ObiWanJabronie

“I like Kools. Minty flavor.”
He/Him
Recording everything I watch starting May 2021. 
I stand by absolutely none of my reviews.

Favorite films

  • Throne of Blood
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Crimson Tide
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

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  • The Batman

    ★★★★

  • Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★½

  • Watcher

    ★★★

  • Pleasure

    ★★★

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    “They think I am hiding in the shadows, but I am the shadows.”

    Liked this as much or more than the first viewing. Still feels a little long but don’t know what I’d cut (besides that one scene between “new friends” near the end). My biggest takeaway this viewing was that the score is truly phenomenal. Michael Giacchino take a bow. 

    First viewing I made a joke about this being Fincher-lite and it extremely is, but for a second I…

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★½

    When you're going to kill a god, let someone else do your dirty work.”

    Legit question for rural Japanese - how do I kill the 30-50,000 feral hogs that run into my forge within 3-5 mins while my former prostitutes smelt my iron?!

    I am Princess Mononoke except instead of a burning hatred of humanity for their destruction of the environment I have a burning hatred of humanity for allowing ourselves to move away from hand-drawn animation to computer rendering. This was gorgeous.

    The cuteness of the kodama almost made up for San baby-birding Ashitaka.

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    “Where am I?”
    “Earth.”

    I am a massive, massive fan of the original Top Gun. I was confident the sequel would be a fun trip down Nostalgia Lane, but I wasn’t sure it would be a certifiably excellent action movie in its own right. But it is! It genuinely outdoes the original. Shame on me for doubting Cruise.

    Maverick has everything you want it to have: astonishing aerial camera work, fun nods to the original, solid supporting performances, a lot of laughs,…

  • Watcher

    Watcher

    ★★★

    “I should tell more people to go fuck themselves.”

    Watcher is a lesser entry in the MCU (the MaikaMonroeBeingFollowed Cinematic Universe). I subtracted a half star because everyone in this movie knocks like a fucking cop.

    There are some solidly tense moments and I really liked the ending, but overall it felt long at 90 minutes. To the extent it works at all, it’s on Maika Monroe’s back. I can’t quite put a finger on it, but she has a quality about her that is highly believable and watchable in this genre fare. Don’t know why she isn’t a much bigger star.