After enjoying Doctor Strange just a few weeks ago, it is such a rare thrill to watch another movie that keeps me riveted to the screen. JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them makes up for all the lackluster movies we have seen this year. It’s awesome to finally see the wizarding world outside of Hogwarts.
The truth is, I’ve always felt the Harry Potter movies did not do much justice to JKR’s books. I always felt they never captured the wonder I felt while reading the books. With no actual story behind this film, the movie gave JKR more room to let her imagination run wild. What we wanted to see more in Harry Potter movies we saw in Fantastic Beasts. We see more magical creatures, more action, and better humor. ( Read more )
Right off the bat I’m telling everyone now that this is a scathing review of one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Me Before You is not the worst because of the way it was filmed, but because it presented the life of a pretentious and shallow man who disguised himself to be courageous with his extreme adventures. Ultimately, it showed him as a man so weak that he could not even take on a challenge that I have seen real people, young and old, take on with such courage and strength. Yet, it is falsely advertised as a romantic movie. ( Read more )
Now this one is for anime fans out there — specifically those who love Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). For those who haven’t heard about it, it’s a Japanese dark fantasy manga series by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls as a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures that eat humans. The story centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and childhood friend Armin Arlert, who joins the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded. I’m not really into anime. But my son is resisting all of my attempts at any sort of physical activity (limited as they are), so after getting some indoor Nerf guns from this nerf gun guide and them collecting dust in the garage for 8 months, my son got tired of me complaining about nothing to watch (our favorite bonding activity) and forced the television series on me. Well, after a few episodes, I couldn’t stop watching. I am now one of the many eagerly awaiting season 2 next year. ( Read more )