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Way back last Spring, when there were trailers for the two (two!) “Snow White” movies, I thought it was pretty clear which was going to be, you know, more interesting. I mean... Charlize Theron! Looking definitely evil! Kristen Stewart looking.... um... action-chick.. ish! Chris Helmsworth!

The other option, “Mirror, Mirror,” had Julia Roberts, and somebody who looked like Audrey Hepburn, and Nathan Lane, and fantastically colorful costumes which looked like Disney on pastel-colored acid , and trailers which emphasized the color and the humor and the fantastical elements—as opposed to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which looked GRITTY and ACTION-ORIENTED and like the princess would be... well, more about the action, and the leading the forces of good to fight the evil, power-hungry queen who was literally draining the life from the kingdom, as opposed to being all chirpy birds and flowery dresses and prettiness and sparkles and dwarves on boingy accordion stilt things.

Not that there’s anything wrong with prettiness and sparkles and fairy tales- -I mean, I love “The Slipper and the Rose,” which is definitely pretty and sparkly and occasionally silly (and, okay, sometimes snarky—gotta love a prince whose first line is, “Why do they always sound so many trumpets? I’m not Jehovah!”). But, when trying to figure out what I want to see on the big screen, I’m kind of going to go for the action and the movie that look like it will have a more serious plot.

That didn’t mean that I didn’t, you know, think, “Gee, I should see “Mirror, Mirror” when I get a chance, when it’s out on video, I can get it from the library, but, you know, whatever, silly camp film version, watch for pretty costumes whenever...”

Wow, guys, I was soooo wrong.....

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bouncy bouncy
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Me: I would just like to say that I appreciate a well-done, female-gaze-focused reverse harem-type story, like "Ouran High School Host Club," "Hakuouki," and the "Avengers" movie.
Rachael: I double-dog dare you to post that on the Interwebs.
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amused amused
Current Music:
Fireworks... also firetrucks
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Heard this while out; came home and tracked it down. Apparently, the theme of the weekend is "I find interesting music and inflict it on others while trying to figure out what story or stories it fits with..."

Current Mood:
amused amused
Current Music:
Funnily enough, not this song...
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Courtesy of lonegamer78, some behind-the-scenes bits from the upcoming RK movie!!



I can only make out about one word in ten, but it's still very exciting and squee-worthy (I am fairly certain she is NOT saying, "Kenshin, if you take one step outside those gates, I will beat you senseless with this parasol," but I can imagine it).

Also: okay, is it just that all of the blood (from, you know, victims or mysteriously-bleeding scars) is going to be CGI'ed in afterwards, or were the effects just not in this take? Because it is a bit odd to see Kenshin clearly reacting to his scar bleeding, but there's not any blood. And possibly not any scar; it's a bit hard to tell.
Current Location:
Someplace the RK film is unlikely to actually play, alas
Current Mood:
excited excited
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This is some really, really amazing
anime-inspired art... the kind with plotbunnies lurking around practically every corner of the picture...
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happy happy
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