Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Quack Quack Quack

So...last week, I got myself involved in an interesting discussion, which turned into this.

And this is all because my friends from college are crazy and fun and imaginative (and I miss them)...

But, in the middle of all this hoopla, we're not talking about why the Mighty Ducks is important (as a film series), and why we feel drawn to them. Here are my thoughts on the matter....

•They're underdogs: When the Ducks start out as District 5, before Coach Bombay swoops in to save them, they have nothing. They're using newspapers for hockey pads. All they really have is each other, which brings us to my next point

•We love ensembles: DUCKS FLY TOGETHER, and there is someone for everyone to relate to! I love ensemble films in general, but the Mighty Ducks has to be one of my favorites. There are SO many characters. Some of them kind of get lost in the shuffle, and we only had a few details about them to form our opinions. This makes them the perfect "'verse" for fanfiction, which I may or may not have enjoyed in junior high and early high school...

•Girl power: And this might be the most important point for me. But, every time I wear my hair in a low braid (which is often because I'm just not a pony tail person), I think about Connie Moreau and how badass that long, brunette braid looked coming out of her helmet. The Might Ducks isn't just for boys. It's for strong girls just as much, and we loved seeing Connie and Julie "The Cat" dominate.

These are just a few of my thoughts, but these three movies were honestly a pretty important part of my childhood. They ended up challenging me creatively, and I even made friends through the fandom. Just goes to show that you never really know where your inspiration is going to end up coming from.

"...And there you were: Charlie and the Ducks. And as hard as I fought it, there you were. You gave me a life, Charlie, and I want to say thank you. I told Orien about all this when I talked to him about taking over. I told him that you were the heart of the team and that you would learn something from each other. I told him that you were the real Minnesota Miracle Man."

1 comment:

miriamHope said...

I love the Mighty Ducks. Also. I followed your advice: http://mhdaniel1012.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/introductions-are-a-must/
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