Showing posts from May, 2019

Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6: "The Iron Throne" Review

Let me preface the Game of Thrones series finale review with this: based on the trajectory of where the series was headed over the past few weeks (specially a penultimate episode as bad as what we got), there was no way that “The Iron Throne” was ever going be the ideal ending for the series for most fans. The way the fanbase has been split will ensure this will be one of the most divisive series finales in recent memory. It was always going to be this way. Last week’s episode left my feelings about the series pretty shattered. The way a very important plot point like Daenerys Targaryen’s journey from would be savior to mad queen was handled brought to life the fundamental problem about the series in the last two seasons: shortening them up was a bad idea. There were small hints of Dany’s potential mad queen turn seeded throughout the entire series if you go back and look for them but theexecution in the hastily paced final seasons made it seem like a left t

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5, "The Bells" Review

Holy. Moley. As I sit here to write this review, I remain speechless. “Why?” I keep asking myself. “How could writer’s David Benioff and DB Weiss let this happen?” As Game of Thrones has been racing through to the finish, there has been a serious concern about the declining quality of the show the closer it has gotten to the end. While the first two episodes of the season were of a good to (specially the second one) great quality, the last two have shown a show struggling severely in the writing department. The Battle of Winterfell was a technical marvel but undone by its plot armor and other issues. Last week’s episode hurdled us through sudden out of left field twists and strange character logic that were serious causes for concern to where we were headed. And now, we have the “The Bells”. From a technical sense, even more than “The Long Night”, “The Bells” is the peak for Game of Thrones from a directorial and technical sense. The entire siege

"Detective Pikachu" Review

Detective Pikachu was one hell of a ride from start to finish. This movie bolsters some of the best CG work I have seen in years and that’s extra special since it is an even more beloved series. The settings and shots of this movie constantly make me forget I am watching a Pokémon movie even though Pikachu and his new founded detective hat kept staring me right in my face. I do not know if it is a praise on the story or not, but the existence of Pokémon for the story was a lot smoother and more believable at times than I believed I would experience. For a movie to constantly bombard its viewers with bright and colorful “pocket monsters” it was quite dark at times and surprisingly created a world and experience I never felt before. Obviously, I am talking a lot of praise to this movie so far and to be completely honest, It was great! The Mystery presented in Detective Pikachu isn't the most complicated or hard to figure out for most older viewers, b