rewatching the nationals

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this is so messed up… like we know that at first, sozin just tried to set up colonies in the earth kingdom, that was his target and his plan. then when roku found out about this, they had their big argument and battle, breaking a lifelong friendship. this is when sozin fully turned against the avatar, but it wasn’t until 35 years later that sozin’s comet arrived and they committed the air nomad genocide. and you don’t just commit genocide without indoctrinating your people and military to hate the targeted group of people first. the air nomads are just that– nomads– which means they travel the world and have no permanent home. they were present in the fire nation like anywhere else, and it’s probable that they faced xenophobia and were viewed by the nationalistic and generally homogenous fire nation people as outsiders and intruders.

this brings me to this scene. the council, specifically pasang the head monk, says “i fear that war may be upon us.” the fact that they know this tells me that as much as they try to appear removed from the world, they still do some governing and participate in international relations, and they see the warning signs. because it’s likely that in the 35 years between that fight with roku and the genocide, sozin’s plan shifted to include ending the avatar, who would next be an airbender. so he cultivated worse and worse hate of the air nomads in the fire nation people, preparing for when sozin’s comet came. it’s likely that this was built on centuries of rising and falling prejudice, but in that timespan he had to have escalated it to the point where his people and armies would carry out a genocide, and the air nomads became aware of that rising hate to the point that their leaders saw war coming. it’s just really sad to think about

It's 2am and I have work tomorrow so logically I decided it was the perfect time to rewatch national treasure:

1) I forgot nick cages characters full name is Benjamin Franklin Gates (lololololol)

2)❤️riley poole❤️

3) is it still impossible to marry fictional characters. because riley poole.

4) not enough zombies.

5) not enough riley poole.

6) nick cages hair in this movie is atrocious. though no worse than his hair in any other of his movies so

7) “I’M GOING TO STEAL THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE”

8) one time in eighth grade I went to DC and saw that room that has that declaration. I wish I’d thought to steal it.

9) riley poole.

10) everyone knows the washington monument looks like like a penis right?

11) is this movie really 12 years old? Jesus.

12) where is national treasure 3, I’m owed.

13) how did riley and nick cage even meet I feel like that’s important backstory.

14) NATIONAL TREASURE 3 SHOULD BE A PREQUEL

15) sometimes I forget science is a thing. I need to stock up on lasers and invisible finger print solution.

16) this is the best movie

17) I hate in movies how people ring the bell and the door gets answered immediately. no one sits at the front door and waits for the doorbell to ring.

18) THERES A MAP ON THE BACK AND NOW EVERYONE BELIEVES

19) I forgot diane kruger has an accent.

20) RILEY POOLE IS THE NATIONAL TREASURE JUST TRY TO CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE

21) the part with benjamin franklins stupid looking glasses is my favorite: “I found some kind of ocular device” SHUT UP NICK CAGE THEY’RE GLASSES YOU’RE NOT FANCY

22) “spectacles” STILL GLASSES NICK CAGE STFU

23) never mind my favorite part is when she hides behind the meat counter from her “ex husband” and the sassy black lady saves her bacon (hehehe see what I did there)

24) it’s good that everyone in this movie has terrible aim with a gun. Otherwise it’d be a much shorter movie.

25) BAD GUY GOT THE DECLARATION OH NOOOOO

26) god can you imagine what this movie would have looked like with anyone other than nick cage?

27) see good guys and bad guys can work together if they both want the same thing badly enough

28) NEVER MIND MY FAVORITE PART IS THE UNVEILING OF THE TREASURE ROOM WITH THE FIRE AND SHIT THAT GOES DOWN THE TRACK AND ILLUMINATES EVERYTHING

29) THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE

30) SO MUCH TREASURE

31) RILEY POOLE

32) aaaaand bad guy is going to jail. all in a day’s work.

33) aaawwwww riley loves his Porsche. I love riley. The end. Now it’s 4am and I’m going to bed.

I rewatched the National Treasure movies recently, and I found that I really like Ben and Abigail as a couple in them.

I’d never really thought about it before.

And in the second movie, I’m actually on Abigail’s side now (even though before I’d kind of thought she was being ridiculous). 

Like, it would get annoying for Ben to always think he’s right since he’s a genius, and to be taken fore-granted.

It’s kind of dumb that they do the 90′s movies thing, of temporarily breaking the main couple up in Book of Secrets… But for the reasons mentioned above, I’m okay with it now.

And I look forward to seeing another film with them someday… If National Treasure 3 is ever made (and it was rumored to be many moons ago). But I’m kind of starting to doubt it now… we’ll see what ends up happening, I guess.

They’re cute:)