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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★½

    Film #8 for Scavenger Hunt 28.
    12. Pick a film with a song by David Guetta and/or Sia as soundtrack

    Before I do this review, I want to talk about Harry Potter. Harry Potter manages to create this interesting world of magic, and Hogwarts in particular, with a relatively interesting school system and an immersive world to build on. And that can help forgive that the actual meat, the books, are pretty weak content-wise.

    So, Zootopia.

    The plot itself is…

  • To Jennifer

    To Jennifer

    ★★★

    Overall, none of the main characters are particularly likable, the ending makes some of the framing in the film not completely make sense, and there is one portion in a more fillery section of the movie that made me wince. But those things aside, I actually enjoyed this one.

    I honestly think it's best to go into To Jennifer with no idea how it's going to go; it's not hard to piece together what's happening as the movie goes along,…

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  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★½

    Film #3 of Scavenger Hunt #28

    I've honestly never been much of a fan of Batman; his brand of vigilantism has never sat well with me. I'm more a Wonder Woman kind of guy. That having been said, Batman stories can have interesting and compelling mysteries, which is initially what drew me to Mask of the Phantasm.

    Ironically enough, I would say that the mystery is the weakest part of the narrative. There aren't many clues, and most of the…

  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Film #2 of Scavenger Hunt #28.
    Criterion: 27. Pick a film featuring David Walliams and/or Matt Lucas
    List here: boxd.it/18Xbo

    Edgar Wright has a particular style in his direction- one that often involves rapid cutting in order to indicate rapid action or just allow for a smooth transition. I can see the appeal there is to this style, and it does allow for the movie to have a more natural flow at times than utilizing a more cut-conservative method, but…