oh, bear. there is no escape from summer.
There’s a point in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (a.k.a., hashtag DAWNOFAPES) where we looked at each other and said, “if we leave now, we can imagine this all ends happily with Ape Franco raising living happily ever after, hosting a Muir Woods glamping retreat for the visiting Bay Area billionaires, and waiting around for Spaceman Marky Mark to fall from the sky”.
But of course, we stuck around through the end in which the helicopter-parented city-raised liberal ape faces off against the formerly enslaved vengeful stereotype as the CG alternates from terrifyingly realistic to inadvertently comedic (I dare you not to laugh at repeated images of maniacal chimpanzee gunslinger on horseback).
OK. This is all kind of bonkers and doesn’t entirely hold together, but bless Luc Besson for making what’s essentially an stylish original superhero action movie with a running time of less than ninety minutes. There’s also a matter of the striking parallels between Scarlett Johansson’s arcs as the title character for Lucy and her.
(via Lucy - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery)
Perplexing that Han Solo isn’t at the top of this list even though it’s only by a percent; the only surprising part about the character a the bottom is that there are any favorables.
The crown will suit me, as it never suited Robert and would not suit Stannis. I have it in me to be a great king, strong yet generous, clever, just, diligent, loyal to my friends and terrible to my enemies, yet capable of forgiveness, patient.
Although I think that Renly’s claim to the Throne is rubbish, I do wish that they’d found a way to keep him onstage for a bit longer, particularly on the show. As portrayed by Gethin Anthony, he’s pretty much the only one actually having any fun in Westeros.
Now the thing that is the most popular is also communicating the highest level of creativity. The concept of Kimye has more cultural significance than what Page Six could write.