i cried during the movie

Okay so seeing Wonder Woman was literally eye-opening for me. I always knew that movies, action movies in particular, are really sexist towards women. I just didn’t realize how bad it was until I saw a superhero movie directed by a woman.

In almost every movie I’ve seen, the woman was always the damsel in distress or just some lousy love interest. And in action movies, mainly superhero movies, the camera is always focused on the woman’s boobs while she’s fighting. Yes, I’m mainly talking about Black Widow in the Avengers movies.

But in Wonder Woman, there were no close-up shots of her boobs while she was fighting. In fact, I don’t think that any woman even showed her cleavage, at all. They weren’t sexualized in any way. 

And all of the women looked like real people. There were women with big muscles, women with scars, there were women with thick thighs and arms that would jiggle when they were fighting, there were dark skinned women. They didn’t just all look like the stereotypical super thin white girls that you usually see in big movies.

The flirting was also very minimal. There were almost no romantic scenes at all.

And none of the men tried to undermine or belittle the women, and when they did Diana would just start talking about how she could do things better than them.

And the fight scenes. They were so amazing. They didn’t try to make the women look super pretty while doing it. No, they were full on fighting. Nasty, brutal, screams-of-pure-rage fighting.

But she always had a reason for fighting, and she always did it because she genuinely believes in hope and peace and protecting innocent people and people who can’t fight for themselves.

This movie sends out so many great messages for little girls, saying that you can fight for what you believe in and even if you don’t succeed the first time, not to give up because it is always worth it in the end.

Like I was thinking about it in the movie theater. For some little girls, Wonder Woman is their first superhero. There are little girls who will grow up with this movie and cherish it because it is the first and only movie with a lead female superhero. There are little girls who will grow up thinking that they want to do some good in this world, just like she did. I almost cried during several parts in the movie just thinking about that.

So please, for the love of all things good, please go see this movie. Not only is it a huge deal for women and girls now, it will be for generations to come. 

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As we go marching, marching, in the beauty of the day 
A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray 
Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses
For the people hear us singing, bread and roses, bread and roses.

As we come marching, marching, we battle too, for men, 
For they are in the struggle and together we shall win. 
Our days shall not be sweated from birth until life closes, 
Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread, but give us roses.

As we come marching, marching, un-numbered women dead 
Go crying through our singing their ancient call for bread, 
Small art and love and beauty their trudging spirits knew 
Yes, it is bread we. fight for, but we fight for roses, too.

DO NOT WATCH THIS WITHOUT TISSUES HANDY

Here’s to the ones who dream
Foolish, as they may seem
Here’s to the hearts that ache
Here’s to the mess we make
—  Audition( The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
My Thought on Moana

I cried so many times during this movie you wouldnt believe. Here is an unorganized list of why this movie was beautiful to me in every way.

1. Auli'i is my friend. I love her to death and hearing her speak and sing in this movie was not only surreal but incredibly emotional for me. Think of it as a proud mother but x10.

2. They brought up our lost art of wayfinding. Wayfinding is a genuinely lost art that has only recent begun again thanks to the Hokule'a. This is so important, and to see that Moana was so excited and shocked to find out her people were voyagers was truly amazing because I feel the exact same way. “Why did we stop?”

3. Maui. Maui is a myth that I grew up hearing about in betime stories. Everything that they talked about I had already known, and to see someone who you grew up learning about come to life in such a beautiful way was truly amazing. Not to mention I had completely forgotten that Maui didnt come from a God and a Mortal, he was given his power from the gods, but was born of mortal parents. I had forgoten my own mo'olelo.

4. Gramma Tala. Tala was the only one to support Moana’s call to the ocean. Many Polynesians feel this call to the ocean. It surrounds us, and it brings life. If theres a feeling I can relate to most its my need to be on the water, which is why I paddle. Also, theway they showed Tala’s aumakua (spirit animal) sent chills down my spine it was beautiful.

5. Te Fiti. In Hawaiian Te Fiti is Papa, mother earth. Watching Papa come to life after Te Ka was silenced made me cry. Papa gave me my islands, gave me my culture, and gave me my people. I love her. Also watching her lay back town to form her island was amazing because that’s also a big part of many mo'olelo- that gods and godesses lay down to form mountains and islands, and are in an eternal slumber beneath us.

6. The music. The music was beautiful. And having songs fully or partially written in Samoan(?) was amazing to listen to. To have disney publish a movie with a soundtrack with untranslated Polynesian in it was amazing of them.

7. The animation of hula. There wasn’t much of it, but the hula was beautiful and again made me so fucking happy when I saw it.

Not rly a reason but heres a nice tip: Moana doesn’t simply mean ocean, we could use Kai for that. Kai is the part of the ocean you can see. Moana is the deep sea. The sea that we voyage on.

There’s really a lot lot more but this is all I got for now yw here u go~

Bromance - ENFJ & INTP
  • INTP: *lounging on the couch, head half-propped up against the wall, double-chin-scrolling through tumblr*
  • INTP: ...ughhh...
  • ENFJ1: ...
  • INTP: ...ngggh...
  • ENF1: ...
  • INTP: ...hrreehh...
  • ENFJ: ...
  • INTP: ...orghh...
  • ENFJ1: ...what?
  • INTP: ...this is ...really uncomfortable.
  • ENFJ1: ...you could... wait... let me think about this... move?
  • INTP: ...
  • INTP: ...ughhhh...
  • INTP: ...so much...
  • INTP: ...work...
  • ENFJ1: *sighs*
  • ENFJ1: *drops a pillow on INTP's face*
  • ENFJ1: ...better?
  • INTP: ...
  • INTP: *muffled* ...yeah...way ...way better.
  • ***
  • ENFJ1: *watching a fail compilation on youtube*
  • ENFJ1: ...man, physics sure is important.
  • INTP: *from under the pillow* ...word.
  • ENFJ1: I ain't talking to you, nerd.
  • ***
  • *renovating ENFJ's apartment*
  • INTP: Alright, what do you want me to do?
  • ENFJ1: *drops paint*
  • ENFJ1: Fucking hell.
  • INTP: ...
  • INTP: ...yeah, I could do that.
  • INTP: ...bit hot, though.
  • ***
  • *shopping, meat falls out of bag*
  • INTP: Ah, shoot your meat fell out.
  • ENFJ1: *giggling*
  • INTP: *giggling* Wait, wait, let me... let me hold your meat for you.
  • ENFJ1: *with tears in eyes* Yeah, can you ... can you handle my meat?
  • INTP: *heaving with laughter, failing to pick up the package* I'll try, but it's ...it's just so big ...
  • ENFJ1: *bangs fist on supermarket wall and wheezes with laughter*
  • Both: *unable to articulate a proper word for the next two minutes*
  • ***
  • ENFJ1: So, how do we get to my new apartment from here?
  • INTP: ...hmm...
  • INTP: ...we could go to X, then Y, then Z?
  • ENFJ1: But wouldn't that be a major detour?
  • INTP: Yeah.
  • ENFJ1: Let's do it.
  • ***
  • ENFJ1: *wearing a washed out green parka, hand on hips, staring into oblivion*
  • INTP: *laughs* What's up with you, Brokeback Mountain?
  • ENFJ1: ...huh? What do you mean?
  • INTP: *copies posture*
  • INTP: *in Southern accent*
  • INTP: You sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you!
  • ENFJ1: *laughing* Fuck off!
  • *nudging war ensues*
  • ***
  • ENFJ1: Y'know what always bothers me? These online memes like "Would you punch your best friend in the face for a million dollars?" ...I mean...hell yeah?
  • INTP: Hell yeah, man - let's split the money 50/50.
  • ENFJ1: That's what I'm talking about.
  • Both: *high five each other while looking straight ahead and grinning*
‘’ If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me,
One day I'll know
How far I'll go ‘’ 
  Moana X Fairy Tail

Saw Beauty and the Beast last night.

Seeing it tomorrow morning…and Sunday morning…probably more.

Why can’t every movie be this perfect? The original was done justice in my opinion, nothing was left out yet we were given so much more.

Originally posted by partofyourtaleasoldastime

My favorite thing about this story is that for once it’s the Prince that needs saving and the educated/fearless/head strong woman does the rescuing. 

Originally posted by wizardfrenchfries

No love at first sight, instead we see a friendship blossom and an unexpected love emerge. It’s beautiful.

Originally posted by ggrinted

The cast couldn’t have been more spot on, like seriously, they were born for these roles, especially Luke Evans, what a scene stealer.

Originally posted by hardyness

AND MIGHT I JUST ADD how happy I am that Lefou was LGBT. Praise! It’s 2017 and I am proud to say my daughters weren’t traumatized by it but instead loved that the two boys danced at the end. Like I said, beautiful.

Plus Beasts solo, Evermore, well lets just say I ain’t mad at it. Get it beast, feel that sorrow filled love!

Basically, everyone should go see it. Immediately. You won’t be sorry.

um full offense, when moana walks through the water to restore te fiti’s heart i gained about 50 years onto my life. moana’s voice was too much for me to handle, my heart completely overflowed with feelings. that’s all.

cast your spell so you can rule me

Lance caught his eye, mouth slack with liquor. This close, Keith could see the light spattering of freckles over his nose, could smell the alcohol on his breath. The taller boy winked.

Christ.

Or: the appendages of Voltron are all little shits, and Coran needs to hide his space booze better

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Surprise overtook all of their faces, but it was Lance who felt the need voice his dismay. “First of all—” he raised a finger, “—it’s never have I ever. Second, what do you mean you’ve never played this before?”

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Wonder Woman

My husband was pretty confused at the fact that I was silent after watching Wonder Woman. He didn’t realize until after I spoke that I was crying.

That was the movie I’ve been waiting for.

I’ve grown up on action movies. In fact, I’m the one dragging his butt to see them opening weekend. But this. This was a badass woman who was the central focus of a film. She led men and she was victorious. She was surrounded by badass women for a decent portion of the movie, and they weren’t arguing over men. They were training. They were warriors.

I love the MCU, but my major complaint has been that I’m sick of women being in the background. I’ve had to explain to a great number of people that there are hardly any women in those films. And when they continue to argue, I pull up the poster for Civil War. There are EIGHT men on that poster. And TWO women. Then I get the argument that there aren’t a lot of good female superheroes. To which I look at them like they just explained my side, and then tell them that they’re wrong. But screw it people will make excuses for anything and act like I’M the problem.

So yeah, I cried during that whole damn movie. I cried because I can imagine a world where my future daughter sees herself in women like Diana and Antiope and Hippolyta. Where she doesn’t feel inferior because of her gender. Because I love women who kick ass.

They just need a chance to be on the screen.