The Moral message in Captain America Civil War was just as bad if not worse than Batman v Superman. Captain America and Ironman by the end are not even held accountable for their actions and Steve sends a letter to Tony saying everything will be ok, the entire movie was just pointless and a massive toy commercial advertisement . In Batman v Superman, Superman dies not once but Twice for mankind, first he takes a nuclear bomb head on, having no idea if he could survive it and then dies again by the hands of Doomsday. By the end the world is thankful for Supes sacrifice and Bruce has new restore faith in humanity, oh and the film does not just gloss over the violence or glorify it, it’s shocking and uncomfortable and we the audience see and feel that, in Civil War we have a teenager and grown men and women making jokes will fighting and destroying an airport and nothing is said or done about it. BvS was a very flawed film but Civil War does not deserve the praise it got from Critics, I guess the moral message of the movie for kids is anything can be solved by punching, kicking and making wise cracks no matter the political differences you have with a friend a letter can solve it all.
HOW was the concert?!! I’m gonna need more info (living vicariously through you as a fellow old school lover of GD)
The shows theme is based on this idea of the duality of being G Dragon vs being Kwon Jiyong. The music is in chronological order, starting with Heartbreaker and ending with his newest stuff. It’s in three parts (GD, GD vs Jiyong, Jiyong) with super artsy films and a costume change between each. Everything is red. The lighting was very moody. I tried filming some bits, but the lights obscured everything on my crappy phone camera, but it looked pretty cool in person. He has a mullet – it is terrible. I love him anyway.
When he first hit the stage, he seemed a little low energy and I was worried that he was having an off night. But actually he got more and more into it as the evening went on. I love the way he dances. Seungri and Taeyang usually get all the attention for dancing in Big Bang – but GD is so smooth and natural when he moves. It always looks like he isn’t even trying, yet he looks so freaking cool. The new songs sound great live!
It was a great mix of people – lots of different ages. A pretty substantial number of men and boys for a kpop concert. When I went to BTS, it was filled with girls screaming and crying and hyperventilating. GD’s crowd was more chill. There was plenty of cheering and chanting and people dancing like crazy in the aisles – but I didn’t see anyone having a nervous breakdown from being in his presence. I may have gotten a little dizzy with excitement at one point, but I’m proud to say that I mostly kept my wits about me.
Some of the songs were remixed – Get Your Crayon was most notable. I liked the way he changed some stuff up. Kept it exciting and fresh.
He had a live band too! Here’s my near brush with greatness: when my friend and I first arrived at the United Center, we were standing outside debating which entrance to go in and there were these two guys standing near us just chatting with each other. I took note because I thought one of them was so good looking.. black guy, long braids, fashion model body - long and lean and tall, dressed super cool… *sigh* Later, GD was introducing the members of the band one by one – and Mr. Dreamy from outside the concert was the drummer!!! I feel like I missed an opportunity. Although I’m not sure what I would have done differently. I don’t have the guts to go blatantly hit on a guy who was clearly too good looking and too cool for me.
GD has always had uncommonly good English for someone who didn’t study abroad – but he’s gotten even better. He seemed comfortable talking to the crowd and he was incredibly sweet and sentimental when he spoke. There’s something almost jarring about the way he speaks (shy, sweet, full of gratitude and generosity) and how he performs (audacious, bold, swagalicious). While he gave this lovely, heartfelt talk on stage, sharing his anxiety about exposing his true self and how grateful he is to be so warmly received by everyone and able to do a world tour on his own… he was wearing a shirt that had “Send Nudes” printed on it. I think that pretty much sums up the entire G Dragon experience.
we finally get a good male love interest in a female led superhero movie and half the internet is stupid as shit and they’re complaining about diana falling in love with steve trevor like a)that didn’t happen in the comics or b)like she isn’t a bisexual.
i get it. men suck. but patty jenkins said it perfectly. making diana a “i can do this on my own” figure isn’t fair to her. clark has lois to give him a humanity and love story that makes him so interesting. diana is interesting all on her own but to deny her a love story because of that is stupid.
from the beginning, steve trevor has been a part of her storyline and he’s one of my favorite love interests in all of comic history. i think everyone wants to shame any instance of a man and that’s sad.
steve trevor never told diana she couldn’t do something just because she was a woman. he tried to teach her the ways of the time and when he told her she couldn’t cross no man’s land, it wasn’t because she was a woman. it was because as far as steve knew, you literally couldn’t do it.
so i think everyone being assholes about steve trevor needs to either read the comics or come to me and let me tell you why this man is honestly incredible. i love him. he’s one of the best comic love interests and wondertrev is perfect to me.
“We don’t call him Man-Ape,” executive producer Nate Moore told EW during our set visit. “We do call him M’Baku.”
The problem was self-evident. “Having a black character dress up as an ape, I think there’s a lot of racial implications that don’t sit well, if done wrong,” said Moore. “But the idea that they worship the gorilla gods is interesting because it’s a movie about the Black Panther who, himself, is a sort of deity in his own right.”
Director Ryan Coogler and his co-writer Joe Robert Cole (American Crime Story) borrowed some inspiration for the character from Marvel scribe Christopher Priest, who had an acclaimed 1998-2003 run on the Black Panther series.
“You learn that M’Baku is essentially the head of the religious minority in Wakanda and we thought that was interesting,” Moore said. “Wakanda is not a monolithic place. They have a lot of different factions.”
In Priest’s story line, M’Baku was enraged that his White Gorilla cult was outlawed, leading to a clash with the Panther. The character’s exact role in the film is still being kept under wraps, but the filmmakers confirm that M’Baku and his Jabari tribe are, once again, not happy with the young, new ruler (played by Chadwick Boseman).
“A lot of the writers who did some of the most interesting work around the character, they treated Wakanda like a truly African country,” Coogler said. “When you go to countries in Africa, you’ll find several tribes, who speak their own languages, have their own culture, and have distinct food and way of dress. They live amongst each other, and together they make the identity of those countries. That’s something we tried to capture. We wanted it to feel like a country, as opposed to just one city or town.”
M’Baku has a grievance with T’Challa, but he and his followers were equally unsettled by the previous king, T’Challa’s father T’Chaka — who was assassinated in Captain America: Civil War after trying to engage with the world beyond the closed-off, technological paradise of Wakanda.
“In M’Baku’s worldview, T’Chaka made a huge mistake going to the U.N.,” Moore says. “‘We should never engage with the outside world. That’s a terrible mistake. And if his son is anything like his father, I don’t support him being on the throne.‘”
“Man-Ape is a problematic character for a lot of reasons, but the idea behind Man-Ape we thought was really fascinating. … It’s a line I think we’re walking, and hopefully walking successfully.”
“In this movie, it’s a little tricky to define who’s a [good guy],” Coogler says. “The film very much plays with those concepts, looking at conflicts and different motivations, and who’s with who. M’Baku is a really interesting character, and I’m excited for people to get to see him.”