2018 recap part 1

Recap of what I saw from January to February.

The Disaster Artist: James Franco was incredible as Tommy Wisue. It still upsets me that he wasn’t nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars. A-

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Not my cup of tea but it did have Oscar worthy performances from Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. B

Mary and the Witch’s Flower: Likable protagonist and beautiful animation. A-

Paddington 2: Sweet and innocent. B

The Shape of Water: The production design is Oscar worthy. I would give this a higher score but the dead cat scene lowered it. B

Peter Rabbit: Taking something timeless and making it dated. That’s about it. D

Black Panther: The best Marvel Cinematic Universe movie since Guardians of the Galaxy. A

Early Man: Standard sports movie combined with standard Aardman animated movie. C+
Here’s a funny experience when I saw Early Man. The theater room that was suppose to show this showed Every Day. I went to the front to ask what was going on. It turned out to be a goof with the projector that they couldn’t fix that day so they gave me and four other people in the theater each two free movie passes. I did see Early Man the next day though.

Steven Universe Stranded: The dream sequence in Jungle Moon was incredible. Can’t wait to see what happens in April.

Final Space: I’ll write a review when season 1 is over. For now I think its a fun new cartoon.

90th Academy Awards Predictions

The 90th Academy Awards in one week, my choices are in bold, blah blah blah you get the idea. I have seen every nomination for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects so I’m fine with any of them winning. Who do you think will win the Oscars? Comment below to show your choices.

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Black Panther review

Wakanda Forever!

The theater I saw this was so crowded that the showing I was supposed to see was sold out so me and my friend had to buy a ticket for an IMAX 3D showing an hour later. It was crazy, but I see why because this was great! One reason for this is because it has a lot of mature and adult themes than the other Marvel movie didn’t deal with. It deals with themes such as race since the villain wants to use vibranium to help black people all over the world. It also deals with responsibility and how being a good person is different from being a good king.

Spoiler paragraph: Chadwick Boseman is still great as Black Panther and his arc about finding out his father killed his brother reminds me a lot of Steven Universe dealing with his mother (maybe) shattering Pink Diamond. His sister Shuri is also very enjoyable and fun. Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger is one of the best and most tragic villains in the MCU. What’s really clever about him is that he starts off as just some random henchman working for Ulysses Klaue but throughout the movie his role gets bigger, more is revealed about his past, he kills Klaue and becomes the main villain. Another clever thing that makes the re-watch value great is that in the beginning of the movie we see some kids playing basketball, when it’s revealed that he’s T’Challa’s cousin it turns out Eric was one of the kids. I think the best kind of villains are ones that see themselves as a hero even though his actions harm others and he’s one of those.

The main setting Wakanda is a very impressive setting and has great world building. I like how the country works and the backstory explains a lot. Wakanda also looks beautiful and even the mountains where M’Baku lives is cool. The action was also good as usual for Marvel though I will admit some of the CGI was a little too obvious especially in a clip of the climax that was uploaded on YouTube. Still there are good actions scenes such as the Korea car chase the waterfall duel.

Black Panther is definitely in my top 3 favorite MCU movies up there with The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. All I have to say left is that to Avengers Infinity War or any movie of 2018, Good Luck.

+ Action
+ Cast especially the villain
+ Themes
+ Wakanda
– Obvious cgi

Score: A