Oh, My Pop Culture Pantheon: Sailor Moon and Greco-Roman Mythology

A lot of things have brought my old favorite TV show Sailor Moon to mind again recently, from the recent anime reboot Sailor Moon Crystal, to the re-release of the original anime in uncut and subtitled form. Even though some are disappointed with Crystal, the fandom has in fact seen a resurgence.

Syng's First Cosplay

And also I just so happened to go to my first con in my first cosplay as Sailor Moon last weekend, so…

A lot of people, new and old fans alike, may be wondering how Sailor Moon relates to Greco-Roman mythology, since after all, it uses the names of the planets, most of which were given the Roman names of Greek gods. It turns out that Greco-Roman mythology was definitely an inspiration for many aspects of the series, though understandably there are a lot of differences as well. Spoilers for both anime and the manga in my explication below!

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Movie Review: Underworld Awakening

I don’t know if I’ve said it before or not, but I really hate 3D. Unfortunately, due to poor planning on my part, my friend and I were unable to watch the 2D showing for Underworld Awakening, and instead had to suffer through those detestable glasses. This is what happens when you procrastinate everything in your life, including driving to the theater; you miss the showing you actually wanted to go to. I probably wouldn’t be against 3D so much if it weren’t for already needing glasses to see the screen, and if it didn’t cause a headache.

But that’s okay, because some asshole I ran into online the other day told me that a simple procedure will solve that problem. In order to enjoy the movies, all I need is ocular surgery!

Spoilers ahead for Underworld Awakening.

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Trailer Tuesdays: Underworld Awakening

You know, I’ve been feeling a little vamped out since I discovered that the undead sparkle, but the Underworld movies have always been a great cure for that. I love everything about them, from the very aesthetically-pleasing-to-stare-at Selene kicking ass, to the constant blue tint that never goes the hell away.

And after some very questionable books and movies with vampires lately, Underworld just goes straight back the original source materials, the legends we know, and doesn’t fuck around with them.

And this trailer promises that the new movie will be just as good as the last ones.

One complaint I have heard though—from Lady Geek Girl, particularly—is that Michael will not be in this movie, which makes no sense, since she was only captured for twelve years and he’s practically undefeatable. And that begs the question: how did the humans even capture Selene? She seems to have no trouble breaking out.

Anyways, the movie is apparently about her looking for Michael and their daughter Eve. Yes, they have a daughter. No, I didn’t know that either until about ten minutes ago. I also keep hearing rumors that Michael will be in this, but he’s not currently credited, so at this point, I don’t think anyone really knows.

Regardless, this is definitely a movie I’ll be seeing, and at the moment, I highly recommend it.