So guess what I saw last Friday?
The world’s first live-action Pokémon has been out for three days and has proven to be a success with audiences, rolling towards a fifty-five million dollar opening. Which is pretty good, seeing as Soulless Cash Grab: Endgame is still out there raking in millions.
But what is it about Detective Pikachu that makes it so good? That allows it to resonate with audiences? And why do crusty old critics hate it so much?
Join me under the cut as I answer these questions and more!
This week I’m taking a break from my speculative analyses of The Rise of Skywalker to discuss Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Detective Pikachu.
Specifically, why those two movies are the only good movies coming out this year.
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Greetings folks! The results of last week’s Tumblr poll are in, and the votes tallied. Finn won by a landslide!
So today, that’s who we’re going to talk about. Who Finn is, why he’s with the Resistance, and most importantly, what lies ahead for him in The Rise of Skywalker.
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Obviously, we know very little about The Rise of Skywalker and what it entails for our heroes and villains. There have been some leaks and some guesses, but let’s face it: nobody managed to predict the title and nobody managed to predict the return of Sheev Palpatine.
The fandom, even the casual audience, is brimming with questions. Isn’t Palpatine dead? Where has he been for the last thirty years? Is he alive? A ghost? Something else? And most importantly, what is his connection to Snoke and Kylo Ren?
We have no answers yet, and I am not going to pretend that I’m any more enlightened than you are.
But I’m just as curious, and what does a writer do when they’re curious about something? Why, they write about it!
This is the first in my speculative analysis series on The Rise of Skywalker. The series will cover everything from the fate of the Jedi, to the Resistance, the First Order, the nature of the Force and of course all major characters. I chose to start with Palpatine because he is both the biggest surprise so far, and because he’s a fascinating character in his own right.
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Let me be straight here: I left the Star Wars fandom. I cancelled my subscription to Star Wars: The Old Republic. I uninstalled both Knights of the Old Republic games from my computer. I haven’t watched a Star Wars film since The Last Jedi.
Jeffery Jacob Abrams, however, is an emotionally manipulative bastard who’s out to get me personally, and so he cooked up this little trailer. And guess what? I’m back. Yay me.
Join me under the cut as I analyze this newest bit of emotional trauma.
It is the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, and the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.
And here we are again. Antisemitism is on the rise; the shooting in Pittsburgh is only the most graphic example.
The militaries of the world’s great powers are staffed by people who range from the incompetent to merely being unable to understand the new technologies and how they change warfare.
Our politicians, particularly in the United States, are aggressive and power-hungry. They use the rhetoric of martial power and pride, but Donald Trump was a draft-dodger and Putin a KGB thug. These are not men who fought in the trenches or the jungles or any other such thing. Just men who think they can exploit those who have.
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. The old lie.
I don’t have an answer here, no pithy comment on how to defeat the forces of violence and cruelty this time.
But I know we must reject their lies. That we must reject cruelty and violence, that we must help one another.
Otherwise, we will have broken faith with those who died and rendered their sacrifice as meaningless and pointless as possible.
Greetings, peoples! I’m still chugging away on my own writing and hope to have a new chapter of Uncanny X-Men up soon. Today, though, I want to talk about something different. I want to talk about Titans (2018) and my conflicted thoughts on it.
Quick Robin! Under the bat-cut!
Or as I like to call it: the good national holiday!
All right, so May hasn’t been the best month for me, creatively speaking. My output has definitely fallen this month.
But fear not! For I am not dead by any means, and more stories are coming. Along with my review on Troy: Fall of A City.
June, in point of fact, should be a great month. So stay tuned!
I’ll keep you guys posted.