but i generally like the marvel heroes more

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Yeah I mean Winter Soldier had no forced heterosexual love interest angle (which was obviously a conscious decision because they could've easily been lazy and made it Natasha or add more Sharon or whatever) and it's generally regarded as one of the best Marvel movies amongst fans and critics alike ... like ... that should've told them something??? maybe???

Truly!!! Like I’m not saying no movie should ever have a hetero romantic subplot - if it makes sense then by all means add it in. But don’t just put it there bc u want to remind everyone that Your Hero Likes Girls, it’s entirely unnecessary. TWS literally had Steve turning down chances at a hetero romantic subplot and it is easily the best film they’ve ever made.
@ Marvel, more CATWS, less CACW, thank u.

I think it’s pretty cringe-worthy that Marvel thinks they’re so progressive for gender swapping certain characters, like Thor, instead of simply creating strong female characters that are independent of pre-existing heroes. 

It’s not progressive, it’s lazy and nothing more than a publicity stunt to garner attention and boost sales. After the recent success of The Avengers, Marvel knows that this comic is going to make money regardless of how it’s received. People who love the idea and hate the idea are going to check it out or debate about it online. It generates its own press.

A good way to show that they actually give a shit about breaking gender roles and archetypes would be to start from scratch and build upon an original foundation so a new character has a life of its own. Instead they’ve chosen to show their progressive hand by allowing a heroine to share her history with a character that’s always going to be considered the definitive version by mainstream audiences.

What Are You Doing Disney?

Disney. I’m disappointed in you. I went into the Times Square Disney Store last week to see if I could ask about the Big Hero 6 Tsum Tsums and I decided to browse around and see if I could find maybe a mug or something. (my bf and I have a habit of finding really awesome Disney mugs) Everywhere you looked, there was nothing but Disney princesses, stuff for the new Cinderella, and…of course….Frozen. Swarms of parents, children and tourists, grabbing everything they could with Elsa and Anna’s face on it: It was almost unsettling. 

When I finally found a section of “Big Hero 6″ I had to nearly pick my jaw off the floor. They had next to NOTHING BH6 related except for maybe 3 toys, a handful of t-shirts, and a book. That was it. No plushies. No, mugs, no dolls: Not a single thing that could interest kids. (and don’t get me started on their representation of Black Widow for Age of Ultron and how awful it is.) Finding an employee after almost 15 minutes, I finally found someone to ask my question to. I had my phone out because I was taking a picture of the Swarovski slipper they had for Cinderella and the young male employee I was speaking to freaked out. My case is Tadashi’s chip for Baymax. He asked where I had gotten it and I said online. He then proceeded to tell me how awesome it was and how he wished the store carried more things like that. And how so many people have come in looking for BH6 things and are disappointed at what they have in store. 

Call me floored here, but when your store employees freak out over my Baymax chip cell phone case and they wonder where they can get one, I think it should be telling you something.

“Big Hero 6 is the 3rd highest grossing Disney film of all time. And the #1 Animated Movie of 2014. AND won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.”

…And Disney is too busy pushing more Frozen down everyone’s throats for them to see that there is a wonderful film getting no love whatsoever anymore. I’m all for a good princess movie every once and a while, but honestly some of my favorite Disney films don’t have a princess in them. (Meet the Robinsons, Treasure Planet, Lilo and Stitch, Lion King) I’m not so thick to know that the Disney Princess is like the bread and butter for Disney as an animation company and built it to what it is, but the fact is that there are more things they have that don’t have/need a princess to sell it. And 10 bucks says Frozen 2 will be all about Anna and Kristoph’s wedding. There goes that “Strong, don’t need a man to know/find the meaning of love” message Frozen had originally. But OH MAN will it sell more dresses and dolls.

And these ‘other’ Disney movies are not just for boys. I know more little girls who loved Baymax and thought Honey Lemon and GoGo were amazing. Example, there was a little girl at Zenkaikon dressed as Honey in her armor. And when I asked her why she picked Honey Lemon, she said because she loved Science and was happy there was a girl from Disney who loved Science too. It was great because it showed that its cool for girls to love technology and science and its not a “boy” thing to love science. Its almost like Disney is forgetting that they appeal to the whole general market. But they almost expect boys to only want things like the Avengers and Star Wars. While they are great properties that Disney bought, they are not the real Disney experience. Heck, even Big Hero 6 is Marvel and was originally made by the team Man of Action (the guys behind Generator Rex and the Ben 10 series). 

There has to start to be a balance between the pretty princess and the tough fighter. Merida lacked in character and just came off as self-entitled and frankly…annoying. (in a personal opinion) Honey and GoGo? I WISH they had more development because they are so great. You don’t have to be a princess to be a hero. You don’t have to have a crown to make a difference. They preach this in the commercials and PSAs on Disney Channel, but still shove the stereotype of the crown and dress down little girl’s throats. I like Disney. And their princesses are fun. But there has to start being a balance for kids. There is no crown. There is no prince. And you make your own happily ever afters. Stars don’t grant wishes and no fairy godmother will turn your rags to a ballgown. You have to learn to fight for yourself. That doing good for others is just being a good person: not royalty. 

*sigh* It will be okay Big Hero 6. There are plenty of people who love you.