I did not expect to cry in Cars 3. I did not expect to be one big teary goosebump. But I did and I was.
Like… Cars 3 probably has some flaws. Strike that. It definitely does. I’ve seen some reviews that were like… ‘Will kids be interested in a story about a mid-life crisis?’ ‘Does Cars 3 hate millennials?’ And those elements were not great.
But then halfway through, CRUZ RAMIREZ THE SAVIOR OF THIS MOVIE gets real with Lightning McQueen and everything changes. And the entire second half of the movie is just like…. I can’t even words.
I’m not gonna spoil what happens but like… so good. Goosebumps. Weeping. Still having feels.
Here are some things:
1. I never ever in my wildest dreams would have dared to hope Cars 3 would give me a PLUCKY LATINA HEROINE WHO ALSO IS A CAR. Ever. The characters in stuff I watched growing up never looked like my mom, and, like, Cruz Ramirez is a car, so she also doesn’t look like my mom, but the feeling is still there. It’s still there.
2. They don’t say ‘Lightning McQueen has white male privilege’ but like… they kind of also do. I mean, they’re cars, so they don’t, because he’s red, and also a car, but it’s in there. And they definitely do not shy away from the fact that not everybody gets to have sponsors and encouragement and confidence from the beginning.
3. The first thing I thought when this movie ended was that I cannot wait for Cars 4 and they better freaking make me one. Cars 2 was terrible and shouldn’t count. That means they get one more. Right? Because seriously all of this movie’s weak/annoying points could be fixed by pushing Lightning into the background and making the Cruz Ramirez movie we all deserve.
With Steve, I always viewed it that he probably had been in love before and he probably did have a lady, maybe even had a family, and lost that to this awful conflict. The thought of falling in love is so painful for him that he could not allow himself to do it. It had to be about a mission, it had to be God and country, but it could not be him and what he wanted. He’s got a mission that, up until the very last, is his driving force. Along the way he happens to fall madly in love with a goddess. And he just holds off and holds off and holds off until he can’t bear to let her go.
Chris Pine, on Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman: The Art And Making Of The Film
Season 1 Bashir: This is BRILLIANT, gonna practice RUGGED FRONTIER MEDICINE and have ADVENTURES and do THRILLING HEROICS and PULL MORE TAIL THAN JAMES T. KIRK
Season 4 Bashir: Have been officially dumped by everything in a skirt on the station. Adventures are scary. Major Kira is scary. Captain Sisko’s shiny bald head is scary. Also am fairly certain I want to fuck a lizard.
i used the bag at the farmer’s market today and i don’t think?? i noticed anyone staring, which is still kinda surprising to me.
this cup is so adorable that i couldn’t resist buying it like the day after i bought the tote.
@tosquinha thank you SO MUCH for your lovely art (and for enabling me to declare publicly that i am anime trash) <3 i love your comics and how the characters’ expressions always look so genuine and real while still being cutely drawn.