I love Peter Pan. Who doesn’t? Who doesn’t enjoy a story about a bunch of kids finding themselves in a magical land and learning awesome new things, like how to fly? I especially love Hook, which takes place years after the original story and features a much older Peter relearning what it’s like to be imaginative again, and how to be a better father. So when I heard that Pan, a prequel to a magical tale I adore so much, was being made, naturally I was giddy with excitement.
Unfortunately, I think I might have gotten my hopes higher than I should. Almost immediately, the internet banded together to criticize the movie’s casting choices, specifically that white actress Rooney Mara is playing the Native American princess, Tiger Lily.
Oh, God, why? Why is this happening?
Sadly, I actually think this still looks like a good movie. I just don’t think I would ever be able to bring myself to watch it because of the casting decision.
It’s been a week and a half since the midseason finale of Once Upon a Time’s Season 3, which means I’ve had plenty of time to sit around and figure out what I thought of it. In general, I think it’s moving in a good direction, but I still have some complaints. Specificity (and therefore spoilers) after the jump.
Here we go! A sneak peak at season two of Once Upon a Time. I wrote a review of Season 1 in case any of you need to refresh on how and why this show is awesome.
So Captain Hook breaks into Mr. Gold’s shop. Hrm… I wonder how he got there since he is not a fairytale character. What are we going to have next, Colonel Mustard chillaxin’ with Boromir on the beach? Or are Tigger and Robin Hood going to steal from the rich and give to the poor together? Maybe the Count of Monte Cristo is going to team up with Captain Hook to defeat Mr. Gold.
Now I’m getting a little crazed, but my feeling is stick with the actual fairytale characters. It’s not like they are in short supply. Once Upon a Time has a good thing going already, and they don’t need to step outside of fairytales to keep it up.