andromeda3116: no but galaxy quest is legitimately the best movie ever it’s a love letter to fandom…

Friday, June 16th, 2017

andromeda3116:

no but galaxy quest is legitimately the best movie ever

  • it’s a love letter to fandom — it totally subverts the “gross man-child in the basement” perception of a fanboy and it’s the fans’ dedication to the show that saves the day
  • i repeat: the fandom saves everyone’s lives
  • the omega-13 is such a cool idea like it tosses out the paradoxes involved in time travel by so sharply limiting the amount of time you can go back: it only gives you enough time to undo one terrible mistake, and only if it’s so bad and so huge that you realize immediately how bad it is
  • like no this is a parody movie but it has a smarter plot and more interesting characters and more genuine emotion than like ninety percent of serious sci-fi movies
  • tony shaloub spends the whole movie high as balls
  • the aliens are actually, you know, aliens and the reason they look human and speak english is actually addressed and justified
  • it’s absolutely hysterical like guy fleegman is one of the funniest characters ever filmed i just
  • alan rickman gives me life
  • SIGOURNEY WEAVER
  • the hero that comes in at the last second to save the ship and the thermians and the whole crew is a teenage fanboy who succeeds because he’s a fan do you understand how amazing that is like patrick stewart initially refused to watch the movie because it looked like it would be cruel to the fans but then he was almost in tears when he actually saw it because it got fandom right and it’s all about the fans
  • no but the whole plot is centered around people (and aliens) being inspired by fictional heroes and believing in them and using that belief to give them strength and hope and going to great lengths to create amazing things or work up beautiful, accurate theories out of nothing more than love that’s amazing
  • this movie is freaking perfect okay
  • freaking
  • perfect

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How does Poe Party keep exceeding my expectations?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

jaynaneeya:

Okay, I know the kickstarter video explicitly said, “Comedy, tragedy, romance, intrigue” (and heck, I even have it on a t-shirt) but I was still unprepared. Maybe I was distracted by the ravens. I was not expecting this show to simultaneously be one of the best instances of ALL FOUR of those genres I’ve ever seen. It’s at once hilarious, devastating, infinitely ship-able, and a bewildering mystery. I’m sure my constant effusive praise is getting annoying, but you don’t understand, this is a freaking work of genius. Get in on it before it’s finished airing!

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nealdanderson: Mad Max Fury Road. Seriously the best film I’ve…

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

nealdanderson:

Mad Max Fury Road. 

Seriously the best film I’ve seen in theaters in over a decade. I haven’t felt so immersed and attached to characters since The Lord of the Rings trilogy concluded back in 2003. Absolutely beautiful looking film, spectacular visuals, great characters, and especially wonderful female characters in a genre lacking in them, and most of all, superb storytelling. 

Mad Max has an incredibly unique look and feel that doesn’t feel rolled off a manufacturing line ala Marvel films, isn’t full of needless exposition like Nolan’s stupid Batman films, and its action scenes, while splendidly over-the-top, didn’t feel vacuous or boring, like Pacific Rim, The Expandables or The Fast and Furious, all movies that claim to be the new standard in action. 

I really do think and hope that Furiosa will be regarded as this century’s Ellen Ripley or Sarah Connor. One of the best characters to emerge from a film in a long time.

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