bring this back
I’ve seen some users on Somethingawful forums with avatars of this and wondered where it came from for a while. I actually thought it was some random in-joke, but now I know….
Still, it raises more questions like, who made this? What is the song about? and just… WHAT? in general.
the song is literally from a dutch commercial for cup of soup and some animator thought “im going to make something weird with this” that is the whole backstory
I normally don’t do this, but this is a long post about why you should watch The Book of Life.
As some of you have seen already, The Book of Life is a work of 14 years, made difficult by the fact it “was an hispanic movie” so basically “Who cares?” for some people in Hollywood. Even with Guillermo del Toro (from Pacific Rim fame)’s support, it took the director Jorge Gutierrez a lot of work to have this film released. I’ve seen some people saying why it’s tainted because it’s done by people from the US, but let me tell you that a lot of the people working are Mexican, director and actors included, and they did a great representation of our culture. Which gets me to why you should watch it.
Day of the dead, Día de los muertos in Spanish, is one of the biggest and most important traditions for Mexicans. The movie goes around the concept, which is remembering your loved ones and celebrating life. The three realms, the land of the living, of the Remembered and of the Forgotten are tightly written and developed on this, getting away from the idea of a place where good or bad people go when they die. The Land of the Remembered is the one shown in the picture, and it shows that death is merely a new journey, equally colorful as living.
Now, without getting into a lot of spoilers, The Book of Life has a simple plot, which isn’t a bad thing. The premise is simple, two childhood friends try to get the heart of a girl, and a bet is made between La Catrina and Xibalba (which is a god in Mayan mythology). HOWEVER, it likes to poke fun and subvert a lot of tropes normally found, between characters and relationships. The film doesn’t go into “someone completely evil or good”, and they all are flawed.
Not to mention, this movie is great for children. There are a lot of aesops for different characters, including adults. Among them are that adults can make mistakes too and they can recognize when they made one. That tradition sometimes should be preserved when it’s good but should be changed when it interfers with the happiness and development of others. Both children and their parents can see a lot in the movie and learn from it in a lighthearted way.
Also, aside from the obvious celebration, The Book of Life depicts a lot of things about Mexican culture, how family is deeply ingrained in the celebration and in daily life, the past and present views of bullfighting (which came from Spain and became part of Mexican culture), as well as tidbits from history both prehispanic and modern history of Mexico. You don’t need to know this beforehand, it won’t derive away enjoyment, but if you do, it will enrich your experience.
Not to mention, the movie is gorgeous and detailed. The image is part of the concept art, and the movie looks the same. It also has a lot of representation and diversity. Every character, including the children in the museum, is clearly recognizable while sharing a similar art style. The soundtrack has works of Gustavo Santalaolla, of The Last of Us fame and at one point Placido Domingo, a famous tenor, sang.
The book of life is a movie of representation of part of Mexican culture that everyone can see and enjoy, and they can get aesops that nonetheless can apply to them. It’s a work of art and long years of perseverance.
Screen captures of Matt Forney’s “How to Rape Women and Get Away with It” since he’s taken it down.
He’s apologized to (in his words) ”actual” rape survivors, but still contends that feminists are politicizing and exaggerating rape.
This is… this is disgusting. Like, truly.
Was this on Return of Kings or some other trash site?
This is what I love about Winter. You wake up in the middle of the night, maybe just to pee or get water or something, look out the window and see this. It’s so beautiful. And it’s silent; you have no idea that it’s happening until you just look. It almost seems fake. And it makes your bed seem way more comfortable, for whatever reason.
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these but I just had to this time