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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★½

    Film #8 for Scavenger Hunt 28.
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    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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  • Chocolate

    Chocolate

    ★★★

    Film #7 for Scavenger Hunt #28

    So let me summarize the things that I like about the film, before getting to the thing that really weighs it down for me.

    I like the plot well enough; it's simplistic but it is enough to allow us to transition from fight scene to fight scene. And wow, these fight scenes! They look absolutely splendid, fluidly shot most of the time (occasionally the director gets too jump-cut happy, but that's pretty rare.), and…

  • 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…