My Evaluation of Episode 9 of ‘The Bad Batch’

The Bad Batch has had its ups and downs but yesterday’s episode was all pros, no cons, and now I’ve got to write about it.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

First off, and I’m going straight to the nitty-gritty with this evaluation, was that a first rendition of Snoke?

In Episode 4 of The Mandalorian‘s second season we saw Mando and co. go into an Imperial facility on Nevarro where they encountered blue tubes with the remains of what appeared to be a botched Snoke clone. I immediately began to suspect that these shows Filoni were producing were going to try to make the sequels make more sense. And no, these connections won’t ultimately fix the debacle that is the sequel trilogy (only an animated remake of the trilogy would fix that) but it can make the sequel trilogy a little bit better.

Now, in this episode, we’ve seen more experiment tubes, this time with green gook inside, and inside that green gook we managed to see a large alien that looked like a hybrid between a Grey and whatever Snoke is.

The Bad Batch season one, episode three recap: Replacements

This feels like an early rendition of what Snoke turned out to be but the real question is, what eventually succeeded in creating Snoke to the point where he could shoot lightning out of his fingers with a simple gesture?

I think we’re going to get this question answered in either this show or maybe the Ahsoka series.

And then there’s the other major bombshell of the show and why I truly believe this series is connected to The Book of Boba Fett. Yesterday’s episode answered the question of why Omega is deemed so special. Apparently she’s made of first-generation genetic material from Jango Fett, resulting in the notion that she is Boba’s sister.

Why would Filoni reveal to us that Fett now has a sister months before his show comes out? It’s not a coincidence and I am totally here for it. Plus, the show is roughly six months away and we haven’t gotten any casting news which means…

Here’s to hoping for her live-action debut in The Book of Boba Fett.

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

The Official Trailer for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Is Here!

There are certain Marvel characters that everyone knows about. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Spider-Man. Then there are the characters that are lesser known to us. Shang-Chi is definitely one of those characters but that is about to change.

Ever since this movie was announced I was excited but now, after this newest trailer, I’m even more excited. Check it out.

The first thing I have to mention about this movie is how gorgeous it is. The colors, the cinematography, it’s truly outstanding and immersive in a literally beautiful way.

Secondly, this movie is undoubtedly going to have some of the best action scenes in the MCU because…duh.

Third, there are three awesome sightings in this trailer; that dragon in the water, (there’s going to be a dragon in this movie, people!), the return of Abomination, and Wong is going to be in here too.

Marvel Studios just doesn’t seem to fail.

What did you think about the trailer? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

We finally Got a Great Episode of ‘The Bad Batch’!

If you’ve been following my blog and my weekly reviews of The Bad Batch you will notice that I have become more and more frustrated with this show, mainly its narrative structure.

To be fair, the series isn’t awful. Far from it. Compared to the first seasons of The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, it is a step above in terms of storyline and enjoyment, and yet for the last five weeks I’ve come away from each episode feeling more and more peeved.

Last week’s episode gave us a surprise return of a beloved fan favorite in Cad Bane (btw, he’s my favorite bounty hunter) and that was exciting but ultimately, once again, I came away from the episode feeling a little letdown. The episode itself wasn’t bad but it felt like everything got to where it was because of some convenient twist that could’ve been avoided if it wasn’t there to drive the story forward.

Hence, this week I watched the episode with little expectation and ended up having so much fun!

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A Special Fan Art Thursday

It’s been a day since Loki but my thoughts are still very much on the God of Mischief’s elating episode and the series so far. Today, in honor of the series’ first three glorious episodes, I’m sharing some fan art inspired by each episode from the incomparable Uzuri Art. Enjoy!

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Variant by Uzuri Art

The first episode of Loki really beat our favorite mischievous Asgardian down bit by bit until he was a crying, disheveled husk of himself. This piece encapsulates his “I don’t have time for this. I’m a God” personality in a nutshell.

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Throwback Thursday: Finishing ‘Sherlock’: A ThrillIng Ride from Beginning to End

I think Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite actor now and it’s because of this show.

My first introduction to Cumberbatch was via Star Trek: Into Darkness where he played the villain, Khan. I remember seeing him for the first time in the trailer and thinking, “Wow, he looks cool.” My father took my sister and me to see it and while I pretty much don’t remember anything about the movie or Cumberbatch in the film his impact in the trailer, alone, struck me.

The second movie I saw that featured Cumberbatch was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug where he voiced Smaug who, by the way, I feel is the greatest onscreen dragon of all time.

His voice rumbled through my very soul as I watched the film for the first time at an IMAX midnight showing with my family. He was, in short, amazing! He brought such a grandiosity, a sense of menace and real threat to Bilbo and the dwarves that he was one of the reasons why I still happen to enjoy The Desolation of Smaug whenever I get far enough to see the dragon.

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‘Mulan’ And All of Its Flaws

Mulan is now available free of charge to all Disney+ streamers and so I thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the film after my second viewing yesterday (I was one of those people who paid $30 to see it early) and share my thoughts with you all.

In short, as a little girl, Mulan was my favorite Disney princess. She was brave and fierce, qualities in which inspired and wowed me. When I heard they were doing a live-action version I couldn’t be more excited, especially when they chose to forego songs to make it a more epic experience. I was like, “Heck yeah, let’s do this!”

And yet now, after a few viewings, I only see the flaws in Mulan instead of the good and boy are there a lot of flaws. So, let’s get to them.

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