|08-08-2009, 03:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
this is really for all the haters that love resolute but hate that the roc movie changed ripcords race!
I was watching resolute and I noticed that a few people are going back and forth on whether he is black or not, so I noticed if you freeze episode 3 at 1:06 you will see a black guy standing next to cover girl , the reference it to episode 6 at 0:38 you will se iits the same guy in the same uniform and both are black.
|08-08-2009, 03:05 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Hixson, Tn
Ok I admit that I was unsure of ripcord going into the movie.
I actually ended up liking him. He wasn't as bad as I thought he'd be. He actually grew on me. I think it was his past comedy that I measured it against. Mainly because I found out that he was going to be comic relief. So he became likable. However the other black guy snake eyes kinda distracted me. I couldn't get past the molded mouth and chest piece.
|08-08-2009, 03:07 PM||#3|
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That was actually a discussion back then when resolute was currently showing. We even asked one of the directors of resolute (who was kind enough to post his thought and had a q & a in this forum) who that Black Guys was and he said to just watch because he did not want to give anything away.
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|08-08-2009, 03:09 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
Old news. Later episode calls him Ripcord and apparently, from previews, he's going to be black in the IDW series as well.
Ended up being a cool character in RoC.
|08-08-2009, 03:24 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2009
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i gotta black ripcord that looks like micheal jackson gotta white ripcord that looks like micheal jackson
|08-08-2009, 03:44 PM||#6|
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i never had a problem with him being black and to be honest i think Marlon did fine i do hate when they change characters up and so on but at the end im happy with the job he did it didn't even make a difference for me
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|08-08-2009, 03:51 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Personally i feel If they had just called him Wallace "STATIC LINE" Baducci none of this would have even been a factor. And it would put a kick ass character, whidle underrated, into the limelight.
|08-08-2009, 03:53 PM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mega City
I have no prejudices whatsoever: religious, political, sexual... But I have to say I don't like it when "movie people" change somethings. I.e., character's descendeces. I don't like an afro-descendant Ripcord, nor an afro-descendant kingpin. Nothing to do with origins or skin color, but I see no reason for a change. I love Michael Clarke Duncan, and he's got the perfect size to play the Kingpin. But why does the Kingpin has to become afro-descendant? Or why does Ripcord has to be an afro-descedant? If this is some "lets be political about it", then why isn't Iron Man or Batman afro-descendants? Or Wonder Woman? Beyone got the body & the beauty to play Wonder Woman hands up! I'll never understand... Or accept it!
|08-08-2009, 03:53 PM||#9|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
The Ripcord character in ROC is a totally different character, just code-named Ripcord.
More than half of the ROC characters are totally new characters that may have the old names but bear differing degrees of resemblance to the characters on which they are based.
It's rather subjective whether or not you feel casting a performer of a different race "changes" the character. I don't recall the comic Ripcord or the rare appearances of the cartoon Ripcord ever being the comic relief or wanting to fly jets, etc. The way Ripcord was portrayed in ROC, as well as getting an entirely new name, indicates he's a totally different person/character.
What would have taken balls would have been to cast a Black man as Duke, Hawk or COBRA Commander. I think Denzel Washington would have made a great Hawk and looked awesome in Hawk's camo pants and brown leather jacket, etc. Plus Mr. Washington is an actor quite gifted at portraying courage, strength, and paternal authority so he'd have been ideal for the Hawk role as those are the classic character's defining qualities, not whether or not he's Black or White...or has blonde hair or brown hair...hehehe.
|08-08-2009, 04:04 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So. Cal, the Inland Empire
He was far better than the animated ARAH ripcord. He had what, 3 lines in the original toon?
Wayans was fun.
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