Lorde for Metro mag. Photo: Olivia Hemus.
I know everybody submits this “for your consideration” ads, but I just can’t at whoever thought to place Orlando Bloom’s name (or his lookalike Luke Evans) in the same category as Ian McKellen’s. I can’t.
Here’s hoping some day Ian Mckellen gets his much deserved award, and forever pressed that Andy Serkis didn’t get one for Gollum.
Dermot Mulroney about Meryl Streep’s performance in “August: Osage County”
fauxkaren said:like I don’t see people crying about all the other changes from book to movie (well, i do sometimes but it’s not as all over the place as the tauriel stuff)
They do complain. They complained about Azog being the bad guy when he was supposed to be dead and gone, not understanding that maybe having a “menace” present from the beginning is not such bad idea… But yeah, the hate towards Tauriel has gotten OTT. Which was expected and it has been around for a while, but now it has reached new levels and is about condemning her when you could probably find more or the same flaws in the male characters.
IKR! I love it.
I don’t get people. Now she’s responsible for “changing the story”. Come on! At least wait till you see it to say that. And even then, it’s still a tad sexist.
From what people have been saying from the spoilers, is that she and kili share most of their screen time together.And…
And although the actors and crew have been denying it, it still exists and is relevant in their story to some extent.
I don’t see how the people that love her so much don’t see that she is flawed as a character, and her existance is going and already has changed around the story.
Her existence did not create the love triangle. If that’s the case the you have two other characters to blame the love story to. Blaming one character for a storyline that belongs to 3 is unfair, and a little sexist tbh.
I don’t deny there could be flaws there, at all. I’m saying that if she gets a set of new rules she needs to live up to, then the male characters should be held to the same parameters. If you are to consider the character is flawed for sharing most of her storyline and screen time with Kili, how come you can’t see Kili shares all of his storyline and screen time with her? How come she’s flawed for having a love triangle, but Kili or Legolas are not flawed when they share that with her?
Somehow you all notice all the flaws in her and in her story, but you have clearly two other characters who are there to bring:
There a lot of added stuff that “changes the story”. By adding Gandalf’s journey they are changing the story. By giving more screen time to Lee Pace they are changing the story… There are tons of things that change the story of The Hobbit. Which was essentially just Bilbo’s story. So, I think you can’t pick and choose what part changes the story. If you think it changes it (without seeing the movie. And in that case you are in the same place as I am) then you have to acknowledge that not only her as character changes it, but the other existent characters getting more screen time changes it.
You can be as book purists as you want, or give a shit about it, but come on, at least try sound a little fair.
Working on my paper is hard on both of us.
@fauxkaren said:LOL GIRL. I AM ALREADY THERE. SUCK IT, HATERS.
littlesith said:SHE IS ALREADY MY FAVE ALL THOSE MAD BITCHES CAN GO HOME
At first I was skeptical about the whole new character thing, but after the promos and trailers started coming out, listening to Evangeline’s interviews, and what Philippa Boyens said, I’m so here for it.
And it pisses me off when people dismiss a female character because “noo she’s a may sue”, “oh no such a cliche, a badass princess”. I hate it! People set higher and more difficult rules for female characters to follow, and lines never to cross in order to be “worthy” of even being in the movie, when we have male characters who are cardboard cut outs, and cliches, but no one says a word about them. Like people wishing they had not written Tauriel for the rumored “love triangle” (which has being denied by some actors) and they are happy having the other two characters who are part of the so called “love triangle”. Why she gets attacked for it, and wished she was not part of the movie, but Legolas and Kili don’t get the same comments?
Stan mode on. Need an icon to piss off the haters.
I THINK I’M GOING TO START STANNING FOR TAURIEL BEFORE SEEING THE MOVIE BC OF HOW PRESSED PPL ARE AT HER AND HER STORY WITHOUT HAVING SEEN THE MOVIE!