…was a huge disappointment. i read the script over a year ago and fell in love with it, before i knew it was being made into a movie. when i found out i was ecstatic. the story is close to perfect (in my eyes), and i adore jake gyllenhaal and vera farmiga. however, i had a nagging feeling they wouldn’t be able to do the ben ripley’s draft justice… and they didn’t. the film is oversimplified and one-dimensional; it belittles the premise, or at least treats it lazily. while i enjoyed the new ending, i thought the first act lingered too long on the slow scenes. when it comes to movies like this, you have to suspend a lot of doubt to accept the world — something you can only do when the director keeps the plot constantly moving. unfortunately, compared to the script, the final product felt sluggish.
it’s a good movie… it’s just not as good as the script i read :(
On last night’s ‘Glee,’ the New Directions won regionals after hitting the stage with a pair of original songs — a first for the series — but that isn’t what anyone is talking about this morning. After months of hints and winks, fans of FOX’s hit musical finally got what they’ve been waiting for: The characters of Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) kissed for the first time. And it wasn’t a peck. It also wasn’t overtly sexual or desperate, it wasn’t rushed or clouded with turmoil, and it certainly wasn’t played for laughs, the way many kisses between men are on TV. It was perfect.
“It’s hard to overstate the significance of the kiss between Kurt and Blaine on ‘Glee’ last night,” Michael Jensen, editor of Logo’s AfterElton.com tells PopEater. “Even better, it wasn’t the sort of kiss we saw back in the 1990s where the guys pecked each other on the lips — or worse, the camera cutaway — but this was a real kiss that hinted there is much more to come in this relationship. If we still needed proof how far gay characters have come on network TV, ‘Glee’ just gave it to us.”
“‘Glee’ has raised the bar of what it means to be inclusive on TV, and viewers are tuning in by the millions, sending a clear message to networks that Americans not only accept gay and lesbian characters, but they are beginning to expect them,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios tells PopEater. “It’s stories like Kurt and Blaine’s that continue to remind gay youth everywhere that there’s nothing wrong with being who you are.”