Review and Reaction from Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Holy hell. I started this show last night and am on episode 6. I can’t stop binging this addictive masterpiece. Going into this show, I knew very little… Actually, nothing… About the story of Jessica Jones. I’ve looked up little bits and pieces along the way to better understand some of the backstory but this is all new to me and I am in love.

I mean, Jessica herself is one badass piece of work. Whiskey, sass, and leather jackets? Oh hell yeah, that is a girl after my own heart. In fact, I find myself relating a lot to her. Dealing with psycho creeps,  affinity for late nights and cheap whiskey, and a dismal sense of attempting to get her life together but a give ’em hell attitude?  It’s like looking in a mirror.

I also love David Tennant as Killgrave. I don’t think there’s been a more perfect villain since Heath Ledger as the Joker… And that is saying a LOT coming out of me. He’s the perfect balance of “suave and sexy” and ” Jesus Christ you make my skin crawl, you’re disgusting” It’s face to say that I will never look at the 10th doctor ever again… But, I regret nothing. That casting job was absolutely perfect.

As far as supporting characters go, Malcolm is by far my  favorite. Mostly because, who doesn’t love a hopeless junkie who wants to clean up his act and starts being super protective of the only person on the planet who he can potentially call a friend? I loved the way he stood up to Luke in episode 5 (I think it was 5,) and said “I’ll kick your ass!” Even though clearly, he knew he didn’t stand a chance against the bulletproof man.  I love how invested in Jessica’s life that Malcolm is. I feel like he is one of the purest characters in the series. I love the character development surrounding him.

As far as supporting characters go, most of the rest of them annoy me, but I think that’s supposed to be the perspective. Like seeing everything through the oh so independant eyes of Jessica Jones… Luke seems brutish and a cliche sweet/sensitive tough guy. Patsy is the best friend who tries a little too hard and can be hypocritical. Jerry is just a bitch who will later side with Killgrave… Maybe I’m just cynical, actually I probably am. Thus, another reason I feel I relate to Jessica.

“I’m not going to talk about by shitty story, because there is always somebody who has had it worse, someone’s life who was ruined worse.” – Jessica Jones

And as Luke describes her:
“A hard drinking, short fused, mess of a woman.”

I’ll drink to that, figuratively or literally, I’ll let you decide.

 

Can’t wait to continue this series, and I am doing so as we speak.

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Jurassic World trailer – first impression

So I just watched the Jurassic World trailer, I was more than thrilled that they released it early (today) so I didn’t have to wait any longer. I am really excited about this movie, I have always loved the Jurassic Park franchise since I first saw the original when I was about 3 years old (yeah, I started young.) I am going into this new film unbiasedly though, I WILL NOT be comparing it to the past films. I am taking this film as it’s own new franchise. Yes, there are obvious connections to the old films, but in what I saw in the trailer- this is completely new territory.

Firstly, I really think that the creators of the Park are absolute idiots, especially little miss red head, did they learn nothing from John Hammond’s mistakes?? I guess not, because they decide to take it one step further by GENETICALLY MODIFYING their own brand new hybrid dinosaur. IDIOTS.
As for this hybrid, my initial theory was that it was a raptor-rex hybrid.But then I started to think… Maybe rex-spinosaurus… BUT THEN because they kept talking about the intelligence… raptor-spinosaurus. Well whatever they did, they played God again and Jeff Goldblum would not be happy about it, (I really hope he has a cameo in the film, I would die.)
Then the next thing that struck the spark of my attention was when they release the raptors from their cages- TERRIFYING. But then they are running next to Chris Pratt while he majestically rides his motorcycle? Come on, they wouldn’t be hunting WITH him, they should be hunting HIM. But either way, it looked badass.
And as for the little kid, why do parents think it’s okay to send their children to theme parks where man-eating dinosaurs reside? The mom said it herself “If anything chases you… Run!” No shit sherlock… Don’t send your kid somewhere he might get eaten. How’s that sound?
Speaking of said child… when he is hiding from the dinosaur in the trailer- my theory is that it was a simple raptor that was pursuing him, not the hybrid, but I’ve been wrong before.

All in all, I am very excited for this movie, and I will most likely be posting further analysis of the trailer. This was all just my very first impressions. Honorable mentions include; the beautiful CGI cinematography, Chris Pratt’s seemingly southern accent, and the chills that ran down my spine when I first saw my favorite raptors come out of the gates.

Shout out to that badass Shamu-style water dinosaur. I’m not entirely sure which one they were trying to recreate but it was badass.