“Apologies for the shirtlessness,” says Tom Hiddleston.
“I didn’t want to show off.” The world’s most impeccably spoken Marvel
baddie is looking awfully embarrassed. I’ve caught him emerging topless
from his trailer, late at night, with female company. The makeup artist
has been in with him, carefully pawing at his torso. Hiddleston is
shooting a movie in Hawaii and, as it is, his skin doesn’t look
sufficiently sun damaged. Muddier stuff is slathered on, and our star is
good to go.
Please please please go see Moana. It is an amazing movie made by amazing people. Here’s a list of reasons to go see it,
-The music is amazing (it was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, you know, the Hamilton guy)
-Moana has no romantic interest in the film! I have always felt like a lot of the romantic plots of movies feel forced or stupid and finally there is a disney movie that just said ‘screw it’ and left it out and I think that made the film so much better than trying to force a romance in there
-Whenever Moana’s dad tells her that she can’t do something it is NEVER because she is a girl
-Moana and Maui have such a beautifully written friendship, it’s rocky and realistic but they have each others backs
-When Moana is not allowed to do something in her village it is NEVER because she is a princess, it is because of village rules that no one can break
-Moana has a realistic body, it’s not stick thin like the other disney princesses
-When Maui tells Moana that she can’t do something because she is a princess (implying that she is too delicate) she proves him wrong and totally kicks ass
-The animation is so good, especially since there is so much water in the film
-A LOT of the people that worked on this film are POC
-Auli’i Cravalho (the voice of Moana) is such a sweet, bright, and fun person and I want her to get the recognition she deserves because she did a great job in this movie, also she is a Hawaii native
There is other stuff that I’m sure I’m forgetting so feel free to add to the list. Overall this movie is so beautiful and amazing! It is different from a lot of stuff Disney has done before. By not seeing it you are just telling Disney that you just want the same helpless damsel in destress skinny white girl that gets saved by a prince. I don’t know about you but, I’m sick of those kind of plots. It’s time for a princess to save herself and Moana does just that!