Category Archives: Reviews

REVIEW: ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL’

So GHOST IN THE SHELL opens this weekend, and I’ll say right off the jump, I wish I had better things to say about it.

GHOST IN THE SHELL has been one of a handful of movies lately that has been under fire for whitewashing in Hollywood. In this case, Asians. But, me, being an Asian-American and a fan of the source material, I ended up being okay with the casting for reasons I mentioned previously on this site. And I have been really looking forward to this movie, especially considering how much of a fan I am of the creator, Masamune Shirow.

But as for the whitewashing, I’ll get into that later.

As for the movie itself? Well, I can best describe it as, “meh”. Continue reading REVIEW: ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL’

REVIEW: Quick and Dirty Review of ‘DOCTOR STRANGE’

Honestly, I debated writing a review for DOCTOR STRANGE, cause let’s be honest, MARVEL is pretty much just printing money at the box-office these days. So no matter what people write, chances are, you’re gonna see it. Cause, well, it’s MARVEL, and you’re curious.

Hey, no shame in the game.

Continue reading REVIEW: Quick and Dirty Review of ‘DOCTOR STRANGE’

Thoughts on Hollywood Inclusion… and, You Know, a Review on ‘KUBO’!

So I have to be honest, I did not want to like this movie. I mean, Laika movies have always been hit & miss with me. Don’t get me wrong, ALL of them are incredibly BEAUTIFUL pieces of animation. But add the story, and looking at the films as a whole, they’ve always been a little hit & miss.

Continue reading Thoughts on Hollywood Inclusion… and, You Know, a Review on ‘KUBO’!

I Guess We Know How Data Would Store His Data in the 21st Century!

We can only hazard a guess how data is transferred in the 24th century world of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

But however it worked, the Enterprise-D still relied on iso-linear chips, or it’s version of flash drives, to share data. Continue reading I Guess We Know How Data Would Store His Data in the 21st Century!

REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD

So SUICIDE SQUAD opens this weekend, and I have to say, saying this movie is highly anticipated is an understatement. Warner Bros. definitely has NOT had a strong track record with DC movies, especially since the success of MARVEL’s AVENGERS. It does seem like Warner Bros. has been playing catch up ever since. And after Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN movies, it seems like their DC movies have been miss, after miss, after miss.

But then SUICIDE SQUAD had been green lit. And though I can’t speak for everyone else, for me? I have been SO LOOKING FORWARD to this movie. Not to make comparisons to MARVEL, but I kind of looked at it as their GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Something that could sit outside of the main mythology, and something the studio, cast and crew could have fun with, and hopefully would translate into a solid movie.

Now production news, like the reshoots that were reportedly ordered to add more “comedy”, and the early reviews that stated it was worse than BATMAN v SUPERMAN, definitely left me a little dishearten to go see this.

But make up your own mind, right?

Now I will say, before you get into the main review, I will warn you I MIGHT get into SPOILER territory. Not intentionally, but it might happen. So if you don’t want to risk that, here’s a quick blurb I gave a friend when he asked what I thought…

…it DEFINITELY had it’s issues. But don’t think it was as bad as a lot of the summarized responses you’ve might’ve seen online. But yea, definitely had it’s issues as a movie. But I did enjoy it WAY more than BATMAN v SUPERMAN, and I didn’t feel like I wasted my time.

But if you want me to build on that? Check out the review after the jump. Continue reading REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD

REVIEW: Mike and Dave Needs Wedding Dates

Now, when I first saw the trailer for this, I made it no secret that the only reason I would have to see this movie was Anna Kendrick. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the movie looked funny, and I was sure I would have a good time. But by no means did the trailer give me that desire that I HAD to see this in theatres.

Sadly, I was right. Continue reading REVIEW: Mike and Dave Needs Wedding Dates

REVIEW: ‘Independence Day Resurgence’

So what was the first thought I had when I saw INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE? I thought about the PITCH PERFECT movies. No, it’s true. I remember when they announced PITCH PERFECT 2, I couldn’t help but think, “Why are they making a sequel this this movie?”

I mean, I know WHY, the first cost $17 mil, and the movie made bank at the box office. So why not make a sequel? But from a story perspective, why?

But I saw it, and after, I felt like I saw the same movie from the first one. I mean, let’s break it down, first movie elements and if it was in the sequel:

  • Issue Becca is dealing with? Check.
  • Bellas in trouble? Check.
  • Riff-Off? Check.
  • Big competition finale? Check.

So essentially the same movie, some new dressing, but basically the same movie. And that’s kinda how I felt INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE was… Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Independence Day Resurgence’

Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Now let’s be honest, you know you’re gonna see this movie no matter what I write. I mean, they could remake HOWARD THE DUCK, and we’d probably go see it. You know it’s true. Haha. But let me tell you, you’re not gonna be disappointed with CIVIL WAR. 😉

One of the things I love about this movie, even if you’ve read the storyline in the comics to which this film is based, you’re still gonna get something new. But that was gonna be inevitable. I mean, there’s not enough superheroes in the MCU to have something like the Superhero Registration Act. So the film incarnation is definitely a reimagining of the storyline, not a direct adaptation. Which honestly, I love.

Now I should warn you, I might be getting into some spoilers from this point on. So proceed at your own risk.  Continue reading Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’