‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ Is Actually Pretty Good

Lin-Manuel Miranda has made his directorial debut with the newest Netflix Original Film, tick, tick…BOOM!, starring Andrew Garfield as iconic Broadway genius, Jonathan Larson, the man who created Rent. It’s a story about him, his friends, and how he eventually becomes the genius the world heralds him to be.

I was actually rather impressed with the film which sucked me in thanks to its surprisingly funny humorous moments as it well as its standout musical numbers that actually felt creative and, at times, mesmerizing.

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My favorite musical numbers were “No More” and “Sunday” which easily stood out among the pack with Miranda’s brilliant direction. He really injected life into this movie when it could’ve easily could’ve bored me to tears.

Will Andrew Garfield get an Oscar nomination for his role as Jonathan Larson? Yes. Will he win? I definitely don’t think so. But he definitely surprised me with his shockingly good singing voice.

Is tick, tick…BOOM! an instant classic? No, it definitely isn’t. But it definitely is a good movie and the best new musical I’ve seen in a while.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Oops! ‘Hawkeye’ Is Boring

Well, the first two episodes of Hawkeye dropped today, I watched them this morning at 3am which has become my ritual with the new Disney+ series I’m excited for, and unfortunately, I was bored out of my mind.

The first two episodes of this series aren’t gripping at all. I love Hawkeye but his gruntled nature doesn’t help the series as he goes around grumbling about everything at every turn in a way that does, at least, feel totally warranted. And Hailee Steinfeld looks like a carbon copy of what Kate Bishop should look like in live-action but unfortunately she isn’t really engaging me either.

Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios' HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) in Marvel Studios’ HAWKEYE, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ¬©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

The script, so far, is weak, the humor isn’t really there, and the plot is SO BORING. I gave the first episode a pass because it’s basically the pilot. It set up the characters, their stories, what’s going on, and it ended decently. But the second episode only continued to drag the boredom instead of becoming this absolutely fantastic rollercoaster ride.

The second episode was so boring, in fact, I kept tapping the screen to see how many minutes I had left.

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