“With so little time left, it honestly shouldn’t be that surprising the show is having to pick and choose those moments when it’s going to try to blow our minds (presumably with the VFX war-extravaganza later in the season).”
One problem: The villain’s face hits me right in my trypophobia, to the point where I don’t know if I can watch.
You’re wrong about the 35%, I pay maximum of 18% because I have a pretty low income. It varies. Not saying that our taxes in Finland aren’t crazy high but in that part you’re wrong.
Actually the taxes on a yearly income of 24,000 would be about 18%
They pay a ton more in taxes though. Just comparing what you pay when you visit isn’t indicative of the broader picture.
He had to excommunicate him officially, he can’t have someone break the rules of The Continental.
I asserted my authority on a definition of diversity, just that.
While I believe gender swaps are always interesting, the real answer is that Hollywood likes to have its cake and eat it too. So, the idea is to write new movies with more diverse casts than before, but you also are afraid it won’t make money, so they shoehorn an attachment to an existing franchise.
Yep, you are setting yourself up for a lashing. And rightly too.
It’s so they can add future love triangle between the frogs and the new boy. There wasn’t enough teen hormone angst in the movie to make a tv series.
Dude, an animated series in which they’re actual frogs. GOLD!
It also generates buzz.
I think that’s a fair assessment. It’s kind of lazy to just take existing characters and reboot them with different body parts, etc. Not an expert either, but I’m guessing that the content creators/producers are looking for recognizable proven properties rather than new, more risky characters and IP. Also, if you do…
Major in English Linguistics.
That was my first thought too, but given the success Marvel have made in their comics of gender-swapping most of their characters to great success, it’ll probably work for this too. And let’s face it, the original Lost Boys had - what - 2 female characters in the whole thing? Personally I’m waiting for them to…
“the accomplishments of a white man”
It is just weak tea paying lip service to diversity. I can see the writers room in my head.
This is always my thought as well, and I’m genuinely surprised it doesn’t get mentioned more. Gender/race-swapping just for the sake of it always comes across to me as incredibly lazy and faintly patronising. It’s the studios wanting to get points for diversifying by doing the easiest thing possible, rather than…
I believe this story
Here’s the dirty little secret of writing. Write great characters, leave the pronouns and names out. If you have to put names in, then make them gender neutral ones, (Alex, Bailey, Jan) and let the director and the casting people decide who should play the various part. You don’t have to write strong women, or weak…