Film Review: Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker (TRoS for short) is the last in the newly minted Skywalker Saga that comprises Episodes I-IX. This movie has to do a lot. It has to provide a satisfying conclusion to the Saga, the current arc that is the last 3 movies, and please all the fans that have grown up watching Star Wars- and in particular this new iteration of Disney Star Wars. Oh, and it also followed up on Episode VIII- The Last Jedi (or TLJ for short), which is quite possibly the most divisive film in the series to date.
Film Review: The Lion King (2019)
The live action (actually animated) remake of the critically acclaimed 1994 classic, this version of the Lion King proves to be a beautiful, but inferior imitation of the original.
Film Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Set after Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home deals with a post Tony, Steve, and Natasha landscape. It’s a smaller film, both in scope and in ambition. That’s not to say it doesn’t have any curveballs to throw though. Oh no. Far From Home is still an engaging, witty, and funny film. And with some of the best post credit stingers in the MCU since the introduction of the Avenger Initiative, it’s safe to say that the future of the MCU, and of Peter Parker himself, is in good hands. ALERT SPOILERS AHEAD!
Film Review: Toy Story 4
When Disney/Pixar first announced that Toy Story 4 was going to be made, I, like many other people were skeptical. Toy Story 3 had ended on such a high note, and on such a perfect ending. And when Disney/Pixar announced yet another sequel, a lot of people, including me, thought it was nothing more than another cash grab.
Film Review: Aladdin
Aladdin (2019) is yet another Disney live action remake trying to cash in on nostalgia from their vast animated library. Following in the footsteps of its animated predecessor is enough, yet it has to match up to such box office juggernauts as the live action versions of Beauty and the Beast, the Jungle Book, and even Alice in Wonderland. Coming off the flop that is Dumbo however, has Disney lost the thread? Or does Aladdin bring the streak back?
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Pokémon Detective Pikachu brings the long running multimedia franchise into live action for the first time. Well, the people anyway; the Pokémon are obviously CG. The result is a surprising good noir thriller that brings the Pokémon dream to life.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is one of the finest Hollywood action films of this decade, second only to Mad Max: Fury Road. Bold words, perhaps, but the sheer intensity, brutality, and frantic pace of the film all combine together to make an entertaining and stylish film.
Avengers: Endgame Review
Well, here it is. The film that concludes the Infinity Saga, the cumulation of 11 years of storytelling and world building, the sequel to the most successful movie of yesteryear, Endgame has finally hit the big screen. And oh boy, does it live up to the hype and deliver the goods.
Film Review: Shazam!
The DCEU may be dead but that hasn’t stopped DC from continuing to churn out films based on their IP. After the wildly successful Aquaman, can they continue the streak with their own Captain Marvel? It turns out the answer is yes; the company that gave us Superman, the Dark Knight and Wonder Woman still has great movies in them.