Did a little shopping at my pawn spot earlier before work. Grabbed some goodies. Stoked to find #iZombie season 1-3 on bluray! Grabbed some other movies I haven't seen and didn't have physical copies to. I wish I had as good of luck finding comics as I do with movies. 😭
Up next is the first superhero film I ever saw in the cinema, Spider-Man. This is my favorite of Sam Raimi's trilogy and possibly my favorite Spider-Man film yet. As you know, Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes a superhero that has to fight Green Goblin. This film has exciting fight scenes with fantastic choreography, an emotional and exciting score by Danny Elfman and a pure heart of fun that thrills all fans of superhero films. Personally though, I'm not a huge fan of the Goblin's suit in this film in comparison to the one from Amazing Spider-Man 2 and some moments from this film could've been shaved off as they didn't feel important to the story. But, I still find myself searching for a time where a new superhero film involving our webbed hero is coming out and I didn't revisit this one.
Spider-Man receives ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 out of Five.
After seeing the second Infinity War trailer, I'm not watching any further previews of any sort to avoid possible spoilers as this is going to be the biggest superhero event in history and as we all hope, I hope it brings tears to my eyes.
Now I've watched Despicable Me 3 for this Saturday-night. For the first time-viewing I found it not as good as the first 2 Despicable Me -movies but it was faaar better than Minions. 😥😆 And the best thing in the Minions -movie anyway was the end, featuring young Gru. I find the character of Gru (voiced by great Steve Carell) and his story the most interesting element in all these films. 👍😊🎬📀💙
I haven't seen all the animated films by Illumination but to this day I still keep impressed how detailed and beautiful the animation looks in the studio's movies. Despicable Me 3 showed that again. I also liked the very creative villain and all pop-culture jokes in the 3rd film! 😂 If they're gonna make more Despicable Me -movies (I know they're making more Minions anyway 😬) I'm very fine with that.
My RANKING of DESPICABLE ME -franchise films:
🌐1. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
🌐2. Despicable Me (2010)
🌐3. Despicable Me 3 (2017)
🌐4. Minions (2015)
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Paprika is an anime film that pushes the limits of your imagination. Every boundary is crossed and every one of your senses will be touched when you witness this creative piece of art. The story dives into the head of a female therapist. Her alter ego is Paprika- the girl that appears in her clients dreams. Everyone loves her. When that machine that lets her enter her patients minds is stolen, everything plunges into chaos. It all flows very well but I couldn't quite understand the plot of keep up with the characters decisions. The animation here is fantastic and defintley rises above many other films with similar artistry. The uses of color is a key part to it's narrative. While you are dreaming anything is possible. It does a great job of blurring the cross between reality and the dream state. I was most perplexed by this films unique one of a kind soundtrack especially. The whole thing is a work of art and it's many inspirations for Inception make it even cooler. Its captivating and explores that there are no limits to the dream world. Its one of a kind and I highly recommend it.
Next in #roadtoinfinitywar is Avengers: Age Of Ultron, not as strong as the first but still a fun movie. I think this one was where I hit my breaking point for cities being destroyed, hopefully it isn't too much in Infinity War.