Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fairytale ramblings: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?


I have a confession: I’m a sucker for fairytales. Yeah, my sarcastic heart secretly likes happily every after of funny, goofy, swashbuckling, magical love. I swear no one likes fairytales as much as I do—not even a Disney princess brat. Be it fairytale books or movies or porn, just give it to me and I’ll gobble it up. I might even cry. *sniffles*

This is the reason why Stardust is my favorite movie of 2007. I choose it over 300 and Bourne Ultimatum. Yep, over His Royal Hotness Gerry Butler and Sexiest Man Alive *snort* Matt Damon. Who cares if they keep saying Tristan when it’s supposed to be Trist*R*an? So what if Captain Shakespeare (played brilliantly by Robert DeNiro) (whom I find absolutely charming—he and his manly men who shout ARRGGG and throw fist salutes at each other are a hoot!) doesn’t exist in the book? I can go on and on how Stardust movie is different from the novel yet I still fell in love with it because it’s sooooo fabulous and a whole lotta fun—but I won’t. *lesigh* It’s not showing anymore and the freakin’ unicorn is still dead.

Okay, I gotta say this: Neil Gaiman is a perv and an evil, evil, twisted man. WHO THE HELL KILLS A UNICORN?! It’s a UNICORN, for christssake! Aren’t there rules or something??? Evil Neil had the unicorn battle the witch queen where it impales her with its horn and the witch strikes back, driving her blade through its eye and into its brain—killing it! And then we’d see the witch butchering the poor horsie’s head, spitting in its mouth, taking its blood for a spell and turning its body into a UNICORN ZOMBIE! Twisted and evil, I tell ya!!! And I was totally disappointed I didn’t see it in the movie. Damn. (I’m ashamed of myself. :S)

Er, anywho, there’s a new fairytale movie coming up: Enchanted. It’s about Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) banished by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon) from—oh, just watch this:




Doesn’t it look good? It reminds me how I missed the Disney fables of yore. And why I think James Marsden is a whoopsie. :/ (Oh, Cyclops, must you always go for the roles that don’t get the girl?) I like that Patrick Dempsey is in there looking verra McDreamy. I like that it asks the question: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Either give in or die...

Sometimes it saddens me that I live in a world where fairytales can’t exist. Is it wrong to want happily ever after? ... I want stardust and fairies, I want true love’s kiss, I want dream come true, I want unicorns flying over the freakin’ rainbow and centaurs who will brush my curly golden hair or maybe a pretty shade of blue. I want enchantment, dammit. I want to be fucking enchanted. If it includes animal sidekicks and gnomes talking and dancing and singing, so be it.

I guess I’m still the awkward little dork who wants Prince Phillip of Sleeping Beauty. I don’t think I’ve ever grown out of it. Or even if I have, deep inside, it’s still within me... it never really goes away.














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14 comment(s):

Anonymous Angela Low said...

This looks like a fun movie!!

11/20/2007 02:22:00 PM  

Blogger ...dance? said...

Oh, James Marsden. May have to watch the movie just for him.

I always thought Philip was the horse's name in Sleeping Beauty.

I love fairytales, but I think the ones I tend to love most are a bit darker or less Disney/HEA.

11/20/2007 03:10:00 PM  

Blogger Menchie said...

Um, ok, fellow Disney fairytale fan here. I even know the lines.

Phillip's my favorite too then it's the Prince in Cinderella.

Am definitely gonna watch this movie. Poor prince! Got run over by a bike mid-song! HA HA HA HA!

11/20/2007 08:41:00 PM  

Blogger Lisa said...

Prince Phillip is the Original McDreamy. You know it.

11/20/2007 10:24:00 PM  

Blogger Leslie Dicken said...

Well, if you picked this movie as your favorite of the year OVER the HOTTEST man on the earth, Gerry Butler, then it must be worth it. I'll have to rent it the minute it's out! :-)

11/20/2007 10:31:00 PM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

I loved Stardust. It was such a good movie!! But I have to say I preferred the young Tristan's father to Tristan himself... He's the guy that's going to play Prince Caspian in the upcoming Narnia movie.

Enchanted doesnt come out in Aus. till 26th of December. I'm so annoyed because I want to watch it now. It's a shame.

11/21/2007 02:44:00 AM  

Blogger Jolie said...

I have to agree with Gabrielle here. Tristan's father when he was young is totally yummy. By the way, Tristan's mom is so slutty. LOL!

11/21/2007 05:51:00 AM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Oh, I am definitely going to watch Enchanted. Cyclops + McDreamy = Happy Jolie :-D

11/21/2007 05:52:00 AM  

Blogger Isabella said...

"How does she knows..." "Don't sing it's ok, just walk..." LOL!

I'm going to see this one.

11/21/2007 08:33:00 AM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

I like James Marsden. But it's true, he never gets the girl. Lois Lane, Jean Gray, that girl from The Notebook... too bad because he's really cute!

11/21/2007 08:57:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Welcome Lisa and Leslie. :) Hope you gals join us often.


Menchie,
It's showing here already! Going to see it tomorrow.

Not sure about Cinderella's prince but i like Aladdin. ;)


Gabrielle, Jolie,
That dude who played the young Dunstan is hot! Also, Princess Una (Tristran's mom) is the sluttiest Princess ever LOL.


Dance,
Nope. Heh, the horse's name is Samson.

11/21/2007 11:07:00 AM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

This movie looks both adorable and funny. Love how no one gets to sing LOL This will make it so much easier for when I drag the bf to see it *teehee*

11/21/2007 01:12:00 PM  

Blogger Petra said...

I liked Stardust a lot. That was a fun movie.

Did you notice the guy who played Sienna Miller's boyfriend? That's Henry Cavill! Edward Cullen!

11/21/2007 04:07:00 PM  

Blogger Jordis Juice said...

Over Gerard Butler? I have to see Stardust!

I like Cyclops too. He's a cutie. And he can dance and sing. Did you guys see him in Hairspray?

11/21/2007 05:49:00 PM