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So, at StreetWraith Press, we have been looking at children’s fiction. As I am getting ready the next review – coming soon, no worries – I was browsing through my Google timeline, and someone shared cute pictures of Anna and Elsa from Frozen. They had come to the realization (as did everyone else who saw the movie I hope) that Elsa did want to play with her sister after the accident, but she was afraid to.

So, before I go on, I should share something. If you have seen it, just giggle again. If you haven’t seen it, this may help you get where I’m going with this.



So Friday the husband (that is the StreetWraith for whom the site is named, in case you didn’t know) and I went to see another movie.

So, Disney is on this new kick of twisting around or, in some cases, breaking the standard fairy tale romance trope. This new form of fairy tale storytelling got its start with Brave, and given the positive reception that Merida received, it doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. While it could become its own trope, given time, I like seeing what it is doing until then.

Which brings us to Maleficent and the usual warning. After the cut there be

Oh, and some pretty frank language about some pretty touchy things. Just to warn you.


I harped on this a bit with the last review, so I’ll just be short here.

So if you read from here, something may get spoiled.

Also, we’ll continue behind the cut.


We shall start with the trailer.

Oh, you’re still with me. I know. I’m not talking about a book. I’m talking about a movie. Just, bear with me.

So Nick and I went to see the new Godzilla movie. The title of this article was not my assessment. It was the assessment of a young woman who was seated behind us as the movie let out.

Technically, I agree with her. I will never get those two hours back. Of course, sans time travel, we will never get back two hours we have ever spent doing anything. By the laws of physics as we understand them today, it is simply not possible. Now, she meant that to be an exasperated complaint about the movie.

Me? I simply use it as a point of fact. Two hours, once spent, are gone.

But the movie.

Okay, I will be honest with you. I never walk into a Godzilla movie expecting much. I only marginally enjoy watching the old Godzilla movies. Mostly because I have always found the dubbing to be painful. I did find the Matthew Broderick “I’m only a worm doctor” movie to be enjoyable, though. Mostly because I adore Matthew Broderick.

I can’t help it. He’s just so gosh darn cute!

I will occasionally sit through at least part of an old Godzilla movie as well.

At any rate, I really only have one requirement of a Godzilla movie. I have to have fun watching it. I’m not a gung ho action film girl. I know there is an Expendables III coming out. I saw the trailer for it. It was buried among the some ten they showed before the movie today. I won’t see it because I haven’t bothered to see the first two. And don’t tell me about how awesome the first two are.

I don’t care. I’m not a huge action movie girl, remember?

So, if you want me to enjoy a Godzilla movie, give me something that I will grab me. Fortunately, Godzilla did that. I will tell you what it did, but warning. I will be giving some SPOILERS! Got that. SPOILER ALERT!

If you read any more than this, some things in the movie will be SPOILED. I’ll try to save a few surprises but … I am going to be giving some SPOILERS!

Just in case I did not make it clear … because I know someone will be like “I didn’t know you were going to spoil it!”