During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeatpred several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.
The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.
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Lemme reblog again and let you know why casting that white woman as the female lead in “Drive” was so fucking wrong and fucked up.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn literally gave Carey Mulligan the part because she “seemed pure,” like someone he wanted to protect.
No, really. He literally said that shit.
These traits were ones he literally did not consider a Latina for. He picked her specifically because he fit that damsel in distress imagine that’s been coded as white. Latinas were not even given the opportunity to audition for the role.
Let me post this again so people can see how we continuously allow (require?) movies to whitewash and erase POC out of media/our consciousness
laughing because she is.
i actually did laugh when I saw this in theaters because this is a very real guilt tactic parents use and it’s 100% effective
Another reason I really liked Rapunzel and personally feel it was a stronger film than Frozen.
It didn’t try to be the most original movie ever, wow I bet you didn’t see this twist coming. It concentrated on characters and relationships. Gotha isn’t presented in the film as “the evil stepmother,” she’s just presented as the mother. Later, of course, it turns out that she isn’t related to Rapunzel at all, but Rapunzel doesn’t know that for the majority of her life. That context is important when considering their relationship.
Media for children that shows them their parents aren’t always right and can be bad people isn’t very prominent out there. Gotha is so manipulative in ways that parents often are. I didn’t learn this lesson until I was much, much older than this film’s intended audience, and I like to think that, because of the popularity of the movie, some other kids might have an earlier start at such a realization than I did.
Another scene worth pointing out is right after she escapes, where she vacillates between guilt and elation—that’s not there for comic relief, folks, that is an accurate representation of how someone who’s trapped in a relationship like that feels when they do something for themselves. Parents like Gotha make it nigh impossible for you to be happy with doing anything for yourself. That guilt lingers, it lasts years, even long after you’ve left your parents behind. They really nailed the dynamics of that kind of relationship.
Overall, not a perfect film, I’d say—I’ve definitely got some gripes—but I’ll always respect it for, at the very least, this aspect alone.
People still buy these ugly disgusting things. Even when I tell them about the animals that died for their ugly boots they don’t care.
I don’t agree with ugg boots but this is actually bullshit.
1. Lamb marking (cutting off tails) is done so that the sheep doesnt get flyblown when summer comes. Flyblown is where flies lay their eggs near the anus of a sheep, when they hatch maggots eat at the inside of the sheep colon, infesting it with bacteria which can eventually kill them, slowly and very painfully.
2. Shearing does not injure a sheep, I don’t know about other countries but I’m sure its the same as Australia when if you do not shear them, they DO eventually become flyblown.
3. You CANNOT use wool if it has been contaminated by BLOOD. It cannot be skirted out like poo and urine does by the roustabouts.
4. Once a sheep has had its ‘throat slit’ it cannot be sheared for the same reason as 3. It has no advantage for anyone by killing their livestock if they are in the wool industry.
I don’t care about your decision to hate ugg boots, you probably don’t give a flying shit about mine but DO NOT spread this bullshit information when the wool industry does not work that way.