Concept: Jeremy and Michael bonding over the Ducktales reboot because they watched the old cartoons as kids. Both bonding over newer cartoons like Gravity Falls. Michael even calls them the “Mystery Boyfriends” sometimes. I want Michael and Jeremy bonding over Castlevania, bonding over the Game Grumps, bonding over things that make them nostalgic, but most of all…..
I was messing around, taking some pictures in da:i, so when Lavellan ended up hovering above the table I decided to take a picture. But then I thought to add some effects to it and now it looks like she’s visiting Solas in the Fade?
(Either that or they’re about to create a Thedosian reboot of The Phantom of the Opera.)
And because I wasn’t paying attention while merging she ended up in a wedding dress to boot.
Ludi Lin and Fiona Fu on the set of Power Rangers (2017)x
“[Power Rangers] was one of those things that I ran home from school every day to watch, and it’s the only thing that could get me up in the mornings.I was definitely a big fan of the original series. … And it feels amazing, to be back in it, to do the reboot, because the reboot is the original series that I was a huge fan of.” - Ludi Lin
I’m just curious what got them to do a reboot. The TMNT 2012 is “perfect” as the way it is, honoring also their predecessors giving bits and pieces of references here and there. Especially when the story continued further, the series grew with their audience and gave enough material for a little older fans to enjoy the show too, which is brilliant in my opinion.
I fear that this ‘reboot’ is just gonna be a money maker, and for the younger audience only, based on the interview of the President of the Nickelodeon Group.
“’Turtles’ has been an incredibly important franchise for us since we reignited it five years ago, and we’re excited for the new series to take the characters in a different direction with more humor, a younger and lighter feel and all-new dimensions to explore.”
Yeah. Feels like it’s gon’ be just that. I’m not gonna expect anything like from its predecessor, but I guess I’ll still end up giving it a few shots.
I’m a child of the 90′s. Power Rangers reigned supreme in my household when I was growing up. And when my brother, who is 9 years younger than me, started getting into Power Rangers, it was a way for us to bond. So obviously I was excited about the reboot.
Listen, I might be biased because of my nostalgia, but damn did I love this movie! Here’s why everyone should leave their house immediately and go watch this film.
1. Diverse Cast: I don’t really need to say it, but this cast is insanely diverse! So many different groups are represented in this movie! Every ranger is of a different ethnicity, which is acknowledged and appreciated by each member! And, beyond the surface differences that can be seen, there is an LGBTQ ranger and a ranger who is on the autism spectrum. One of my favorite parts is that we don’t need to speculate whether or not he might have special needs - he just comes right out and says it. “I’m on the spectrum…It’s a diagnosis.” And while he might have been protected a little more by the others, they didn’t try to baby him which is common for a lot of people who don’t often interact with people who have special needs. Instead, they utilized his strengths and worked with him to build his weaknesses.
2. Fantastic Acting: I gotta give a shout out to the actors who played the rangers. Holy cow, were y’all amazing! I’m honestly stunned with Becky G’s performance and how well she did, but that’s mostly because I haven’t followed her music career and seen what she can do. Girl, you were so good! And I believe that this was the first movie some of them have ever acted in. I’ll admit that the script was a little corny sometimes, but honestly it was 10X better than any script from the tv show, and the actors played them SO GOOD!!!!!
3. Great Chemistry: Some of these friendships felt so authentic and beautiful to me. A few interactions didn’t really excite me (Zack & Jason, mostly), but the rest of them held their own. Kimberly & Trini and Jason & Billy, for instance. The two girl rangers had such amazing chemistry together and every scene they did felt like they’d been friends their whole lives. There’s a lot of people shipping those two, but I’d be genuinely upset if anything less platonic happened between them. I just want Kimberly to be the girl friend that Trini comes to for girlfriend advice because their friendship is so great! Jason & Billy really were the BROTP of the movie though. The way Billy always looked to Jason for any minor thing had me laughing my ass off.
4. A Really Good Bad Guy: Anyone who’s ever seen the tv show knows that Rita Repulsa was kind of lame. She did the same thing every episode and hardly ever left her evil lair to do her own dirty work. Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa was actually kind of a scary bad guy. She wasn’t all talk, and the girl wasn’t afraid to get nasty. I can appreciate that in a villain.
5. Nostalgia: If you were also a big fan of the tv show, this movie has loads of amazing easter eggs for you! I was literally in the theater chanting “Megazord! Megazord! Megazord!” Not to mention Alpha’s “aye aye aye,” and the songs being played, and just ugh! My childhood heart was hurting.
6. Potential Sequel: The ending was set up for a sequel (wait for the credits and an extra scene will come) and honestly it has so much potential for what could come of the power rangers! I need it, and frankly, it hasn’t done that well at the box office so without your support there might not be a sequel at all!
All in all, this movie was really good and I would just love to share it with everyone and tell them to love it!
I honestly feel like I would’ve enjoyed Dirk Gently a lot less if they’d taken the Grimdark™ option and done a dark and gritty reboot.
Because it would’ve actually been a really easy option for them? They could’ve taken Farah’s first scene (an attractive woman tied to a bed in a dark room with a creepy man standing over her) and really emphasized the rape-y aspects of it for the shock value. They could’ve taken Amanda catching fire and meticulously shown her skin crackling and blistering. They could’ve taken Bart (as a chaotic feral character) and shown her in a revealing, conveniently-ripped outfit to highlight how she just doesn’t care about her appearance (but is still magically attractive by Hollywood standards).
Dirk could’ve brooded heavily over his dark and tragic past, and only cared about solving the mystery rather than saving Lydia. Todd could’ve made everything about his Manpain™ and the narrative could’ve presented Amanda as unreasonable for not immediately forgiving him. Rimmer showing affection to his dog-in-a-young-girl’s-body could’ve been genuinely disturbing (as opposed to just vaguely unsettling).
… and I only just realized how many of these relate to their treatment of female characters, which says a lot about how they’re actually valued by the creative team.
But man, I was this close to turning the television off (my hand was literally on the remote) during Farah’s first scene because I’m e x h a u s t e d by the number of Strong Female Characters™ who have some sort of sexual assault in their past because male writers can’t imagine any other reason for women to be capable and self-assured? And I’m glad I didn’t turn episode one off (because my life would be a sad and dreary place without the show and without the fandom) but still, it was a close call.
There’s a lot of wickedly brilliant black comedy in season one and I’m 100% here for all of the CIA-related angst they want to throw at us, but there’s also no limit to how much darker they could’ve made the show and I’m sincerely grateful that we’ve instead been given the psychic sunshine bean and his cantankerous punk boyfriend in a universe that has sombre moments but still makes the audience feel better for having been part of the story.
I find it kind of funny how much I find Tom Holland to be attractive. Because mostly all of my celebrity crushes are about ten or so years older than me and Tom’s all like “Sup, we in the same generation.”
???: Uh… that’s probably a straightforward question, but what’s wrong?
Emma: Everything. My siblings keep thinking I should fully support them financially, without anything in return. I combine two jobs with having absolutely no time for myself and they think it’s not a huge deal. So yeah, everything is wrong.
She finally looked at the stranger, feeling bad that she let out all her problems on him. He had nice blue hair, grey eyes and looked a bit older than her - about thirty years old, if exactly. His voice was clear and confident.
Emma: It’s probably stupid, but I wish I had a time machine to go back and change my life.
And not a moment later, when the villain, Sedusa, defeats the girls and has them captured, Ms. Bellum takes her down single-handedly and saved the girls. Before and after that episode, she has had so many shining moments where it’s clear that she can stand on her own and she provides the brains behind the Mayor’s tenure in office, and he himself acknowledges this in this episode.
And another thing this episode shines in is the fact that they show a
man who acknowledges his weaknesses and knows when he needs help as
well. And that yes, strong men also cry.
Girls need characters like Miss Bellum, who sends the message that they have more influence and power than they ever knew. They need to know that their place in the world isn’t dependent on a man’s control or what position they occupy in life.
I’d never be allowed to direct any future Twilight reboot because I’d make the sex scene with Edward going down on Bella and beautiful music playing and then he’s done and is like “okay see you next month.”
JD power ranger jokes aside my favourite Headcannons are probably just LGBT Heathers ones (boring I know but I love it) so here’s what I think and you can disagree or whatever
Heather Macnamara- Lesbian
I think a lot of people think this especially Mcnamawyer and Chandlmara shippers. I’ve honestly saw very few people disagree with the fact that Mac likes girls, it’s basically a fact, and it’s the only reason I’m gonna watch the reboot.
Heather Chandler- Lesbian
I used the musical gif specifically because I’m still debating what I think about movie Chandler. I would say a lot of people agree because on movie night every time she came on stage, the whole chat just said “gay”. Like come on she had no reason to be like that with Veronica in Beautiful if she’s straight.
Veronica Sawyer- Bisexual
Once again I think like the entire fandom agrees (I’m so basic). She has to be attracted to chandler, like who isn’t? and holding hands with Mac at the end is adorable, but she obviously had feelings for JD and finds guys attractive so ayyy Bisexual Veronica. I also think movie Veronica is bi, like the cute little head rest thing with mac is cute and she like fucked JD in a car so.
Heather Duke- Aromantic Asexual
I used movie duke because I don’t have the same opinion on musical duke. I haven’t saw a lot of this but maybe that’s just ‘cause I haven’t went looking. I know I joke about Duke’s “oh shit I’m gay” moment after Veronica kisses her cheek but in all honesty I can’t see duke being in a relationship, or wanting to be in one for that matter. Dude she just wants to take over Chandler, be a bitch and rule the school in peace, she doesn’t need some other person taking up her time.
Betty Finn- Asexual Lesbian
Finally sweet, sweet, under appreciated Betty Finn, gay, gay, adorable Betty Finn. I love her and idk why but I think she’s gay af and totally has a crush on Veronica but I also think she’s ace, like hand holding and cuddling? YES. Sex? Nopedy Nope Nope.
This was far longer than intended, feel free to give me your opinions on this or other characters.