When Sony and Marvel work together to create movies, they’re usually pretty solid. “Spider-Man, There’s No Way Home” was the most perfect example of what happens when Sony gets to take the lead on a film and Marvel gives creative direction, but there’s a reason why this relationship works.
As RedState previously reported, Sony refused to bend the knee to Chinese censors…twice. China banned Spider-Man from China’s most recent outing. The demand from China was that the film was a bit too on the pro-America side with the Statue of Liberty being fitted to hold a giant replica of Captain America’s shield. Sony asked the censors for a change to something more patriotic when China requested it.
(READ MORE: Sony Denies China and Refuses to Remove Statue Liberty From Latest Spider-Man Film).
Disney wouldn’t have caved if left to its fate. They do it every day and go so far as filming their movies in shadows of Chinese concentration camps. In the credits, they thank the Chinese government. Marvel would likely have obeyed the censors if it were owned by Disney. However, Sony owns Spider-Man so they can decide how movies are made.
I heard that Disney tried to infuse wokeness into this movie. Sony rejected these rumors. While these are only rumors I heard floating around, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear they’re true.
As I stated in my review You can’t go home!It is one of most memorable superhero movies ever. This is not because it appeals to anyone who loved the Raimi Spider-Man films or Andrew Garfield’s outing. It’s a love letter to the fans, to Spider-Man, to the actors that played him, and it allows it to be what it should be, pure escapism.
(READ: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Going Gangbusters at the Box Office Proving Non-Woke Movies Are What We Want)
The most important thing about a movie is that it’s good. The second most important thing in this day and age is what makes it good and that’s that the studio makes it responsibly. A studio is now responsible for many things in its history. It must not only make films with great writing and acting but also ensure that it avoids the pitfalls posed by current culture.
You must resist the temptation to infuse censorship. That may sound like a common sense thing to do, but today it’s not.
First, it is very lucrative. You only need to listen to the Chinese government and make millions of dollars. If you add a bit of pro-Chinese propaganda and some less pro–American propaganda where necessary, as well as removing religious references, especially those that refer to Christ, then your flick can be ready to hit the Chinese markets and make millions. You’ll be much wealthier but you’ll have betrayed your own vision as well as the audience.
But censorship is also a social pressure, especially if you’re working in the entertainment industry. Actors, producers, directors and others are all infected by wokeness. Most of those in the entertainment business on the coast are extremists who are extremely fascist. If you don’t conform to their standards, it is possible that you will never get work again. You can only be successful if you believe all they have to say, regardless of how absurd or demeaning.
Television and movie studios are infested by wokeness. It has even been a problem in some video gaming studios.
Producing political statements is likely as characters, stories or lines are often used to make them. This wokeness has sunk its claws so deep into Hollywood that it’s rendered many a film unwatchable. Amazon’s Wheel of Time, Paramount +’s Halo, and Netflix’s Cowboy BebopThese are some examples of loved intellectual properties which were destroyed by wakefulness to the point that would-be supporters have lost all interest. BebopFans rejected it so the cancellation was only 3 weeks. I feel Halo isn’t far behind.
Wake up, and get broke.
Sony’s success with You can’t go home!The success formula is to make a great movie. Avoid putting politics in the entertainment, and don’t listen to any dictators political or otherwise. Focus on the story, the fans, and stay true to the characters, and the chances that you’ll have success go much higher.
My hat is off to Sony, which is rare of me to say, but credit where it’s due. It did what was needed and proved it. It looked at all the entities demanding it bend the knee and it said “no.”