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The Sandman Review

This show was FLAWLESS! Actually, that’s not true, there is one flaw and that flaw is that there isn’t enough! I need more and I need it now, well maybe not right now I would like it to last for a long long time. But seriously I absolutely loved the show. Before I talk more about The Sandman, I feel compelled to say that I haven’t read any of the comics. But now that that’s out of the way time to gush about Sandman!

So, when I first heard that this show was being made like a year or 2 ago(I can’t remember) I knew immediately that I would love it. Unlike other shows where I try to keep my expectations low, so I don’t get disappointed, this one they were astronomically high. And… NOT. A. SINGLE. EXCEPTION. WAS. CRUSHED. It was everything I wished for and more.

I don’t really feel the need to get into the beautiful special effects and the perfect cast so, I’m just going to talk about my 2 favorite parts of the show. The first is Dreams voice! Oh my gosh, it was perfect! It was like a deep raspy whisper and I enjoyed listening to every second Tom spoke. My second favorite part is also many many other peoples favorite. And that is the Hob Gadling half of The Sound of Her Wings episode. Of course I loved the whole episode but there was just something special about seeing Dream making a friend for life.

One thing that I also really liked that honestly surprised me was that the show had an almost anthology/slice-of-life feel to it. Now usually, I’m not a fan of anthologies but the way this show went about it was really enjoyable to me. My biggest wish for the show(besides it being renewed of course) is that there will me more slice-of-life episodes. Like, I just want to see Dream going about his daily life without any world altering events happening. I would be so amused the whole time.

Oh! I almost forget another thing that I absolutely adore about the show, which doesn’t even really deal with the actual show. That is Neil Gaiman’s defense of the show. As a fan of adaptions(who’s gotten used to being let down) having the creator not only be a huge part of the creation but also defend it is amazing.

So, as you might have guessed I give this show a 1000000000000000000 out of 10.

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Thor Love and Thunder

I feel conflicted with this movie because, on one hand, I had a lot of fun watching it in theaters while on the other hand, I’ve been enjoying the more serious MCU movies more than this one. So, I both liked and just a teeny bit disliked it. My only, but pretty significant, problem was that there were too many jokes. It was constantly one joke after another, which is fine for a plain old comedy, but for a movie that is also trying to go over some serious stuff, it’s a little much. Almost any serious moment is basically forgotten because it’s overshadowed by funny. While Love and Thunder is definitely not in my top 10 MCU movies I do think it’s a good addition. I feel like it makes a good palate cleanser you know, after watching some sad/darker ones you get to watch a nice cheery one.

I also reluctantly feel like I have to mention the one thing that people would not shut up about with this movie…the CGI. I hope I’m not the only one here but I did not give a shit about “bad” CGI. I don’t know if I’m just easy to please when it comes to special effects but Thor was completely fine to me. Sure when people posted stills on Twitter they looked pretty fake but not once did I notice anything that looked like shit when watching the movie. And I like to think that that has something to do with the fact that movies are meant to be watched when they’re playing not when they’re paused.

So, all together I would give Thor Love and Thunder a 7 out of 10. Good but not my favorite.

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Movie Review Dump

Due to a massive amount of procrastination, I am very late for these reviews so I thought I might as well give a little blurb for each movie. Because as you know better late than never!

The Bad Guys

This was one of those kids movies that is good but also falls into the sad trope that kids movies don’t need to be complex or too detailed. I had fun watching it but afterwards I just kept wondering/wishing they would have done a little world building. Specifically why were there only 7 anthropomorphic animals in the whole city and why was no one mentioning that?!?!?! So because it was an okay just lacking on the explanation I would give it a 6 out of 10.

Jurassic World Dominion

I know a lot of people didn’t like this movie but I say fuck that! I enjoyed it so much! I love all of the new types of dinos that they brought in that we haven’t seen before. I also really enjoyed the little nods to stuff from the other movies. All around I thought it was a perfect wrap-up of the Jurassic era. So I give it a solid 9 out of 10.

Lightyear

There’s not much I have to say about Lightyear except that it was a very good movie. I can’t really remember any flaws to it and I thought all the nods to the Buzz toy were cool. Because of that, I’m giving it an 8 out of 10.

Elvis

Biographies are always one of those things that I’m not sure I have the “right” to review since most of the time I don’t really know the actual story of the person, so I can’t say if it’s accurate or not. But I’ll try anyways I’m split on this movie because it was very interesting (if true) but it was extremely long for a biopic. But the length was the least of my concern, the biggest thing I wished they did was focus more on young Elvis. So really I’m not sure if I liked it or not so I’m giving it a 5 out of 10.

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Top Gun Maverick Review

Top Gun was a great movie, no doubt about it, but I find it more interesting how it measures up to the original. I am not afraid to admit that it was a million times better than the original. For me, the sequel being better can be boiled down to two main parts.

The most obvious one which anyone with eyes can agree with is the effects/filming is just so much better in every way imaginable. Just watching and listening to the movie in the theater was an amazing experience. I could actually imagine how this movie could make people want to become pilots. This movie was a prime example of why I love newer movies so much because the technology that makes them is so amazing. I can only imagine what future tech will create.

The second and more controversial take was that I believe that this movie had a much more concise and clear plot. To me, the first movie felt like it was split into 3 parts that were connected by very thin threads. I just didn’t feel like the original flowed, but Maverick on the other hand had a very straightforward plot with a clear goal. Which honestly helped me enjoy this movie so much more because I wasn’t confused about where it was going.

These 2 things put together created an extremely enjoyable movie to watch which I give a 10 out of 10.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Review

This is another one of those movies that I don’t have too much to say about it. That’s because it’s one of those movies that is fun to watch but once you leave the theater you don’t really think about it the rest of the day. On one hand Sonic is one of those kid movies that is actually enjoyable for adults to watch but on the other hand it was very similar to the first one. So, I wasn’t left left awed and thought it was an average movie.

There is one thing that does awe me about the Sonic movies is the fact that it got a second movie and what appears to be plans for a third all because the makers of the movie listened to the internet. I 100% believe that if the makers didn’t listen to all the shit they were getting about the original animation style of what Sonic was going to look like then the movie would have tanked. But since they did end up reanimating Sonic it’s only natural that it became a big success. That’s really the one reason I’m pretty impressed with the Sonic movies.

But back on topic I would give the movie a 6 out of 10. Worth it to see once in theaters.

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The Batman Review

This was my favorite DC movie to date and now I’m trying to decide if I like Pattinson more then Bale but I think, give him another movie and maybe a few more gadgets and Pattinson will me my new favorite. I actually really really enjoyed the dark, depressed, and basically emo Bruce. I just feel like it makes more sense to me to have the brooding Bruce instead of the playboy Bruce.

Another surprising thing to me was that I actually noticed and was really into the cinematography and music. Normally I don’t really pay attention to stuff like that, I usually pay more attention to the plot and movie as the whole then the different parts. So, the fact that this movies music and filming were special and different enough for me to not only notice but love it is amazing in my mind.

There was only one thing I wish there was more of and that was BRUCE WITH EYE MAKEUP!! I literally have no idea why but I loved seeing Bruce in his street clothes with the black eye makeup and I wish there was more of it. Even if it pushed it over the 3 hour mark. But all in all I would give it a 9 out of 10 and I can’t wait for another one.

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BattleBots S06 E07: Predictions

Sadly once again I did pretty bad last week at my predictions so also once again it’s time for me to redeem my self.

Bloodsport vs. Subzero

If Bloodsport can avoid Subzero long enough to spin up then I think they’ll win.

Cobalt vs. Ghost Raptor

This one I’m not sure with but for some reason I think Ghost Raptor will win.

Icewave vs. Deadlift

I think Icewave has the advantage in this fight so I’ll say they’ll win.

Blip vs. Overhaul

I feel like Blip will win this one.

Huge vs. Retrograde

This is another hard one, Huge has a better chance at damaging Retrograde but like Whiplash that one time Retrograde does have the chance at getting under Huge and stopping their weapon. But I’m still going to go with Huge on this one.

Copperhead vs. Fusion

Even though Fusion has been doing better this year I’m still going to go with Copperhead for this fight.

Whiplash vs. Skorpios

This is a hard one for me because I love hammer saws but between Whiplash and Skorpios I actually like Whiplash more so I’m going to root for them to win.

Switchback vs. Slammo!

This is a very weird fight so I’m not sure but I guess I’m feeling Switchback. I feel like their too much of a weird shape for Slammo to grab.

As always let’s hope I get at least 2 right because if I get less then that I’m a failure to the only sport I care to watch!

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Death on the Nile Review

You know it’s pretty often when a trailer/ad claims the movie has a bunch of twists but it’s not often it being completely right! But Death on the Nile is one of those movies. Now I didn’t actually see the first movie but after seeing this one I’m probably going to watch it soon because I really really enjoyed watching this movie. This movie did indeed keep me guessing the whole time, which is fantastic for a murder mystery.

Besides the intriguing mystery I also loved Poirot and Bouc! They were my two favorite characters in this movie. Seeing the friendship between them and seeing their different sides made this movie whole. By that I mean it made the movie more then just a murder mystery it gave it a heart. I just enjoyed watching this movie a lot so I’m going to give it an 8 out of 10. It would have been a 10 out of 10 but I wasn’t able to guess the outcome.

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Marry Me review

I thought this movie was really cute but I liked it for a completely different reason then most people probably did. That reason is the fact that it is based off an online graphic novel I read a long time ago! When I first saw the trailer for this movie I immediately suspected this was the comic that I read and so I looked it up and low and behold I was right. I got really excited seeing a comic I knew become a movie with a serious cast because it got me hopefully that other webcomics I’ve read might make it on the big screen to someday. But let’s get back to the movie.

If I’m being honest the movie was very different from the comic which most people probably won’t know that. Truthfully only the bare bones were the same but I surprisingly still liked it. It helped that it was a pretty unique story so the details of characters didn’t really matter that much to me. It kept the fun, heart, and even the silliness that I loved from the comic which is all that matters. All I know is that it is a great romantic comedy for Valentine’s day week and people will have fun watching it. So, I have to give it a 7 out of 10.