Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Live-Action 'Aladdin' Movie Better Not Ruin My Childhood

Back in 2014, I once wrote about my love for 'Aladdin' and why it means so much to me. That's why, ever since this whole announcement of a live-action version, I've been worrying that my whole childhood will be ruined.

Well, they just released the official trailer of the movie yesterday and if you haven't seen it yet, here it is:

Honestly, I still have no idea how to feel about some of the things in the trailer. It starts off amazingly with Aladdin running away from the palace guards. We get an adorable glimpse of Abu and Aladdin's love-at-first-sight moment with Jasmine (who also looks great, in my opinion).

And then we see Jafar speaking to Aladdin in the desert... and that's where I start getting worried. I'm still not sold on Jafar's look. From the back, he looks great... but this? Hmm. I think I'll need to see more menacing scenes to make a decision about him.

There is no doubt that Agrabah looks stunning, though, and the costumes are to die for!!! Not to mention Rajah!!! The Cave of Wonders? The Magic Carpet? All stunning! I'm even sold on Will Smith when he comes out of the lamp as the Genie for the first time.

It's when he starts singing that I get thrown off. I love Will Smith and all, but I really still don't know how to feel about him as the Genie. I'm definitely excited to see the whole Prince Ali scene, though.

And I have got to admit: I got super kilig when I heard Aladdin say the "Do you trust me?" And that whole montage of scenes at the end while they play 'A Whole New World' gives me a bit of hope. Still not gonna get my hopes up too high, though.

I think my biggest problem with this whole live-action version of 'Aladdin' is the fact that it was completely unnecessary to begin with. 'Aladdin' has always been the perfect Disney movie in my eyes and I am now so worried that they will ruin it. Let's hope they don't.

Monday, March 4, 2019

This is why you’ll never truly get over someone.

“I’m over him.” How many times have you said these words with conviction when a part of your past comes up during conversation or even shows up unannounced? How many times did you think you truly meant it?

The thing is, though: while you may no longer crave for someone’s presence or think about them before going to bed, and while it may have been a very long time since the last time you stalked checked their social media to see how their new life without you is going; it’s virtually impossible to truly get over someone.

It’s impossible not to think of that ex who loved Batman whenever you see a bat signal. It’s impossible not to think of that ex who used Calvin Klein One whenever someone walks by smelling like it. It’s impossible not to think of that time he first told you he loves you while listening to the song that was playing when he did. It’s impossible not to remember all of the good times you had together on vacation the next time you visit the same places. And have you ever kissed someone who tasted like the orange Tic Tacs your ex used to love? That’s the worst. Songs, scents, places, situations – they’re all there riddled with remnants of your past, just begging to be remembered. How can you ever really get over someone?

black floral romper from Penthouse

Obviously, no one ever wants to think of someone, much less an ex, when they see something they know their ex would like. It just happens. It’s an involuntary (and annoying) reaction of the brain. And if you find yourself smiling fondly or feeling a pang of pain in your heart, can you really say you’re truly over them?

If you no longer feel anything or think of anything when you come across little things like that, then congratulations! You've done it! Some of us aren’t as lucky, though. Blame it on my elephant-brain-like qualities, but I constantly find myself remembering and thinking of people I’d much rather forget when little things happen.

Astrud hanging earrings from Krissyfied Makes

This is why people leave places, I guess: to forget the past and leave it behind – be it because of an ex, a family or career problem, or just a bad memory, in general. This is why ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ is such a brilliant piece of sci fi. Sign me up, Lacuna, Inc. I just want to forget everyone, please.