Awesome Angry Fairy Princess
One reason why I love Strange Magic is
that Marianne is allowed to be ANGRY. I’m not referring to her facial
expression, not that that isn’t awesome, too.
betrayed her, and even when her father sides with that ass, she refuses
to swallow the shit Roland’s trying to hand her and smile and give him
another chance like a “good girl” should, but kicks his ass instead. The “Stronger” scene is where I fell in love with the movie, and it’s still one of my favourite parts.
of absorbing abuse and making herself as small and accomodating to
others as possible, she respects herself and takes care of herself.
And while the movie goes on to show that isolating herself completely is harmful and opening up to someone who deserves this trust is a good thing, I never had the impression it tried to paint her initial reaction as wrong — I read it so that she needed the time and focus on herself to heal.
There is so much
pressure on girls and women to neglect their own needs and feelings and
“be nice” and “just give him a chance”, and stories that treat female characters as things and trophies where of course the guy who wants a certain gal gets her in the end, Strange Magic was for me a very needed breath of fresh air.