‘Toy Story 4’ Is Exactly What I Expected: Good

With Toy Story 4 becoming available to watch on Disney Plus I figured it’d be best to revisit my review of the film. Enjoy!

If you’ve checked to see what Toy Story 4‘s rating among critics has been and glimpsed the 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes or the 7.9 out of 10 scores on IMDb let me assure you, it deserves those ratings.

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Toy Story 3 was supposedly the end of the franchise that had started in 1995 and it was a great story as it transitioned little Andy from childhood to adulthood and the imminent but bittersweet breakup between Andy and his favorite toys. It was a tear-inducing “finale” that ended up not only winning Best Animated Film but was only the second animated movie to also be nominated for Best Picture.

It was perfectly written, it told a concise story, and it left people happy. No one was clamoring for a sequel like we wished for a sequel to The Incredibles but we were given one anyway and it was worth the wait. Continue reading ‘Toy Story 4’ Is Exactly What I Expected: Good

I Think ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Going to Suffer the Sequel Curse

I love Wonder Woman, clearly. She’s one of the greatest fictional heroines ever conceived. And yet, her awesomeness hasn’t been perfectly translated on the big screen. Don’t get me wrong, she’s had some chill-inducing moments that have made me SO happy over the years but the slow-mo. Why does every action scene with her contain agonizingly slow slow-motion?

And now, after seeing the teaser and exclusive images for Wonder Woman 1984 from Entertainment Weekly, I have a feeling that this movie may suffer the renown sequel curse.

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Like, let’s talk about this gorgeous-yet-pointless golden suit Wonder Woman has come across in this movie. Because this is a prequel, once again we are faced with the question, “Why didn’t she have this suit in the later films because it seems pretty awesome?” Continue reading I Think ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is Going to Suffer the Sequel Curse

The Dark Knight Lives (FORTY-FIVE)

Katherine Kane had never seen anything so beautiful. The man, Lucius Fox was his name, had taken her to his “playground” but what he called his playground was more like a massive warehouse full of fancy gadgets, high-end tech, and jaw-dropping vehicles. It was extraordinary.

Lucius Fox, wearing a smirk on his face, gazed at her with a sidelong glance. “Yes, it is impressive, isn’t it?” Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (FORTY-FIVE)