This movie contained so many things that I love. Another thing that I love is lists. And therefore:
(They did get one big thing wrong. Whitewashing is not cool. That being said…Benedict Cumberbatch is unbelievably good. And when I say that I mean I literally have trouble believing it. I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t just seen it with my own eyes.)
It’s all below the break. Spoilers galore.
In the 101 top-grossing family films…from 1990 to 2004, of the over 4,000 characters in these films, 75% overall were male, 83% of characters in crowds were male, 83% of narrators were male, and 72% of speaking were male. When the American Psychological Association commented on this research, they said, ‘This gross under-representation of women or girls in films with family-friendly content reflects a missed opportunity to present a broad spectrum of girls and women in roles that are non-sexualised.’ —
Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)
Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.
I’m really scared I’m not going to like Star Trek Into Darkness.
Up until this point, there is almost no part of the Star Trek constellation that I dislike.
And I don’t want that to change.
And…like, all my favorite characters.
They just can’t be in a subpar movie.
GAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH FAN ANXIETY OF THE WORST KIND
The multiple perspectives of fandom on the same set of characters allow us to do one thing better than virtually any other form of contemporary literature; they allow us to know one set of characters with tremendous depth. People are not as simple as even the most complex literary character in a single presentation. Any breathing human being is really many people, many of whom are contradictory. — Cynthia Jenkins, “Menage a Deux,” Strange Bedfellows 2, August 1993 (x)
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Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you—and inside of all of us—when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that—THAT is what life is. And I think you might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s special. And if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself. Now you know. A mystery is solved. So, I think you should just give it a try. Just inch yourself out of that back line. Step into life. Courage. Risks. Yes. Go. Now. — Amy Poehler (x)
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