funny how when hollywood casts white actors as characters that are traditionally POC, people are quick to say that it’s not about race, and claim that clearly the selected actor is more suited to the role, but when the race of a traditionally white character is changed, they bitch and moan endlessly about how the character’s identity is being erased and how it’s going to ruin the entire production
The bell Anakin insisted hanging over the door jangled, hopefully signaling Anakin’s successful return from the bakery down the block. Obi-Wan stepped from the back room into the shop proper, frowning down at his cup of lukewarm tea.
“I think it’s time to invest in a new electric kettle,” he said.
“Yeah, judging by that scowl, I’d say that’s a good idea.”
Obi-Wan looked up. “You’re not Anakin,” he said stupidly.
The man smiled and gave a small, disarming shrug. “Sorry to disappoint.”
“You’re not a disappointment,” he said before his brain could intervene. The man wasn’t nearly as tall as Anakin, who hit his growth spurt at fifteen and shot up seven inches in five months, but he had broad shoulders and fairly impressive biceps. He was not, Obi-Wan observed in a strictly objective manner, unattractive, even if he couldn’t decide if the man’s blond hair was natural or bleached.
Hey! So I know it's our first girls night in a while, but I figured we could pick up where we left off on your movie bucket list with Star Wars.
...Actually, I've seen Star Wars now.
O-oh, really? Well that's cool. I guess that means that now we can watch Empire, which is the best one anyway.
*bad Vader voice* I am your father! *laughs*
*Emperor voice* And now, young Skywalker, you will die *makes Force lightning hands*
*halfhearted laughter*...When did you watch all these movies?
About a month ago? Reign dragged me out of the office one night when I'd been working too much. She would not let me return until we ate dinner, watched her favorite movie and I got a good night's sleep. We watched the others not long after that.
For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.
I'v finally seen Star Wars. I liked the movie, but just because I felt happy to find this universe back. A universe I liked so so much during my childhood. Both trilogies amazed me, I don’t feel like we can compare them as they were intended for different generation, I understand the reasons why the generation before me liked his trilogy, and why they felt betrayed trough the 1,2 and 3; But I really like the second trilogy too, and the first episode is one of my favorite (knowing Jar Jar is a fcking burden ). When I’m watching both trilogies I’m looking for something different.
Unfortunately I felt disappointed about this new one, the show is great but it’s way too close from The New Hope episode (srsly wtf) but without all the things that gave it its magic: Only few characters and we had time to appreciate every part of each characters and landscapes…. I draw Kylo Ren but I didn’t really like him, I didn’t see enough about what happened in his brain, he looks more like a emo teenager than a bad-ass villain. Anyway, I liked it but I hope they’ll manage to bring more originality in future episodes
I only had time to do 4 categories:
action adventure, drama, comedy & family but I'll make more for TV, anime, sci-fi, horror and such later. they're all movies that I've seen and enjoyed, my personal favorites are starred ☆
I really hate it when people tell me “its just a band” or “it’s just a show” or “he’s an actor. how will you meet him?” and “its just a fictional couple” like JES*S CHR*ST I KNOW THE CHANCES! I know the chances of me meeting them and hugging them and saying references to them and THANKING THEM FOR KEEPING ME GOING!
People think its easy to be a full time fangirl… Its not. We have to go through different kinds of emotions in just 43 mins in shows. Even just 3 minutes when it comes to songs.
Like don’t act like you know what I go through cause YOU DON’T HAVE A FUCKING CLUE!
I kind of really wish I’d stop seeing the phrase “feminist movie” or “feminist book” applied to any piece of media that does a better than usual job of handling it’s female characters.
Feminism is not the absence of sexism, it’s a word for the movement dedicated to raising awareness of and eradicating institutionalized sexism. A feminist movie would be a movie ABOUT the feminist movement, or a movie that directly identifies and addresses issues of structural inquality between genders.
Just having a female character you don’t sexualize in a piece of media doesn’t make it a grand stand against the patriarchy. It literally just makes it a little less sexist than most everything else. It doesn’t make you a feminist film director for making it, it just makes you not a fucking asshole with his head so far up his ass he can’t see the way the world is actually built.
Is SW:TFA a feminist movie? No, not even close, not even a little tiny bit at all. The movie’s not ABOUT gender or related struggles, ideas and philosophies.
But is it a movie that respects its female characters, gives them usually-limited-to-men levels of agency and power over the plot, makes sure there are women in the background of shots, and doesn’t sexualize them? Yes, abso-fucking-lutely yes.
SW:TFA is a movie feminists will like (at least parts of it), it is a movie that demonstrates some of the basic, basic things Feminism wants from media, but it’s not a feminist movie.