Rey, of The Force Awakens, is one of those characters I really like. Not just one those who I think’s really cool (Captain Marvel, Han Solo, Aragorn), but the ones who, for me, go beyond that (Iron Man, Nathan Drake): Rey’s one of those characters who I don’t just really like, but the sort I… Continue reading Just So We’re Clear, Rey Is The Best
Kurt Vonnegut once said, “every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.” This piece of advice functions as a very simple and straightforward way to ensure a character has some semblance of depth. What's important about a goal? A goal gives a character purpose and gives an audience a… Continue reading For Want of a Glass of Water
This blog's inception came about a year-and-a-half ago due to an essay (not a rant) about Katniss of The Hunger Games and other strong female characters. In light of the fact that we're once again a week away from the release of a movie about Katniss Everdeen, I figure, hey, let's look at this subject… Continue reading Good Female Protagonists Revisited
Comic-Con was last week. As in, the, Comic-Con. And we got news, like how Avengers 2 is actually Age of Ultron and how we’re having a team up between Superman and Batman and how there’s gonna be a friggin’ Star Wars and Phineas & Ferb crossover. They also screened a new Marvel short, one that… Continue reading Where’s My Dang Black Widow Movie?
Does anyone remember the movie Eragon? That horrible movie based on an alright book? It was a movie so poorly made and objectively bad we could ignore how crappy an adaptation it was. But what about when it’s a crappy adaptation too? M. Night Shyamalan cost himself his credibility when he put out The Last… Continue reading Go For The Heart
As I hope you’ve noticed over my past few entries, I like stories. I read them, I watch them, I play them, I, um, listen? to them. In any case, here’s something I’ve noticed: the medium of a story is, in the hands of a deft writer/creator, an incredibly powerful tool. Let’s start with books.… Continue reading The Magnitude of Medium
The Hunger Games is out now in cinemas. It's a film based on a book that apparently is wild popular among teenage girls. A lot of people have likened it to the next Twilight. I, as a guy who's read both book series, am here to tell you that no, no, that's wrong, man! See,… Continue reading Good Female Protagonists