Apparently, Hollywood thinks we want to see the same stories over and over. This montage of movie trailers may seem like just another funny supercut, but to me it plays like a highlight reel for what's wrong with American cinema. Note as you watch: If the lead isn't a man, what kind of movie is it? And if the lead isn't white, what kind of character is he or she playing in that story?
The "ONE MAN saves the world and gets the girl" fantasy is strong in the above video, but did you notice how the only time "ONE WOMAN" is used it's for a romantic comedy?
Also, anytime there's an Asian "ONE MAN," he's starring in a martial arts movie — and the two times the announcer says "ONE WARRIOR," the actor is also Asian, even though both Beastmaster and Rambo are included in the montage (but they get to remain men, not just kicking killing machines). And don't get me started on the one clip where a black guy is "ONE MAN" — but only to assist a little white child in his journey of discovery.
I am so bored with Hollywood these days. I urge you to share this clip if you are too.