Veronica Mars: So I have to admit, I wasn't one of the true blue VMARS fangirls but I did catch a couple of the episodes and because of LJ, I felt like I was already fangirling with everyone else over LoVe. So when the movie got released, I totally had to get my hands on a copy and see it just because all the anticipation for the reunion and the Kickstarter just got me really psyched.
And I'm so glad I did because it was fantastic. Obviously, LoVe owns me and Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell have amazing chemistry. It was nice to see the entire cast back together (especially Keith Mars) and though it's sad that Carrie Bishop's real life lady (Leighton Meester) didn't join the cast, it was just so surreal -- really like a high school reunion -- to see them all back together.
I could go on and on about this, because any scene with LoVe just had me squealing and all the lines they had: "Come back to me?" "Always" kills me, we all know I'm not here to rave about VMARS, which was really quite fulfilling as a fangirl. I can only imagine how it was for everyone that really followed it through and through. I'm rewatching the seasons now and it's nice to see how much I don't remember/missed back then so this should be a fun couple of months.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: This will be painful to admit but I was falling asleep during the FIRST movie so I wasn't too hot about this next one, but today, at work, I got an impulse invitation to watch so I thought, why not? Chris Evans is so awesome on the eyes, it can't be too bad a follow-up.
And true enough, it was not! It was so good. I caught the movie after a couple of screenings of Divergent these east few days and as much as I enjoyed Divergent, you can tell when they pour money into a movie and they flooded this one with cash. It was explosions everywhere and lots of things banging into each other and really hi-tech CGI and just a lot of money that never stopped. There was no breathing room for silence or stillness. It was just money shots one after the other.
Which really, made it tiring but exhilarating to watch. plus it was funny, too. I like that they didn't force the Steve/Natalia thing and instead very slightly hinted at some possible romance with the queen of Revenge herself. nevertheless, it was a really fun watch and I'm happy I came along with the girls.
Divergent (aka: my current obsession that will probably be trumped -- probably, or not -- when The Fault in our Stars comes out) WAS FANTASTIC. I read the book when it came and it was the first book I read on my Kindle and I really enjoyed it. But with all the YA books getting turned into movies (and not all of them working out), but this one, i'm glad was translated really well from the books to the movies. Sure, somet things got left out or added in but I thought it was one of the most awesome adaptations I've seen. Then again, I am easy to please.
Shailene was so beautiful in this. I'm seriously girl crushing because girl is so attractive and lovely to watch. I think I've seen most of what she's been in except for the really obscure ones (and most of her tv show), but she made me want to see everything she's done. And Theo, my goodness, I don't know how to stop typing 'he's so hot' because he is and his smoulder at the camera was just wow. My little sister and I kept tapping each other, and shaking our heads in disbelief at how handsome he looked.
And their chemistry! You can't fake this shit. I always say that I like this movie because it falls in the middle of the Twilight-The Hunger Games spectrum because it has enough cheese (Twilight) and enough action (The Hunger Games) but it would really be unfair to compare it to both. I really really really enjoyed it and right now, I'm on a little ShEo kick YouTube-ing all their interviews and re-blogging their cute gifs on Tumblr (so sorry for the repetitive hearts and reblogs) because this is literally all I'm ever thinking about.
It feels tiring to fangirl this hard again but also very very nice to fangirl again. It's been a really long time since I obsessed over a fandom (The West Wing not withstanding) but it feels good to not think about work and the stress and the negativity going on right now. And so I leave you with some YouTube videos of Theo and Shailene on their promo tour for Divergent being all cute together. Yes, I ship it. I said it.
T: “And she’s a babe, right?”You can tell they have chemistry and get along really well and just really play off each other and if they're faking it in these interviews then so be it but I'm officially sold.
S: “Werewolf like?” T: "In what context?"
S: "His back is one sexy back."
T: "RANDOM SECRET TALENT!" S: "That you can share!" Then Theo mentions her cooking. S: "That’s a lie, you hate my cooking!"Though Miles's character is annoying in the movie, he was pretty good foil in this video. MOviefone forever.
S: "You’re still so buff though! Banging arms!"
And this girl said it best, "I'm looking at this (the EW cover), and I want you together in real life". Oh, the host is a shipper, too. We understand. It's okay. You are but human and feel the way we do. I love how they didn't react at all.</center>
SO the most important question is... Where can I find icons AND fanfic for these? Priority goes to Shailene/Theo and the entire Divergent franchise because I don't know if anyone still does icons or write fanfic, much more of this fandom but I'm desperate and would love some, pretty please.