One of the movies I was most excited to see but ended up missing this year was Alita: Battle Angel. For a couple of years now I have been seeing the teaser trailers and they have all excited me to the point where this was one of those films I really, really wanted to see. And to hear that James Cameron, the man behind genius cinematic creations like the first two Terminator movies and Avatar, was helping bring this story to life I had to check it out. Unfortunately, the film turned out to be way lamer than I expected.
When thinking about a movie that compares to Alita: Battle Angel I immediately am drawn to Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg, like James Cameron, is a master filmmaker and this was an interesting science-fiction story adapted from a popular YA novel to bring to the big screen. Unlike Alita: Battle Angel though, Ready Player One wasn’t disappointing.
Like Alita: Battle Angel it follows the story of a young hero trying to make his way in a near-apocalyptic future to take down a great evil. There’s romance, there are fantastic action scenes designed to make you say “Wow” when you see it in IMAX, and the characters are just lovable enough for you to get invested in the story.
To be honest, the only reason why I finished Alita: Battle Angel is to write this review. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Is a Massive Disappointment
Disney+ has a lot and surprisingly, my favorite category on the streaming service is National Geographic. That’s where I discovered the ten-episode documentary series detailing the incredible and sometimes otherworldly through the observation of eight fascinating and inspiring astronauts. The series, narrated by Will Smith, is one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen, delivering a fantastic tale of Earth that has made me appreciate this strange rock I live on even more.
And even though it’s very clear that down here we deal with the woes of the world it’s nice to, for nearly an hour, escape to space (via One Strange Rock) where you can see the world with a space-station view that is utterly breathtaking by every standard.
If you have Disney+, I implore you, during this forced staycation that is transpiring all over the world, to check this series out. It is beyond informative, each episode is absolutely riveting in a different way, and most of all, it’s a beautiful show.
You get to see areas of the world you didn’t even know existed, you get to travel through remote locations on all seven continents, and you get to discover things that will most likely stick with you for the rest of your life.
I’ve watched a lot of nature films and series but this undoubtedly has to the best one I’ve seen so far.
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FN-3043 couldn’t believe what he was seeing. He had heard of the Knights of Ren. They were supposed to be Supreme Leader Kylo Ren’s associates who embarked on top-secret missions. There were those in the First Order who believed that they were utilized to hunt Jedi or secret Force-lings. But now, to see them in the flesh was almost terrifying.
One of the Knights, a broad-shouldered one with a hefty looking ax, pointed to Kylo Ren who was still lying unconscious a few yards away. Continue reading The Stormtroopers: Part 17