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‘Light and Magic’ Is One of the Best Documentary Series I’ve Ever Seen!

Last week a magical documentary series was released on Disney+ about the iconic, groundbreaking visual effects company Industrial, Light, and Magic and how their work has literally changed cinema.

It’s a six-part series that documents their inception all the way to their work now, shining a light on the cinematic magicians that have brought so many iconic films to life besides just Star Wars. I’m talking Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and so much more.

If you want to see history literally being made and how George Lucas has done more for the world than just bringing Star Wars into existence then I implore you to watch this series. It’s so good that I hope it gets an Emmy next year because it was absolutely incredible.

I don’t want to share too much information because each episode is filled with so many fantastic details and delightful insights into this company that it’s best to enjoy it for yourself. I can say this with absolute certainty though. George Lucas is one of the most incredible figures in history for his contribution to cinema and how he completely changed the world.

Yes, Light and Magic is a perfect show and it’s one of the best things I’ve watched on Disney+.

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‘Free Solo’ Is a Riveting Display of Determination

If you missed it Free Solo is a documentary that follows outstanding rock climber Alex Honnold as he attempts to free solo (that means to climb rocks without the aid of ropes) one of the most difficult rocks in the world, the El Capitan wall located in Yosemite Park.

It’s not very long, just a simple hour and forty-minute documentary, but it is expectedly riveting as we follow Alex’s journey to completing this near-impossible task. The documentary won an Oscar for Best Documentary for a legitimate reason. It was brought into the movie theaters in IMAX for a short time and it deserves it because it truly is the spectacle.

Free Solo (2018)

The wall is an amazing natural structure that now I want to see with my own eyeballs one day. The views presented in this movie are jaw-dropping, the leadup to the big moment when Alex has to complete the climb is riveting, and the level of danger is so high that one can only stare at the screen in awe-inspired horror.

My Conclusion of the Film

Free Solo (2018)

Is it the best documentary I’ve seen? No, but it is definitely one of the best and I’m not even a fan of documentaries. It’s filled to the brim with beautiful imagery and the climax of the movie is clearly the best part. Alex Hannold is amazing, pure and simple. He may be a bit peculiar but that’s what makes him special and able to do these jaw-dropping feats.

At times I found myself on the verge of tears when he was performing the climb because it was so traumatically incredible. Lol. Yeah, the documentary is definitely partially traumatizing.

I’m giving this movie 92 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It truly is a spectacle and totally worth the watch.

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