are they race swapping here or essentially acting as locals?

Acting within a certain spectrum if it works is not an issue personally. Straight actors playing gay or trans is not an issue. However many make it out to be.

Obviously it needs to be passable, a white guy with blackface or Asian eyes just looks stupid as it would the other way around. Things simply need a common sense approach.

Acting and art cannot be subjected to staying in your own lane for it inevitably wrings out the creativity and the art out of art,
 
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They literally let him run around in every TLOU2 thread for over a year claiming its an SJW conspiracy with with his race baiting and homophobia baiting

Are you here to pick up the mantle?
I doubt he would have been around for over a year if he was homophobic.

Are they race swapping here or essentially acting as locals?

Acting within a certain spectrum if it works is not an issue personally. Straight actors playing gay or trans is not an issue. However many make it out to be.

Obviously it needs to be passable, a white guy with blackface or Asian eyes just looks stupid as it would the other way around. Things simply need a common sense approach.

Acting and art cannot be subjected to staying in your own lane for it inevitably wrings out the creativity and the art out of art,
They are race swapping for diversity’s sake. When this is the reason for changing the cast, it is often accompanied by other dubious decisions which make those movie adaptations not good. Plenty of examples in this thread.
 
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