I wish this was an overwhelmingly positive post I was about to write. Unfortunately, it isn’t.
Star Wars: Visions is beautifully animated, I cannot take that away from the series. Each short is imbued with a palpable love for Star Wars from each Japanese anime studio. Despite this, the series honestly bored me.
The series’ two best episodes, Ronin and The Ninth Jedi, were absolutely fantastic from a storyline perspective. Ronin is unlike anything I’ve seen in Star Wars and left me feeling very, very intrigued about the short’s title character. I will definitely be reading the upcoming novel about him because he is absolutely fascinating!
The Ninth Jedi was also brilliantly developed as a story. I found myself enthralled in the world, the characters, and the unexpected plot twist toward the end of the short. When it concluded I had goosebumps.
Unfortunately, these were the only shorts, out of nine! that had me sitting back in awe. The rest of the shorts felt so repetitive in tone that after a while they just became boring to watch. And don’t get me started on Tatooine Rhapsody. No amount of Boba Fett could save that short for me.
I wanted to love this series. I wanted to come away from Visions feeling like I had seen something truly spectacular but no, I felt the exact opposite. I’m not, however, going to rain on the parade of others who enjoyed this series. I just personally was not at all a fan.
I’ll give the entire series as a whole 7 out of 10.
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So, the last four weeks of What If…? were very dour. From having to watch the OG Avengers being killed off to seeing Doctor Strange lose the love of his life over and over again to even last week, watching Killmonger live up to his name was just…shocking, to say the least.
So, this week’s episode was a welcome respite from the darker tones and was just plain fun.
Chris Hemsworth’s return as Thor was hilarious and don’t even get me started with Loki! Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVED Loki in this episode and I’m sure Hiddleston had an absolute blast playing him.
All in all, the entire objective of this episode was to just have fun and that I did. And then…that ending happened!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. Next up, Star Wars: Visions.
Since it’s been reported that there will be a reboot for The Rocketeer produced by David Oyelowo featuring a retired Tuskegee airman taking up the mantle of the Rocketeer for Disney+ I thought it would be perfect to share my review for the original film. Enjoy!
Every once in a while I like to browse through Disney+ and watch classic Disney movies that I’ve never seen before and yesterday, The Rocketeer was one such film and my sister and I loved it!
It felt like the most authentic live-action Disney movie I’ve ever seen! Each actor looked like they had stepped out of a 90s’ Disney classic into real life. Billy Campbell was the charming, square-jawed hero that you immediately root for. Jennifer Connelly was the beautiful Disney love interest who’s a bit of a damsel in distress and yet she can almost take care of herself. Alan Arkin was the classic old mentor who knows how to crack a joke but is always there for the hero in their time of need. And Timothy Dalton was the perfect dark-haired, arch eye-browed antagonist whose sleaziness reminded me of Prince Charming in Shrek 2. Suffice it so say, he had my sister and I VERY stressed.
The Rocketeer wasn’t a story unlike anything I’d seen before but it was fun, engaging, sometimes horrifying, and yes, it was a perfect 90s’ Disney movie. When Disney+ was first coming out I remember seeing so many people on Twitter freaking out because it was going to be on the service and they were so excited. Now I understand why. It’s a great movie.
I’ll give it 4.5 out of 5 stars and a solid 95 out of 100.
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It hasn’t really been talked about because I think a lot of Star Wars fans, including myself, forgot it was even coming out, but on September 22 we will be getting a new Star Wars animated series: Star Wars: Visions. Don’t know what that is? Here, take a look at the official trailer.
Considering that Star Wars was always inspired by the Samurai and their culture, it makes perfect sense for seven Japanese studios to create nine sensational stories that are bound to expand our minds on what we believe this franchise can be.
In case you’re wondering, no these stories will not be canon but that doesn’t make it any less cool.
I’ll be the first to tell you, I’m not someone who watches anime nor am I a fan, but I am very intrigued to see this collaboration and these stories. I hope they’re as epic as they look.
What do you think about this new series, Star Wars: Visions? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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There are great movies, plenty of them, but there are those particular films that puncture our hearts and makes us emotional just thinking about them. The Sound of Music is one of those movies for me.
I saw it for the first time last year in an Airbnb when I was bored and looking for a film to watch. That was when Disney+ was still relatively new so I was browsing its vast collection of movies and I came across The Sound of Music. I had vaguely heard of the movie but I had no idea what it was about or that it featured some of the most iconic songs created for any musical in history.
As I sat back on the couch under some covers watching the film I was instantly pierced by the magic of this movie from the film’s iconic opening number, “The Sound of Music” sung so beautifully by the legend Julie Andrews. It was that opening number that made me realize I was about to watch something truly special and sure enough the rest of the movie had me just as enthralled.
I smiled quite a lot and yes, I cried quite a lot too. And the final twenty minutes of the film filled me with so much anxiety that I felt like I was going to burst! After that initial viewing that utterly destroyed my emotions on a level most films can’t I went on to watch the film a subsequent four times and each viewing was as magical as the last. But I decided to take a break from the musical and I hadn’t watched it again…until last night.