Shakespeare, Marvel, Star Wars, and literary theory 🖤
23 || ca + dc + bos
I realized just now that I’ve never actually given this movie a proper review despite it being in my top four favorites here on Letterboxd. So here it goes!
The Clone Wars was—to my knowledge—the first Star Wars movie I ever saw. It was definitely the first one I saw in theaters, at least. I don’t remember why I liked it as a kid, but it probably related to Padmé’s white catsuit or Ahsoka, who is entirely like me and…
This is one of the best Shakespeare film adaptations I have ever seen. The only one I think rivals it would be Fiennes’ Coriolanus, but there’s something about the Camp-y way Taymor captures the Tarantino-like plot of Titus Andronicus that makes me drawn to it even more.
I am remarkably picky with my film adaptations of Shakespeare as an English major because I believe that a play’s success is predicated on the physical presence of the audience; Titus is one…
Too many of the negative reviews sound exactly like this (joking) text my friend Alex sent me:
“Me writing a review when Bowser doesn’t kill Luigi in cold blood: ‘I guess everyone enjoys a happy ending… but how are we supposed to understand the true threat that Bowser poses on the Mushroom Kingdom without any proper sacrifice?? How are we to know that the Koopas are truly so devoted in blind loyalty without seeing them actively break the Geneva conventions?…