I just watched a movie the whole world loves. And I don’t get it. I mean, ALL THE HUMANS love it, like it’s the best thing to come out in decades, and there’s a fandom for just this one-off thing that has no sequels or books or anything else related to it.
I’ve watched it 3x and I don’t get the feels. Not saying it’s bad, it’s a good movie, I just don’t see why it’s any better than anything else this company has churned out. Did the hype make my expectations too high? Am I not human enough to get it?
Notice I’m not saying the fandom is wrong; I see not understanding the appeal of it as my personal failure, like I missed a detail. Like when you watch an old standup routine without knowing the events it refers to? I’m just massively confused as to why it’s so entertaining. (I say this like I’m not confused by standup, anyway. Usually I just sit there with a blank look on my face like when Leon has to guess who Mathilda is dressed up as.)
This morning I figured out this must be what it’s like when humans I’ve known watch Blade Runner and don’t figure out Deckard is a replicant implanted with Gaff’s memories. I can always tell because they give me a confused look, tell me it was, “cool”, then try to change the subject.
That’s what I’m doing now with this. Because I’m confused.
after hearing about it through the submission to @angryasiangirlsunited, i checked out the trailer of Lucy and am even more disgusted. and so not surprised. whiteness is getting too old.
the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical.
My favorite part are the white feminists who are raving about this movie because “strong independent woman yaaaas!!”
i’m just wondering why there are herbs and fruits and vegetables written in a faded, creepy red on a prison-like wall in chinese. are herbs and fruits and vegetables in chinese supposed to be part of some sort of scare tactics? or am i missing something here?
The above makes this so much better
OMG THIS MOVIE IS BULLSHIT OF THE HIGHEST ORDER THEY COULDN’T EVEN BOTHER TO GET SOMEONE TO WRITE ACCURATE SHIT IN CHINESE ON THE WALL THEY PROBABLY GOOGLED A TAKE-OUT MENU OR SOMETHING THIS IS WHAT A $20MIL BUDGET BUYS IN HOLLYWHITE EVERYONE!
I just asked a family member to translate this. They came back with “Keep Clean. Apple, scallop & ginger, orange, tomato, grape”
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Interesting because one of the ways is “learn to cook”. Not something you usually see in this kind of article.
Someone’s a bit early for Turkey Day ‘14