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Luukkkeeee 09 Oct 2016 21:06 #10513

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It funny how our art reflects the time in which its created. What I mean by that is how pieces of art can reflect the opinions of a culture of people, or a reflection of the times so-to-speak. Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing portrays cop mistreatment and just how institutional racism works. During the entire Cold War there was even ample media reflecting an enemy portrayed by Russia. But today there is something different, there is Luke Cage. This is long form drama television series, albeit adapted from a comic book series—but the importance remains the same. Luke Cage is a badass black dude from Harlem. What’s better is that his portrayal as an African American superhero in a hoodie— at a time in America where being an African American in a hoodie is not the safest thing— is refreshing. Especially when Luke Cage’s moral compass seems to point north far more often than the cops of Harlem.

In many ways Luke is the portrayal of the African American community by cops. In reality Luke is a hard working honest man, but after being framed he is sent to prison. Once out of prison Luke has to deal with the discrimination of being an ex-con. Once becoming a superhero and being in the publics eye, many voice opinions of him being a bad man in the show, however it is often that individuals close to Luke speak to his good moral compass. He is often profiled by the police in the show and even when he is shown mistreatment he takes the moral high road. The show is a refreshing twist on what the normalcies a super hero entail.
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Luukkkeeee 09 Oct 2016 21:15 #10514

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I truly, truly like this series and I was able to binge the whole first season in just maybe two or three days, and I must say I can't wait for Iron Fist on March and then the The Defenders. Also I seem to think that Rosario Dawson's character may be the one to bring the team together in a way that she has I believe appeared in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and I believe she is appearing in Iron Fist as well. I think she will be the Coulson of the Avengers to this new set of team Defenders. Totally excited to see the next phases of the series
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Luukkkeeee 15 Oct 2016 11:33 #10558

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I feel the same way about how the show its self tells a story about the people of Harlem. Gives you a sense of the community and the people in it. You get to know the characters on a personal level and see why each of them love the city they live in. Luke Cage himself is starting to feel an attachment to Harlem. With all the criminal activity going in the city we still see little pockets of pride to take care of the city they live in. Pops demonstrated this in his shop, giving a place for kids to go after school and showing them a man that goes to work everyday.
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