This is more of bookworm rage than nerdrage, but there is rage here. I’m so goddamn tired of how everything is having to be remade for the SJW audience so they can say that it’s about equality. Especially when it comes to adapting books that I genuinely think are good. Why? Because when I see some changes made to things, it just leaves me wondering – did you just not read the source material?! Like the adaption of “The Golden Compass.” That series was a straight-up middle finger to the Catholic church. Phillip Pullman made no secret of how much he hates Catholicism and thinks the church is a corrupt aristocracy. But the film had to turn it into some vague government entity. No! Did you not read the fucking book?! It was very clear – the church is the one in control of that society. Lord Asriel embodied a kind of protestant reformation. Seeing the film gloss over that, along with all the other crap they fucked up, pissed me off.
Now I am seeing news about how there is a remake film of “Lord of the Flies.” And they have an angle with this – instead of it being about a bunch of British boys being stranded on an island, it’s going to be about a bunch of girls being stranded on an island. All the roles will be female. Oh, fuck me! Did you all not read the fucking book?! The writers of this idea are saying that it’s not about equality, but I am calling bullshit right now. This was done to cater to the SJW crowd. And it pisses me off.
Here’s why this doesn’t work – whatever your opinions about identity, at our biological core there are two genders: male and female. And our species is sexually dimorphic, by which I mean that our brains are wired differently. Men and boys are wired with higher traits for aggression and the need to exert dominance. We are more wired to see violence as a solution to problems. In primitive societies, there has NEVER been an instance outside of mythology where the men in a society were exclusively the gatherers and the women exclusively the hunters. There are societies where men and women tend to share duties, but never one where the roles are completely reversed. It all goes back to biology.
Whatever your beliefs on personality identity, or how masculine or feminine your traits are, it’s a biological fact that men and women have different traits. So, in “Lord of the Flies,” you have a bunch of boys trapped on an island. The novel is about them trying to establish a society of rules, because they are proper British youth, but that government falls apart and the society devolves into tribal madness, which culminates in them killing a boy with spears. Given the biology of boys, that makes sense. The novel is a look at how the most upstanding and proper boys can become animals the moment they are removed from all semblance of order. It’s a great examination of a contention the Joker had in The Dark Knight – “their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble.” It’s what makes it good. The idea that us humans aren’t as removed from the animal kingdom as we might think.
I put it to you – the same thing wouldn’t happen with girls. I can already hear people – just watch women in a group. They’re catty and back-stab. Sure, in an all-female society, things would get pretty cutthroat. But the reality is that women’s minds are wired to seek coexistence rather than conflict. They try to keep a familial unit intact. Would there be infighting and crazy shit in a female version of this? Sure. But they wouldn’t take it to the extreme that the boys do. Unless it was a situation where the food was gone and it was kill or be killed. And even then, there would be those who would try and figure out an alternative. We’re talking science here.
When will this bullshit end? When will we stop getting the pro-equality versions of stuff? I can’t even imagine what a remake to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films would be like. Or To Kill a Mockingbird, especially in today’s racial culture. Or the 1954 version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, one of my favorite films of all time.
A lot of people will say I just can’t stand things being changed in adaptation. Fuck that noise! My problem is when it doesn’t make sense in context of the original, or totally spits in the face of what the original was trying to do. Great example – the American version of Death Note. That movie fucking sucked. Why? Tons of reasons. But for me, it’s the fact that the main character isn’t motivated by a twisted sense of justice. It’s the fact that he wants to impress a girl. A fucking girl! All the diabolical intellect of Light Yagami replaced by the insipid bullshit of Light…Turner. Fuck that name. Can America just abandon making anime adaptations now? Please?!
This movie is going to suck. I can already see the Steve Shives’ and the feminist idiots lining up to cheer on and praise this film, when I guarantee not one of those pathetic idiots read the actual book. Or if they did, they just wrote it off as misogyny or some dumb thing. As for me, not even gonna watch this retardation. Thankfully, lots of female bookworms are out against this too. If CNN, who wears their bias for this crap as much on their sleeves as every other even-slightly left-leaning outlet, is willing to show off plenty of women who think this is stupid, then you know you fucked up. Too bad I can already see the pathetic culture war that will follow.
Until next time, a quote,
“Sure, as long as the machines are working at you can dial 911. But you take that away, you put people in the dark, you scare the shit out of them, no more rules, you’ll see how primitive they get.” – David, The Mist