Apparently the job of each Kingsman movie is to take an actor who is generally considered extremely attractive but who I absolutely don’t see the appeal of, put him in some nice clothes and make him fuck shit up in really cool ways, and thereby make him hot to me. The first one did it with Colin Firth, the second one with Pedro Pascal. That. Whip. Jesus. The lasso was already hot, and the revolvers were hot, but the whip gave me the rest. I am so easy.
Overall I enjoyed Kingsman 2 a lot. It’s maybe not quite as awesome as the first one, but still a lot of fun, lots of cool fight scenes, and the whole Kingsman/Statesman interactions are gold and frankly the best part. Could have done without the Obligatory Romance ™, but it didn’t ruin the movie. I am in denial about that one thing at the end and you’ll know what I mean when you see it. Actually I’m ignoring several things that happen at the end.
ALSO ROBO DOGS!!!! And ROBO ARM! And Elton John in THAT OUTFIT. Merlin in a proper suit instead of the stuff they usually put him in. AND THE WHIP!
Your headcanon is your headcanon. The characters in your mind are what they are, and nobody is trying to take them away from you. Think of the Good Omens TV series as a stage play: for six full hours, actors are going to be portraying the roles of Crowley and Aziraphale, Shadwell and Madame Tracy, Newt and Anathema, Adam, Pepper, Wensleydale and Brian and the rest. Will they look like the people in your head? The ones you’ve been drawing and writing about and imagining for (in some cases) almost 30 years?
Probably not. Which is fine.
The people in your head and your drawings are still there, and still real and still true. I’ve seen drawings of hundreds of different Aziraphales over the years, all with different faces and body-shapes, different hair and skin, and would never have thought to tell anyone who drew or loved them that that wasn’t what Aziraphale looked like. (And a couple of years after we wrote it, I was amused to realise that the Aziraphale in my head looked nothing like the Aziraphale in Terry’s head.) I’ve loved every instance of Good Omens Cosplay I’ve seen, and in no case did I ever think anyone was doing it wrong: they were all Aziraphales and Crowleys, and it was always a delight.
Good Omens has been unillustrated for 27 years, which means that each of you gets to make up your own look for the characters, your own backstories, your own ideas about how they will behave.
The TV version is being made with love and with faithfulness to the story. It’s got material and characters in it that Terry and I had discussed over the years, (some of it from what we would have done it there had been a sequel). Writing it has taken up the greater part of my last three years. You might like it – I really hope you will – but you don’t have to. You can start watching it, decide that you prefer the thing in your head, and stop watching it. (I never saw the last Lord of the Rings movie, because I liked the thing in my head too much.)
Remember we are making this with love.
And that your own personal headCrowleys and headAziraphales and headFourHorsemen and headThem and headHastur and headLigur and headSisterMary and all the rest are yours, and safe, and nobody is ever going to take them away from you.
listen you have no idea how important having a bilingual peter in the mcu is because in queens, hispanics are the majority of the minority. i see peter using spanish in the suit when he needs to help someone who doesn’t speak english. like they can utilize that so well into the next few films. man it was such a little thing that made me so happy to see. to be in a theater filled with hispanics and us all laughing out of joy and saying “Ooooo” to that first line peter speaks in spanish in the movie, like yes. i need more of that bond when watching a movie like spider-man on the big screen.
WARNING: the following text contains spoilers and can be considered disturbing to some readers. especially my brain, because it’s leaking out my ears after typing this.
This is the first movie ever I’ve gone to see on opening night. And let me just say that, for the record, I’m glad I went to watch with friends. Without them, I would have most likely calmly exited the room, climbed up to the roof, and dived straight off.
There aren’t enough good roles for strong women. I wish we had more
female writers. Most of the female characters you see in films today are
“the poor heartbroken girl”. That’s why I’m so proud of the Fast
movies. I feel like Giselle is an empowering woman.
- The effects are top notch. There wasn’t one scene where I thought “……well that was a choice.”
- All of these kids are ACTING. Where did they get these children? I want to see everything all of them have ever been in, especially the chunky one and the girl.
- The shitty parts of the story were cut (book readers know what I’m talmbout)
- Splendidly paced. I didn’t even realize the film was so long until after I’d left.
- A little disappointed in the reliance on jump scares. I expected a little more tone and unease throughout.
- I have literally never cared about this story, and I always forget I don’t care about it until I try to read or watch it again. If you’ve ever watched or tried to watch (or tried to read) It in the past, this probably won’t change your mind, so save your coin for Netflix.
- I’m serious. I hate the plot so much and halfway through the movie I was still like “I just don’t care. I’m only sitting here for the performances.”