What are all you smoking.
Obi-Wan Kenobi 2022
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This series had so much possibility. All these unseen years of one of the most powerful Jedi. Only a couple things had really been spelled out by A New Hope: he lives on Tatooine, and Leia doesn’t know him.
Was there really any reason to break that continuity just for a slipshod, Leia-Obi odd-couple kidnapping misadventure that constantly writes itself into stupid corners? With no idea what tone it’s trying to set?
You want child-Leia merch? Fine! Write a Leia backstory…
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 2018
Attn: Directors of this movie: Maybe this sounds harsh, but nobody cares about Joe-Muggle and Marilyn-Monroe-with-magic.
Harry Potter isn’t successful because of Rowling’s deep, interesting characters. It’s successful because she created a fascinating world for them to live in that we love learning more and more about.
Fantastic Beasts is popular because it shows us other times and places and history from that universe—stick to that.
Brave has a fair share of the little moments of brilliance that we've come to expect from Pixar, and wanders through a spectacularly-imagined scenery that rivals WALL-E for beauty.
But despite its headstrong and identifiable female lead, it still manages to feel like a typical Disney-Princess movie, rushing from start to climactic finish without ever really taking the time to explore the themes being presented.
The clever Pixar wit is still there and makes the movie enjoyable, but the philosophical wisdom is missing, leaving us with only empty movie-calories.