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22 March 2010 @ 09:43 pm
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1. I was thinking 'how awful that America sacrificed abortion coverage for their health reform!' Then I remembered Ireland doesn't even HAVE legal abortion. Duh.

2. Alice in Wonderland. HOW TERRIBLE WAS THAT? TERRIBLE. Tim Burton's fanfic to Terry Gillam, with an Alice that couldn't act, a convoluted AND boring plot that involved Alice FALLING ASLEEP A LOT, and distressing hints of ableism or at least a weird 'anti-ugliness' stance. How there managed to be so many characters and so little character motivation baffles me. At least it was pretty. I covet Alice's wardrobe.

3. There was a trailer for Toy Story 3 before Alice. I was so excited for this film! Then the part of the clip where Ken protests, "I'm not a girl's toy! I'm not!" came up. JESUS H. CHRIST. I think I want to BOYCOTT the film now. WOULD THE WORLD* STOP MAKING GIRL/GIRLY/GIRLISH AN INSULT PLEASE, THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT.

*this includes YOU, bandfic.
 
 
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lstinhpfdm: paniclstinhpfdm on March 22nd, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
1. Yes it sucks, it's reform but a very crippled program. I don't expect it to fix anything quickly or at all. And the abortion part s*cks. But at least is a step in the right direction. The U.S. system right now is so broken, it's painful.

2. I disliked the White Queen more than Alice. And that terrible predictable plot, I wanted to gag at the ending. I couldn't figure out for the life of my why she NEEDED to go home. At least the visuals were enjoyable. BUT Alice in Wonderland at least HAD a female lead. Not one of the previews I watched did, and I commented on it to my husband at the time.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
I don't think I could work in the system the way it is, having grown up with and learned socialised medicine. Maybe now I can!

I wanted the White Queen to have a creepy backstory - I mean, she did experiments with dead men's fingers! I felt way more empathy with the Red Queen. Most of us just want to be loved.

I have no idea what Alice's motivation for anything was. How did a semi-hallucinatory experience help her decide to run a company, for example? What?

I assume you mean non-romcom films, because they tend to always have female leads.
Riakessie on March 22nd, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
2. Oh yes at the wardrobe. I want that red dress so badly. <3 <3
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
I was thinking more of the first flouncy blue one (HOW was it so flouncy?!) but yes, I also earmarked that red one. :D
Riakessie on April 4th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing a fuckton of underskirts, haha. :)
a kid on the lookout for transcendenceextemporally on March 22nd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
I APPROVE OF ALL THE THINGS THIS POST CONTAINS.

I didn't enjoy Alice very much, either. :(
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
EXCEPT FOR THE LACK OF JOHNNY WEIR, I ASSUME (which I shortly hope to remedy!).

That was the worst part. I can forgive a lot if I enjoy a film, but this dragged. *sadface*
shadowclubshadowclub on March 23rd, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Alice in Wonderland was terrible! There was so much that could have been done better and !!! I didn't even feel like the plot was explained particularly well. I did love her dresses too!

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ugh, and what was with making up stupid incomprehensible names for things that didn't need naming, like the 'Eat Me' or the Dormouse? SOOOOOOOO FANFICCY.
Starongiestarongie on March 23rd, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
I hated this Alice in Wonderland. IT HAD PLOT.
THE BOOKS NEVER REALLY HAD A COHERENT OR LOGICAL PLOT-THING. THEN TIM BURTON GAVE IT A PLOT AND HISTORY AND STORY AND that really wasn't the way to do. it just gives it a wanna-be cliche thing. DD8
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't think of it this way, but yes! Or I would have been interested in seeing a backwards version - like, Alice from Wonderland who stumbles into our world and forgets where she came from. That's what the initial characterisation seemed to suggest, from the way everyone reacted weirdly to her. In conclusion: fail.
Blindmouseblindmouse on March 23rd, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
WOULD THE WORLD* STOP MAKING GIRL/GIRLY/GIRLISH AN INSULT PLEASE, THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT.

Amen, sister.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I avoid television, but I can't help seeing it in the gym, and - all those housekeeping ads featuring only women make my brain splode. D:
Merit: ST Kirkmeritjubet on March 23rd, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
1. Yeah :(

2. I want a costume designer to design a wardrobe for me *____* It was so pretty! I don't know how they couldn't find a blonde young woman who could act, and yet...

3. Curses! I looked up Pixar films last year and realised that they have never had a female protagonist as the main character. So disappointing! Bah. And Disney is remarketing the Rapunzel movie as more boy centred. The Prince will be the main character and it will be called Tangled.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on March 24th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC)
And Disney is remarketing the Rapunzel movie as more boy centred. The Prince will be the main character and it will be called Tangled.

... because boys NEEDED another film marketed just for them. NOT.

ADSKFJHSALKJDFHASLKJDFHALK

(One of my fav fairytales. D:)
(Anonymous) on April 7th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
with Ireland not having legalised abortion, do you just not learn it? And does this cause problems when you want to work in another country?

-anonmedic