The badass female fliers of the Justice League. Beautiful artwork. :]
The NEW newest Pokemon revealed for the upcoming game, Pokemon X and Y: Scatterbug (Bug) and Spewpa (Bug), the pre-evolutions of Vivillon, Litleo (Fire/Normal), and Flaébé (Fairy). I am huge fan of these new Pokemon as well, especially Litleo. I am really excited to learn more about this fire lion’s future evolutionary stages. :]
“You look at Superman, and you wonder, what can he possibly have to worry about? What could possibly ever hurt him? But just because his skin is invulnerable, that doesn’t mean his heart is. And that’s how you hurt Superman. You break his heart.” Lois Lane [New Earth]
I never gave my official review for Man of Steel, but here it is!
From what I have been reading, there are two main issues for fans and critics. For film critics, this Superman film lacks humor and joy. For Superman fans, the ending isn’t true to the character.
I personally love this movie, and I disagree with many of issues that I have been reading. I cannot believe it got a 56% on Rotten Tomatoes (big mistake). For me, Zack Snyder creates a fantastic and realistic world for a modern Superman. He perfectly develops the sense of humanity, responsibility, and vulnerability within Clark’s character by intertwining his present status as the mysterious hero, with a series of adorable and tragic flashbacks that helped Clark grow into this man we see today. I think this quote by New Earth’s Lois Lane perfectly gets at the theme of Snyder’s Superman story. As much as Kal-El is the god-like Kryptonian, he is also very much the emotional, vulnerable, and family-loving human, Clark Kent
The casting in this movie is perfect. Henry Cavill plays an awesome (and gorgeous) Superman. I love his portrayal of Clark Kent as the constant, but quite assistant, instead of the dorky, adorable idiot. This strong but silent version of Clark makes for a fluid transition into Superman. Amy Adams plays a powerful and confident Lois Lane, who despite her relationship with Superman, also develops her own story as an ambitious reporter. I also love Clark and Lois’ relationship in this film because Cavill and Adams’ chemistry is authentic and emotional. Diane Lane and Kevin Costner play a very wholesome and supportive Ma and Pa Kent. Michael Shannon, although an intense and cruel villain, develops a complex sense of sympathy when we learn more about his past and his Kryptonian “calling”. I think the actors that I was surprised by the most, however, are Russell Crowe’s Jor-El and Ayelet Zurer’s Lara Lor-Van. I love the beginning of this film, in which we learn a lot more about Clark’s parents, their relationship with Krypton and Zod, and their dreams for their son’s future. I think people often forget that it is because of Jor-El and his wife that Earth got Superman. This couple’s story needs to be told.
Although this movie was darker than many people expected, I think it is appropriate given that we realistically live in a dark and damaging world. No one seems to have a problem with Christopher Nolan’s grim portrayal of Bruce Wayne’s story because Batman is the Dark Knight. However, people expect a more lighthearted and joyful Superman story, when honestly, Snyder is dealing with a confused and marginalized alien, who must deal with tragedy and destruction on a grander scale than Bruce. Bruce lost his parents, while Clark lost his parents and his homeworld. Bruce is a detective, but Clark is a savior. How can you make the story of a man who feels a sense of responsibility for the death and destruction of billions of lives “funny” or “joyful”? Not to say that there is no humor or happiness in this movie, but I think Snyder infuses it in a way that is just as subtle and appropriate as Nolan’s story.
I won’t go too much into the ending, but given that Zod matches Clark’s powers, and also Clark’s limited knowledge of Kryptonian technology (Kryptonite was not introduced), how the hell would you have Clark Kent take down General Zod of Krypton? Is their anything on Earth strong enough, heavy enough, or cold enough to really hold down this militarized Kryptonian leader? I couldn’t think of anything and I have really tried.
I think both critics and fans are too reminiscent of Christopher Reeves’ Superman films. Although the original movies are fantastic, people should not hold up this older series as be the beacon to which we compare every future Superman story, especially one that is trying to be a modern, realistic telling.
Snyder’s film, in my eyes, is almost perfect. I think my only real critic was arguably with the best part of the movie: the fighting scenes. They were constantly epic and awesome. We had: Jor-El vs. Zod, Clark vs Nature, Superman vs Faora and Giant Kryptonian, Lois and spirit Jor-El vs. the Kryptonians in space, Lois and U.S. Army vs. Faora and the Kryptonians, and finally Superman vs. General Zod. Perfect. The only issue I had is that last flying fight scene, in which I found it a little too intense. I got kind of motion sick. LOL! Other than this small issue, in which I need to get a stronger stomach, Snyder truly succeeds in making an honest and respectful version of Superman’s story. I could see this film taking place in the same world as Nolan’s Batman series. I also think this is the perfect film to begin a Justice League franchise. I told my brother, after watching this movie, that I could see Lois Lane working as a version of Agent Coulson in the Avengers films, in which she investigates and connects these heroes together. I really hope we see more Snyder/Cavill Superman films in the future. I also hope that critics and fans receive them with a more open mind. :]
It’s official: Girl Meets World will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2014.
All together now: UNDAPANTS!
GIRL MEETS WORLD! I am super excited for this show! Please don’t suck! :]
Daenerys Targaryen, by Paul Renaud
New 52 Doomsday
Doomsday looks BADASS! I love how ridiculously large his arms, which will be that much better for punching Superman with. This battle is going to be epic. :]
I love this team! I wish we could have seen these three team up in Young Justice Invasion! That would have been awesome.
Although we did not see much of my favorite character in this episode, I thought this final scene was beautiful. I would argue that while Daenerys Targaryen is becoming a pretty powerful queen, she is also becoming a honorable and beloved political activist. Her desire to free slaves is so unexpected and awesome to see in this world. I can only imagine that her desire for human freedom will help her in the battle for the Iron Throne. :]
Although I doubt she actually killed the man that cut off Robb Stark’s head, I am glad that Arya Stark was able to get some tiny form of revenge against House Frey for the Red Wedding. Arya is becoming such a little badass. I cannot wait to see what happens with her character next season.
I do know some things. I know I love you. I know you love me. But I have to go home now.
The tragic end of Jon Snow and Ygritte. Although I do love Jon Snow, I have to admit that I feel like he deserved some of these arrows. I assume it is his oath to the Night Watch that is preventing him from taking Ygritte with him, but this is still unfair. I cannot wait to see what happens between the Night Watch and the Wildings next season.
I LOVED this argument between Joffrey and Tyrion. Tyrion gets away with saying so much to his “king”, and I am glad. Someone needs to put Joffrey in his place. Tyrion is a badass. :]
We could sheep shift Lord Desmond’s bed. You cut a little hole in his mattress and you stuff sheep dung inside. Then you sew up the hole and make his bed again. His room will stink, but he won’t know where it’s coming from.
On a lighter note, this was a pretty adorable scene between Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark. Although I still find it strange that these two characters are married, I do think they could share a beautiful relationship.
I also enjoyed this scene because it made Sansa seem a little more witty and manipulative than the tragic, weak character she has been throughout the show. Hopefully her character will continue to grow stronger, even with the losses of her brother and mother.
I know it has been almost two weeks since the finale of Game of Thrones, but given my busy schedule lately, I was finally able to catch up, last night!
Even with the two weeks to process “The Rains of Castamere”, I am still not completely over the Red Wedding event and the losses of Robb and Catelyn Stark. To make matters even worse, House Frey replaced Robb’s head with that of his direwolf, Grey Wind, which Arya was able to see them parading around before leaving the battle. Tragic.
For those of you looking for some sense of justice following this loss, the season finale seemed to foreshadow the eventual downfall of House Frey, with Bran Stark’s story of the Rat Cook. The Rat Cook was a member of the Night Watch who killed a king’s son and served it to him in a pie. The gods turned the man into the Rat Cook for slaying a guest while under his roof. Right after telling this story, we went to House Frey. I wonder what kind of terrible future is in store for Walder Frey after the Red Wedding. We will have to wait till next season. :]
Character design for upcoming JL 3000, I must admit that it doesn’t amaze me a lot…but I like the Batman.
THIS JUSTICE LEAGUE IS SO BADASS! :]