Four episodes in and I’m pretty taken in by Devilman: Crybaby. The visual style and animation are extremely refreshing compared to the epidemic of bad CGI in other anime today, and it is so gloriously violent but has likable characters and an interesting plot to elevate it above just mindless schlock. Hopefully it continues its winning streak.
Tag: Initial thoughts
I just finished watching the two part first episode of the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels and it’s a pretty good start to the last season of the only American cartoon on TV I have had any interest in. It took awhile to get really engaging but after the first quarter of the episode things really pick up in intensity, and it wrapped up Sabine’s character arc in a satisfying way. It also had a character from The Clone Wars return, further bridging the gap between the prequel and original Star Wars universe without feeling like it’s using the previous series as a crutch. The Clone Wars was a damn good show but was never given the chance to properly have an ending. Rebels is just as good as The Clone Wars and if the final season lives up to expectations, may prove to be even better overall since it tells a more complete story. I’m sure you won’t, but don’t disappoint me Dave Filoni and company.
So I got back just a little while ago from Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh’s much acclaimed return to directing movies. I can say at this moment I think Soderbergh has created if not a new modern classic heist movie to something that may fall just short of it. Yep, this movie is just as good as people have been saying it is. It’s not a personal favorite of mine like Ocean’s 11 is, but it’s still really good. I’ll have more detailed thoughts on it posted soon enough.
As of this moment, Spider-Man Homecoming is my second favorite Spider-Man movie. The first one is The Amazing Spider-Man 1. Tom Holland is both a great Spider-Man and Peter Parker, it has one of the best Marvel villains in the whole MCU, and the rest of the supporting cast do a pretty good job as well. I do have gripes such as the casting of Aunt May and Peter’s best friend getting a tad annoying for me, but overall it’s a fun time. Not the best superhero movie this year but worth your time nonetheless.
I got back from Baby Driver just a little while ago. I plan on posting a proper review tomorrow or the next day, so for now I’m just going to give my immediate thoughts on it:
I can definitely say this is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. This is the first Edgar Wright movie I’ve seen and now I’m asking myself “Why didn’t I go see his work sooner?!” It’s stylish, smart, and exciting to watch. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen during its great action scenes.
I’ll go into further detail in my official review, but my last word on it for now is that Baby Driver is a genuinely awesome movie that people need to go out and see. I’m glad it’s getting acclaim from critics and audiences alike and made money at the box office.