Monday, July 2, 2012

Just noticed this...

So last week Zak pointed this out:

 


It also occurred to me that this is also a nice match.

 

Maybe the best "D&D" movie of the year isn't "D&D 3: Book of Vile Darkness" but "Brave".
It is certainly better than "Wrath of the Titans".

Oh, and given the stink it is causing in some circles I'll post this too:
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/06/does-it-matter-if-the-heroine-of-brave-is-gay/258979/#

5 comments:

shortymonster said...

Not that it would take much to be better than the latest D&D flick...

Gerall Kahla said...

Could this be an archetype from Campbell? Lovely images...

As for Merida's sexuality, I would tend to agree with the author of the linked article. It would have diminished the impact of / distracted from the plot's focus. Making it a non-issue and telling her story was powerful (and realistically) enough.

Roger the GS said...

Hm ... that second "homage" has me wondering ...

And people still don't get that a woman doesn't have to be a "Sappho" to be an "Artemis."

Philo Pharynx said...

I don't see Brave as being a D&D movie. To me D&D is based around groups, and I don't see this as applying.

A movie with a male character who doesn't express any preference wouldn't be surprising. There's lot's of those. But modern culture defines women by their sexuality. You can be a mother, a slut, a yearning virgin, an old maid, a lesbian, a business woman who's put romance on the back burner, etc. But in a lot of people's minds, if you haven't defined a woman's sexuality you haven't established the character.

I think that's balderdash. This isn't a movie about romance. This is a coming-of-age story. It's a story about family. It's a story about independance.

Personally, I get the impression that she's hetero, she just doesn't like the three choices offered.

Timothy Brannan said...

Actually I thought she expressed an interest in the large Conan looking dude. He just liked his women older and rounder.

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