Good day dear Readers.
I was planning on making an MV and another post over the weekend but then I remembered that SDCC was happening. Yeah, spent the whole weekend basking in the goodness that was given to us fans like that thing that has the words ‘Super’ and ‘Bat’ in the title yet missing ‘Wonder’. I think I spent two thirds of the weekend just on that thing! I read almost all posts about it on blogs, all tumblr posts, all reddit comments, 4-chan threads, reaction videos, I swear this movie!
Yeah, in case you couldn’t tell I’m a huge DC fan. Who doesn’t love the Batman or doesn’t want to have Wonder Woman’s babies? But really, as GAR as the Dark Knight and ethereal as Wonder Woman were in that god of godly trailers, this is post about something completely un-related.
I just watched the Fantastic Girls movie online. I always do that with movies I am sceptical about before getting the BDs. I was set to go into this wearily ever since the trailers, also because of a certain movie like it that proved to be a let-down. Seems like I was once again right! Why am I never wrong about these things! I am getting so good at telling that movies won’t be yuri that I think I could make a living out of it.
Mystery person: Do you know of the new season of School? The poster was mighty interesting.
Me: Dropped half-way through the first episode. Don’t bother with this one, believe me.
*Months later and the series is a typical reverse harem of guys fighting over the same girl!
Okay, granted I had to watch a bit of the series to get the answer but series are different from movies. For movies, you could mostly tell from trailers and plot synopsis and when I watched the Fantastic Girls trailer, I had a bad feeling but in this world one could still get surprised so I watched the movie still. I mean, Ayuko and Takemi had so much potential and their chemistry was great but in the end, even though there were no guys in the end, this movie was 99.9999% straight!
I kid you not!
There is a lot of chemistry between Ayuko and Takemi but while that would have been enough to make this yuri, this movie I swear!!!!! I have never seen so much chemistry wasted! Do you know of that meme about ‘I can’t believe it is not…’? Well, I can’t believe this is not yuri! You won’t believe it too! I wish there were subs for this because I don’t think I will be able to fully relay how maddening this movie is! Without subs and understanding Japanese, this would seem like a yuri movie but it is not! Love the chemistry between Ayuko and Takemi? Sorry but that chemistry was poisoned! You don’t want to bask in it.
PS: Thanks a lot Rika, for the A-reum FEELS!
When I say ‘in the end’ I mean the current time. The movie is told in two different timelines; Ayuko and Takemi’s high school days (the 80s) and the current time where they are both adults. Seeing as nothing happened in their adult lives that could not have been done in their younger lives, I really didn’t see a point to the two timelines. If the adult life was the main storyline then the past would be useful as it is used as a way to explain things and fill in the gaps. But the past took up most of the plot and the present felt like fillers that weren’t at all needed. Takemi’s death was just so bland! Yeah, I know it might be a spoiler but really, I felt nothing at all!
I think this is the first time I have agreed with an Amazon rating. This movie has like a 3 star rating I think and it mighty deserves it. Not just because of the bait but the movie itself was just so plain. This is strange because the movie had something that I haven’t seen before. There is a twist that made me so happy to learn because it hinted at great things.
Great things that did not happen!