Strange World

Strange World is an entertaining film where you just have sit back, relax, and enjoy the Disney tropes!!!

Real Rating:

4 Splats

What I Like:

-The animation is great, strange, but that is the point of it all, it is a new way to watch something out of the ordinary
-The voice cast was great, and the characters they voiced really fit the bill of the theme of it all

The So So:

-The story is a big Disney trope which makes it predictable, but the message behind it is a good message we can all relate to and maybe take action

What I Didn’t Like:

-Some of the strangeness in this film was too strange that even the movie can’t explain why it is strange

Overall:

This is one of those films that despite its usual Disney tropes, you just have to sit back, relax, and enjoy it for what it is. The animation is great, the voice acting is great, and the message is good enough for the whole family to watch and see this strange new world!!!

Real Rating:

4 Splats

Devotion (Sidenote: Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend)

Devotion, despite its flaws, it is a good and inspirational watch!!!

Real Rating:

4 Wings

What I Like:

-It is a good story based on true events, it deals with many different themes, but the biggest one is about a black naval pilot defying the odds just to serve in the navy and be the best pilot he can be, it can be very inspiring
-Jonathan Majors acted his very best, it was strong, intimidating, and passionate, you enjoy what he puts into his character

The So So:

-Unlike Top Gun: Maverick which does share some similarities, it focuses on the characters more and the friendship they develop, instead of the action, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, for me it is good enough, but it could use some more plane actions

What I Didn’t Like:

-It did lag at some parts, where I’m like, ok get to the point, like I get some parts is about developing friendships and character, but it was too much if you ask me

Overall:

Simply put, it is a good, inspirational, and historical movie. We don’t get much movies about the Korean War, and I’m glad to see something in that point of history. Jonathan Majors was great in his role, and I did enjoy the drama. I just wish there was a little bit more war action. Regardless, it is still a good watch!!!

Real Rating:

4 Wings

(Sidenote: The Man Behind the Legend – Let’s just say you pay to see something great, and all you get was appetizers. That is what happened in this movie. You get some car action, history of the cars, and problems. The issue is, the problems don’t get resolved which created the worst ending I’ve seen in years. So watch it at your own risk, cuz you will be disappointed!!!
Real Rating: 2 Lambos)

The Menu

The Menu is a good and interesting satire, with a conclusion that may be a little too complex!!!

Real Rating:

4 Courses

What I Like:

-The whole satire and theme of these stories is something that can make you think and see what is going to happen, it was all very very interesting
-What made it interesting is the acting, especially by Ralph Fiennes who plays an eccentric chef that is also creepy at the same time, seeing everybody else being a pawn at his game or meal courses is just icing on the cake

The So So:

-I hate watching movies about food, because seeing all these gourmet meals, and I can’t eat it is tortuous, but this film cleanses my pallet in different ways with the themes and stories behind it

What I Didn’t Like:

-The ending is very complex, and the more I think about it, the more my mind goes in different directions, personally I like more concrete endings, not something to second guess the real conclusion each time

Overall:

This is one of the most interesting films I’ve seen with its satire, comedy (in a weird sort of way), and the acting of something simple like eating at an expensive restaurant. It may be too complex which I know people will like it, but if you’re looking for something more finite in its conclusion, you may be annoyed by it. Regardless, I find it as a good an interesting watch, and even foodies can get a taste of!!!

Disenchanted

Disenchanted didn’t really have the magic like the original film, but even with all the nice color and new songs, the title really speaks for itself!!!

Real Rating:

3 Talking Chipmunks Turning to Evil Cats

What I Like:

– The color and the cinematography is eye catching for sure
-The acting was good to, not only you get the people you already know, but the new characters does add some needed depth

The So So:

-Some of the songs are fun to listen to, but not all the music were hits, there were some misses too

What I Didn’t Like:

-The story didn’t do it for me, it almost felt like a remake of an old Disney fairy tale, it was wasn’t as original or fun as the first film

Overall:

I can see why some films go straight to Disney+, because they are probably not good enough to be box office hits, especially today. With this film, there are some good, but there were also some unoriginal things. It didn’t have the fun and magic like the first film, and it definitely wasn’t fresh. The acting and singing were good, but not everything was great. I don’t know, maybe the title was a warning, because everything felt disenchanted!!!

Real Rating:

3 Talking Chipmunks Turning to Evil Cats

Slumberland

Slumberland may have good moments, but it is one cliched mess!!!

Real Rating:

3 Pigs

What I Like:

-It is a kids movie with a lot of good emotion about dealing with tragic loss and learning how to cope and movie on, the themes here are there effectively
-Jason Momoa is Jason Momoa, and it is what we all love about him playing a being named Flip
-Pig was the best part of the film

The So So:

-The special effects are come and go, some parts look cool, while other parts looked like bad CGI or green screen

What I Didn’t Like:

-It is a movie we have all seen before with all the cliches and tropes, honestly, I thought this was a Disney movie for a second, it just wasn’t original

Overall:

With all the special moments, times that by two with the cliches and tropes. The CGI and special effects were not effectively great, but you get some charm from Jason Momoa. With all that said, it is a film from Netflix where you can watch with the family. What more can you ask for when it comes to Netflix!!!

Real Rating:

3 Pigs

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

As a movie it was a decent action story, but from an emotional standpoint it was great!!!

Real Rating:

4 Killer Whales

What I Like:

-What really stands out for me was the story of Namor and his people, it really brought a lot of Mayan culture with their clothes, story, language, and culture, the representation made me proud, and yet it still kept the essence of the character of Namor like what happened in the comics
-The acting was pretty solid all around
-THe cinematography of the city of Boston was great as well
-The emotion it gave in their tribute of Chadwick Boseman, from the funeral, the Marvel intro, his inspiration, and seeing the characters grieve for his death made me feel like I’m grieving along with them, pretty powerful stuff

The So So:

-A story of two cities with different ideologies going to war is a bit cliched, but the action really made up for it, showing each side their true power and why they are forces to be reckoned with

What I Didn’t Like:

-The whole US being the US wasn’t shown enough, just unpack their evilness, but they really didn’t
-Let’s just say the obvious was pretty obvious if you all get my drift

Overall:

I thought the first Black Panther movie had a better story. With that said, this story was good enough to keep my attention. Give credit to the action, acting, and making some aged old comic characters to something better and more culturally represented. The emotional impact is strong in this one, and that in itself makes it worthwhile to watch!!!

Real Rating:

4 Killer Whales

Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes continues where it left off with another good mystery story well acted by their leads!!!

Real Rating:

4 Matchsticks

What I Like:

-Just like the last film, it continues on with the story of Enola Holmes trying to be a great detective like her brother, and finds a new mystery to solve, it is a good story with a good conclusion
-I like seeing more of a relationship between Enola and Sherlock Holmes, that sibling relationship does speak on their true characters

The So So:

-There are some parts that are really interesting, and the 4th wall breaking is great, but there were other scenes that dragged out a bit too much

What I Didn’t Like:

-The blossoming romance part between Enola and Lord Tewksbury did feel very forced and unnecessary

Overall:

It is another good mystery story for the Enola Holmes franchise. Millie Bobby Brown is really flourishing as an actress, and seeing her relate to Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill, really develops their characters even more. Despite the minor flaws in this, I really liked how the story is executed and keeps you engaged. Good enough for a Netflix movie.

Real Rating:

4 Matchsticks

Wendell and Wild

Wendell and Wild is a greatly animated movie with some strengths, but it is not my cup of tea!!!

Real Rating:

3 Hair Cream Bottles

What I Like:

-The stop-motion animation is superb, films have come a long way since The Nightmare Before Christmas, it is amazing to see
-The voice cast is great too, everybody knew their part and executed well, especially Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
-The representation was also great, it wasn’t heavy handed and flowed with the story well

The So So:

-I am disappointed that this film ended on Netflix, let alone it wasn’t advertised very well, I felt like this can be enjoyed on the big screen, but what can we do

What I Didn’t Like:

-With all the good things said, it wasn’t my cup of tea, it is weird, and the whole thing dealing with demons and possessions and what not, just didn’t sit right with me, plus all the weirdness just added more cringe to my taste

Overall:

Even though it is not a movie for me, I can understand why people would enjoy this. Add the voice cast and animation plus a pretty good story, it all makes to a decent film to watch on Netflix. The themes does flow well with the main story, and you can be entertained by it. What more can I say, watch it if you like!!!

Real Rating:

3 Hair Cream Bottles

The Good Nurse (Sidenote: Vengeance)

The Good Nurse had a very good premise, but it wore out its welcome at the very end!!!

Real Rating:

3.5 IV Bags

What I Like:

-The premise of this film is very interesting, the fact that this is based off a true story makes really creepy, it may affect people’s minds about going to a hospital
-The acting from Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne was top notch, amazing to see how they executed their roles very well

The So So:

-It is a dark film to watch dealing with subtle murders and how corrupt big business hospitals are corrupt, but for the ladder, it doesn’t really expand on that which is disappointing, but the darkness can appease to those fans

What I Didn’t Like:

-Once it hits it climax, it went downhill from there, it got to boring, and I felt that the ending wasn’t quite right for liking, it made it from a good film to decent to ok

Overall:

It is a pretty dark film, but the premise and the acting does keep you engaged to see what will happen next. It can mess with your mind about trusting hospitals that are suppose to save your life. Regardless, if you can stomach through these dark themes, it can be entertaining despite the fall out at the end!!!

Real Rating:

3.5 IV Bags

(Sidenote: Vengeance – This filming written, directed, and starring B. J. Novak is an interesting mystery/satire about a possible murder. It comes with the satire of a fish out of water of a podcaster/journalist from New York going in to West Texas for this story. It is interesting, but in the end, it wasn’t quite impactful as it should be. Still an interesting watch for the satire comedy alone!!!
Real Rating: 3.5 Phone Recordings)

Till

Till is a good period piece drama that was supplanted by the acting of Danielle Deadwyler!!!

Real Rating:

4 Trains

What I Like:

-What makes this a must watch is seeing the acting of Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till, her emotions throughout this film is powerful to watch
-The cinematography in this is amazing, the shots were bright in a dark time in history
-The rest of the film does have good acting, and every part of each person makes it impactful on what happened during that time

The So So:

-The story has one main focus, and that is during and the aftermath of the murder of Emmett Till, it may show a little bit on how this help jump start the Civil Rights Movement, but I wanted to see more of that impact, regardless, it is still impactful in its own right

What I Didn’t Like:

-Nothing really, it is a good period piece movie that is impactful to watch

Overall:

This is a must watch. The themes that it brings out can be relatable today. That is the scary part. With all that said, the acting was superb, especially Danielle Deadwyler, and the cinematography was amazing. Seeing this story unfold and the impact it made is something we can learn and appreciate. That is what it meant to be!!!

Real Rating:

4 Trains