Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Star Wars XIV: The Last Jedi

It was alright. Some parts of it were really good. I liked Force Leia a lot, I hear people did not like that part, but I thought it was beautiful. I liked this one better than the last "episode", because it had Luke Skywalker in it and I like him, and he did a good job here. I totally buy his resignation, and I liked his Last Trick. It's a movie about realism and failure and stupid decisions. Depressing in some ways, but so is life. The resistance failed; Luke Skywalker failed; everyone failed. Except Kylo Ren, who kind of succeeds, but his motivation seems to be simply "destroy destroy destroy", and even there he fails to destroy everything. Let's sell some toys!

Blade Runner 2049 score: 680/2049 (0.332). Weak recommend.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Best sci-fi movie ever! I mean, I'm not sure, but I can't think of one I liked better. It is great, I saw it twice in the theater. Better than the original in just about every way, except nothing like the Roy Batty monologue.

Highly recommend!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Very disappointed. Basically a movie about Star Wars, rather than a Star Wars movie. Kind of a remake/remix of Episodes IV and V. Not as good as the best of the prequels. They should bring George Lucas back.

Recommend: Yeah, I guess.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Movie: Interstellar

Best sci-fi movie I've seen in some time, relativitly speaking.  The movie is a bit long though, almost 3 hours, or 50 years if your television is located closer to a black hole.  Bonus:  you get to visualize four dimensional space projected in the fifth dimension.

Recommend?  Yes, for dimensionality junkies.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Movie: Star Trek films 1 through 6

The first one takes it's time.  Take a long, good look at that Enterprise, baby.  But compared to the original series, once re-watched in their entirety, the first one is good.
The second one is classic.  Did you know Chekhov really didn't do much of anything in the original series?  But he has a part in this movie!  That's nice.
The third one has no music playing during the last dramatic conflict.  Why not?
The fourth one gives us "Double dumb-ass on you."  Spock is now new Spock and not old Spock.  Fun movie.
The fifth one is like WHAAAT?  I kind of feel like nothing really happened in this movie.  I recommend it for the camping scenes.
The sixth one goes detective, and it works well. Everyone gets to be pretty cool at least once.

Of course I recommend them!