Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is like a high-quality, made-for-TV movie that you watch as a kid on Cartoon Network. It had the perfect blend of adventure, nostalgia, and hokey acting to remind me a lot of the original Pokémon television series that I grew up watching. Just like the game series it’s based on, Detective Pikachu takes place in a world inhabited by Pokémon (if you didn’t know … Continue reading Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Review
Laika has begun to establish themselves as the crowned kings of stop-motion animation, and for good reason. Their debut film Coraline has garnered a considerable fanbase over time, and the Tim Burton style visuals pair nicely with its complex and eerie story. Coraline was soon followed by numerous other hits like ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and most recently Kubo and the Two Strings. Laika has successfully dabbled in a … Continue reading Missing Link Review
Who knew that one of DC’s most entertaining and thought-provoking movies would be Shazam!, the first in the series to not really take itself all that seriously. With their current track record, I certainly didn’t predict this outcome, so I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy my time watching the movie. Shazam! follows the story of 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel and Zachary Levi), an orphaned boy … Continue reading Shazam! Review
Today I’ve decided to take a retrospective look at Disney’s 1985 redheaded stepchild The Black Cauldron. This fantasy flick was a box-office bomb that almost bankrupt the company, in part because of its record-breaking budget of 44 million. Nobody went to see this movie when it was released, and most who did were highly disappointed. The movie garnered Disney’s first PG rating, lacked any whimsical … Continue reading Disney’s The Black Cauldron (1985) Review
The Great Mouse Detective is one of the first Disney movies I can ever recall watching as a kid, viewing it on VHS at my grandmother’s house on many occasions. Made at the tail end of a less successful period for Disney animation, The Great Mouse Detective managed to be quite prosperous despite the recent failures of The Black Cauldron. This went on to set … Continue reading Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Review
At last, M. Night Shyamalan’s dramatic conclusion to his superhero trilogy, Glass, has arrived. And while I was dissatisfied with Split, I had good faith that Glass would turn out significantly better. Glass brings superhero David Dunn (known as The Overseer and played by Bruce Willis) to a final confrontation with the villains Kevin Crumb (The Beast played by James McAvoy) and Elijah Price (Mr. … Continue reading Glass Review
I, like many, found the Michael Bay Transformers movies increasingly unbearable to watch. The first film started out as a so-so guilty pleasure. The second dropped off completely and was boring and racist. The rest were history. As fate would have it, another Transformers movie was produced less than a year after The Last Knight; a film that would act as a prequel to Bay’s entire franchise, … Continue reading Bumblebee Review: A Solid B!