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As we can see from the comments a lot of people have been victims of stalking, you were lucky that it didn’t escalate and turn physical… But what you said is true: it’s always very sad that there has to be a death before changes come a foot.
I might watch it… Not sure. They turned the Scream movie series into a, well, series… And that sucked. With this being said I cannot help but feel skeptical about Scream Queens because I dislike stereotypes, and I hate cliches even more, even if presented in a parodic kind of way the humour tends to be outdated and the plot predictable.
Perhaps it would have much much better if the creators of the show based the plot on a more realistic setting instead of trying to emulate the Mean Girls scenario over and over again…
Aham… So Frozen, eh? *Clears throat*. Ok, so I have to voice my opinion about this movie… First of all it is in no way unique in terms of featuring musical content: practically any Disney movie out there has a few great songs.
Second, I’m 27… And watched the movie for the first time a few weeks ago. Why did I submit myself to such torture? Partially because I grew up on Disney so it does hold a soft spot in my heart, and partially because of the hype surrounding it: everywhere I looked I saw Frozen merchandise! It was pure madness. When a 20-year-old friend of mine found out I never watched it she was stunned. Since she’s an intelligent person I value her opinion. Thus, one day I set down and watched Frozen.
First of all, let me say that I detested Elsa (especially her nails-on-blackboard voice), that beauty pageant walk, and don’t get me started on her hideous make-up… Ugh… I shudder… Simply put she was Dolly Parton meets Drag-queen. She had such low self-esteem it was purely unnerving… Anna was somewhat better, but she was such a spaz she made me want to slap her several times across the face. Olaf was pretty harmless, and the emphasis on marriage throughout the movie was highly disturbing. I liked Hans a little bit because he was such a dirtbag (and a psycho) which added a breath of fresh air to this catastrophe.
As to the iconic and mind-numbing ‘Let it go’: it practically made my ears bleed… On the bright side Frozen has plenty of feels to go around.
Also their royal parents did such a piss-pore job bringing the girls up that for them dying was the only way of redemption…
I heard/read somewhere that Frozen is a feminist movie… I guess, I dunno. I never saw it as one… In short I didn’t get what the hype was all about. Maybe if I was a three-year-old or half as cynical as I am in my progressive age I would have resonated with Frozen way better than I did.
I wholeheartedly agree: Audition was just all too realistic. There are so many ‘damaged’ people out there it’s heart breaking and scary. At the end of the day I believe that this particular movie’s message is not just ‘don’t trust strangers’ but also ‘be kind to one another to prevent monsters from being born’.
Psycho-Pass is hands down one of the best Anime out there: from artwork to plot it’s brilliant and nearly flawless. The characters are authentic and not cliche, which is a breath of fresh air compared to the surge of rather ‘crappy’ anime that seems to be overflowing and bubbling all over the surface. I did watch the show over a year ago so I don’t remember some of the finer details, but I do recall having what you might call ‘feels’: psycho-pass was scary, enticing, memorable, and highly emotional – proving once again that no system is perfect and no order or structure are obsolete.
Another thing that I wish to comment on is the Kogami – Ginoza similarity you mentioned earlier: I don’t recall them being all that similar to each other but perhaps I need to re-watch the show once again (that is if I want to subject myself to all these feels yet again).
Bottom line is that we need more clever shows the like of Psycho-Pass. Season two was for some reason less impressive, not to mention that I really missed the highly likeable villain Shogo Makishima.
Thanks for reading, and I’m glad you liked it.
Yes! I watched it for the first time about half a year ago and it was terrifying on a very high level (and I love watching horror movies and tend not to be easily impressed). There was something highly realistic about the whole thing.
I strongly agree on that one.