Netflix recently cancelled Sense8, on the first day of Pride Month, no less, and I wanted to take a moment to talk about how incredible this show was and express frustration that we will never get a conclusion to their stories. Directed by the Wachowski sisters (of Matrix fame) Sense8 was shot across 13 countries with 8 separate yet intertwining narratives. Its characters were so well-written and diverse without feeling like checking boxes. Above all, it showed the power of empathy to connect people across countries, religion, class, race, gender, and sexuality; and, right now, that might be the most revolutionary message of all.
Alright, I saw Wonder Woman a few days ago and wrote the first draft of this. I saw it again last night and wrote a very different draft. My feelings on Wonder Woman are somewhat contradictory and I’m posting this with the caveat that I’m still sorting out how I feel so my language could be a little imprecise. I could not be more supportive of Wonder Woman and her character and I am so excited to have watched her journey on-screen. As always, spoilers below.
The comparison literally no one asked for but I have strong feelings about anyways. Honestly, the short version of it is that White House Down is almost exactly Die Hard but in the White House and I love Die Hard. And, ultimately, I think Olympus Has Fallen takes itself too seriously.
I won’t say that I enjoyed watching Get Out, rather, I liked what the film did and how it did it. But that’s mainly because I rarely enjoy watching horror. So I wanted to talk about a few things (even though this film is incredibly rich and this only scratches the surface): the narrative, teacup iconography, the music, and a post-film conversation. [Spoilers below the cut]
Alright, Finn Jones, I watched Iron Fist. No, sorry, I stand corrected: I watched two episodes of Iron Fist and then it was so uninteresting that I stopped watching. All of the whitewashing controversy aside, I just did not enjoy it.
I was honestly surprised by how much I liked Kong. It drew a lot more on the Kaiju genre than its predecessors and the end fight scene was well choreographed (especially coming off the heels of what I felt were let downs in Jurassic World and Godzilla). I have a lot of thoughts so they’re here in no particular order.
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