Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

The Latinx superhero film El Chicano is a long Latinos for Trump ad

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18537260/el-chicano-movie-review-latinos-for-trump-superhero-film-david-castaneda-raul-castillo-sal-lopez

The Latinx superhero film El Chicano is a long Latinos for Trump ad

Superheroes are basically cops in tights and capes, plus some enhanced abilities and generally minus any oversight or accountability to the law. As a result, they don’t always look so heroic from the perspective of marginalized communities, where people are disproportionately on the receiving end of violence from law enforcement. That’s a problem for Ben Hernandez Bray’s new movie El Chicano, which is billed as the first live-action film with a Latinx superhero in the starring role. Bray wants the film to be another straightforward superhero empowerment narrative. But he keeps stumbling onto complicated questions he doesn’t want to acknowledge or resolve.

The first scenes encapsulate the problems with putting a superhero in the East Los…

Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18537260/el-chicano-movie-review-latinos-for-trump-superhero-film-david-castaneda-raul-castillo-sal-lopez

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *