Around one year ago, the blockbuster TV show Game of Thrones concluded its eighth and final season, and after all the anticipation the show built up…it was a bit of a disappointment. In this two-part retrospective, I wanted to tackle some of the things I felt were severely mishandled in this season. In the first part, I covered the buildup to the eighth season as well as the first three episodes. This part will deal with the final three episodes, as well as a deep dive into one of the most frustrating choices I’ve ever seen in any television show. Let’s get started, shall we?
(SPOILERS FOR ALL 8 SEASONS OF GAME OF THRONES)
Coming of age movies that center around young adults always intrigue me. They're one of my favorite genres of movies not only because of their unbelievable degree of relatability, but their capacity to tell wonderful stories about the range of emotions people can experience. Teenagers are volatile, for better or worse - they make wild decisions, try so many new things and can be very emotional, and these movies reflect that - be it the incredibly heartfelt journeys seen in movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or the narratives that are intertwined with comedy, such as Superbad or Booksmart.
When we think of movie franchises, it is hard to ignore Star Wars. From the time the first film graced our screens in 1977, the space opera saga has grown into the second highest grossing franchise of all time, beating out the likes of Harry Potter and James Bond, which house some of the most iconic films the world of cinema has seen in recent years. This alone should speak volumes of how successful this franchise has grown - and now, even after 9 full feature films, 2 anthology films, eight animated TV series', and a brand new live action series, it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Admittedly, Star Wars has had its fair share of problems in the recent past and while the future looks rather uncertain for how it will be proceeding, nobody can deny its rightful place as one of the most influential film franchises to ever exist.
I don't really watch alot of action movies - for me, the story is an integral part of a movie experience and most action movies aren't known for their narratives or their complex character arcs. There are of course, notable exceptions to this (the Mission Impossible franchise comes to mind), but by and large, I tend to pass them over. Every once in a while, however, I'll find myself sitting down and giving one a watch whenever I'm in need of an escape from the real world for a bit, and when I sat down to watch Extraction yesterday, that's exactly what I got.
Well, it doesn't look like the social distancing wave is quite over yet. We're still unsure for how long this pandemic is going to last, and as long as we're all (hopefully) staying safe indoors, a good way to pass time is to of course, browse the Internet. A while ago, I made a list of some YouTube channels that I thought were worth checking out, but it wasn't finished. Today, the other half of that list arrives, so without further ado, here are some MORE YouTube channels for you to explore!