In the month of June we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. It's National Pride month, yay! In this month we celebrate the proud people who rioted for their freedom to be themselves, allowing us that freedom as well. Whether we know ourselves or not.
Captain Marvel is a fierce super heroine whose serialization started in 1967, so our girl has been around the sun a quite a few times. However, with the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she has finally gotten her turn at a movie—and wow, what a movie it was!
I'm going to preface this by admitting that I've only seen maybe ten minutes of the first Lego Movie and 30 minutes of Lego Batman. Still, I was able to pick up on things in the movie enough to really enjoy it so for someone who hasn't seen either of those movies, don't worry, you won't suffer for it if you see the sequel. So, about the Lego Movie 2?
We all know Betty Boop, she of the rocking curves and teeny tiny dress; she of the close cropped curls and high, babyish voice. Everyone can practically hear her coo her signature phrase: "Boop-oop-a-doop!" Where did she come from, besides the inventive mind of one of America's most well known cartoonists, Max Fleischer? Actually, her story has roots in black history, a fitting thing for this month of February. However, intermingled with this story is a bit of appropriation and eventually the fading knowledge of her true origins.
First of all, let's just get this fact out of the way: Titan A.E. was a financial flop. It only made 36.8 million in the box office, which is just an appalling number when you compare it to what is considered a flop in Disney standards, Treasure Planet, which made 109.6 million.
"i alwaysget myself into this messi always let himtell me i am beautifuland half believe it . . .that will be theend of me" (Kaur, 2015, p. 81)