As protagonists, mid-series, are changing sides and embodying villainy, the question is being asked, could our favorite heroes actually become villains?
During these crazy times of quarantine, those of us still in school are having a pretty rough experience trying to complete our assignments. However, we can’t give up hope just yet! Here are some amazing fictional teachers we wish we had to help get us through this.
1. Mr. Keating from ‘Dead Poet’s Society’
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If there’s anyone who can inspire us and keep our heads up during this time, it’s Mr. Keating. His invigorating lessons are enough to keep our minds off of things and to look forward to the future. He’d probably have us all stand on our chairs and recite poems from our bedrooms. Too bad the students started their Dead Poet’s Society club before Zoom was invented!
2. Ms. Frizzle from ‘The Magic School Bus’
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Although we’re not supposed to travel (unless it’s essential), the innovative and wacky Ms. Frizzle probably has a few tricks up her sleeve to keep online learning refreshing and exciting! No videos or Powerpoints… instead, lessons with her exotic pets and jam sessions with her various musical instruments. No field trips necessary! Just imagine how chaotic her house must look during sessions.
3. Miss Honey from ‘Matilda’
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In these desperate and confusing times, who doesn’t need a calm, nurturing presence? Imagine her reading to you in her soothing speaking voice, knowing that everything is going to be okay, and this will all be over soon. I wish she’d adopt me!
4. Ms. Norbury from ‘Mean Girls’
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We all need a little extra “push” and motivation right now, and who else besides Ms. Norbury could keep us from slipping too far into the black hole that is senioritis? Although she can be a little disorganized, she’s trying her best like the rest of us. Her wisecracks and “real talk” life advice will keep you present and entertained (even if you hate math).
5. Professor McGonagall from ‘Harry Potter’
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Although she’s a little more old-school, she’d sure keep us entertained with her informative material and spells to master. Prepare for a heavy workload, as she is to be less forgiving during these hectic times. However, transfiguring and shapeshifting are sure-fire ways to keep us entertained (just don’t go too crazy)!
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How do you feel about a childhood book series being totally changed in a movie adaptation? The new Artemis Fowl movie being released by Disney this year is changing its main character, 12 year-old Artemis, into a good guy, instead the villain he famously was in the book series.
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“Artemis Fowl” had been compared to “Harry Potter” in the past, but this comparison didn’t sit well with the author of the series, Eoin Colfer. His response was that Artemis is an anti-Harry Potter figure, someone who robs and kidnaps and is largely unbothered by remorse.
In the first book, Artemis’s father, Artemis Fowl I, goes missing, and his mother goes mad with grief. Artemis and Butler, someone he relies on for protection, discover a portal to the fairy underworld, and Artemis kidnaps a fairy and holds her for ransom in order to fund his search for his father. The fairies fight against Artemis for doing this, and he has to fight back against their powers.
The trailer above opens with a dwarf named Mulch Diggums being investigated by a mysterious voice. The mysterious voice asks Mulch about the man he works for, to which Mulch replies, “This isn’t the father; it’s about the son,” grinning all the while. We then see Artemis Fowl I praising Artemis Fowl II for his growth in strength and intelligence surpassing his expectations.
When Artemis senior disappears, Artemis junior receives a phone call that his father stole something important from an unknown group, and that he should return it or face consequences. Butler then has no choice but to reveal Artemis senior’s underground lab to Artemis junior, stating that he has protected the world from secrets that could destroy Earth.
In the quest to find his father, Artemis partners with Mulch Diggums as well as a LEP elven reconnaissance officer named Holly Short. There are then scenes of action-packed fighting against an otherworldly army.
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The problem with this movie, according to hardcore fans of the book, is that it’s a far departure from the “evil genius” character that is seen in the books. The above Nerdist article links some of people’s opinions on the upcoming movie (I featured two I liked).
As you can see, some people are just… not happy. Their reasoning isn’t far off, though. The fact that the new Artemis Fowl movie features Artemis as a hero rather than as a villain is probably an attempt from Disney to make the film more kid and family oriented. Nevertheless, the entire premise is changed, and when that happens the film just doesn’t honor the novel it’s adapting.
Of course, if this doesn’t deter you, you can go see the movie in theaters when it releases. It’s not a bad premise, but the hardcore fans will probably be passing on this one.
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Marvel fans rejoice! The breakout star of Black Panther, Shuri, is getting her own novel! The superhero sister of the eponymous Black Panther, Shuri was brought to life by Leitita Wright onscreen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She proved to be extremely popular among audiences, both for her witty, humorous personality and representing an intelligent woman of color onscreen. Now, the character will expand from the big screen to a children’s novel centered around her.
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The novel will kick off a new partnership between Scholastic and Marvel to make new original stories for young readers around beloved superheroes. Shuri will be written by Nic Stone and a second Marvel book is already in the works: Avengers Assembly by Preeti. This is very exciting news for Marvel fans, especially with the break between Avengers: Endgame and the next set of films in the Marvel library. The Vice President of Scholastic, Sara Amanat, had this to say on the deal:
“Marvel’s characters mean so much to our fans because they inspire us to embrace our individual power. As the first title we’re launching with Scholastic, Shuri is the perfect character to highlight this message. She may be a Wakandan princess, but what makes Shuri the ultimate hero is her unique sense of intelligence, responsibility, and determination, ideals that resonate with all of us.”
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The synopsis for Shuri is this: “Starring one of the most beloved and respected characters in the Marvel Universe, Shuri: A Black Panther Novel follows Shuri as she races against time to rescue the nation of Wakanda. For centuries, the Chieftain of Wakanda (the Black Panther) has gained his powers through the juices of the Heart Shaped Herb, which grows only in Wakanda. Much like Vibranium, the Heart Shaped Herb is essential to the survival and prosperity of Wakanda. But something is wrong. The plants are no longer growing, and their supply is running short. It’s up to Shuri to travel from Wakanda in order to discover what is killing the Herb, and how she can save it.”
Nic Stone has cited he is extremely excited to work on the project, citing Shuri as his personal favorite character when he saw Black Panther in theaters. The book will hit shelves in summer 2020 and we couldn’t be more excited! What do you think? Tell us in the comments!
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