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Troperiffic Tuesday!: Big Damn Heroes

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It’s the moment we go to the movies to see; the Damsel in Distress, or the Mentor, or the Innocent Bystander is about to be killed by the Big Bad, but at the very last second the lead bursts in and saves the day, making him the Big Damn Hero!

The entrance of the Big Damn Heroes is one of the most popular tropes in movies today, especially big blockbuster popcorn movies.  It creates a huge rush of adrenaline and rightly so.  As conflict is the heart of all drama, waiting until the last minute to rescue the victim makes maximum use of this tension.  And it’s usually accompanied by a swell in the music. Read more

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Troperiffic Tuesday: Took a Level in Badass

Chick 1 says:

This week on Troperiffic Tuesday we take a look at one of my all time favorite tropes, an oldie but a goodie. I love it because it nearly always evokes an emotional response from me and most audience members. Let’s discuss Took a Level in Badass.

See that person standing in the corner over there? You didn’t? Oh right, because you were watching the hero. Well, wait until the third act when the hero is about to be killed and that wallflower decides to kick somebody’s teeth in so the hero can complete his quest. Yea, that moment will stay with you.  And that is the essence of Took a Level in Badass. Read more

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I Can’t Wait!: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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Another trailer is out.  They just keep getting more epic!  (epicer?)  And adding new footage as well.

 Besides sheer bliss, I have two responses to this latest peek; 1. A tiny bit of concern with how they have messed with the final showdown between Harry and Voldemort.  How Voldermort dies was very brilliantly and subtly developed by Rowling through all seven books.  I’m talking about how Harry stays true to his character and values to the end, not that nonsense about who owns the Elder Wand.  I’ll be upset if the filmmakers abandon that in order to “up the ante”.  2. Gratitude that the filmmakers saw the value in getting the finest actors in Britain to play the adult roles and that those actors agreed to take the parts even though they were often in tiny roles supporting underage actors.  If rumor serves, most of them will get their moments in this finale.  Obviously, Alan Rickman will shine but just look at Julie Walters about to… OK, no spoilers for those who don’t know.   Take a peek.  HP7P2 opens July 15th! Read more

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