I love it.
Villains in general. Shakespeare villains in particular. IAGO!
I am bad at coming up with questions. You want me to ask something about Iago? Like what? I legit cannot come up with anything other than who is your favorite villain (and within that the many categories, Shakespeare, TV shows, movies, Disney, etc.) (although I did get some good suggestions as well.)
Hee. I’d say, “What is your favorite villain quote” and “favorite Shakespeare villain quote.” What makes a good villain?
Since a few peeps, including myself, had posted about frustration concerning the loss of narrative momentum following the party, I’d like to say the following three things:
1) I do think it was a mistake to wait so long to ramp up the story. I think the party could have been plausibly uploaded on Sunday/Monday, since the reason was “it’s spreading at school and we want to counteract false rumors.” Bea and Ben’s two videos could have been uploaded the same week, with the “Brothers” video the following week.
2) To reiterate what I’ve said before: because I disagree with the pacing/adaptational choices does not mean I am implying that the creators are lazy, stupid, or wrong. I am simply saying it didn’t work for me as an audience member.
3) The creators have regained momentum brilliantly, and even addressed my “how the heck is this realistic” concerns with Ursula’s comment (though we’ll see if that has any follow through. I’m hoping so!). Depending on how they decide to adapt “Die to live,” I may even rescind my opinion about the efficacy of the three week slowdown post-party. If it’s another misunderstanding (which is pretty brilliant thematically, though again, frustrating as a viewer), it makes sense that there’s video silence followed by assumptions, confusion, and then false rumors about what is happening to Hero.
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS
BUT WHAT IF
THAT CLIP FROM THE TRAILER WHERE BEA IS WEARING THE BLACK TANK TOP
IS HER TALKING ABOUT/”CONFIRMING” HERO’S DEATH
I’ve been wondering that since the trailer aired.
I thought it was a dress, though. I guess all we see is her shoulders, and I couldn’t match it with what she was wearing in the final scene of the trailer, so it could definitely be a tank top.
ibmiller said: So, what are your thoughts on the Atlas Shrugged book and movies? I disagree with but am greatly attracted to the political/individualistic philosophy of the book, and while I thought the first film enjoyable, the second film a heck of a lot of fun, the third film (which I just got back from seeing) was such a letdown.
You thought the third was worse than the second? I haven’t gotten around to seeing it yet.
Oh, yes. The third had no budget, no one who understood how to write films, and the poor actors sat around wishing someone would let them act. The second one at least had some interesting ideas about narrative structure, and I thought the casting was much better the second time around (though apparently this is a minority opinion, though I’m curious about whether people like the first one because of the popularity of the Dagny actress’s Orange is the New Black role, since I seriously thought she was awful in part 1, and really liked Samantha Mathis in part 2).
Atlas Shrugged 3, this is the movie for you if you’ve ever watched a really terrible Nicholas Sparks movie and thought “you know what would make this better? A woodenly narrated dystopian documentary randomly cut in between awkward dialogue and awkward sex scenes.”
Look for a more complete review at elementarypolitics soon.
Don’t forget “Super conservative/Christian family movie trailers beforehand.”