One of the surprising outcomes of this pandemic have been that I have absolutely fallen in love with Fortnite. My partner originally suggested that we try it out, so we could play with another friend cross-platform.
So instead of giving last minute Christmas ideas for the books I’ve read this year, I’m going to give the top 5 series to introduce the sci-fi and fantasy fans in your life. Because why only enjoy one book when you can enjoy many!
First off: what a delight. Just a delightful space romp with hi-jinx and shenanigans. It wasn’t without its flaws and I would say is pretty light-weight as far as these types of films go.
Safe to say, I really enjoyed the film. It’s not without it’s flaws (it is hard to imagine how a film with such a large scope wouldn’t have its problems) but overall – I feel it is true to the characters and the universe it has set up.
The whole package was there – the drums and soundscape were brilliant. The entire look and feel of Wakanda was sufficiently different but also just super stylish.
I also enjoyed the weird dream like sequences of the Valkyrior fighting Hella that Loki gets out of the Valkyrie. The whole thing is stylish. The colours, the armour, the fights, everything. The last battle when Thor really comes into his powers. The jump down was like a comic book pane. Amazing. I think those are my favourite moments in these films – when they take a single moment and make it like it came out of the comic books.
Okay, going to have to confess. This is not so much a rewatch as a ‘watch for the first time’ as I find Spiderman a bit dull and a bit annoying (I mean I don’t like reading books starring teenage boys, so a film isn’t any more enticing). So I never went to see it when it was in the cinema.
Clearly, everyone got the memo that every one loves baby dancing Groot. Or baby Groot looking concerned. Or sad. Or baby Groot in general. Which is good, because he is fucking adorable. I mean, Taserface even thinks he’s adorable.
I’m not sure I remember the reception of Doctor Strange – I liked it though.
The thing that the rewatch has made me realise is how well crafted it all is. I like things even more because you recognise characters from future films. There must have been so much thought put into them.