The Popcorn Explorer
Honest reviews from your average enthusiast looking to give audiences the best experiences in movies, TV and video games.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review
I felt the first installment of Black Panther didn't do justice to the potential the hero had, I felt it was overhyped and it came down to a very straight forward basic Marvel plot, however for some reason with the possibility of evolution and the occasional good film that Marvel puts out I was kind of hoping for an improvement the second time around, but its a bit of a drag.
Of course I heard of this story during the time it was all over the news back in 2018, but I didn't realize how outstanding and heart warming the details actually were until I came across the documentary named "The Rescue" that depicts the intricacies and stories of all involved on this operation. I was absolutely amazed and actually emotional through most of the documentary, something that's not that common when I watch movies or TV shows these days, a proof of what true humanity actually is and the insane amount of courage and peace of mind those kids were able to display with the help of their coach, out of this world. It's a moving story, I felt surprised that the documentary from last year was snubbed at the Oscars not even a nomination, being one of the most impressive rescuing stories and with all the context it has of "regular people" actually being the heroes, it feels like a movie in itself, it almost doesn't feel like it actually happened.
The Woman King
The movie sets out to be a culturally enriching experience but it falls short on many fronts and turns out to be an average one. There were multiple opportunities to explore given that the movie actually decided to make a disruptive story in the sense of depicting an historical periods of African history but I feel it slightly ended up being a slight generic Hollywood movie approach something that we have grown used to since big productions start to be made.
All Quite on the Western Front
I've lost count of the amount of movies about the First and the Second World War, in this movie's defense however it does bring something new to the table which is the perspective of "the enemy", something Hollywood doesn't explore much and it's always a breathe of fresh air when the grey area gets to be explored rather than the usual polarized content we've grown used to consume.
The Banshees of Inisherin
What starts as an original and funny approach to themes of friendship, loss and self growth slowly takes a dark turn to an unnecessary sequence of macabre events that ultimately end in a not so much satisfactory manner, at least that was my personal opinion.
Atlanta is without any doubt a masterfully crafted piece of television, it's original, bold and most importantly it depicts and raises relevant critical topics in today's society most obvious one being racism. With that being said I can't say I thoroughly enjoyed the entire show.
The ultimate cinematic experience
I needed this movie to be reminded of why it makes such a difference to go watch something in the theaters, I've seen better movies before but I will risk to say that this particular film was probably one the best cinematic experiences I ever had.