Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Emma Watson's Hair

Egads!
Now as anyone who is not currently living under a rock or in North Korea knows, Emma Watson got a haircut. And before anyone even says otherwise, yes, “it’s a big deal.” This female heartthrob has grown increasingly attractive since her debut as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. Originally, the thought of describing her as such would have been pretty weird indeed. Youth aside, she looked as her character was supposed to during that time: a bit awkward and nerdy and sporting a full load of incredibly bushy and unkempt curls.


This trend continued after the initially released Sorcerer’s Stone and on through The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban. It actually made a lot of sense. In both the books and their on-screen adaptations, Miss Granger was then merely a brainy girl with a love of books and little interest in the male gender and post-adolescence. The result? Her geeky appearance. Not until the hormone and puberty infested Goblet of Fire did this witch begin to truly dazzle looks-wise. If one recalls correctly, they will remember that this particular installment of the franchise was when the romance making truly began as the boy wizard himself, Harry Potter, experienced his first crush with Cho Chang. More importantly, Hermione found herself caught in a triangle with her best friend Ron Weasley and the foreign born star athlete Viktor Krum. In order to present all of these various infatuations together, the story presents the “Yule Ball” where each student must ask another to be their date on the dance floor.
Hmmm... boys?....
Now, up until this point it is fair to say no person, fictional or not, had truly begun to appreciate just how seductive our very own sorceress could be. But when she first walked down the stairs of the Hogwarts castle in a lovely pink dress giggling and ready to “get jiggy wit it” at the Yule Ball, every guy in the surrounding area was forced to stop and stare. “That’s….Hermione? Wow, wait a second….she’s….hot? What’s going on?” was assuredly the single most repeated response. Moving forward through The Order of the Phoenix and The Half Blood Prince, this thought was changed to more along the lines of “Well yeah, of course she’s hot. Duh.” This evolution too was unsurprising. As Hermione began to grow up both mentally and physically, it made perfect sense that the actress portraying her began to mature as well. Specifically, she had long since deserted the tangles of yesteryear in favor of an elegant, mid-length do which, of course, made her look even more gorgeous. In all likelihood, Miss Watson will probably appear quite similarly, even slightly better, as Hermione as she concludes the Harry Potter series with part one and two of The Deathly Hallows.
Marry me, please.

However, it is necessary to return from the nostalgia of the past to the present. Emma Watson, as previously mentioned, has recently taken the lovely golden brown locks, which contributed so much to her appeal over the years, and had them replaced with a more boyish, “pixie” style.

Controversy LOL
Now a large majority of her fans (or former fans as they should maybe be called...) appear to be completely against the radical change. “Why change a good thing? Why?” quite a few must be wondering right about now. This musing seems to be perfectly understandable and justifiable. After all, altering the image that so many have literally seen and adored since childhood could easily be interpreted as an awful mistake or a brutal betrayal. But underneath the anger, some view the situation differently. The girl has long since become a woman and the style which she chooses may reflect better who is she is now. Part of the reason for the modification might have something to do with leaving the Harry Potter years behind and looking forward to bigger and better things. Debates over this issue will inevitable continue to rage, but perhaps the most important thing to remember is that what makes Emma Watson magical is, contrary to popular belief, not necessarily what resides on the top of her head.

22 comments:

  1. I thought you guys were reviewing movies not gossiping about actors/actress... I fail to see how this goes under the blog description...

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  2. this is a fairly a large part about a series of movies. isn't it? yes, 'tis.

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  3. Not really its about Emma suddenly turning hot during her career in Harry Potter. It doesn't say anything important to the movie. This is an article about Nate's obsession with Emma. He tries to cover that by saying that its a raging issue but its not. And shouldn't be. This should be a profile on Emma and the hair thing should be briefly mentioned not a whole article. I find it slightly perverse.

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  4. We're a group of 7 incoming college students. Yes, we almost exclusively focus on movie reviews, profiles of actors/directors, and snippets about upcoming films. But sometimes it's fun to write an article about stuff that we just want to write about. If you don't want to read it, you don't have to; feel free to move to our other articles.

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  5. On behalf of everyone at YAMB, we appreciate your comments and expressions of opinion. And yes, we are a movie blog, and yes, we do review films and other things dealing with films (upcoming movies, actor profiles, etc.).
    However, we also like to have fun on this blog, and it is a good platform to articulate our own, personal, opinions, even if they are loosely tied to film.
    We also apologize if this post comes off as "perverse" or if you are offended in any way. We do thank you for indicating this, and we will take note of it in the future.
    Thank you, though, for viewing this blog. Your input is very much appreciated! We want to make this blog as well done as possible!

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  6. I thought I would address your criticism of my article "Anonymous viewer." As a college student writing reviews myself for the first time I am completely willing to accept constructive criticism in order to improve my work and I encourage you to keep commenting on it. That being said, I do think you were being a little unfair on this particular piece. This piece was meant mostly to take a lighthearted look at Emma Watson throughout the years. Sure, it was a little goofy and sure it isn't really big news (I wrote that it was sarcastically), but not everything needs to be serious. The point of the piece was just as much as to remember the fun years of viewing her in the Harry Potter series as an actress as it was about her looks (note the final sentence especially). To call me perverse and obsessive for writing about this is a little extreme in my opinion.
    -Nate S

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  7. Personally, I found the article fun to read, especially the captions, which made me giggle. It was well written and entertaining, so I don't know what people are complaining about...

    And Anonymous can suck on my sarcastic balls if he (she? O.o) doesn't like mah comment.

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  8. Jake: thanks, but DON'T FEED THE TROLLS!
    And please keep it clean.

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  9. TROLLOLOOLOLOLOLOLOL

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  10. I just want good reviews. This is gossip. This makes me question if your reviews are any good.

    Jake: Fuck you in the ass. You can giggle then you retard.

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  11. I still disagree that this is gossip but even if it was this site is, as previously mentioned, intended not soley for movie reviews. If you dislike that we write about things other than that you don't have to read our site. The claim that our (or should I say my?) reviews aren't any good because of one piece is unwarranted. I encourage you to check out our (my?) other stuff and see if there is something that you feel is not up to par with your standards. If it isn't than crtique those rather than this.
    p.s. Can we keep this site clean? I'd rather keep this site about the movies rather than name calling.

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  12. ...and there goes the Anonymous Commenter option...

    If you really want to know if are "reviews are any good," you could just check them out for yourself. And we appreciate constructive criticism. Not the comments such as: "TROLLOLOOLOLOLOLOL." Although, these are highly amusing, I must say.
    I never realized that an article on Emma Watson's hair would cause so much controversy... oh well.

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  13. Controversy LOL! The thing I find funny about this whole situation is that if Emma Watson herself actually happened to read this article by some random chance, she in all likelihood would find it, if nothing else, mildly amusing. Certainly not offensive.

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  14. I dunno... the fact that you said that you felt betrayed by her hair-cut would kinda creep me out... Also lol Anonymous is my name..

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  15. Oh sorry about earlier when you feed the trolls they grow to something nasty it won't happen again

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  16. At this point I am feeling like you entirely missed the point of this piece. If you read carefully you would note that I never once was writing as if it were my own opinion but merely relaying the possible opinion of others. As for creeping you out, I think you are just taking this piece way too seriously. I wrote this piece as a joke because I saw quite a bit of facebook talk about it and thought it would be fun to write a bit in response.

    Trolling apology is accepted, just please remember to critique the work and in a non-offensive manner. When it comes down to name calling this entire project loses it's fun.

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  17. woah. that got out of hand....i thought the profile was good. keep it up

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  18. My point was that this piece shouldn't exists. I was critiquing your work fine, it was just a response to Jake. He started the foulness I just fought back.

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  19. Alright fine anonymous. For future reference I will keep it mind that our unproffessional blog must have absolutely no fun whatsoever and never write an amusing article for sheer entertainment purposes. Point taken.

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  20. (If you didn't catch it sarcasm was definately intended)

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  21. Give it a rest, kids. We get it. Trolls happen. Cool. This thread is done.

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