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How has writing Shallan as the focus character been compared to Kaladin in the last book? There is indeed a similar relationship there. .. Paladin Brewer. taurus rising: relationship partners have a tendency of bringing out the absolute best All four of the Paladins look over to where Shiro is still seated on the floor, . D&D: Radiance, Tiefling Paladin of Sune Poem is typed on 6 x 8 hand pressed hemp paper using a Olympia .. Absolutely beautiful Shallan cosplay.
Well, one thing, primarily -- if you are expecting any actual resemblance to anything in Hans Christian Andersen, you will be disappointed. An animation lover who can accept this will probably enjoy it. But I did have a couple of teensy other problems. First, I find Anna a little disappointing, a bit of a throwback to the Disney princesses of yore. She's certainly spunky and likable. She does prove capable when she sets out on her adventure, and in the end she saves herself and her sister without needing a man's rescue; of course I appreciate that.
Tiana, Rapunzel, and Vanellope all have interests and ambitions, and I liked that Disney's writers were acknowledging at last that female characters should have these things. Tiana is an aspiring chef and restauranteur; Rapunzel is among other things an artist; Vanellope is a racer; and Anna is Her identity doesn't seem to extend beyond her relationships; she has nothing of her own.
Then there's the mixed message regarding women and magic.
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In Disney's past, the only sympathetic female magic users were little old ladies -- Cinderella's godmother, the three fairies in "Sleeping Beauty. The good news in "Frozen" is that Elsa gets to keep her powers, and her learning how to govern them is central to her character arc. But I can't help noticing that it's Anna, the "completely ordinary," who finds love, while Elsa goes it alone. On the one hand it's a feminist triumph; Elsa will rule independently.
You can have one or the other, but not both. Still, I like the movie. One of my favorite things about it is that it's kicking major butt at the box office. From now on, whenever studio heads try to claim that animated movies with female protagonists don't make money, all anyone has to say is "Frozen! The action rarely flags, and the cast is letter perfect.
Any time a well-known novel becomes a movie, the fans of the novel have their eye on the casting, keen to see that the actors match the images they have formed from their reading. Here, Hollywood gets it right. I can't think of a single actor I'd wish replaced. Jennifer Lawrence does not quite match Suzanne Collins' description of Katniss; in the book she's small and wiry, more like Anna Kendrick. But I don't care. Lawrence brings to life every strength I admire in Katniss except one more on that in a minute.
If anything, I find the character more impressive in the movies than in the books. I have only one complaint, as far as book-to-movie translation is concerned, and this is as much about "The Hunger Games" as about "Catching Fire.
This is left out of the movies because Lawrence isn't a singer.
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Would I want someone besides Lawrence in the role? Definitely not -- but I wish someone could have been found to dub her singing voice. I wish Hollywood still believed in dubbing. But this is a very minor carp. I'm thrilled that this film, too, has fared well at the box office. But after your review I think I should just go and see it as a good movie and forget all about Andersen 12 pwaites Jan 9,6: I agree with you on the Hobbit - it needs to be cut. In my opinion the best part was Smaug.Stormlight Fan-Made Short Film
The visuals of him were amazing, and he was everything a dragon should be. I'm wondering, how is there enough of the book left for the third movie? I haven't given up on Pixar. Yes, Brave wasn't that great and Cars 2 is the only Pixar movie I haven't seen. However, those are only two movies, and Monsters University was pretty good.
But, yes there were hardly any female characters. It was very much the male bonding sort of movie. The most significant female character was the Dean of the university I can't remember her namethe antagonist of the movie.
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This being said, the next scheduled Pixar movie has a female lead, so maybe things are finally changing. I'm glad that Elsa didn't end up with someone - it's practically unheard of for a Disney heroine. And yes, ordinary Anna got the guy, but Anna was much more the romantic. Elsa never showed an interest in romance. I kind of think that Disney will make a direct to video sequel or something were Elsa has a romance plot.
Anyone else getting this feeling? I didn't like it nearly as much as you and many others seem to. In between art classes, they'll put on movies for the younger kids.
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The five year olds seemed to loved that dratted horse, but I only found him annoying. I also didn't think the characters weren't very well developed. For one thing, we never find out why Flint became a thief, and he gives it up for love within the space of something like 48 hours.
Plus, I figured out she was the princess practically from the get go I think it was fairly obvious. Part of my dislike could have been the setting. Half hour increments over the span of a week and surrounded by a bunch of young kids probably isn't the best setting for appreciating movies.
I loved Catching Fire also. I actually like Katniss better in the movies than I did on the books. Jennifer Lawrence brings so much to the role, and in the movies Katniss seems more independent.
I don't know what it is exactly - maybe more time spent on action than romance? Or think of Frozen being inspired by The Snow Queen but not based on it. There are very few similarities between the two.
And I too don't mind Elsa not having a romance, especially as I think the line they'd have taken would either have been that she has to give up her powers, or that she falls in love with the man who can help her tame them.
And as Pwaites says above, it's good to see a female shown with political power to rule the kingdom in her own right. The change was a very hard decision because the history of Way of Kings goes back so far.
You know, I started writing about and working on Merin as a character in the yearso he'd been around for almost a decade in my head as who he was. A couple of things sparked the change. Number one, I'd never really been pleased with the name. I've recently discovered that Bilbo and Frodo's actual names are "Bilba" and "Froda". Those are their actual names; that's what they say in-world and in the appendices.
Tolkien in one of his appendices said, "I English-ized them to make them sound more more masculine for the 'translation' of the Lord of the Rings books, but they would actually call themselves Bilba and Froda. One of the concepts for the new Way of Kings is Kaladin's arc as a character. In Way of Kings Prime he makes a decision very early in the book, and in The Way of Kings I wanted to have him make the opposite decision.
There's a big decision that comes to him and it's almost like these two books are branching paths from that moment in a lot of ways. And so it's going to be a very interesting process when I eventually let people read Way of Kings Prime, which I won't right now because it has spoilers for the rest of the series, but you can see how all the characters go in different directions from that moment and they also change slightly.