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27 June 2017 @ 09:09 pm
Fangirling ahead!!!!  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, I bring greetingsfrom not sosunny Weymouth! We're having a couple of dull days but I'm determined not to let that get me down. Before I get on to the squeeing I will admit to doing something a little daft, on Sunday I rang the boss (she's a friend) to see how life and work were treating her. At the moment she is dealing with the P60's, and the man she is working with would try the patience of a saint. Not only that there have been problems with the wages, it seems that several pay rolls went a little wonky and joy of joys mine was one of them. She finished our conversation with a slightly tart, "I'll talk to you about it when your back at work, go and have a nice time." Gee thanks boss way to make me feel relaxed.

But enough of me babbling about work woes, now onto the squeeing! Me and Steve get a couple of days every holiday to wander round on our own, and thanks to the gods of geekery we had the chance to visit the cinema and catch up with a couple of films.

First of all we got to see Wonder Woman, oh my god what a film! I have waited a long time to see a female Superhero portrayed like this, and damn it was worth the wait. Gal was superb, and the rest of the Amazons made me want to take up exercise (for all of thirty seconds). The women were strong, powerful and compassionate and I loved the innocence of Diana when she faced the world of men for the first time. I might never get over the power of the scene in No Mans Land, although watching the Amazons take the invading german forces apart came a close second. We came out of the cinema and I said "Roll on the DVD."

The second film we watched was one Steve wanted to see, and I rather enjoyed that one as well. Despite what the critics have said The Mummy is not too bad, it's fun filled and action packed and I think it's a great opening to a possible Dark Universe, and it's filled with Easter Eggs for other Universal horror movies. I liked the character of Nick despited being the usual bad boy with a heart of gold vibe, he reminded me of another character we know and love.  I've got my fingers crossed that someone does a J2 version of the film with Jensen as Nick, and I would love to see a talented writer carrying the mythology on.

Well that's enough flailing for tonight, I'll go and leave you all in peace.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on June 27th, 2017 08:54 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen either of those movies, but I must admit, I do fancy seeing the Mummy, although I'll probably wait until it comes out on Sky. I'm glad you're still having a good tiime in the wilds of Weymouth!

Take care xx
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 29th, 2017 06:08 pm (UTC)
The Mummy is really worth the watch, lots of good old fashioned fun. I'm still having a great time, although that time is coming to an end and reality will be lurking on Monday.
supernutjapansupernutjapan on June 27th, 2017 11:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for getting to watch some movies! I don't know if Wonder Woman will ever make it over here. Hope to see it on DVD or stream somehow though.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 29th, 2017 06:10 pm (UTC)
I love going to the cinema so this was a great way to spend a couple of afternoons. I do hope you get to see Wonder Woman on the big screen because it's such a stunning film.
wings128: Wonder!Womanwings128 on June 28th, 2017 12:34 am (UTC)
When I first started reading your post I thought you were in NZ - we have a Weymouth here too. :D

I freely admit that I was tearing up just from finally being in a theatre to see this movie. But when the Amazons took the beach they streamed down my face - so fucking beautiful and fierce and elegant and lethal and dare I use the word, wondrous. It's no wonder Diana is the woman she is with these warriors as her family and mentors.

But the No Man's Land scene is the central core of the movie for me, it's where Diana steps up, declares for the world who she is and what she will do. She leads from the front, giving courage to those who are beaten down. This is who she is, who she has always been. I can't believe and yet I sadly I can, that Patty had to fight the studio to keep the scene.

The two other moments that stand out for me is first when Etta turns up at the end of the alleyway scene, all I could think was she's us! :D She's every person who has role-played Wonder Woman as a kid, every cos-player who dons the costume and puts themselves out there. And she's doing her damnedest to protect those she cares about, even when the sword is too heavy for her to wield to great effectiveness. The other is "what I do is not up to you" for reasons ;)

Love the blue dress with the sword down the spine - dress the part but always be prepared. LOVE IT!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 29th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
Sadly I'm not in NZ mores the pity, but Weymouth isn't a bad old place.

This was such a great film, it really is empowering and sends young girls a great message. That scene in No Man's Land is just so moving, watching Diana take a stand for those who have lost everything, refusing to stand by and do nothing that is what Wonder Woman is all about. And I'm not surprised that Patty had to fight for that scene, the studio still didn't get what Diana was all about.

I loved Etta, she really does represent us, she's so much more than simple comic relief she shows just how strong women are and what they will do for those they care about.

I loved that blue dress with the sword down the spine, talk about dressed to kill *G*.
milly_galmilly_gal on June 28th, 2017 07:18 am (UTC)
Sounds to me like a fabulous time was had by all!!! ♥ So glad you're both enjoying your holibobs xx
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 29th, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
Having a great time, just sad it's nearly at an end! But we all have to go back to reality in the end.
milly_galmilly_gal on July 1st, 2017 08:56 am (UTC)
Boohiss to reality, reality sucks!