Since I hate unexpected spoilers I’m going to try to be light on the details but if I unintentionally spoil something by what I say then I’m sorry in advance. Now back to our previously scheduled review. Volume 3 was a perfect conclusion to the Guardians series. I was continually going back and forth between crying and laughing which of course was fitting for a GOTG finale. Obviously, a Guardians movie has to have amazing jokes all around so that’s no surprise but then all the emotional scenes really hit home that this is the finale. It would also be remiss of me to not mention the CGI. I know that Marvel movies and shows have been in a little hot water recently with the CGI, and while I personally don’t mind what some people call “bad” CGI, I can fully appreciate that Volume 3’s CGI was amazing. It looked so good that I was grossed the entire time they were in the organic space station.
But the true shining star was the villain… The High Evolutionary! Lately, we’ve been having a lot of what I would like to call iffy villains. By that, I mean villains that you can understand their motivations and maybe at times even get behind. So, having a villain like the High Evolutionary who has absolutely no redeeming qualities and is truly a madman villain was truly refreshing. I can just hate him without any conflicting feelings which makes the motivations simple and thus doesn’t leave you with a moral dilemma you have to deal with during the final movie.
While I loved the movie I do have one complaint and one unpopular opinion. The complaint is simply that the “explanation” of why Gamora is alive was very lacking and might I say stupid. It seemed like it was basically “Hey she’s alive and we don’t know why” which I feel like they could have given us a better reason. Now my unpopular opinion is that I feel like some people are over-exaggerating the sadness in the movie just a tad. It was for sure sad but honestly, I’ve seen sadder. But I still would give this movie a 9 out of 10.
I had high hopes for this movie when I first saw the trailer, but those hopes weren’t really met. It was fun to watch but it ultimately left me more confused than satisfied. The best way to describe this movie was that it was ridiculous. And while some movies can be amazing by being ridiculous this one sadly was not. It’s like the movie didn’t know if it wanted to be serious or crazy. One minute it’s about a girl in the normal situation of parents not approving of her career path the next there’s a weird-ass plot about clone insemination. There were too many parts that made it more confusing than good. Like how did so many people know martial arts or why in the world were all of the wedding guests okay with trying to trap the bride? I was also constantly confused if all the fight scenes were supposed to be actually happening or if they were imaginary fights in Ria’s head.
I think I would have been way better if two things were fixed. First, instead of having the in-law do some mad scientist stuff they should have just been secret assholes. It’s a way less convoluted plot that doesn’t add more questions and what-ifs than needed. Also, I feel like all of Ria’s fights should have been in her head. Since that way wouldn’t create any questions like “What about the destroyed stuff?” or “Why does everyone know how to fight?”. Basically, I would give this movie a 6 out of 10, fun to watch but way too many wtf moments.
Since I’ve already done a partial review of Will Trent, this post will be shorter. Everything thing I have to say can basically boil down to, I Love This Show! But I will still elaborate because I love talking about this show. I think one of the best parts of this show is that no character is perfect well that’s not exactly right there is one character… Bad Bitch Betty! But barring Betty every other character has unique problems, which of course makes for some great drama and even better character development.
I just can’t get enough of this show and I’ve already thought about a few things I hope/am excited to see in the second season. First I am very interested in seeing how Ormewood will react to learning that Will has dyslexia. Since he’s been a lot nicer to Will, I wonder if he’ll not make a big deal about it or will he make jokes about it? That’s the main thing I’m thinking about for season 2 but also hope we will get more flashbacks of Will’s past. Oh, and I almost forgot but of course, I still give this show a 10 out of 10!
With the announcement of remake series of 2 of my pillar fandoms, I thought I should share some of my thoughts.
I’m not super excited for this show but I’m also not upset about it. While I think the movies were perfect and it’s way tooooooooooo soon for a remake I am very interested(and a bit excited) to see the scenes they had to change/cut out. But even though I don’t think it’ll be a bad show I would have much preferred if they did a spin-off or prequel to add to the Wizarding World. Specifically, if they did a prequel about the Marauders or a spin-off about Ilvermorny. If they did that instead I would be extremely excited instead of the semi-interested I am. But ultimately I probably will watch the show and maybe even enjoy it.
Unlike the Harry Potter series which I can completely understand how doing a series is worth it, doing a Twilight series is stupid. I know it’s been a while since I’ve watched the movies and even longer since I’ve read the books but there is almost nothing I can remember that was in the books but not the movies. So, it just seems plain useless to make a show, like what else can they add to the story to make it more than 2 hours. The only way I can see them make a show “worth it” is by turning it into some high school drama show. But also again I will still probably watch it because I’ve been dying for a good vampire show right now.
Magic and space travel make for a great combination and this book was that perfect combination of sci-fi and fantasy! When I first read the description of the book I was afraid that the magic was going to be more along the lines of superpower magic, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was runic magic. That choice to use runic magic combined with tech pushed the book from being a book I was amused by to a book that I found really entertaining. I also loved how Damien was both humble and sarcastic at times, it made for a very likable main character.
This might be random, but as someone who’s liked the premise of the show The Expanse enough to slowly watch it all but not like it enough to binge it all, I have to say that if Starship’s Mage was made into a show, I would binge it all as quick as I could. The magic in this book adds that extra oomph to make this book much more enjoyable for a hardcore fantasy fan.
As much as I got really into this book there was one issue I had. While reading the book I was kind of getting annoyed about the fact that info was repeated a lot, I was constantly saying to myself “Yes we already know this”. After enough times of that, I started to suspect that this book was most likely multiple novellas in one. It was only after I finished did I learn my suspicions were correct. Now, after learning that I’m much more understanding but ideally, I would have liked some editing so that it wasn’t as repetitive. Or at least a little blurb in the description of the book(preferably for the Kindle attention where I read it) so that I would be forewarned. But even with this issue, I would still give this book an 8 out of 10.
Today I was in one of my moods where I watch a bunch of random movies on Amazon(most being B flicks) so I decided to do a mini review on the few I watched.
So, when I first came across this I was excited for some cool shadow magic plus martial arts but sadly I was massively disappointed. The only good thing about this movie was the martial arts, the fights looked real and well-choreographed. The only superpower the dude seemed to have was healing which was boring. But the worst parts were that the plot made no sense and there was only like 2% of world-building. I was so confused about what was going go on so this movie gets a 4 out of 10.
Heavenquest: A Pilgrim’s Progress
Oh my gosh, I was so bored with this movie. Normally when I go searching for random movies like this(straight to DVD-type movies) I can sometimes find a diamond in the ruff, but this was not that. I just kept going back to playing on my phone the whole time because this movie couldn’t hold my attention. I also am very conflicted about the costumes, I’m not sure if I like them or hate them. All I know is that something felt off about the outfits. The biggest problem was that story basically felt like it was missing chapters if you know what I mean. So I would give this movie a 3 out of 10.
I Am Dragon
Now where the other 2 movies I am comfortable calling B flicks this one is not, the only reason it’s not bigger is because it is a Russian movie. I will also admit that this was like the 3rd time I’ve watched this movie(I needed to wash away the taste of a bad movie by watching a good one). Everything was great in this movie. The plot was perfect it flowed great, it made sense, and it didn’t seem like anything was missing. Not only was the plot great but so were the special effects, costumes, setting, and CGI. Literally, the only problem I had was at the very beginning of the movie with the scene with Mira’s sister the acting/writing seemed off. But that scene doesn’t stop me from giving this movie an 8 out of 10.
I was excited when I heard about this movie, but I tried to keep my enthusiasm to a minimum because it could have gone very bad, but luckily I was not disappointed. It was everything and nothing like I’d expected. The gore and violence were top notch some of it even surprised me, even though I was expecting it to be insane. While I was semi-shocked about the violence(in a good way) the comedy was exactly what I was hoping for, funny but not over the top. There weren’t jokes or gags every five seconds, which I think helped make the movie more serious. The seriousness/heart was something I was definitely not expecting but immensely enjoyed anyways.
Another thing that made this movie really good was that the casting was great. I don’t normally pay attention to that but for some reason, I noticed it in this movie. Every actor fits their role perfectly and that in turn makes the movie that much better. All in all, I would give this movie a 7.5 out of 10. (it only loses a few points since I’m stupid and prefer that Dracula isn’t a villain in my vampire movies)
Overall, I liked this season but there were definitely some parts I wasn’t as huge as a fan of. My biggest problem with this season was how Din sometimes seemed like a side character in his own show. No surprise there. But if I’m honest I actually keep flip-flopping on whether or not I liked the breaks in Mando’s story to show what’s going on in other places. I did enjoy getting more world-building and learning about what’s going on in the background but I wanted more of Daddy Mando! The only other minor problem I had was the fate of the dark saber. I wanted Din to become a huge badass with it, plus it fit his aesthetic soooooo well!
Even with what I would call minor problems, the show was still pretty good. It’s not my favorite season so far, but it’s good enough to not skip if you’re binging the seasons. And once again, if I’m being honest, those last 10 minutes made up for everything I wasn’t sure about! Basically, this season was a satisfactory addition to The Mandalorian series and I would give it a solid 7 out of 10.