do you know what’s a bit weird? When I click on a product picture to embiggen it (the curser turns into a magnifying glass with a +-symbol) and the new pic that pops up is literally 50px smaller (550px turns into 500px):
I don’t know how I got the notion that Bend it Like Beckham should be a queer movie (maybe I confuse it with Nina’s Heavenly Delights? That would be embarrassing), but every time I rewatch it I’m furious that it indeed does not end like this.
So, Jupitar Ascending was pretty disappointing … Die Story war nicht halb so abgedreht wie ich dank solcher Berichte erwartet hatte, insgesamt ist das halt wieder 90% „Damsel in Distress muss gerettet werden und stolpert durch die Handlung“. Die Raumschiffe und generell die Ausstattung ist auf jeden Fall das Beste am Film, zusammen mit Diomika Tsing. (die Dame mit der männlichen Hauptperson austauschen = Instant Win). Hatte aus irgendwelchen Gründen mehr von den Wachowskies erwartet (warum auch immer).
Nächste Woche: Bin mir nicht sicher, ob das cooler ist, wenn ein Buch mit einer Einzelseite anfängt oder aufhört. Zur Zeit sind es ja jeweils Doppelseiten. Was denkt ihr? Siehe aktualisiertem FoxOfFriendship-PDF-01-04.pdf. Ansonsten halt Cover bzw. davor mach ich glaube ich nochmal einen Vorsatz.
A wuxia version of Sherlock Holmes* could be over the top awesome but Dee only deducts/lipreads a few things here and there and the rest of the movie is pretty standard fantasy fare with the addition of also being sexist as hell: there are two women, one is a walking damsel in distress and the other one is the empress who’s only function seems to be to threaten our heroes with beheading (she’s more or less a very boring version of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts) to make things more interesting (I guess? It doesn’t work, though).
I’m not sure if this movie even passes the Bechdel test since the one time these two women talk it’s about how Dee needs to be the Hero™ to save poor damsel otherwise → beheading. Yeah, it’s pretty shite and cringeworthy (the scene is also completly pointless).
I’d say instead of watching this go for Painted Skin / Painted Skin 2** which are not without their own problems but it least have female characters and some of them can kick ass (though they mysteriously tend to get wounded and need saving when men are around …). Also these movies have a story that goes beyond „evil foreigners attack us by truly ridiculous means“.
Btw, I think this would have been much cooler if Dee was just the brain and someone else – a woman, obviously – would be the muscle. That way it would feel less redundant, now there’s Dee who is smart and can fight and that police guy who’s not smart and can fight and the young doctor who’s not smart and can’t fight. Pretty pointless bromance.
* I somehow totally missed that this is what Dee is supposed to be in the also very mediocre but still better (as far as I remember) first movie.
** Or of course Duelist.