The only reason I lean towards keeping Aubrey white is because otherwise, it quickly becomes the story of the poor, abused WOC who falls for the white guy. If most of the cast were race-swapped, it would be less of a problem, admittedly.
From what I can tell, it’s “Because ~*technology*~” which feels like such a weird, outdated take... especially from a studio reliant on ever-evolving tech.
And the brother is basically blue Snotlout from HtTYD. Especially the grown up version in the sequels.
I think that’s a recurring theme with Pixar. They might have ideas for interesting worlds, but they haven’t had fresh blood in the creative seats for a while, so they don’t have any new ideas. All of their cultural touchpoints are from the 80s/90s. Not to mention, How to Train Your Dragon already gave us a great… Read more
This is especially true when she’s been very vocal about her post-partum depression, which by her accounts, was pretty intense.
Can I add Flemeth as an honourable mention?
Here for this. I love me some Garrus, but Mordon and Legion both top it for me when it comes to their whole arcs.
And adding a shot of espresso turns it into a dirty chai, which is also amazing!
Which makes total sense, when her voice and character came from the delightfully anachronistic noir of BtAS!
The problem with Danny changing is that he shucks those changes away the moment he realises that Sandy has confirmed to his tastes/friends.
I watched the series a while back, and while it comes across that way in the first episode, they quickly flip the script and make it clear that Veronica and JD are the villains. Everyone is shitty in a campy way, but only Veronica and JD are actively treated as evil and wrong, while the others get some really… Read more
Having watched the TV series of Heathers a few months back, I actually loved it. I didn’t expect to, but took the cynical campness and amped it up to 11. Most of the “critical of youth/wokeness/PC culture” that turned people off from the trailers actually comes from the adults, or from characters being performatively… Read more
The uses in season 3 and season 4 are the ones that have really stuck with me. All of season 4 hit me really hard, though, as someone with a complicated relationship with their parents. We were never an explicitly broken family - that would’ve required showing emotion and talking to each other - but I grew up and grew… Read more
This touches on why PC and Judah make sense to me: theirs is a relationship built on profound respect and understanding. Judah is empathetic and attuned to PC’s needs, PC knows that she can trust him and doesn’t have to worry about compromising her other priorities for the sake of their relationship - something she… Read more