Yang weekend ini lagi mau nonton, mungkin udah liat kalo ada film epic baru Christian Bale sama Jesse Pinkman, sutradaranya Ridley Scott (Prometheus) pulak, tentang cerita Moses atau Nabi Musa.
Bukan, bukan karena film ini “membingungkan karena tidak sesuai dengan kitab suci agama tertentu” (baca: mayoritas)
But it’s because the whole thing is pretty racist.
White washing is a term used in movies when white people is casted on a role that is supposed to be of people of color. Yang main jadi Musa dan Egyptian (EGYPTIAN AS IN AFRICA) royalties are as white as you can get, sedangkan yg jadi rakyat jelata sama budaknya baru beneran orang kulit hitam, like WTF???
We already had a PERFECT retelling of the Moses story.
It is called the Prince of Egypt.
Great old-school animation, epic directing, beautiful script, AMAZING music (this is the movie that brings Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston at their peak together in one timeless song). Go see that instead of this mess of a movie.
*plus, it’s only got a 27% Rotten Tomatoes score, so…*
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