I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Gravity Falls for reintroducing me to one of the most wonderfully poisonous movie villains of all time and for making me rewatch The Night of the Hunter after too many years of neglecting to do so
listen i knew tom hardy was a ridiculous dog man but
[about his tattoo of his dog Max]
Did you have an affinity for pit bulls before? How did the tattoo come about? Hardy: That was because — I mean, I love dogs, and I see myself as a dog inside in many ways — that’s the way I am. It’s like, I bark a lot, and I can bite, but I don’t really. You know, they’ve got an energy. I just have an affinity with a dog. I’m very, very loyal, but, you know, I will piss on the carpet. [Laughs.] I will chew your sneakers! And sometimes I look like I’m going to bite, but actually, if you know me, I’m not like that. But I will say, unequivocally, dogs are the most amazingly loyal creatures who will sit and watch the wall with you all day if that’s what you’re doing, and that’s cool, as long as they feel part of the team, and that they’re useful, and I feel that way as well.
Is being a part of a team making a movie interesting to you? The loyalty? Hardy: A dog wants to belong. A dog wants to belong to a pack, and it’ll do what it has to do in order to eat and survive and stay warm, and they don’t leave your side. They do what they do. Each dog has a job. Some, you know, have different jobs [than] others. I have a job. You know, I see myself very similar to a dog. That sounds so weird? [Laughs.] I fucking love dogs, okay? I love dogs. You know what I mean?
The thing about Ghostbusters is that how do I go back to watching other films now?!! How can I go back to watching films where the only female lead is there to wear skimpy clothing and be a love interest for the male lead? How can I go back to films where the only “fat” character is there for everyone and themselves to make fat jokes? The thing is straight guys finally got to see what it’s like to have their only representation in the main cast be the less useful only-there-for-supposed-eye-candy a la Kevin (but then Kate McKinnon kinda stole the eye candy part there) and they didn’t like it. Before the film, I was looking forward to it but I didn’t think having an all-female team really mattered that much. I see now why it really does, especially for young girls who are finally able to see themselves in Holtzmann’s creativity and goofiness, or Patty’s love for books and history, Erin’s accomplishments in the particle physics field or Abby’s ability to take no crap (even if it’s about the number of wontons in her wonton soup). Even if people think that the film isn’t great, and everyone’s entitled to their opinions, they can’t deny that it’s important and a definite step in the right direction for Hollywood.
Did I Just Watch a Love Story Between a Raccoon and a Tree?
So I just watched Guardians of the Galaxy, or, well, I saw it yesterday, and you know what? I loved it. It was wonderful.
It makes me want to read the comics.
The CGI in the film was just spectacular. It was like I was watching an artist’s mind come to life on the screen, There were just times I wished the movie theater would stop the film and I could just stare and take it in.
The soundtrack is probably one of the best soundtracks I’ve listened to in a long time. It was probably the best thing ever and I love how the songs intertwine with Quill himself and the movie in general.
The character development of the characters and the plot was well written and well thought out, I was glad they didn’t just shirk that off just because they knew people would come because Marvel and Superheroes.
I was ecstatic that the characters weren’t all just always good, let’s save the universe sort of people. These people have grey morals and that’s probably the most wonderful thing about them. They don’t just think selflessly, they think realistically at times, think, well, selfishly at times, and that’s way more interesting than someone who always does the right thing.
I was amazed that Marvel went with a title that isn’t well known. It makes me jovial that they did because if a title that isn’t well known does well, then who knows what the future holds? We could get films from far less known characters, characters that are wonderful and could bring complexity into the universe. Maybe get a few TV shows other than Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming superhero series coming on Netflix.
It’s an exciting time to be a comics fan and all I see are bright futures ahead.
But this post isn’t about Marvel in general, it’s about Guardians of the Galaxy, and as you can tell, I really quite liked this film.
One thing that I found intriguing was Rocket and Groot’s relationship. I just love both characters, heck, I loved all the cast of the Guardians, but there was a point in the film that surprised me. When Groot died…Rocket really reacted to that death. Like, really reacted to that death.
He didn’t react like that to Gamorra, when she was about to die. He could think straight when he knew Gamorra was going to die. He was fine with killing Gamorra and Quill. He was going to blow them up. I’m pretty sure he was the one who said they could leave Drax on the floating dead head colony. Yet, when Groot dies…he’s sobbing all over the place and he’s acting more recklessly than usually and…it only makes me wonder, you know?
Hey, maybe it’s because Groot’s been his friend the longest. Maybe it’s that. Maybe I’m looking too much into this, but…did I just watch a love story between a raccoon and a tree?