I Know I Keep Saying It but ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’ Is a Great Movie

If you’ve read my blog recently you will know that Mission: Impossible-Fallout was my favorite film of 2018 and for good reason. Yes, there were fantastic films like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars Story and A Quiet Place, but this latest Misson: Impossible movie stood out among its great-movie-brethren because it was, in a word, amazing. From beginning to end this movie sends its viewers on a rollercoaster ride unlike any other with twists and turns, dips and dives, and by the film’s conclusion it leaves you breathless but wanting more.

After obtaining it on Blu-Ray I had a fetish for the film, watching it over and over again because I just couldn’t get enough. I even revisited the two films before it–Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation–because I was enjoying the franchise so much. Then I got tired and stopped watching it for a little while…until last night.

I was bored, I needed a good movie to watch, and as I rummaged through films on Hulu there was nothing that looked appealing. Bing, goes the lightbulb above my head. I’ll watch Mission: Impossible-Fallout, I say to myself. And I did. And yet again I was blown away.

I know I’ve said it time and time again but this movie is perfect. It really is. Why is it perfect you may ask? Well, I’ll give a quick rundown on the reason why this is clearly one of the best action films of all time.

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Has The Writing for the ‘Star Wars’ Shows Gotten Lazy?

Instead of sharing my thoughts on the latest episode of The Bad Batch I have something else to talk about. Something that I feel is far more important.

This will be a longread.

I’m a Star Wars fan and fanatic. I have been since I was a little girl. The power of the Force and the familial bonds/drama sucked me in like a whirlpool and it took a long time for it to let go. Then Marvel Studios happened.

Since 2014, it seems like Marvel Studios hasn’t failed me yet. That year we got Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, two of the greatest superhero movies ever made and a true testament to the genre. They were the first Marvel films I owned.

Since then, this cinematic universe has managed to never disappoint as it continues to raise the stakes and introduces new characters that manage to steal my heart.

Star Wars, on the other hand, has been a mixed bag. The first two movies under Disney, The Force Awakens and Rogue One, were two scintillating wins back to back. It seemed like Star Wars was back and better than ever. And then…we had three losses in a row.

The Last Jedi has become one of my favorite Star Wars movies but it took me over a year to fully appreciate it. It didn’t take me a year to know that Thor: Ragnarok, the best Marvel movie in 2017, was that good.

Then came Solo: A Star Wars Story, a decent film that I ultimately can’t seem to get the urge to watch anymore. It’s boring, I’m not a fan of Ehrenreich’s Han Solo, and even Donald Glover can’t infuse enough cool to become a truly believable Lando Calrissian. The best thing about that film is Qi’ra and even she can’t get me to watch that movie.

And then there was The Rise of Skywalker. My feelings on that dumpster fire of a Star Wars finale are clear.

My love for Star Wars had tanked greatly but Marvel Studios kept me happy at every turn. In fact, that very same year The Rise of Skywalker came out we got Avengers: Endgame, another fantastic superhero flick and a fitting end to over ten years of superhero excellence. It was, however, The Mandalorian that saved me and made me believe that Star Wars was still worth cherishing.

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Has Finished Filming!

It’s happened you all. The Book of Boba Fett wrapped filming the other day…and nothing has leaked! It’s a miracle. The Mandalorian did the same thing and you remember how fun that turned out to be.

Temuera Morrison has even begun to provide some details on the show and what we can expect: “Well, we can’t say too much, but we’re going to see his past and where he’s been since The Empire Strikes Back. Somebody pointed out he’s been kind of stuck in this one place, and now’s the time to actually go back in time and check out his journey and find out more about him.”

I’m even more ready now!

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.

‘Cruella’ After a Second viewing

Last Friday I watched Cruella for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. No the movie wasn’t perfect but it was far more enjoyable than the likes of Mulan, both Maleficent films, and even Cinderella.

Because I liked it so much I decided to watch it again yesterday to see if its enjoyment would hold up and sure enough, it did.

You know those movies that aren’t particularly great stories but are super rewatchable. Cruella is one of those movies.

It’s a classic Disney story with no real authenticity, the writer’s timidity on making Cruella truly evil is a bit frustrating, and yes, the CGI is awful, but ultimately it might become the live-action Disney movie I’ll watch the most.

Cruella is the New Miranda Priestly - The New York Times

So what is it that makes Cruella so magnetic? Simple. The characters.

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An Evaluation of the First Episode of ‘Loki’

The premiere of Loki was perfect as it brought us into this world that we never knew about and yet were instantly immersed in through the duration of roughly fifty minutes. Considering the fact that Loki has thrived on sarcastic humor through the duration of his MCU run, it was no surprise that the episode was filled with hilarious moments from start to finish, but what was even more fascinating were the story elements of this show.

So, let’s start from the beginning of this show and the plot points that got my brain thinking.

Spoilers Ahead!

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