|I assure you, that joke makes sense with context.|
|"Daddy, why do the peasants hate us?" "Ugh, I don't know, they're so poor."|
|And his hairline is historically accurate.|
|See? It could be worse. We could be watching Moulin Rouge.|
* I know I said I wasn’t too bothered by the historical issues, but the opening song has the repeated lyric “Have you heard / There’s a rumor in St. Petersburg”, which not only doesn’t rhyme, but the place wasn’t even called St. Petersburg. It was renamed Petrograd by Anastasia’s family to remove the German words “sankt” and “burg”, and then re-renamed Leningrad after the revolution. And “grad” is probably easier to rhyme than “burg”.
|"And in order to afford it, we just had to stop feeding 27 million serfs for a month!" "Why do they hate us?" "Who cares?"|
|"Just think, Anastasia, all this used to be nine peasant farms!" "Why do they - you know what? Never mind."|
* Oh, speaking of Rasputin’s servants, you know who I didn’t mention at all? His little bat sidekick, Bartok. That’s because Bartok is completely extraneous to the plot. He adds nothing, does nothing, acts nervous about Rasputin’s plans, but doesn’t actually help our heroes or anything, just leaves and then gets a random girl bat at the end for no reason. He is literally rewarded with sex just for chickening out. And it’s a shame, too, because he’s kind of funny, and very winningly voiced by Hank Azaria, he just makes no sense in this context. Maybe if he were in his own movie with no connection to this one, and I’d like him more. AND AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT.
* Have some more bonkers fanart.
|I don't know if they were made by the same person, but I like to think they were two people with a very intense feud over alternate universe Anastasia stories.|