Something I've been noticing for a while now is how politics seems to be dominating film and film discussion lately. There's been the Oscarssowhite controversy; Youtubers are dedicating entire videos to complain about casting choices and perceived socio-political agendas; critics are waging full-on wars with each other -accusing each other of being paid off by film studios to promote/ criticise films from rival studios; people are constantly second guessing studio decisions and casting based on race, gender and plaigarism issues. Internet memes like 'Mary Sue', 'whitewashing', and 'mansplaining' are being forced into the lexicon to create issues where arguably none exist (or if they do, they are commerically driven rather than political). Examples: Star Wars the Force Awakens has been accused of pushing a 'Mary Sue' protagonist. Rogue One accused of compounding a Star Wars 'feminist' agenda. Hollywood criticised for having too many white main actors. Marvel criticised for not having a female main superhero eg. Black Widow movie. The Hateful Eight criticsed for being misogynistic. Batman Vs Superman's critical bashing being blamed on a Marvel-funded conspiracy. Ghost In The Shell being slated for Scarlett Johansson not being 'asian'. Ghostbusters accused of having a black stereotype. Gods of Egypt, Exodus= whitewashing. etc etc. Are we becoming blinded to what's actually important about movies (whether or not they entertain) due to people forcing their personal agendas on us? Or are the complaints/ concerns valid? Are there fundamental political problems in Hollywood that demand attention? Or is it just that we live in a time of bored, entitled, self-righteous internet ingrates?