The Weeping Angels have gone from an incredibly creepy one-off villain into creatures that, like the Daleks before them, have lost any ability to inspire fear. They are only terrifying if they obey the rules that make them feel real … and these angels never do. They attack you in an instant if you blink, but Rory and Amy can look away from them for a good minute to debate how to defeat them without any dire consequences. They zap you back in time if they touch you, unless you’re River Song, in which case they just grab hold of your wrist and don’t let go. They always cover their eyes to protect themselves from being quantum locked, except when they don’t. They turn to stone when observed, but can cross a huge, vibrant city full of people with no problems. They only send people back in time when they are weak, otherwise they just kill them (a la Season 5), but when they’re superpowerful in New York, they stick to the back-in-time plan. And it’s lucky that there are no pictures of New York City landmarks, since an image of an angel is an angel and all. —
An interesting criticism of The Weeping Angels by FeministFiction, The Angels Take Manhattan Review (via neighborly)
Yeah,except for the fact that Rory and Amy can look away because we -the audience- are still watching them. These episodes break the fourth wall. They want to get a hold of the Tardis because it would give them nearly unlimited energy. In the case of River Song, she is called the child of the Tardis for a reason. She regenerated twice that we saw. We know that the Angels feed on time energy, which probably surrounds River in hoards. Just sending her back would not give them nearly as much energy as keeping her around and feeding off of it. I can’t explain the covering their eyes to keep from being quantum locked thing, I’ll admit that. They move extremely fast and can move great distances in seconds, but even their speed sometimes changes too.
I guess what I’m saying is yeah, there are plot holes as far as the Weeping Angels are concerned, but please don’t forget a few things. A few plot holes does not mean everything you don’t get right away is a plot hole. Also it’s Doctor Who, this show is about a 1200-year-old Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space in a ship called the Tardis which looks like a police call box. In essence, please just enjoy the marvelous show that has been created.