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This is going to be the best thing ever.

I also just learned that there is a famous comic artist who is just named "Jason." I don't care how unpronounceable your Nordic name is with it's crazy blendo-vowels, you can not be a one-named person and that one name is "Jason." That only works for hockey masked guys, and even he has a last name.

I'm also not sure how I feel about this "Wednesday Comics" thing. All I can think is that it makes comics more unwieldy and uses up more paper.

I saw Harry Potter and the Irrelevant Subtitle this morning for free. I have now seen three of these films in the wrong order - 4, 1, 6. This last one didn't quite leave me with the same sense of 'fuck these movies' as the previous two did, although I misread recent headlines and was expecting the Rupert Grint/Hermione make-out in this one and it never showed. Apparently, they just filmed it for the next one. Silly.

But I demand this of you kid-wizard nerds. Name me Five Worthwhile Things that Ron Weasley ever does in these movies that make him something other than a stupid lump of half-comedy that everyone should kick in the pants. He seems like the last kind of dork that could center a love triangle of any kind. Although I do like that his real name is more pottery than his potter name. I'm told he "knew how to play chess" in the first one, so all you have to do is tell me 4 more. In the movies, not the books. And I don't think off-handedly using the word 'luck' in order to remind Harold that he has a magic do-whatever-I-want potion counts.

Jim Broadbent, however, is perhaps the best human of all time.

Save maybe Tony Millionaire.

Date: 2009-07-19 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylemur.livejournal.com
Ron provides an insider's perspective on and knowledge of the wizard community. The other two central characters, Harry and Hermione, have spent their lives living non-magically, and thus are frequently confused by weird wizard terms and the role of magic in wizard technology, etc - stuff that someone who's spent their life around, like Ron, takes for granted and can explain quickly and efficiently. It moves the story along and allows for a lot of the whimsy and magical references that make the stories work to, um... work.

Ron is disappointing as a character, but still valuable as a storytelling device.

I guess that only counts for one thing, though.

Date: 2009-07-19 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fair-witness.livejournal.com
He also has parents who are nice to Harry, thus giving Harry something like a healthy family life.

Beyond that, I got nothin'.

Date: 2009-07-19 04:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeditigger.livejournal.com
Mmm...Ron is more the everyman that follows Harry around, I think, than someone who's supposed to be All That. He's very, very human.

Plus what Laura said.

Date: 2009-07-19 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeditigger.livejournal.com
Broadbent is the only reason I want to see the movie. He is awesome in everything he touches.

I loved the third movie - you should see that one for Gary Oldman - but the others have me shrugging. And I agree about Ron. They just...well, for the sake of necessity and brevity I guess they pull out the Potter-centric stuff and make the other characters a little less well-rounded than in the books.


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