The Raid 2 - Julie Estelle as “Hammer Girl”
I think I’ve found my new favourite show…
I have DEFINITELY found my new favourite ship though…
Not one complaint that Hannibal looks nothing like he’s described in the books.
Not one complaint that Crawford is supposed to be a white guy.
Not one complaint that Alana and Freddie are men in the books.
Not one complaint about Will, Beverly, or the fact that Abigail…
Okay, I’m gonna address all the points listed above, because someone needs to. (I’m not baiting for an argument)
Firstly, Hannibal doesn’t necessarily need to look like he does in the books, because the show isn’t based on the books, it just uses the characters from “Red Dragon”. The show is just one big fanfiction. Also, having actors playing a character they look nothing like has been happening for years. It’s a problem with all adaptations, but my guess as to why no one has complained is because Mads Mikkelsen is a phenomenal actor/
Why would anyone complain about a white character being turned into a black character. It’s a good thing, it’s not like there’s a shortage of t.v shows with all white casts. Also, in the original Marvel Comic Books, Nick Fury is a white guy and in the films he is played by Samuel L. Jackson. It doesn’t matter in the slightest. Both actors are incredibly good at the roles they play.
Again, why would people complain? More t.v shows need more female characters with personality and depth and Hannibal has done that.
Abigail was an unimportant character? So what? Bryan Fuller obviously saw an undeveloped character and decided to make her more interesting and integral to the first season’s story arc, which is pretty cool. How often do we see underdeveloped characters in t.v/film/books and wish we could have seen and heard more from them. (E.g Erica in Teen Wolf)
I wouldn’t say that the writers have “screwed everything up” by not making the character a lesbian, BUT I can see why people are annoyed and I find it annoying as well. Most shows that I have seen talked about on tumblr ship certain lesbian pairings, but most (if not all) of these are non-canon fantasies (Apart from Cosima and Delphine obviously). People were understandably excited that there was going to be a lesbian character because of representation and that a t.v show would finally (most likely) have a canonical lesbian pairing. Then, they find out that the character is not gonna be a lesbian and all those hopes are destroyed. The writers have seriously dropped the ball in this respect and it does beg the question why would you change this aspect of a character.
Making a white character black = good move and increases representation
Making male characters female = why not? good move and increases representation
Making a lesbian character straight = Why???
So, forgive the Fannibal fandom if we’re a little fucked off right now.
And for the record, we didn’t ruin the concept of Hannibal Lecter, and that accusation was (how should I put this)…
There’s one show that makes cooked meat look really damn good, so much so that I consider giving up being a Vegan just so I can try out some of the recipes.
The show I’m talking about is Hannibal
Under The Skin
This is undoubtedly the weirdest and most unnerving film I have ever seen, but it has a visual sensibility that is exquisitely beautiful.
This is a film that everyone should see…
"Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young"
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Allison Argent - The Warrior That Walked Among Us
"And our daughters to be leaders"
Sleepy Hollow - An old story retold…