I enjoyed the movie.
I’m not going to say it’s the best movie I’ve seen I theaters this year (thus far Mama is my favorite), but it was worth the ticket price. Granted I am also based. The after credits seen had me so excited that I think this movie could have been Wolverine reading a phone book and I’d still say it was good based on the after credits part.

But also there was Yukio. Guys. YUKIO
She is just freaking fantastic. I don’t even have words. Funny thing is, I never much thought anything of her in the comics, but she stole the movie for me. Stole it right out from under Wolverine with her awesome :D

I’ve seen some people quibble about how Japan was shown and that it hinged on a lot of Western stereotypes, but to me, things that were criticized-like the Yakuza- matched what I see in anime and Japanese films so IDK (not that those aren’t stereotypes, but just they are not Western ones. It’s Japanese people writing about themselves, and this movie seemed to base their portrayals on that). I’m not Japanese so I can’t really say , but it wasn’t something I’d have been embarrassed to watch with someone from Japan. Maybe I should be, but it just seemed to respect the other culture and not just use them for set dressing or something.

I did though have ONE BIG ISSUE
The Well, during the Atomic Bombing.
no

Just no

Look I can go through the science of why that wouldn't work. It's the same science as to why in ID4 hiding in a broom closet while a fiery explosion rockets down an LA tunnle woudln 't work. Oxygen superheating, etc etc et

The difference is aliens never bombed LA and no one ever tired to hid from a fiery explosion in a broom closet in a tunnel.

We did bomb Nagasaki, and people DID try to survive by jumping into wells. The wells were clogged with their bodies-and that's really as much as I care to to think about some of what I read.

I don't know, there are a million other way Wolverine could have save Yashida's live. So I just IDK. I seems a very touchy, and painful thing to have in the movie when there are other scenarios that would have worked. And to have the way Wolverine saved him be something people tried to do and not work . . . it didn't set well for me.

Also, wow. Atomic Bombs for an early August release 0.o
And yet Marvel was worried about having Nazi's in the Cap movie. I guess Fox isn't as sensitive or something (Though I guess that explains why in Japan this movie is delayed until September).

Also, randomly, I teared up when Yashida offered his sword.
For those of you new (is anyone new?) My grandfather saved the life of a Japanese soldier during WWII and was later presented with a family sword (which my cousin has in a bank vault and I’m wanting to loan to the Nimitz Pacific Theater Museum in Fredricksburg). Anyway that scene sorta hit me harder than I woulda though.
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I loved this movie.

First I my headcanon is that these two started the western concept of Hunters. I fully think that the hunters we see and know and love in Supernatural started with these two :)
You can't take that away from me.


Anyway, it is not a good movie in the normal sense. It's not the best written movie, and the plot is straight forward and not overly deep or complex

But it is a FUN movie. It made me laugh and laugh and laugh, and not at it, with it. Renner has some great moments being drunk and grump and awkward as heck with sex. Arterton was bad ass and a great strong female lead. She took control of the role and was so enjoyable to watch! The witches were scary and good villains, and the effects/make up were damn good on them.

There were actually IMHO not that many horrible sexist moment. I didn't feel male gaze all that bad in this. However, There was one moment )

Also, it is VIOLENT. more detail )

Anyway, right over all I love this movie. It was fun. It was Cheesy. It was a great popcorn flick in a good way.

Also just random cuteness. As we were going on there was a little boy, maybe about three. As his mom bought movie tickets, he went over to the Hansel and Gretel and poster, pointed up to Jeremy Renner and started chanting "I like you, I like you, I like you" as he jumped up and tried to touch the posters face. It was so cute.
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Title: What’s Best For You
Character: Natasha
Rating: G
Word Count: 614
Notes: Alternative Ending to Winter Soldier 14:
PS: I’m not saying there aren’t problematic issues here, but they are ones I am aware of and intend as thinky points not cheap shocks -_-

Summery: Natasha takes matters into her own hands and makes a painful, but in her opinion necessary decision

What's Best For You )


And Now, My Thoughts on Issue 14
Given I jus wrote "Fix it" fic, you can guess I was less than impressed with Burbaker's ending to Winter Soldier.

I know I've talked about my general lack of happiness with the current Winter Soldier arc in that the plot amounted do
SOMEONE'S BRAINWASHED BUCKY'S GIRL! CAN YOU SAVE THIS POOR VICTIM BEFORE THE EVIL RUSSIAN CAPTOR DESTORYS THE ONE HE LOVES?
Play like some cheesy 80's music in the background and that's pretty much how this plot went.

Like seriously, Amy in the A-Team was less of a victim than Natasha has been in this arc. Natasha has been like the token female in an 80's cartoon level of "victim to give the guys something to do" and I've just not been moved.

SO the ending:
I had to restrain myself from twitting anger and resentment and Brubaker all night )

God I hope Kelly writes a fucking awesome Natasha in Avengers Assembled I need me some in charge, kicks ass, awesome Nat again.

And I hope in WS she punches Bucky a good one for trying to decide what is or is not done to her head FOR HER -_-
I think I got that title right, it's a long title.

Ok seriously, I'm every bit as enchanted with the mythology of this world as I was with Harry Potter. I can't wait to read Toothiana's story and then I can't wait for more books!!

Bunnymund being that ancient blew my mind. And the whole story of Pitch and his daughter (of which I think more is told later). It's just so awesome.

Also Katherine! I love her. I wish she was in the movie and dfhnafhsjldfhlshfjsdl if there is a sequel I WANT HER IN IT. She's great.

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