Peter Pan and Wendy has recently made its debut on Disney+, and yes, I loved it! I’m not sure how it compares to Disney’s 1953 Peter Pan because I’ve never seen it, but I can say that it was as magical as I’d hoped. And yes, Jude Law’s Captain Hook was perfect. So, I figured I’d share where I’d rank it among Disney’s live-action films. Enjoy!
This movie excited me in the first half, but its final thirty minutes were so unbelievably dreadful that I knew instantly this was the worst of the Disney remakes.
I just finished watching the finale of The Mandalorian, and to say that I’m peeved is an understatement. The Mandalorian was a show that felt like it took itself seriously for the first two seasons. There was character development and fascinating storytelling, and the finales left you reeling in some capacity.
I knew this season’s finale was going to have troubles when I learned that it was going to be a relatively short runtime for a season finale, clocking in at forty-one minutes. With credits and the recap, that runtime boils closer to something you’d see from a Clone Wars episode. And sure enough, the finale feels as if it’s moving a million miles an hour to conclude a story that ultimately was as lackluster as they come.
There are a lot of things to be excited about when it comes to Andor‘s imminent second season. After watching a somewhat-blurry leaked trailer on Twitter from Star Wars Celebration I can’t stop thinking about what’s in store.
The footage that I saw maintained that cold, dark tone that made Andor so good while adding another element that I wasn’t expecting: a more passionate, romantic side that’s sure to heat up the Twitter trending tabs. Suffice it so say, I’m counting down the days to see the new season and in my anticipation I decided to jump ahead and watch Rogue One. That’s when I noticed something.
With only one season under my belt Cassian’s story in Rogue One already seems so much more heightened but there was one line that stopped in me in my tracks. It was this one: “Is he a Jedi?”
When Star Wars Celebration arrives, it’s always exciting as a fan of this franchise, but if I’m being honest, I wasn’t very enthused about the special day. With The Mandalorian leaving me with a sour feeling in my stomach and Star Wars movies being canceled left and right, my enjoyment has definitely waned. And then, I woke up this morning.
There were a lot of exciting announcements, reveals, and details about the upcoming series, but the news that thrilled me the most was the return of none other than Daisy Ridley to this franchise. Do I have problems with the sequel trilogy? 100%. Do I think there were some poor choices made with Rey’s character (retconning her chance at being special without being connected to a legacy character?) Absolutely. Did my heart skip a beat when I learned she would be in a new movie set fifteen years after The Rise of Skywalker? Yes, it did!
Okay, we’re halfway through the third season, and this is my first review so far. Why? Well, if I’m being honest, which I always am, this season just hasn’t impressed me that much so far.
We haven’t had a season of The Mandalorian since 2020, and for such a long wait, it’s far more lackluster than I expected. The first episode had me smiling, but ultimately when I returned from the episode, I was baffled by the breakneck pacing of the episode’s several plots. The second episode was much more enjoyable, but I still found it to often be repetitive and sometimes poorly written. Such as Bo-Katan reminiscing about Mandalore at times when it was clear that Mando was in trouble. I found myself literally urging her from my room to move faster to save Din Djarin.
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.