The Dark Knight Lives (NINETEEN)

When dusk arrived Lieutenant Lynx knew Robin wouldn’t be found. He had gone missing without so much as a trace and she couldn’t stop thinking about how much trouble he could be in.

No, she had never been on great terms with him but Gotham needed him. And with so many terrible things happening at such a rapid pace, losing Robin felt like a punch to the gut.

She entered the police depot, her feet shuffling across the floor of the building from sheer exhaustion. She hadn’t gotten any rest for two days and the weight of the sorrow falling upon her from Gotham’s incessant villainy was heavy. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (NINETEEN)

‘Christopher Robin’: Why Can’t I Finish This Movie?

I’m a movie lover. If there’s a new movie I’m going to watch it. Last year Disney made a live-action version of the classic Winnie the Pooh story starring Ewan Mcgregor in Christopher Robin. As a Winnie the Pooh fan when I was a child it seemed pretty obvious that I was going to enjoy this film but that soon turned out to not be the case and there’s a very simple reason: Winnie the Pooh.

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As someone who loved the super cute, cuddly, bright yellow version of the character in the books I find this live-action version, voiced by Jim Cummings, a tad bit disturbing. His soft voice is creepy and his dingy yellow look makes one feel like this is the Winnie the Pooh of my nightmares.

As I tried to get invested in the story I could not stop feeling troubled by this teddy bear who loves honey and talks…so…slowly. This wasn’t the Winnie the Pooh of my childhood, hence I couldn’t continue watching the film.

I’m sure for others this movie can be enjoyable to a certain extent but I just couldn’t get over Winnie the Pooh who transitioned from creepy to annoying real fast.

So, for me, A Wrinkle in Time and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, both poorly reviewed by critics and audiences, were way more enjoyable than Christopher Robin. Maybe it’s my bias against Winnie the Pooh (actually, I know it’s my bias against Winnie the Pooh) but if the film was better maybe I could’ve looked past the teddy bear.

Hence, I’m giving this film 80 out of 100 and 3/5 stars.

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If Only She Could Tell the Truth

Qi’ra couldn’t believe this day. Life was going along like normal and then, out of nowhere, Han had stepped back into her life as if he had been transported from hyperspace.

At one time it would’ve made her happier than anything in the world to be with Han again. To hold him in her arms and never let go. But now, things were…difficult and she didn’t know how she could tell him how much things had changed. Continue reading If Only She Could Tell the Truth

‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Delivers an Even Better Second Episode

Last week’s first episode of the second season, Into the Unknown, was a suspenseful, riveting blast. This week’s episode, A Quick Salvage Run, was even better.

Coinciding with the events of The Last Jedi, this episode ups the action and the suspense as the heroes come face to face with the First Order for the first time this season. I found myself unable to tear my eyes from the screen from the level of enjoyment this particular episode provided.

What I found the most exhilarating was the different point of view the episode relayed of the First Order attack on D’Qar in The Last Jedi. We got to see it from Kaz and the crew’s view and it was definitely an interesting perspective.

With our heroes finding themselves in quite the precarious situation moving into next week’s episode I can’t help wondering how this season will play out and what surprises could be up Dave Filoni’s sleeve for this second season.

I’m rating this episode 97 out of 100 and 5/5 stars. It was legitimately entertaining.

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