i know it seems like a silly thing to be so upset about but i just feel like the title change undermines the whole story being told in the book? There and Back Again is the tale of bilbo baggins, a hobbit who found that even someone like him- proper, set in his ways, reluctant to move out of a comfort zone- could become a hero, could be capable of a great incredible courage that would prove wrong all the doubters. could be so much MORE than people had ever expected. defying expectations in the best possible way- that’s bilbo’a story. there and back again. a journey to slay a dragon and reclaim a homeland, yes, but also a journey to find himself, to find he was something more than he had ever expected. a journey where a king on his last breaths could acknowledge that the ways of kindness and peace and friendship and family are worth so much more than wealth, than jewels and gold. a story that applies to all of us, a story we should remember.
but to change the title to “the battle of the five armies”? it wipes away all of that, that moral, that fitting title to the story’s conclusion, that reminder that this is the incredible story of one hobbit who never knew he could do all the things he ended up doing. it cheapens everything, dismissing it as “ah yes!!! another fun sword fight in a fantasy setting!!” it makes the focus flashy fight scenes and eradicates the sense of closure. the battle of the five armies is a big part of this section of the story, but there are so many other things that happen that are just as if not more crucial, and suddenly they don’t matter.
the battle is not the most important part. fighting was never the heart of this story. but with this change, i feel like that heart has been shoved under the rug, ignored, and, well… that kind of hurts.
The Avengers is a classic British spy-fy series from the 1960s.
Great opening credits and theme song
The greatest love story is when the creator of the universe became flesh, and died on a cross to save the broken sinners.
But a close second is of a boy named Gilbert Blythe who called an orphan girl carrots.
get to know me meme — [1 / 5] favourite male characters → Gilbert Blythe
'I have a dream. I persist in dreaming it, although it has often seemed to me that it could never come true. I dream of a home with a hearth-fire in it, a cat and dog, the footsteps of friends — and you!'
"It was the shadow of Some one who had gone by long before: of Some one who had gone on far away quite out of reach, never, never to come back. It was bright to look at; and when the tiny woman showed it to the Princess, she was proud of it with all her heart, as a great, great, treasure."
there is really nothing quite like Anne of Green Gables. it’s the epitome of everything that is right with the world.
#we’re all on the same page re: his Batman but I submit to you that his Bruce Wayne would be out of this world #all chuckles and goofball smiles and unintentional sext selfies and tuxedos and acting sloppy drunk yet maintaining full adorableness #he’d be pulling faces and wearing Kanye shutter shades at the polo and he’d have a casual shoe collection that needed its own room #and everybody would be like ‘daawww that Bruce Wayne what an airhead but so cute right? did you hear he bought lunch for like 8 paparazzos who were waiting for him outside his fave restaurant?’ #and he’d just be this big goofy pouty celeb built like a brick shithouse #meanwhile #he’s working out on the parallel bars in the batcave - face like thunder and the righteous fury of all time
Galaxy Quest (1999)
I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. - Patrick Stewart
Galaxy Quest is a cinematic masterpiece and if you believe otherwise you should seek help immediatelyOne of my favourite facts is that George Takei has called it “chillingly realistic”.
Anne of Green GablesScenery Appreciation Post
i imagine both steve and bucky like to come up with different ways to poke fun at sam every time they pass him during jogging
because they are shitheads
(the first one is a print you can get here)
Honestly, it’s quite astonishing how much misery this movie manages to pack into two hours of mostly action sequences and espionage subplots, particularly since Captain America is supposedly one of the “lighter” superheroes, compared to the unending grimdarkness of Batman. I guess this is the difference between “manpain” and “a man in legitimate emotional pain.”
this was just maybe flat out my favorite part of this review because hi, true
it’s true there is this undercurrent of pain and loss through every minute of that film these are lost broken people BUT THE MOVIE ISN’T ABOUT THE PAIN The movie doesn’t linger on their pain it’s not pain pornit’s people existing continuing still fighting despite the pain they carry like every other goddamn person on this planet (via scifigirl47)