Caught Final Fantasy: Distant Worlds
with Kura & family yesterday (it was great to see everybody!! :), and it was SMOKIN' HOT AWESOME PURE AURAL AMAZING. Nobuo Uematsu got on stage at the end to sing with the chorus for One-Winged Angel
, and he was adorable
. Totally into the music (and bouncing up and down, beaming beatifically, in a way that made me realise I didn't realise older men could be so endearing). hackney_ed
wrote an amazing (and friends-locked) review
here. ♥ AND NOW! ON THE AVATAR FRONT...
DUN DUN DUN DUN
ALL HAIL ZUKO, EX-PRINCE OF THE FIRE NATION!!!
The Avatar First Look photos are up on USA Today
for Aang and Zuko.
My thoughts on racefail can be summarised as: "Please go watch Ember Island Players
I'm not dismissing the Very Real Cultural and Racial Stereotyping Issues At Stake Here, but I do think that a movie is a commercial enterprise just like any other, and like every commercial enterprise, it will come with commercial constraints.
If you want to RAEG at racefail, go on ahead to this post
. The reaction post at avatarfans
is over here
. There is an interesting post by glockgal over here
My personal (Zuko-centric) views, by contrast, are quite simple.
Dearly Beloved Zuko, I would love you regardless of the colour of the skin of the actor playing you. I fell in love with your character because you were 200% FLAMING
EPIC LAME, EMO, ANGST AND FAIL in the manner I consider Deeply, Intensely Amusing. I would love you whether you were played by the (blond
! and blue-eyed!
) Jesse McCartney
, whether you were played by Dev Patel, or any other Culturally Correct Casting Choice.
And that is all.