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Old 12-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #125
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Originally Posted by HighFivingMF View Post
There is (was I guess) a superhero on SHIELD now?
Was. That's the operative word. As soon as I read that they were bringing Mike Peterson back I predicted he'd be killed and it looks like I'm right. It could turn out that he survived somehow but I'm so damned used to Black characters buying it that I won't bet on any last-minute miracles. More importantly, the producers made a beeline for the cliche without even blinking.

The next entry in The Expendables franchise should star an all-Black cast, with the added twist that they all die in the end. It would be the perfect metaphor for the way Black characters are often used in action films.

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