When hearing about this I didn’t know until later it was based on a manga and then later a two-episode anime. I didn’t read the manga or watched the anime so I saw this with a clear mind on what it is about. It’s basically another cyberpunk movie but it seemed better than the Ghost in the Shell Live Action movie. The main character Alita is some kind of android found after some war a long time ago.
She also has these eyes that are CGI from some reason and her journey through the movie seemed pretty amazing. Along the way she slowly remembers who she used to be and what she was fighting for. There’s also this romance subplot where Alita meets a boy but I feel it’s just there for the sake of it sometimes.
In the end, though it feels like they are going to try and set up a sequel soon and they might make one. After the movie was over I wanted to read the manga just to see what the full story was like and see how it ends. The movie seemed okay in America though they say China loved it so we might just get a sequel soon. Anyway, this movie was pretty entertaining and hope to see a sequel soon and see how that does as well.
This movie is based on the kids’ books of the same name, though I only read the first 4 of the books. Though I hope to check the rest out a bit later if I can. Then I started watching this when I found out Weird Al Yankovich did one of the songs. Watched this on Netflix and it seemed to be what it made out to be. A harmless kids movie that is self-aware and has a lot of juvenile potty humor in it. It’s nothing like having actual poop and actual pee since that would end up being dirty. There are also some different animation styles in this, like one scene where these sock puppets. As well as the flip-o-rama the books had where you just flip the pages back and forth for the action.
The movie also takes some of the books plots in it as well. This movie made me want to read the rest of the Captain Underpants books to see how far the books have been going. They also made a Captain Underpants tv show on Netflix and it gets the tone from the movie and books pretty well. Give this a watch since it’s like your inner child coming out at times with this movie.
Just so people know I didn’t see Justice League before seeing Aquaman since I thought Justice League wouldn’t be that good. Also thought Aquaman wouldn’t be that good not because of all those jokes about him, but that the movie wouldn’t try to be entertaining. I tried to go to an earlier screening but they couldn’t show the movie because of projector problems. So after a few weeks, I went to a different theater and it was pretty packed even though it was a week after opening day. Also, I might be a bit vague since when I watched it in the theater I was really close to the screen so it was a lot to watch is all.
The movie starts with Aquaman’s parents meeting for the first time and up to his upbringing to now. When the movie gets to Black Manta and his father a bit later in the movie where Aquaman fights and defeats them makes Aquaman look like a jerk at the end of the battle. Then Aquaman meets Mera at his hometown, Mera tells Aquaman that his half brother, later called Ocean Master, wants to unite the Atlatian tribes to attack the surface world because of all the harm they do to the ocean. Then there’s this attempt to flood the shores of the surface world and on the news channels this guy getting interviewed, Dr. Shin, tries to explain to people it was Atlantis but they don’t believe him. Which is weird since there are aliens and supernatural monsters in this world but people don’t believe in an underwater city.
Mera takes Aquaman to Atlantis where he also meets his mentor who taught him how to be Atlantian played by William Defoe. He and Mera explain there’s this ultimate trident hidden somewhere in another underwater city that could unite both land and sea people, or destroy the land. After they all get captured, Ocean Master and Aquaman do this fighting challenge and then he and Mera escape and hide before Aquaman gets killed. They both travel a little around the world and Ocean Master unites the underwater tribes and gives Black Manta some Atlantian weapons he later reverse engineers to make his power armor suit.
When the movie gets to Black Manta and Aquaman fighting it’s pretty amazing since the power armor suit Black Manta uses has this laser vision that is powered by water, at least that’s what the movie said. At the last location, Aquaman and Mera go to it felt like it was out of place since it had dinosaurs in it. The ending though has both Ocean Master in his armor and Aquaman in his classic armor and seems pretty epic.
There was a lot of CGI used in this and sometimes it felt a bit out of place or was used too much. Though I am not complaining since this movie made $1 Billion worldwide and during the post-credits scene though builds up some of the characters in probably the sequel. Jason Momoa mentioned Wonder Woman and the Flash might cameo in the sequel but I don’t know how that will work. Though I hope to see one of the Aqualad’s in the sequel if we can. I also read some of the Aquaman comics and some of the origins like Black Manta was a bit off compared to the movie. Also at some point in the comics, Aquaman loses one of his hands and gets a hook hand for some reason.
Anyway, this movie felt good, but not great, maybe because of all the CGI being used a lot or that the humor is a bit off at times. Though if you like the DC movies give this one a watch.
Watched this as a way to catch up to see the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. Was hoping Hank Pym would be Ant-Man in this since he was the first person to become him but we get Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man instead. Also was surprised Michal Douglas played Hank Pym since I heard he had a battle with that cancer awhile back. Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang and he used to be a safecracker until he was caught, he was released later but it left a mark on him.
It was nice to see this guy trying to get a second chance since a criminal record gives you a bad mark still. The scenes where Ant-Man shrinks down almost felt like I was watching The Incredible Shrinking Man at times. Yellowjacket is also in this but is played by someone else instead of Hank Pym. To those who don’t know Yellowjacket was one of Hank Pym’s personas and he was a little crazy. There is also talk of the quantum universe or sub-quantum realm or sub-quantum universe, and it makes me think we might see more of it and someone else in the sequel.
There are also all these scenes with Michael Douglas was trying to be the straight man but can I had his wall street vibes when he got angry. Paul Rudd was also pretty good in this as well and I kept thinking about his previous works like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The movie itself feels OK and there are some scenes where they try to be funny at times but doesn’t quite feel right.
￼Watching this movie the first thing I didn’t like was had the aspect ratio kept changing. Almost like he used to different cameras and maybe he did maybe to mess with us. Then the movie starts at King Arthur and his knights in the middle ages and the Autobots helping them. Then with the present story, it shows Optimus coming back to Cybertron and meet this lady transformer called Quintessa. She then minds controls Optimus to go to earth to find something.
On earth Cade Yeager, from the last movie, is on the run and befriends some people and transformers like Bumblebee. There’s also an anti-transformers force called the TRF though I wonder what happened to NEST honestly. Then the TRF also gets help from Megatron and he wants them to release some of the Decepticons to help him.
After a battle with some TRF drones and the Decepticons, this C3P-O looking transformer takes Cade to Britain where this guy, played by Anthony Hopkins, tells him and this British lady about the secret origin of the transformers throughout history. Even though this messes up the continuity still again given the other movies timelines. Then Optimus comes back and tries to get this staff that King Arther was given by the Autobots during the Middle Ages. Bumblebee snaps Optimus out of his mind control by Bumblebee using his actual voice.
They then get the staff and stop both Megatron and Quintessa then the movie ends. Though during the post-credits they are making plains for the next movie with Unicron. Something about he hid under the earth for billions of years or something like that. Also for those who don’t know Unicron is I giant planet transformer that eats planets.
In the end, this movie feels a bit repetitive, since it feels like the plot from the same 4 Transformers movies. Though I guess the rest of the world likes them, especially China as well since there was some product placement for I think for Chinese Spotify. If you like these movies it is fine, it just feels like they are a bit repetitive at times. I will still give Bumblebee a watch since the setting feels like a callback to the G1 Cartoon, taking place in the 1980s. Hope that movie does something a bit different though.
When trying to watch this movie on Blu-ray it felt kind of bright. The move stars with the transformers creators trying to colonize the earth for their kind back in the age of the dinosaurs and that was how the dinosaurs became extinct. Then the present story starts and the world hates transformers now because of the last movie. Kelsey Grammer plays the leader of this CIA board trying to hunt down and kill transformers and is pretty good in this and it makes me want to find out what he’s been doing all these years.
Mark Walberg is in this and plays an inventor named Cade Yeager. He plays an inventor trying to find the next big thing coming out to make. He’s okay in this even though he has the potential to be a good actor. In this one scene in some old theater, they mention remakes and sequels are crap even know I was just thinking, “pointing out your problems doesn’t make them go away.” and a little later Cade finds Optimus Prime in there. Cade repairs Optimus and then the CIA tracks Cade down and threatens to kill his family. Optimus saves Cade’s family and they run away somewhere.
After regrouping they go to this business building, KSI, since they seem to be dissecting the dead transformers for resources and using them to combat other transformers. They also create Galvatron out of Megatron and he goes a bit out of control. Then they go to China since one of the KSI factories are there and also these movies are big in China, for some reason. Galvatron then takes control of the KSI made transformers and tires to blow up a part of China for some raw material.
The Autobots hide on the bounty hunter’s ship to get to China and along the way they meet the Dinobots, sadly they don’t talk. The action and fight in the scenes with the transformers in China just feel there since they don’t feel built up. In the end, the CIA agent tries to stop Cade but at the end for the CIA guy feels contradictory to the Autobots since in the first movie they do not harm humans. Then Optimus leaves Earth and goes to Cybertron to find his creators.
In the end, this movie felt boring, bright and maybe just one big commercial with all the product placement in the movie and on the transformers. Though it made a lot of money with help from China, I guess. If you like the Transformers movies this one is okay, I was waiting to see more of Kelsey Grammer but he isn’t in this too much. Will get to The Last Knight soon when I can.
You usually hear the 3rd movie in the series is pretty bad. Though I am still trying to watch all the live action Transformers movies to be prepared for Bumblebee coming soon. This movie starts off with an Autobot ship crashing on the moon and that was the reason why we landed on the moon in the 1960’s. That was a lot to handle when this was in theaters and now just because it feels a bit dumb, also messes up the continuity of the movies.
Then the movie starts with Sam Witwicky again trying to find a job. He also has a new girlfriend and these two little transformers to keep an eye on him while Bumblebee is out somewhere with Optimus. There also another guy that likes Sam’s girlfriend which causes a bit of a love triangle. There’s then one scene where one of Soundwave’s little guys, Laserbeak, kills all the people who helped with the moon landing.
Optimus also revives this Autobot Sentinel Prime, voiced by the Leonard Nimoy and he explains some plains for the Space Bridge, a device where the Transformers can travel anywhere in the universe. After some action scenes, it’s found out that Sentinel Prime joined the Decepticons and this also has a bit of deja-vu since he also voiced Galvatron in the first Transformers Animated movie. Then it’s found out that the guy that likes Sam’s girlfriend is working with the Decepticons. Why I have no idea since they could just kill him and take over everything he had.
Then there’s a scene where humankind turns on the Autobots which is kind of crazy and sad since they wanted to help humankind. Also, who will stop the Decepticons or any other aliens as well? Humankind tries to deport the Autobots in the space shuttle and it looks like it blows up. Then Sam and some of the NEST soldiers try to break in and stop the Decepticons from trying to bring their homeworld Cybertron to earth. Sentinel Prime does a “Needs on the many.” argument but this is transformers and not Star Trek. The end of the movie ends the same but it was a bit sad for Sentinel Prime since he was Optimus Prime’s mentor. Also felt like Sentinel Prime was being kicked when he was down at the end.
Hearing about this reboot of the CGI cartoon in the 1990’s, Reboot. I was excited and hoped it would pick up a bit later after the show ended. Since the original show ended on a cliffhanger that didn’t get a resolution. Instead, we get a Power Rangers rip off show where out the main villain is some dirty hacker called The Sorcerer and he’s pretty typical in this show.
Binged the first season on Netflix and it just seemed okay and the last episode I was a bit excited, but also a bit insulted. Hope this next season, if they make one, gets better and more fleshed out. Though some people on YouTube say it’s getting worse but I’ll give it a watch myself before I think that.
First I was a bit hesitant and thought this show was just a bad cash in for the video games. After watching the 2nd season with my cable subscription and the 1st with Hulu and the show is pretty solid. Also, the animation is pretty good with the CGI as well. The jokes are funny and the voice cast is pretty good and the stories notch up with the formula a bit to change the variety every now and then.
Now I’m bingeing this show and it’s getting better now or at least from what I’ve heard. Sonic has a team of friends to help stop Dr. Eggman and his evil plans. Sonic’s friends, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks, help him out and they all have their own personalities. Sticks is kinda paranoid with all her conspiracies and it can get annoying fast. Knuckles is kinda dumb, Tails is the tech guy, and Amy is kinda a good two shoes. Eggman is more of Sonic’s frienemy in this show and isn’t as menacing as he was in the other shows.
Even at one point they talk about the multiverse a bit and introduce Shadow and a different version of Eggman that can shapeshift. Hope the DVDs come out here in America soon since they’re already available in Europe though. Also, this cartoon is an Anericain/French production like Miraculous Ladybug and I will get to that show soon as well.
This show is also on Cartoon Network but it’s aired pretty early so either try to wake up early or something like that. I hope the DVDs can make it here in America soon since it’s getting better and the first season is on Hulu if you want to watch more of this show.