Saturday, May 12, 2012
I knew I would want to write about it today. So while I watched last night, there was a part of me, in the very back of my head, thinking "Ok, what? What is so important about this movie that you like it so much?"
There is the writing. Joss Whedon, my GOSH, I love you. I mean, I already loved you. You gave me Firefly. You gave me Dr Horrible. You didn't have to prove yourself anymore. But, now I REALLY love you. I will happily see anything you write. "He's adopted." I think that was my favorite. But then, there were a lot of others that were my favorite, so I could be lying. It was all my favorite.
But there was one moment in this movie that defined it all for me, and made it about you and me. I don't think I'll give anything away as this scene is in the trailer. You have these reluctant heroes through the whole movie... and because they've already had their own movies, they are both reluctant heroes but also proud heroes. BECAUSE NO ONE IS LIKE THEM, and they have accepted that and embraced that, and yes in their secret hearts, they are proud of that. And then they all get thrown together into one story and they have to figure out how to all be in the same story. Now they aren't the only hero, now the spotlight isn't always on them. Okay, maybe I'm spoiling it a little. Sorry.
coming together as a team. Forgetting their egos, forgetting that THEY ARE THE BEST, and agreeing to do everything they could... not so that they would shine... but so that they, collectively, would win!
Coming on the heels of this, in the same scene, is this moment where they're all sent off, within the battle scene, to do what they do best because the plan doesn't work if they aren't each allowed to do what they do best. Get that? That's us. We're all made differently. We're all given talents, so many talents, but they are not the same talents. For it to work, we have to do all do what we do best! We don't need to worry if we can't do something as good as someone else does something. Their role is not our role. We have a role and a job and a responsibility and a set of uniquely exquisite talents that are JUST OURS. Do that! Do what is uniquely yours, with pride and dedication and fervor. Don't do what your neighbor does. Do what you do!
Ahhh, I love this movie.
Don't tell anyone, I may go see it on Monday when my kids are at school!