For this month’s “Kill Refurb Marry” post, we were invited to talk about Disney sidekicks. Now, I have to admit to bending the boundaries a bit since I’m including characters from all Disney properties instead of just Disney animated movies. But it’s a twist I think you’ll enjoy. Ever since Disney acquired both Marvel and Lucasfilm, the options have just exploded! If you’ve never read one of these “Kill Refurb Marry” posts before, the goal is to write about something you’d get rid of, something you’d change, and something you absolutely love pertaining to the topic at hand. So here are mine! Please be sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this fun little game also.
Kill -Jar Jar Binks. This was the easiest. Yes, I’m in the camp that feels like Jar Jar was a big mistake. I don’t know of anyone who actually LIKED Jar Jar. I know of people who could tolerate him, but actually a fan of Jar Jar? He just didn’t add much to the Star Wars pantheon. He was more of a bumbling idiot who sometimes stumbled his way into success, but it didn’t make him loveable. His elimination from any of the Star Wars movies would make it a vast improvement.
Refurb – Tinkerbell. You might even say that Tink has already been refurbed. If so, they’ve done a darn good job. But I’m thinking of the original Tink from Peter Pan. I never understood why she had such a following. She was pretty much, well…a jerk. She DID try and KILL Wendy. She turned her back on Peter. You can say she did it out of love, but that’s a kind of Fatal Attraction love that nobody needs. The series of Tink movies that Disney has put out really made her family friendly and gave her a much richer background. I would love to see THIS Tink retrofitted into the original Peter Pan movie. It’s too bad the upcoming Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is the last one to be released.
Marry – Scarlett Johansson. Oh, I mean Black Widow. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Now, some might disagree with the “sidekick” label for Black Widow as she is a SHIELD agent in her own right and a pretty slick one at that. But since she has only played an ancillary role in every Marvel movie and has yet to get her own (although she SHOULD definitely have one), I felt like I could include her in this category. Plus, I needed to find a way to include Scarlett Johansson on my “Marry” list. Even if you discount her beauty, the Black Widow is an amazing asset. She can take out an entire team of trained mercenaries (as seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man), she can fight against an alien invasion, and she can go undercover with the best of them ferreting out intel like nobody’s business. Scarlett – I mean Black Widow – is DEFINITELY on my “Marry” list.
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