‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Is Better This Week (Thankfully)

Last week’s episode had me really peeved and this week’s episode had me annoyed in some ways too but still…it did its thing. Was I expecting this show to be the flashback express? No, I wasn’t, but that’s what it’s become. Is this a good thing? Yes and no.

On one hand, it’s great because we get to spend more time with the Tusken Raiders who have undoubtedly stolen the show. I may not know the name of the female Raider but she has become one of my favorite female characters in the entire franchise. Her presence is just so awesome and if anything happens to her I’m going to be very upset.

And then on the other hand, the flashbacks are distracting as heck!

(SPOILERS AHEAD!)

Two twin Hutts just showed up and I think we just saw Tarful! I want to get back to that. But no. Instead, we have to become aware of why Boba showed up in The Mandalorian looking all rad with a cool outfit and stick that he knew how to use very well. Ugh.

And is it just me or does there seem like there’s something awfully cheap about this show? I may have said this last week but it’s becoming more apparent with each episode.

Like the two humans in the bar. Their clothes looked…okay but they felt like two cosplayers instead of actual Star Wars characters. And that’s ultimately been the problem. The acting (and costumes) has felt so stunted that it just sucks me out of the story sometimes.

Oh, and we went to the Twi’lek bar last week. Did we really have to go back there so we could see the pretty Twi’leks again? It just felt repetitive and it makes the city feel small.

All in all, I’m still not even close to being a fan of this show but at least it was better than last week.

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Why Am I Upset that ‘Morbius’ Got Delayed Again?

I have been so disinterested in Morbius that I didn’t even realize this film had been delayed seven! times. And yet its latest delay to April 1 has gotten me a bit bummed.

After enjoying Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home I am fully invested in the Sony/MCU’S universe now. Of course, I have a theory on why this film had been delayed (they’re having secret reshoots with Andrew Garfield so they can incorporate him in some capacity) but I may be wrong.

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Ranking the Shows of 2021: From Worst to Best

For the first time, I am also ranking the shows I’ve watched this year considering that I’ve seen so many it feels right to do so. So, here goes nothing. Enjoy!

10. The Wheel of Time

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This show really wasn’t very good at all. I came in halfway through after my sister had binge-watched the first four episodes and found it entertaining enough to intrigue me to check it out. Unfortunately, the second half of the show was the worst half and it was quite agitating if I’m being honest. But I did enjoy watching it with my sister. We laughed through most of it and yes, I was mostly watching it for the plot.

The plot:

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But on a more serious note, I don’t recommend this series, that’s for sure.

⭐⭐

9. The Bad Batch

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I wanted to love this show and at times it gave me plenty of things to enjoy but this series just felt lazily written more often than not. With convenient obstacles allowing predictable new stages of this show to take place, I was more exasperated than happy while watching this cartoon.

But the animation was beautiful.

⭐⭐⭐½

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I Watched ’The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ and It Made Me Cry a Lot

Before I begin this review I must let you know, Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite actor. Every time he’s making a new movie or show I am intrigued and so when I heard of one of his latest films, The Electrical of Louis Wain, the biopic of a famous British painter who brought cats to life in extraordinary ways.

Well, this film was far better than I expected. I had heard the buzz a few months back when it was debuting at the film festivals but it still took some time for me to finally check it out. I’m glad I did.

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This movie is remarkable in its ability to transport you into a whole other world and with Benedict Cumberbatch’s incredible acting leading the way the film became one I will not soon forget.

To my great surprise, the film was more sentimental than I could’ve possibly imagined. I found myself crying profusely on a number of occasions and when the film concluded I was in a puddle of my own tears.

Yes, Cumberbatch deserves an Oscar this year. The work he puts into every role he plays is mind-boggling. He can transform from a young, genius detective in Sherlock to a fire-breathing dragon in The Hobbit to a cape-wearing superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and so much more. His level of range is phenomenal and even though I haven’t seen The Power of the Dog yet…I’m rooting for him over Will Smith for Best Actor. He’s an absolute master at his craft and there aren’t many actors like him anymore.

Oh geez, this has turned into a Cumberbatch appreciation post. All in all, The Electrical of Louis Wain is a surprisingly fantastic film and I highly recommend it.

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Isn’t ‘The Mandalorian’…Yet

I don’t know what I was expecting but I wasn’t expecting to be bored. Unfortunately, I was.

Minor spoilers ahead!

The opening minutes of the episode were fantastic. Seeing a flash of Kamino got me giddy, the visualization of Boba Fett’s escape from the Sarlacc Pit was disgusting and absolutely everything I’ve ever wanted, and of course, I love seeing the Tusken Raiders. That, however, was the best part of the show for me. The rest was a snooze fest for me.

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‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Drops Tomorrow and I’m Excited

First off, because I’ve been off of here for a while, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Secondly, The Book of Boba Fett drops tomorrow. Am I as excited for it as I will be for the third season of The Mandalorian? Definitely not, but I am intrigued as to why we’re even getting this spinoff in the first place and how it will connect to the grander story that is Star Wars. (Because every story in this franchise eventually connects to one of the movies or other Dave Filoni-helmed shows in some capacity.)

The trailers and tv spots have been intriguing enough as it is. There will be action, there will be new characters, and plenty of underworld criminals. Am I expecting characters like Omega, Qi’ra, or Cad Bane to show up? No, because then I’ll be disappointed if they don’t show up. Instead, I’m ready to just follow along for the ride, and hopefully, it’s just as good as the sixth episode (“The Tragedy”) of the second season of The Mandalorian. If so, I’m going to be losing my mind for seven weeks.

Either way, the long-awaited Boba Fett standalone story is finally here.

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