Well I enjoyed the movie. I think it’s a fine movie, good movie, possibly even great movie. This wasn’t a critique of the movie, more a critique of a critique that I keep seeing with regard to it, a critique used to sort of devalue its quality.

Which is a fine enough assessment — people are fair to think the movie stinks — but say it stinks because it stinks, not because there’s a myopic white guy in the starring role, which if we’re being frank about it, is a criticism you could lob at just about any movie in history, not just this one.

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