Autumn recap

Happy Halloween Everybody!

Movies:

Logan Lucky: A fun heist film, though I think it went on little too long after the heist. B-

It: Richie is the best! As for an adaptation, It was pretty good. WA HA WA HA WA HA WA HA. B

Kingsman The Golden Circle: Not as good as the first, but still fun. A-

The Lego Ninjago Movie: Honestly a mediocre movie to sell toys. C

My Little Pony the Movie: It did not deserve a score lower than The Emoji Movie on IGN. B-

Blade Runner 2049: Looks great, but it’s slow, long, and not enough action. C+

TV:

Rick and Morty: The finale was a bit of a disappointment but the season did have my absolute favorite episode of the series so far The Ricklantis Mixup.

Bojack Horseman Season 4: Great continuation of the series that dealt more about family than fame. A

Broadway:
I don’t normally do this but, My Mom, her sisters, Grandma and I went to New York City. Papa was suppose to go but couldn’t so I took his place. I saw four Broadway shows there. These are listed in the order I saw them (and also from worst to best ironically).

Bronx Tale: Really good actors playing there roles. To quote the name of one of the songs. I Like It 😉

Hello Dolly!: It was cool to see actors I’ve seen in movies like Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. Bette by the way stole the show.

School of Rock: Never saw the movie until after I saw the show. The kids were great especially since they actually played the instruments.

Aladdin: The actor playing the Genie was great and the magic carpet was amazing.

Holiday Season here I come!

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MLP FIM Season 7 Finale Shadow Play review

Today MLP FIM season 7 has just concluded. While I do think this season was a little underwhelming (they didn’t even do a two-parter premiere) it did managed to end on a high note.

We finally get to see Star Swirl the Bearded after 7 seasons of mentions. Star Swirl shows that just because he’s powerful doesn’t mean he doesn’t have flaws and I kind of like that. The pillars being characters that we saw earlier in the season was so clever because it would have more cheap and easier to make up new characters. Episodes like Campfire Tales, Daring Done?, and A Health of Information which seemed like regular episodes actually connect. It’s fun to look back and realize that a regular episode could actually have some significance later. It’s also cool that pillars are staying, which now gives new possibilities to use them in the future.

I mentioned in my MLP movie review that two-parters only focus on the mane 6, spike, Starlight, and the princesses? This one did bring in a few character like Garble, Daring Do and even the dazzlings that you wouldn’t expect to be in a two-parter.

I also like how this two-parter deconstructs banishing the villain. The Pony of Shadow’s story is much more interesting than his character. Stygian didn’t want to steal power from pillars but rather become powerful to be by there side but being kicked out made him turn into the Pony of Shadows. In the end Twilight and the others talk to Stygian and help him overcome his hate. MLP FIM has pretty good lessons showing that some villains can be good, while also showing that villains like Queen Chrysalis just won’t listen.

I noticing that just like season 6 an now 7, the season finales are the best episodes of their seasons. I still look forward to season 8 when it comes out next year.

Verdict: A

My Top 20 Favorite Orlando Rides

The handsome fellow you see above is me. I’ve been to Orlando six times so far and I’ve enjoy every time I’ve been there. Fun Fact: we saw Terminater 2 3d on its last day. I decided after getting back to do a top 20 favorite rides from Orlando with pictures taken by myself. These rides are ranked in terms of nostalgia, theming, creativity, fun, and personal reasons. Have fun reading.

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My Little Pony The Movie review

I’m back from Orlando! Had a great time and now I getting ready to write my top 20 favorite Orlando rides. It will take me some time to think it out but it’ll be worth it. For now I want to review a movie that I’ve waited to see since I left home.

I was excited for this not just because MLP FIM is one of my favorite cartoons, but also because it’s a 2d animated movie. The last fully 2d animated movie I remember seeing was Winnie the Pooh which was in 2011 (Sponge Out of Water had live action). Watching a 2d movie in the theater now is like watching one of those once every 100 years comets. I’ve always been excited when movies based on cartoons like the Nickelodeon movies came to theaters. If it was all computer animated then I wouldn’t have been excited.

The animation is really good. Though Canterlot does look a bit odd compared to the one in the TV show. At first I thought the character designs of the Mane 6 looked a bit too cutesy but they still had good expressions and smooth animation. Though is it me or does the animation style seem similar to Penn Zero Part Time Hero? Still, I wasn’t really bothered by the animation because it was just nice to see 2d on the big screen again.

The new characters do have good designs and actors that put their best into their roles. Voice and design aside however they are kind of weak. The Storm King only shows up for a stupid skype joke and the 3rd half of the movie. The new characters the Mane 6 come across in one scene and then come together in the climax, it doesn’t give us enough time to get to know them, and Songbird was just Sia as a pony. I think Tempest was the strongest new character.

The songs were also kind of weak. I went to the bathroom during a few of the songs because they weren’t that catchy or memorable. The only song I think was good was Open your eyes mostly because it did tell Tempest backstory and had an epic feel to it. Come to think of it, Tempest Shadow is one of the strongest things about this movie. I like that she has a broken horn (it must be really painful to break one).

A problem I do have which is also a problem I have with the two-parters in the show is that the supporting characters such as the Cutie Mark crusaders, Starlight Glimmer and others are only background characters. The Two-parters only focus on the Mane 6, Spike, the princesses, and the villain. This is a movie based on a cartoon with many characters, they could have had some of them play a role in the story but to be fair a lot of supporting characters do get cameos. Still did they really have to exclude Discord?!

If you’re wondering yes I do think this is better than all of the Equestria Girls movies. I do think the film is just ok but too be fair most movies based on cartoons are just ok too.  I would recommend this obviously for bronies and fans of the show.

Verdict:
+Animation
+Tempest Shadow
+/- New characters
-Weak Songs
-Show characters

Score: B-

 

100th Post!

Yes! I’ve finally reached 100 posts and what a better time than now because I’m going to Orlando tomorrow. You’re probably saying so what? Well, I decided to do a top 20 favorite Orlando rides list when I get back. Before I go I’d thought I tell you a funny story that happened to me in Orlando. Click read more to read it.

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