If you Americans ever feel bad because Philosopher’s Stone was changed to Sorcerer’s Stone, just remember that the French version of the first Harry Potter book and movie is literally called Harry Potter at the Wizarding School.
It is all the confirmation that she needs: this is probably it for her. It’s too late. (x)
╚ Favorite Actors // Daniel Sharman
What Peeta can do so much better than the rest of us. He can use words. He obliterated the rest of the field at both interviews. And maybe it’s because of that underlying goodness that he can move a crowd – no, a country – to his side with the turn of a simple sentence.
Sometimes, you know people. You can just see what’s coming.
Does anyone remember that superhero franchise a few years back when a woman’s hopes, dreams and career were portrayed as JUST AS IMPORTANT as her relationships with the male characters
BECAUSE I DO AND IT WAS GLORIOUS
This also applies to Smallville and “Lois and Clark.”
But it will never stop annoying me that people hate on MJ so much in these movies when she clearly had her own ambitions and goals for her life outside of Peter. But she didn’t punch stuff. So guess she’s useless or something.
Aw yeah, I remember that franchise where a women’s choices and ambitions were RESPECTED and ENCOURAGED, as opposed to just sidelined to make way for the male character’s story. Seriously, this trilogy was EFFING GOLD.
I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD
-Ursula having a crush on Peter, but not being in the least jealous of MJ and in fact actively encouraging him to call her
-Gwen interacting with Eddie in a way a Nice Guy like him would totally interpret as flirting, and yet it’s made perfectly clear that nothing Eddie does to ‘win’ her is remotely her fault, that he’s a creep and she’s totally innocent in the matter
-Aunt May being just as important to Peter as Uncle Ben is/was (she’s arguably the moral center of the movies, I reckon.)
-May and MJ being friends
-Gwen not taking any shit from Peter once she finds out he’s using her, and her sympathies lying firmly with MJ
(I know the Spider-trilogy isn’t perfect - I’m not sure it passes the Bechdel test, come to think of it- but it was still REALLLLLY GOOOOOOOD with what it did do.)
YES! All of this!
Also, to expand on that mention of Gwen and Eddie: what I love most about that scene is that she’s even NICE to Eddie, despite his pushing and insistence that they’re already dating. Despite the fact that he’s a complete creep, SHE STILL GIVES HIM RESPECT, even though he and his impatience don’t deserve it. SHE KEEPS HER COOL when asserting that she doesn’t want to date him, even though she wouldn’t be out of line if she got angry at him.
And you know what? He doesn’t see her anymore. She draws the line in the sand and he STEPS THE FUCK BACK.
I reckon Gwen would’ve been brilliant if she was given more room to develop, and I definitely would’ve liked to have seen what her relationship with MJ would’ve been like, but paraphrasing what sarah351 said, the trilogy did pretty well with what it had.
such awesome commentary! glad the time i spent making those gifs was worth it. :)