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My Review of ‘Superman’

Well, this was my second time watching Superman. The first time I watched it I had to have been about seven or eight-years-old. My father showed it to me and I watched it with gusto. I honestly remembered practically nothing about the film except the traumatizing scene when Lois gets buried by an earthquake. That stuck in my psyche.

So yesterday, after a botched attempt to watch 2011’s Green Lantern my sister and I decided to sit back and visit an all-time classic, Superman. My feelings toward this movie are…mixed. I perceived Superman in a sort of reverse emotional basis that I did with the Captain Marvel film.

I find the first half of Captain Marvel unexciting and ultimately a bore. It is the film’s third act, however, that leaves beaming and exhilarated. For me, I found the first two acts of Superman charming, well-written, and overall fantastic. It was heartwarming, fun, and funny. In fact, my sappy self could barely contain tears as I watched Clark Kent and Lois Lane flying romantically in the sky over and through the clouds. However, it was the film’s third act that left me underwhelmed and very disappointed.

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I’ve Finally Seen ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

I’m trying to watch as many of the classic musicals as possible and on my movie quest yesterday I happened upon Fiddler on the Roof, a film my mother has talked about for years. I decided to sit back, relax, and watch it and it was definitely unlike what I expected.

John Williams would go on to win his first Oscar for the musical score of this film and deservedly so. The music was delightful and most of the songs were particularly fascinating. I particularly loved “Tradition” which had several iterations throughout the film and had me smiling and laughing.

Is Fiddler on the Roof one of the best musicals I’ve seen? Definitely, but I’m not sure I’ll ever watch it again. Maybe I will, in the future. It actually started putting me to sleep after a while. Lol.

All in all, I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars and 94 out of 100. It’s not a bad movie but it definitely doesn’t reach the joy I obtain from musicals like The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music.

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

 

It’s Two Weeks Until ‘The Rise of Skywalker’!

Earlier I shared a post looking back at the two-week milestone for The Last Jedi. Well, the two-week mark for The Rise of Skywalker has arrived and I am ecstatic. Absolutely, utterly ECSTATIC! How will this story conclude? What surprises are in store? How will J.J Abrams and fellow co-writer Chris Terrio resolve a story 42 years in the making? I have so many questions, questions that will be answered in two freaking weeks. I’m just…the excitement coursing through my veins is electric.

But for now, I will simply state what I’m most excited to see in this final film and try to deliver a cohesive post that doesn’t sound like I’m rambling in excitement because my brain is moving a million miles an hour right now. Lol, enjoy.

Rey’s Story

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As with The Last Jedi, Rey’s story and involvement in this chapter of the Skywalker Saga are still very murky. We know she’s powerful, we know she holds importance to the outcome of whatever is about to happen, but the question is why? Rey was deemed a “nobody” in The Last Jedi but being a “nobody” doesn’t mean you’re not important.

Look at characters like Ezra Bridger, an orphaned kid whose power with the Force and determination to free his planet, Lothal, from the clutches of the Empire, led him to deliver one of the first major losses to the tyrannical regime. Or Han Solo, another orphan who went through life smuggling and getting ahead but would eventually be a thorn in the Empire’s sides as one of the Rebellions’ top leaders.

Rey may not have a powerful lineage to rest back on like Kylo Ren (or at least that’s what we think) but that doesn’t make her any less special.

Beyond simply the “Who is She?” question, however, lies a speck of worry that is continuing to grow inside of me. I’ve said it many times. Rey is VERY dark-side prone, meaning she could be very susceptible to Palpatine’s influence. And I, like many others, would be delighted to see the story take a darker turn and evolve Rey into someone corrupted by the darkness, at least for a short while. Not only would that be kind of scary but it would be the plot twist the trilogy needs to end the Skywalker Saga off with a bang. Continue reading It’s Two Weeks Until ‘The Rise of Skywalker’!

The Things That Make Me Love ‘Star Wars’

I. Love. ‘Star Wars’! I’ve loved it before I even knew I was watching it. The music, the concept of the Force, the lightsabers, the Jedi, the Sith, the story, everything about Star Wars was special to me…and those were the prequels! When I discovered the original trilogy I became even more of a Star Wars fan and now with these new movies I’m practically bursting at the seams with excitement. So today on this glorious May the 4th I’m going to share with you all of the wonderful things that make me LOVE Star Wars so much. Enjoy!

The Opening Crawl

There is nothing in cinema history that makes me more excited for the beginning of a movie than the opening crawl for Star Wars. There’s just something truly magical about seeing those words, “In a galaxy far, far away” in that iconic blue color and then hearing John Williams’ fantastic classic Star Wars theme burst into your ears as you watch the opening crawl make its way up the screen with the backdrop of the galaxy’s millions of stars. Even if a Star Wars movie ends up being a little lamer than some of its other Star Wars predecessors the opening crawl never disappoints and it’s one of the main reasons why I love Star Wars so much.

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘The Force Awakens’

The Force Awakens was the Star Wars movie I had been waiting for since I was a child. I enjoyed the prequel trilogy (mainly because they were the first Star Wars movies I’ve ever seen) and the original trilogy was of course a major Star Wars treat but I wanted more. I wanted characters I could really get behind and cheer for, stories that I could truly enjoy and remember because I was old enough to experience a new Star Wars movie in all of its glory. The Force Awakens was that movie. I went and watched it five times at the movies because it was that special to me and I’ve seen it, I’d say, over a hundred times since. So I can’t express to you how excited I am to share with you my five favorite scenes from this movie. Enjoy!

1. The Millenium Falcon Chase

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This is one of the most exciting scenes in The Force Awakens for a couple of reasons. One, it’s the first time I got to see Rey pilot a ship and she flew the Millenium Falcon so well it was like she was born to fly. So that was exciting. Two, it’s just a fascinating action scene. The TIE fighters chasing the Millenium Falcon through the Jakku ship graveyard is one of the most awesome scenes in Star Wars and the way it ends with Rey flipping the ship, Finn shooting the oncoming TIE fighter, and them shooting off into space is one of the more perfect endings to an action scene in Star Wars.

2. Rey’s Vision

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For two years straight I was trying to figure out what this scene was trying to say with all of its hidden references and cryptic meanings. After The Last Jedi this vision has become obsolete in the realm of theorizing but it’s still one of my favorite scenes from The Force Awakens.

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