Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,
Kimberly
kimberly_a

  • Mood:

Peter Pan (Mostly)

In icon news, quite a few of you guessed correctly that my icon was the multi-cultural "One World". As Shannon points out, it pretty much screams my politics. Apparently either my politics or my aesthetics (or both) were not appreciated by the community's voting public, however, and my icon didn't come anywhere near making it to the finals. I'm not actually all that surprised, given the fact that I don't plan to use the icon myself. If anyone wants it, feel free to take.

In movie news, wild_irises and I went to see Peter Pan tonight, and I loved it. It had plenty of flaws (including Peter's tendency to occasionally make faces that seemed forced), but I don't plan to discuss them or explore them or think about them. I don't have any interest in picking the movie apart, because I have loved Peter Pan since before I was able to read, and I still love him today. I just want to bask in the things I liked, which were numerous. Everything is visually gorgeous. The mermaids look like they swam right out of a drawing by Brian Froud. The mid-air flying fight scene between Peter and Hook near the end is amazing. The entire film is just wonderfully wonderfully storyish, filled with awe and wonder and absolutely no effort to be realistic, because it is very self-consciously a story. I love it. Love love love.

Jason Isaacs is great as Hook, Tinkerbell is absolutely perfect, the kids are all wonderful (including John, who has always been one of my favorite characters because he's so very proper and British), and now I find myself with a bit of a crush on the young fellow nearly 20 years my junior who played Peter. Mostly because of his eyes and his smile and his hair. He had excellent hair in the film. Excellent Peter Pan hair. I care about these things.

But I probably just have a crush because Peter Pan -- the character -- was my first love. Seriously. When I was 3/4/5 years old, my mom -- wanting to convince me not to save wilting helium balloons in my bedroom -- told me that when you let a balloon go and it flies up into the sky, when you can't see it anymore, when the teeniest tiniest speck of balloon vanishes, that means that Peter Pan has it. From then on, whenever I got a helium balloon, I let it go immediately, then watched the sky very very carefully until I was sure that Peter Pan had caught it. Little helium-filled love tokens.

I loved Peter Pan with a pre-school passion. My second love, Speed Racer, never even came close to measuring up.

And, really, my youthful love of Peter Pan isn't surprising, looking back. I'm a complete sucker for stories about stories, and that's exactly what Peter Pan is. I'm only surprised my tastes emerged so early.

I'll almost certainly buy the movie on DVD. I'm just a sucker for Peter Pan.
Tags: movies, peter pan
Subscribe

  • Instability

    So, yeah, haven't written in my journal in a while. It's been a month of pretty intense instability. I started taking the Zoloft to help with the…

  • Depressed

    Been depressed for about a week and a half. Still don't have a psychiatrist, despite the numerous phone calls I've made. Most are not taking new…

  • (no subject)

    I'm feeling better, physically. Tests showed that my joyous adventure last week was due to a bacterial disease called campylobacter. Luckily, I did…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 10 comments

  • Instability

    So, yeah, haven't written in my journal in a while. It's been a month of pretty intense instability. I started taking the Zoloft to help with the…

  • Depressed

    Been depressed for about a week and a half. Still don't have a psychiatrist, despite the numerous phone calls I've made. Most are not taking new…

  • (no subject)

    I'm feeling better, physically. Tests showed that my joyous adventure last week was due to a bacterial disease called campylobacter. Luckily, I did…