Hey guys! As you saw from my last post I am on a brief hiatus from writing, HOWEVER, I like to keep busy. So, I have done something I have wanted to do for a long time and made a gaming channel on YouTube! I realize it is an over saturated market, but, I’m just doing it to have a little fun. I don’t know how often I am going to post or when it will be fully up and functioning, but, I have made video of me playing the demo for Resident Evil 7 as a kind of sneak preview. I will put the link at the bottom of this and by all means check it out, subscribe, and enjoy some content from me of a different style while I am on a break!
For a year and a half now I have been writing for this site on nearly a daily basis. I love it very much and I have poured myself into building it and making it my own for so many hours. Writing is a passion of mine and a let out, something I have enjoyed doing ever since I was a little kid and recently my site is making me not like it as much. It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing for my site, it is that it has become more of a chore than anything. I have set deadlines for myself, character limits, and much more that has taken the joy out of it… So, I am not disappearing for good, just a while. And, if something pops up that I want to write about, than I will. Thank you all so much for the support, it is what has kept me writing daily for so long. I will see you soon!
How could I NOT see this on the first day? If I’m going to see any movie on the first day it comes out, it is gonna be Suicide Squad!.. This movie is complicated, because, without a doubt in my mind it is a very good movie. Yet for some reason I still find myself to be a little disappointed. The only reasoning I can come up with is that the anticipation and hype of this movie had gotten to a point where literally nothing could live up to it. It’s a classic Jurassic World scenario… I don’t feel like an introduction or synopsis is really needed for this, but, for this few that aren’t obsessed with everything Marvel and DC yet… A secret government agency assembles a task force of the most dangerous super villains in the world that they have imprisoned. Shit goes down, and these bad guys that have been in prison are let out, on a leash… And that’s actually pretty much it. It’s a very straight forward plot! Awesome though!.. The movie starts out with half hour of origin stories for everyone, which, normally I wouldn’t like, but, it actually brought a lot more to the movie after learning about their backgrounds. The best origin story of all though was for one Dr. Harleen Quinzel AKA Harley Quinn. Her and Jokers story span the entire movie with flashbacks, and seeing her go from doctor to the crazy queen of Gotham city is spectacular… Speaking of Joker, lets talk about the one thing everyone has been talking about since this movie was announced. The Joker, with Jared Leto. There is a lot to this Joker, and if I am being one hundred percent honest, I am still making up my mind completely! But, one thing I do know was that it was a phenomenal performance by Jared Leto. This Joker is many things, crazy, scary, psycho, king, boss, lover, but, what he also is is believable as every last one of them at the same time, and that is hard to do. Making someone an utter psychopath but also mafia boss of sorts and in love… That is skill and I am glad we got to see those sides of him! HOWEVER… The Joker was barely in this and was not who carried this movie. Will Smith and Margot Robbie carried this movie on their shoulders. Will Smith as Deadshot was an easy role for him, no doubt. He is bad-ass and charismatic. That does not take away from the fact that every moment he was on screen I either got goose bumps or laughed! Margot Robbie however stretched her acting chops to places I don’t even think SHE knew they could go for this, and her role was an emotional roller coaster!.. Jai Courtney finally found something he isn’t shit in too! So good for him! Killer Croc was probably the only character that I never had a good time with, but, it is hard to make that character and not have him be stupid… As for our villain… The real villain of the movie was Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis, the woman who assembled them and makes them fight under threat of death…However the villain they go after is very well put together. They give her a great origin and not just a bad guy for the purpose of being a bad guy. Cara Delevingne plays the witch known as Enchantress that is attempting to wipe out all technology in the world. Giving her this role was risky, as she is a newer actor and most commonly known for her hated role in Paper Towns. But, it payed off as she made Enchantress incredibly seductive and intimidating, rounding out the villain perfectly… Last but not least I want to talk about the soundtrack. When 21 Pilots came out with Heathens for this movie it got me more excited for a movie I was very scared about the idea of. Many times this soundtrack made this movie ten times better and brought it to life… I will definitely go see this again in theaters!
I’m in my twenties and at this point I don’t think I will ever stop loving kid’s movies. GOOD kids movies at least, and sometimes those are hard to come by! Luckily Zootopia does not disappoint when it comes to that. Not only is this movie hilarious for both parents (or 20 year olds without kids) and kids, it has a lot of jokes only adults would understand and a really good message about racism for kids. The setting of Zootopia is straight forward, but more awesome and immersive the more you get into it. Thousands of years have passed and apparently humans have died or were never there, I’m not quite sure. But, now the animals are evolved and living in harmony. They have jobs that pertain to who they are and they live in different climates. Like I said, it is meticulously thought out and spectacular… We follow our main character Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin). Hopps is a bunny that has always had a dream of being a cop even though there has never been a bunny cop. One day she achieves her dream and moves to Zootopia where she runs in to the hustling fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). Together they have 48 hours to crack the case of why predators (that’s where the racism metaphor comes in) are turning savage and attacking everyone… I’ve seen a lot of kids movies, a lot. But, this is one of the best children’s films I have ever seen. I watched it two times in a row, and will probably buy it and watch it without a kid around. I laughed over and over again, I loved the world they built for me and sucked me into, and the voice acting was top notch and perfectly cast. I don’t give stars, but if I did I’d give this one five.