I guess this is kind of a review of Super 8, but not really. I just wanted to say something I really really loved about it was the feeling of old timey 80s summer blockbuster flicks. I mean, just look at this poster. Perfect.
I thought the whole atmosphere - the kids (PERFECT CHILDREN), the town, the outfits, the houses - everything, was really well done. The whole thing made me feel nostalgic.
Granted, I did get confused by the extreme mash up of movies like E.T., The Iron Giant, Flight of the Navigator, Men in Black, and even a large dose of Michael Bay films. Also LOST. My friend pointed out the monster makes the same exact noise as the smoke monster, and I read elsewhere how similar the two dads are to Jack and Sawyer. But I ain’t even mad. No matter how good or bad the film, you put a parent-child relationship in there and you’ve got me guaranteed to tears.
I’m in a monster movie mood now, so off to watch Cloverfield.
I am forever cursed to loving the most hated characters in any fandom
So yeah, I think I’ve been pampered on tumblr, because there is actually quite a bit of Sansa supporters here, at least in the blogs I follow. But the Game of Thrones Facebook page has a poll called who is your favorite Stark, and not only is Sansa last (behind Benjen?!) but people are going out of their way to bash Sansa in the comments, saying things like, “OMG who would ever vote for Sansa” or “I feel so ashamed of the human race that Sansa has ANY votes”.
It seems like Sansa has more haters than Cersei, which is frankly surprising. And I know everyone loves the shit outta Arya, but I find her a little boring, if we want to be completely honest here. We know she will succeed at everything she does, garner friends and allies wherever she goes, and generally be the most badass, unladylike, and unbelievable child in the world. She’s been like that from the very beginning, and I’m surprised it keeps people interested. I like character development, for one.
This reaction also sends the message out that the world will give nothing but contempt and hatred to a young girl who tries to grow up feminine, but love and adoration to one who grows up mimicking all things masculine. It makes me feel bad for pre-teen and teenage girls out in the world. I hope Sansa-haters don’t try to murder them in their sleep.