The late 90s-early 2000s were an interesting time. We already got a Star Wars revival in the prequels, and so I feel that there was this Indiana Jones void waiting to be filled. The world was ready for another classic feeling adventure movie. And so we got what I call "The NOT Indiana Jones Collection." A series of mostly unrelated movies that attempted to recapture that Indy/adventure serial energy.
Spongebob: The New Spongebob Movie is the worst thing to happen to 2020 since the coronavirus. This movie was so bad it made me wish that movie theatres remained closed, and it made me reconsider if they should ever reopen if this is the kind of shit Hollywood passes off as a movie nowadays.
Disney + is still kinda bad.
The Mandalorian is good. But The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker confirmed my suspicion that Star Wars has been a dead brand since 1983. The best idea in the entire series from the last 30 years, (aside from the holy 2003 Clone Wars miniseries of course), is that time they brought back Darth Maul with spider legs. So yeah, the bar was extremely low, and The Mandalorian didn’t have to do a lot to be a hit. It’s refreshingly good. It’s simple, it’s a space western, and it makes good Star Wars look easy.
I Am Not Okay With This is the hot new Netflix series capitalizing on the success of Stranger Things staring that one girl from IT and that one boy from IT that was also in Guardians of the Galaxy. It is essentially a remake of a Steven King property, but I can't say which one without spoiling the entire plot. So this is your spoiler warning.
The Fast and Furious franchise is one of the most insane, successful, and surprisingly compelling franchises of all time, and it also has this strange but fascinating expanded universe. I'm not talking about Shobbs and Haw, because everyone already knows about that movie. I'm talking about the properties that you might not know about, indie movies, short films, and Netflix series. And now that Fast and Furious 9 has been delayed a whole year, it's the perfect time to dive into the Fast and Furious Cinematic Universe.
Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn is a real movie that is actually called that, and it’s somehow good.