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The film also takes place in Canada, so they don't quite have the same problems we do down here.then I reminded myself this movie came out prior to the Roe v Wade decision and the line does seem to be a homage rather than mocking.
It's a film that definitely has a target audience. And us not really being in it is fine. That said, I am not the target audience in that respect, but I am definitely part of the target audience that appreciates seeing Asian-American/Canadian/Diaspora experience reflected in major media. Especially in a major Pixar film like this. It feels like a big step up from Russell who was himself an acceptable step towards nice representation, but nothing about the character reflected he was from an Asian culture or celebrated that fact. Aside from his face his ethnicity was invisible.Maybe that's my issue? I think I found all the secondary characters far more interesting than the protagonist and her friends.
Good point.The film also takes place in Canada, so they don't quite have the same problems we do down here.
This is true. But I also felt like the secondary characters had farIt's a film that definitely has a target audience. And us not really being in it is fine. That said, I am not the target audience in that respect, but I am definitely part of the target audience that appreciates seeing Asian-American/Canadian/Diaspora experience reflected in major media. Especially in a major Pixar film like this. It feels like a big step up from Russell who was himself an acceptable step towards nice representation, but nothing about the character reflected he was from an Asian culture or celebrated that fact. Aside from his face his ethnicity was invisible.
Haha, so I'm not offended, but this can be a learning experience, lol. It's exactly that gap in what you express as 'more Asian culture representation' that makes it SUPER Asian-American/Canadian. That IS the Asian-Diaspora experience. Just because younger generations are not as outward expressively Asian, doesn't make us less Asian. Cultural identity isn't just how you dress, or speaking with an accent, or even certain values. It's about a shared experience.This is true. But I also felt like the secondary characters had far more Asian culture representation (this is not quite the right wording, but I've typed and deleted three things and can't come up with anything better so I hope you get my general point) than Mei Ling. Still, absolutely huge leap and I agree.
Oh dang, my wording was clearly very, very wrong because none of this is what I meant at all and I'm legit horrified it sounded like I meant something so stupid. I'm really sorry that I made it sound like I was so insensitive and dismissive of this and if I hurt you in any way.Non-Asians might not pick up on any of this, but we see it.
Octo... You owe it to yourself to look up the "true story" this film is based on.Watched Bloodsport for the first time.
Did not really appreciate the degree that Johnny Cage was based on Jean Claude Van Damme before now; because yeah… same guy.
If Dux started chucking green fireballs at the end I would have accepted it at face value.
From time to time his daily patreon site 1-900-Hot-Dog reprints some of his Cracked stuff, as well as the other writers who work on the site. But they aren't all there yet.Speaking of that "true" story, have Seanbaby's columns from Cracked.com been archived on a website that does not seem like it is going to give my laptop syphilis?
I watched Judd Apatow's The Bubble, which has a great cast and as far as I can tell no jokes. Which is an interesting choice with a comedy. Not one that pays off. Karen Gillan, Keegan-Michael Key, and David Duchovney all do their best with just actively unfunny material. Pedro Pascal kind of makes it work. To be fair, what The Bubble lacks in being funny, it makes up in being more than 2 hours long.
I think this is the film that taught me about downer endings as a child. I’m sure it’s goofy as hell, but the only thing I remember is the ending.Watched 3 terrible dinosaur movies:
Carnosaur is wild and bizarre but I feel like I needed to watch it with someone to get the proper "so bad it's good" feel that this has. It's a ridiculous premise (dinosaurs born out of chicken eggs) and there's a dinosaur hand puppet used but it's a slog. I do appreciate that this dumb dino movie went for a ridiculously bleak ending.
It’s not my favorite sequel (3, mostly because Parker Posey and Courtney Cox are so fun there) but I think this is the most consistent horror franchise. All Screams are good…I have now seen Scream 5 twice and I think it might be the best Scream sequel? Or Scream-quel, if you will (I won't).