reviews that complain about Dune being bleak and humorless make me want to throw myself against a brick wall.
Dune is not for everybody. there are many people who won't enjoy it, many who will think it's weird and strange, and whatever. and that's fine. there plenty of valid criticisms of the movie out there, but sweetheart, this ain't one of them.
hollywood's obsession with making mass profits off of movies that passively amuse and entertain people has brainwashed most of the movie-going population into thinking that all good sci-fi/action/adventure movies must have comedic overtones, and that humor is the only way to engage with a movie and its characters (looking at you marvel). i laughed maybe TWICE during the entirety of Dune and i was more invested in the characters and the story than i was with the last three star wars movies.
Dune is a political-thriller space opera. it's an EPIC. it's bleak because jihad and exploitation are its central themes. inserting comedy into the film would have been an enormous disservice to the story and its themes.
we finally got a blockbuster movie that's refreshingly innovative and unique and y'all are whining because it doesn't fit your expectations based on years and years of consuming formulaic, action = humor media. i am going to scream.
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If you haven't watched Young Frankenstein (1974) yet, you should go watch it right now because it is a gold mine of Tumblr-worthy shit post lines.
(please excuse me for not having exact wording)
Dr. Frankenstein: I DO NOT CARE ABOUT DEATH! *accidentally stabs own leg with scalpel* !
The class: .......
Dr. Frankenstein: .......
Dr. Frankenstein: *calmly hides the knife sticking out of his thigh by crossing his legs* Class... Dismissed...
Igor: Hello Dr. Frankenstein
Frankenstein: It's pronounced 'Fronken-steen'.
Frankenstein: You must be Igor
Igor: No, it's Igor (Eye-gore)
Frankenstein: But they told me it's Igor! (ee-gore)
Igor: Well now it's Igor (Eye-gore)
The crew: *discussing the need for a man 7ft tall with proportionate body parts*
Inga: He'd probably have a huge schlong
Igor: He'd be very popular.
Igor: It could be worse.
Frankenstein: How so?
Igor: It could be raining
*promptly starts raining*
Frankenstein: so then Victor Frankenstein was-
Frau Blücher: Yes! Yes! He was... *strikes a dramatic pose* MY BOYFRIEND!!
*dramatic lightning and thunder*
Blindman: God, please send someone to be my friend.
The Creature: *breaks down the door* Hrrrrrrn!
Blindman: *looks heavenward* Thank you!
And of course
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