Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Star Wars: Anakin And Padme Theme (Across The Stars)

Oh, man. John Williams can write music. This is the love theme for Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

John Williams - Battle of the Heroes (Official Audio)

John Williams is the bomb. It is hard to listen to this and not be moved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHuD5y-PZM0&feature=share

Just looking at the awards John Williams has gotten, it is amazing the music that this man has produced.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pokemon Detective Pikachu


The trailer for Pokemon Detective Pikachu makes the movie look like a funny videogame adaptation fantasy.  However, the film doesn't come close to living up to the trailer.  If you have seen the trailer then you have seen the best parts.  The actual film is a mess.  A big mess.  

Nothing is developed properly.  There are many cliches recycled from other movies that we are just supposed to accept because the language of film tells us what they are.  The barely coherent story feels like it was written for 12-year-olds by a 12-year-old.  The slightly less coherent action sequences feel designed for 10-year-old Japanese boys.  The simplicity of the dialog bugged the hell out of me.

At times I felt like I was being subjected to something instead of being entertained.  For a brief moment, it reminded me of watching Howard The Duck in 1986, which is really saying something.

This is extremely lazy filmmaking.  Even though the movie is an hour and 40 minutes long, it is too short because the film doesn't come close to realizing its full potential.  There is so much more that should have been explained and explored.

Despite all these problems, the story and character development are almost good enough to make the movie worth watching.  The premise is interesting.  Some of the special effects are fantastic, even though the story behind them is barely passable.  

Rating:  C+.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

3 New Star Wars Films Get Release Dates, But What Are They?

This is an interesting discussion on the future of Disney movies. However, it is a bit long.  I gave it 45 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kM5CB1HMZo