Hollywood Roundup XV

The Dark Knight (2008): ‘Made in China’ as a substitute for inferior, call for buying American, Afropean bagger vance, Chinese gang boss named Lao (a model-minority accountant), Italian, Russian, Chinese and Afropean baddies, South Korean smugglers, violent, upper-class, European hyper-hetero-masculinity, stereotypical Afropean police commissioner (ends up dead), token Latina detective, token Latino mayor.

X-Men Apocalypse (2016): Egyptian mysticism, ancient Egyptians were pink-skinned, Polish Hebrewpean male with wife and daughter, European female beats up Arab male, Afropean female mutant speaking African accented English while living in Egypt, Eurasian female mutant, East Asian female mutant, European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity x2), another Hebrewpean male.

Captain America: Civil War (2016): Token Nigerians as backgrounds for European superheroes, token Afropean ‘Avenger’, violent feminist European female fighter, high GPA Afropean computer engineering male, token Chinese male reporter, Nigerian king and prince, Hebrewpean affirmative action (4 actors).

Warcraft (2016): European as the default humans, token Afropean male, dwarves as assistants to humans, human king is European, European male upper chest nudity, implied sexual tension between half-breed orc female and cocky European male warrior (European heterosexuality conquers all), Europoid elves and dwarves, token balding East Asian male, token Afropean female, token African male, token male East Asian elf.

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2016, toon): Overweight female Afropean government representative, European male heterosexualization (has a daughter, upper chest nudity, wild sex with European female), token Afropean baddie (Black Spider, voiced by a Latino) who ends up dead.

Gods of Egypt (2016): The Egyptians gods and people are Africans and Europeans with English/Scottish accents and speaking English, European males heterosexualized (non-conformist thief, upper chest nudity, sex).

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016): Token East Indians and Africans, European male heterosexualization (sex partner, upper chest nudity [x3]), East Asian sex slaves to an European male, East Asian female assistant (who dies) to European Lex Luthor (played by a Hebrewpean), African and European male fighters, East Asian male in background, Latino servants, Afropean Secretary of State, multiple East Asian male baddies (5?) with guns, beaten up by Batman.

Ant Man (2015): Super-intelligent scientist played by Hebrewpean, happy go lucky Latino male sidekick to intelligent, athletic Hebrewpean male star, Latino’s friends are a Slavic male and an Afropean male, token Afropean Avenger, East Asian male server, East Asian male scientist, European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity, longing gaze of European female, former wife, daughter).

Contagion (2011): “The current era of globalization during this much-touted “Pacific Century” is acutely vulnerable to new rounds of anti-Asian paranoia and political manipulation. Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” (2011) featured a Chinese bat pooping on a Chinese pig prepped by a gourmet Chinese chef in Hong Kong touching sweet Gwyneth Paltrow who carries the disease to the American heartland and dies.” (Tchen 2014)

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016): Based on the imperialist assumption that the US will still be the sole world power in the future, female US president (feminist token), token Afropean male captain, heterosexualized, non-conformist, European alpha male (arms uncovered, European fiancé), token Chinese male with anal attitude who would have died along with many others on a space base had it not been for the non-conformist alpha male, African warlord, sexualized Hebrewpean male, token Chinese female, horny, cocky, sidekick European male lusts after Chinese female and states that she is his “future wife” and that it was “like our souls were communing”, Chinese male dies, Afropean female doctor dies, US again saves the world from aliens, Chinese female wants dinner before kissing the sidekick European male. Alpha European male gets European female, beta European male gets Chinese female.

SOURCE: Tchen, J. 2014. Syllabus for Yellow Peril: Documenting & Understanding Xenophobia. [Online: http://gallatin.nyu.edu/content/dam/gallatin/documents/syllabi/2014/SP/IDSEM-UG1412.pdf ]

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