Invader Zim was kind of ahead of its time
it pretty much heralded the fact that the most popular genre among teenagers would later become dystopian films that have criticisms towards the way society is run, a full 10 years or so before this trend actually started
First of all, what is with this weird Clueless knock off poster?
Second of all, Clueless is a modern day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, and a fantastic one at that. It was also a movie about a young woman becoming less petty and more aware of the people around her. It’s also awesome and should be knocked :P
Third of all, this is not a shift to a “more aware and present” teenage populace. This era’s teenage populace are not unique butterflies that magically became more political than their predecessors. There are both shallow and interesting people in every generation. Which is why there are books and stories about distopias that satirize the current political landscape in every generation. Jonathan Swift? Margaret Atwood? George Orwell? Or maybe since your denigrating the 90’s generation, Lowis Lowery? The Hunger Games is fantastic but it’s not a genre unto itself, nor unique in the message it’s trying to convey.
4th, go read some Jane Austen. It’s worth it.
- Anthony Mackie (x)
Wouldn’t it be great if there were tapes of Anthony Mackie auditioning for different Marvel roles? Anthony Mackie as Happy Hogan. Anthony Mackie as Thunderbolt Ross. Anthony Mackie as Johann Schmidt. Anthony Mackie as Frigga. Anthony Mackie as Stan Lee.
Your wish, etc… etc…
I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.
Warning. Contents under pressure.