Clearly John Lasseter has Disney’s writers reading up on the classics: The Incredibles was Randian, Ratatouille was Proustian, Up was existential and now the non-Pixar Ralph has distinctly absurdist flavor, immediately calling to mind Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus.
For those that don’t know this is what it’s about (taken from Wikipedia):
In the essay, Camus introduces his philosophy of the absurd: man’s futile search for meaning, unity, and clarity in the face of an unintelligible world devoid of God and eternal truths or values. Does the realization of the absurd require suicide? Camus answers: “No. It requires revolt.” He then outlines several approaches to the absurd life. The final chapter compares the absurdity of man’s life with the situation of Sisyphus, a figure of Greek mythology who was condemned to repeat forever the same meaningless task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. The essay concludes, “The struggle itself […] is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
… This is some deep shit.
Don’t forget Vanellope
And Vanellope’s status as a glitch and her various digital malfunctions place her as a very, very sad character indeed. She spends her nights hiding out in the unfinished track for her unfinished level, cuddling up with candy wrappers as her blankets as she dreams about the day that she’ll finally get to race. She’s like a physically disabled and orphaned undocumented ten-year old with delusions of grandeur. So, you know, not your typical Disney heroine.
And then they had to kill the mood by complaining about the toilet humor.
COME ON THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO ALL THE PHILOSOPHICAL SHIT THIS MOVIE IS DOING YOU GUYS.
Openly gay characters Bert and Ernie have declined to comment.
But heterosexual life-partners Statler and Waldorf issued a joint statement saying they never liked Chik-fil-A in the first place, and that they’d rather eat pink slime at a fast food joint than give money to homophobes.
#mary shelley #this quote though #it’s all kinds of wonderful #hey remember that time one asswipe was like you have 30 seconds to name something invented by a woman… #…and Mary was like SCIENCE FICTION MOTHERFUCKERS #that was awesome #thanks Mary Shelley (via snappily)
And the next time someone starts claiming that teenage girls have ruined the horror genre with romance or whatever you can be like, hey dicksmack, teenage girls and romance built your genre so sit the fuck down.
Mary Shelley fucking invented your favourite genre motherfuckers. You owe her Kirk and Vader and every goddamned Joss has ever done that’s made you cream your pants. Created when she was a teenager cause, hey, that’s how she rolled. She took love and showed it as the powerful, terrifying, all-encompassing, ruthless, wrathful thing it is.