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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 

Wakanda Forever screenwriters had a most cowardly idea of whom to depict as criminals

Breitbart's reporting French government officials are disgusted over Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's depiction of French military trying to steal vibranium from T'Challa's country:
Sébastien Lecornu, France’s Armed Forces Minister, has strongly condemned Disney’s latest Black Panther film, Wakanda Forever, for its “false and misleading” depiction of the country’s troops.

In the film released late last year, the soldiers reportedly attempt to raid an outpost in Mali which is controlled by Wakanda, a fictional and highly technologically developed African nation.

However, the troops’ bid to secure ‘vibranium’ is ultimately thwarted by the fictional African state’s sci-fi forces, who defeat the gun-wielding troops before hauling them in front of the United Nations in a stunt seemingly aimed at embarrassing the fictionalised French government.

Such a political manoeuvre appears to have enjoyed a real-world success, with the not-at-all-fictional government minister Lecornu expressing anger at the uncharitable depiction of his country and his soldiers.

Lecornu said of the film: “I strongly condemn this misleading and misleading representation of our Armed Forces… I think and pay tribute to the 58 French soldiers who died defending Mali at its request against Islamist terrorist groups.”

The costumes the French soldiers are depicted as wearing, it is claimed, are very specifically accurate French uniforms from recent history. Indeed, POLITICO reports the captured soldiers are dressed identically to troops France had deployed in Mali in order to fight Islamic extremists in the region back in 2013.
When liberal filmmakers are too cowardly to depict Islamofascists as an adversary, this is the result. Lecornu needn't be too concerned though, since the sequel to the recent BP movie had underwhelming box office results. But this certainly doesn't reflect well on the filmmakers, whose visions were woke enough already as it is. I hesitate to think what if the filmmakers decided to portray Israeli military as villains in this atrocity? France has suffered enough horrors from Islamofascism as it is, and this is how Hollywood and Marvel studios answer the issue? Utterly shameful. There've certainly been subtle attacks on Israel in recent comic movies like Black Adam and Wonder Woman 1984, and if the filmmakers of those equally unsuccessful films could do that, Marvel studios could do it next, recalling they signaled they'll do a woke take on Sabra.

When Marvel's movie machine makers signaled in the past few years they'd go woke (and hopefully broke), they weren't kidding. I'm glad I've avoided many of the adaptations over the past decade. Seriously, if this is what it was going to amount to, it wasn't worth it to adapt them at all. What the filmmakers of Wakanda Forever did was an utter atrocity.

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