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Boston Globe Film Critic Likens Samuel L. Jackson's 'Django' Character To Black Republicans

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by Sergio
December 31, 2012 12:07 PM
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To let you in on something, we had decided that we had been Django'd out here on S & A; But wouldn't you know it? Something comes along that caught my eye, and I just couldn't help myself. The film is like the gift that just keeps on giving.

So what's happened now? Well people are beginning to notice that, in his review for Django Unchained, the Boston Globe's critic Wesley Morris, who is African-American, compared Samuel L. Jackson's Stephen character to black Republicans.

Morris praised the film and Jackson's performance, saying that "his vision of depraved loyalty and bombastic jive cuts right past the obvious association with Uncle Tom. The movie is too modern for what Jackson is doing to be limited to 1853. He's conjuring the house Negro, yes, but playing him as though he were Clarence Thomas or Alan Keyes or Herman Cain or Michael Steele, men whom some black people find embarrassing."

Needless to say, white conservative pundits are already having a fit over Morris' review. But so far, as yet, no comment from any of the four people mentioned or from any black Republican for that matter.

You think they're going to keep quiet, or will one of them say something eventually? Ya think?

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15 Comments

  • jeanettes daughter | January 7, 2013 9:13 PMReply

    y'all funny. you don't have to be a black republican or even a black conservative to believe the the white man's ice is colder! just a fool. and possibly dangerous -- like stephen.

  • Miles Ellison | January 1, 2013 4:01 AMReply

    He left out Larry Elder.

  • Kid chaos | December 31, 2012 3:21 PMReply

    For the New year sergio needs to be gone.

  • mawon | January 1, 2013 10:45 AM

    At least he doesn't delete comments like some other authors on this site. Smh...

  • sergio | December 31, 2012 3:37 PM

    Your hate only makes me stronger

  • jules | December 31, 2012 3:04 PMReply

    Say what again muthaf*ka...I dare you...I double dare you! Mind if I drink your tasty beverage to WASH this down...

  • BluTopaz | December 31, 2012 12:51 PMReply

    Thomas, West, et al are too busy holding up lanterns on the GOP's front porch. They won't reply.

  • lauren | December 31, 2012 3:03 PM

    LOL!

  • Smh | December 31, 2012 12:49 PMReply

    Big Yawn. Enough with this and all the doubletalk. Some of y'all praise a review that's analytical and goes in deep on its reading of the film because the assessment matches your own. But when another review that's analytical and goes in deep on its reading of the film doesn't give an assessment that you like, the same people say those people are taking the film too seriously or reading too much into it. Either it's serious enough to be deeply analyzed or it's not. GTFOH

  • Carl | December 31, 2012 2:41 PM

    Just because we don't like what you like you act like a crying child. Shut the fuck up and grow up. thanks! lol

  • VichusSmith | December 31, 2012 12:45 PMReply

    Black people being called Uncle Toms. Guess the only thing that's new is that there's a character to point to.

  • Annette | December 31, 2012 12:41 PMReply

    Samuel L. Jackson needs to learn how to act first of all. Can't he ever do any different voice cadences or inflections. He's in Django sounding like the same idiot from Pulp Fiction or Snakes on a plane. Acting lessons are needed - when he opened his mouth it took me right out of the movie

  • Esho | January 16, 2013 6:40 PM

    Please watch Jungle Fever, A Caveman's Valentine, The Red Violin and Eve's Bayou then we can talk. You are talking out of your ass right now.

  • ALM | December 31, 2012 8:25 PM

    @Annette: Have you seen "The Negotiator"? The movie immediately came to my mind as proof that Sam Jackson does know how to "switch things up" while acting. I think you are the FIRST person in my entire life who has stated that they don't think that Sam Jackson can act. Man, I guess there is always one detractor......

  • VichusSmith | December 31, 2012 12:46 PM

    So "good" acting means that you have to be good at doing accents and inflections. Ohh, let me write that down.

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