Having just recently completed the Rocky/Creed franchise one thing is sure: this is hands down one of the greatest, most solid franchises ever made. Yes, there are some films that are better than others but overall, every movie moves the story forward in some way. I’m happy to report that Creed III is no exception.
From the film’s opening scene, Creed III lets you know you’re in for a ride. And once the story ramps up, the momentum never eases, building to an emotionally heavy climax that concludes in near-perfect fashion.
It’s three weeks, yes, three weeks until I release my new YA-fantasy short novel, ANNABELLE. To mark this occasion, I figured it’s time to start sharing some excerpts. This first excerpt features one of the main characters of the story, a renowned chronicler named Frederick Poull. His goal is to learn about Annabelle Vicstoria’s life through the accounts of those whose lives she impacted. So, with no further delay, here’s the excerpt.
I’ve almost watched all of the movies that have been nominated for Best Picture this year. Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, All Quiet on the Western Front, Tar, and now The Fabelmans.
Before The Fabelmans, the movie I was rooting to garner the Best Picture win was The Banshees of Inisherin, a film whose comedic moments and dark twists left me riveted. You can read my review of the film here.
Despite Banshees‘ original storytelling it has been swept under the rug by the surprise hit of the award season, the multiversal family story featuring a predominantly Asian cast in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Unfortunately, in my opinion, I found the film to be far less special than was advertised among critics and casual viewers. As someone who has watched Regular Show, a show filled with surprise shenanigans for the heroes to face that force them to sometimes become better people, and some episodes of Rick and Morty, which is jam-packed with crude humor, EEAAO felt surprisingly simple.
I like watching Marvel cartoons. For a second, I was hooked on the Avengers Assemble cartoon, specifically its fifth and final season which heavily featured Black Panther. Recently a new Marvel character has hit the stratosphere of Marvel excellence and because she’s become such a fan-favorite among avid comic readers she got her own series. And yes, I can confirm that this series is AMAZING!
It’s been a while since I’ve been this obsessed with anything animated. Well, since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came out in late 2018 and blew my socks off. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, like Spider-Verse, is not just a great show because it features a Black superhero (but that is a nice perk), it’s a great story.
So far there are six episodes on Disney+ and every episode has made me laugh, smile, and most importantly, extremely happy. The songs are actually excellent (I’ve now got the theme song on my Spotify playlist), the characters are extremely likable, and the animation is done so well!
As you can probably tell, I’m really enthusiastic about this series and I absolutely cannot wait to see the next batch of episodes once they arrive on Disney+. For now, I can positively say that the show’s 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes is legitimate because this series truly is a marvel.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.
For thirteen years and a whopping 31 installments, Marvel Studios had avoided having a single rotten movie on Rotten Tomatoes, even with the mediocre storylines of Thor: The Dark World, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain Marvel. But then Eternals became the first MCU film to garner a rotten score (47%), a score that I still disagree with to this day. Sure, Eternals wasn’t the best superhero movie ever made but it sought to tell a story that felt different and unique, and ultimately, Chloe Zhao did just that.
Now, over a year later, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the second film in this ever-growing franchise to garner a rotten score, (also 47%), a sign that must be worrying for Kevin Feige and the rest of the producers of the franchise. What is most jarring is the ultimate response from the audience who have given the film a pleasing 84% score instead. So why is there such a disconnect between casual moviegoers and critics? And is this score warranted? Well, let’s look at the film’s flaws.