Friday things

Apr 11, 2014 16:59

I have rarewomen words! Words I like! I know exactly what I want to do with this fic and have known since a day after I got the assignment, and it is a thing I can do without the handwringing that began my Beyond Panels assignment, and I am altogether very pleased. Plus the prompt gives me an excuse to write an aspect of canon I've been wanting to write for ( Read more... )

entry: wittering, fest: rarewomen, topic: movies, fandom: mcu, entry: misc

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grasshopr_molly April 12 2014, 00:42:36 UTC
I got the feeling that the Winter Soldier was a Soviet thing that Hydra had appropriated--or perhaps they'd been in on its creation by infiltrating the KGB the same way they did SHIELD, but still, I had the Cold Warrior vibe.

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snickfic April 12 2014, 05:30:19 UTC
I do think they tried to keep some Soviet roots there - I think they have him speak Russian during the freeway scene.

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claudiapriscus April 12 2014, 10:32:13 UTC
I think they tried to have their cake and eat it too. Look, HYDRA! front and center to avoid offending anyone and...and possibly the usual hollywood thing of "the audience will be too stupid to understand the cold war", but then they've got him speaking russian and with the star and show him getting dragged away from the river by a russian (?) soldier. So it's all very vague, but the general impression is HYDRA. I don't think they're going to go very deep on this, on his backstory, whenever they decide to address it, which is a shame. I don't think they need to underestimate the audience.

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snickfic April 12 2014, 19:35:11 UTC
Yeah, exactly. I mean, I don't know that I have any moral or intellectual high ground, here; it's not like I'm demanding historical cold war accuracy or anything. I just like the more espionage-centered feel with a nationalistic basis, rather than the mad science feel with bonus racism that we often get from movie Nazis. But what we get here feels like we tried for both and ended up with neither.

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kalliel April 12 2014, 02:11:57 UTC
I'm glad you enjoyed Winter Soldier! So far I've been hearing that it's been really satisfying for people. I'm not really into the superhero movies (though I adored Thor 2, XD), so I haven't seen the first Captain America, but anything with Scarlett Johansson in it gets an automatic multiple gold stars of approval from me! Same with this Lucy film, which I'd not heard of but AM GOING TO GO LOOK UP NOW. *_*

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snickfic April 12 2014, 05:32:19 UTC
The first Cap movie was definitely a superhero movie, and not, IMO, a very good one at that, but this is a whole different genre than anything else in the MCU so far, much more spy thriller than anything else. So you might enjoy it! All the people in it are very fun.

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lettered April 12 2014, 04:56:48 UTC
We should go see Lucy together! I WAS SO INTO THAT PREVIEW. And housemate rolled her eyes which surprised me because we have basically the same kinks. But I don't think I BASICALLY JUST TURNED INTO A GOD NOW WHAT DO I DO interests her as much as me. Of course, we can always all go together. When does it come out and when are you free? (And even if we don't see it together we should hang out. I miss you! I've been sucktastically busy.)

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lettered April 12 2014, 04:58:49 UTC
But I gotta say I'm really disappointed by the Maleficent previews. I think Maleficent is the coolest and I think the movie looks stupid. BUT THAT IS ME.

Also Winter Soldie = <3 and I have the EXACT same feelings about Stan. Never once interested me before in anything (though it's not like I dislike him! I was just so wholly indifferent. UNTIL NOW.)

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snickfic April 12 2014, 05:36:24 UTC
I would love to go see Lucy with you! It comes out in August, which is perfect, because I get five weeks off starting in the beginning of August. So we should pencil that in. :DDD

I miss you, too! I figured you were probably super busy. Woe.

I guess I should qualify my comment re: Maleficent. I agree that it doesn't look good. However, I liked the whole finding-her-wings thing, and I liked the look of the forest creatures.

You know, as long as Stan was anything better than a cardboard box with eyes drawn on in sharpie, I was pretty sure I was going to like him as the Winter Soldier, because the Winter Soldier is like someone stuffed my id in a box and gift wrapped it for me. So that wibbly "I knew him" scene roundabout the middle, right before the brain wipe? I was 100% there.

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lettered April 12 2014, 07:00:23 UTC
Oh cool! We should see each other before August, though.

I purposely didn't read ANYTHING about the Winter Soldier because I knew I wasn't going to have time to really read the comics I wanted to, so I figured I might as well do it the other way around and watch the movie first and read later. But from the little bit I knew, I was thinking I would like the Winter Soldier . . . but I was just unexcited about it being Stan. I just didn't think he would ever do it for me--not like he's bad or anything. I just didn't think I would have a THING for him. But OMG that brain wiping scene. UGH. Okay I love brainwashing regardless of what is happening but brainwashing + identity fuckery? YES PLEASE.

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ever_neutral April 12 2014, 10:37:18 UTC
So here for Godzilla because ludicrous megafauna action films are WHERE I LIVE.

Maleficient looks more interesting than I expected. BUT o.O How could it NOT be interesting? I mean. It's MALEFICENT, yo.

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snickfic April 12 2014, 16:10:35 UTC
I mean, she's my favorite Disney cartoon villain, because she's terrifying, but that's not the same as being complex enough to carry a story, you know?

DID YOU SEE PACIFIC RIM. I feel like we probably have had this conversation before, but if not, YOU MUST SEE IT.

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ever_neutral April 13 2014, 03:41:37 UTC
Have some faith, man.

And no, I still haven't seen Pacific Rim. ONE DAY.

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snickfic April 13 2014, 03:49:13 UTC
DUDE. DUDE.

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dhampyresa April 12 2014, 23:35:07 UTC
I continue to be confused as to what a hipster is, but I am glad you liked Winter Soldier.

I am so excited for Lucy!

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snickfic April 13 2014, 02:51:09 UTC
Lucy does look awfully fun. :)

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