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.

the basics of emotion

I’ve found myself watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes this afternoon, and my heart really breaks for Caesar. It really, really does. I mean, currently I am only about halfway into the film. Where Caesar steals the pocket knife of of Tom Felton’s dumb ass buddy. But anyway, Caesar just seems to be expressing the most basic primal emotions thus far into the movie. The things we all want.
Freedom, compassion, and most of all… Love.

He wants nothing more than to be reunited with his family in his home, to be with them and to protect them. But when James Franco can’t bring him home- of course he feels abandoned and betrayed. Everything that happened to him only happened because he did what any human would do for someone they loved and cared about deeply. He was protecting his “grandfather” from what he thought was an imminent threat. We’d all do the same thing- but then again we aren’t all chimpanzees.

So my heart really goes out to Caesar for this reason.

The other thing about this film that really gets to me is the greed and cruelty of humans. It is absolutely sick how Tom Felton’s character abused the animals in the infirmary without a second thought. I mean for God’s sake Malfoy, you’re still a dick how many years after Hogwarts? (that was a joke?)

On a side note, take everything I’ve said with a grain of salt, because I’m really just babbling and using the actors names because the first time I watch a film I’m way too invested in the plot to pay attention to the characters names. Besides Caesar I guess, but he’s the star of the show.

I also love the orangutan. He’s probably my favorite. Honestly, I wish I would have paid more attention to Intro to Anthropology and how much we learned about apes. I guess it’s a good thing I have to retake the course. Ha… Ha…

In any case, I wanted to vent some of my feelings about this movie while watching it.

Have a great day guys, I’ll try to update again soon.

PS: My life is still no longer in shambles, new title to come.

GODZILLA 2014 – film review

The King of Monsters hit the big screen once again yesterday and of course I made sure to be there opening night. I’ve been a fan of Godzilla since I can remember so when I heard the news about the new Godzilla movie that was coming out this year- there was no doubt I was excited about it. So, the question remains…

Did this rendition of Godzilla live up to my extremely high expectations?

(WARNING: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD….)

First and foremost, what shocked me most about Godzilla 2014 was that everything you see in the trailers can be disregarded. I mean everything…
When I saw the first few trailers of Godzilla I had imagined that the film would be strictly based upon Godzilla himself being the antagonist while Bryan Cranston aka: Walter White being more of a protagonist figure throughout the film.
NOPE. All of the NOPE there.

I won’t give away any of the main details but Heisenberg vs. Godzilla was nothing close to what happened… Which was actually a bittersweet surprise. I mean I was very much looking forward to a showdown between the two, or even a larger role for either characters. Yes, you did read that correctly.

I feel that Godzilla’s role in his own movie was not as colossal as the king himself. He almost, to me, appeared to be a supportive character to the actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson (aka Ford Brody) and the other radioactive nuke-eating monsters in the movie. WHICH, BY THE WAY, I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT.  The trailers do a phenomenal job of tricking the viewer into thinking Godzilla is the only monster to debut in this film, but to my great surprise,  there were in fact more than one other creature. What I found interesting about these new additions was that they strongly resembled a radioactive Cloverfield monster, which is totally a cross-over I am willing to ship.

There were so many spectacular jaw-dropping moments throughout the film, but the one that left a smile lingering on my face was – well when Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) first says his name… “Godzilla” but first and foremost the first time I heard Gozilla’s majestic blood curdling roar.
But to back up for just a second, I could not stop myself from laughing (nor could the person next to me,) when Serizawa first whispers “Godzilla” in that iconic Japanese accent… Maybe it’s just an inside joke, but for some reason I laughed even harder when he said it again 30 seconds later. 

In all actuality, Godzilla was a total badass- I just wish we would have seen more of him in the film. As much as I loved the destructive monster duo that he went head to head with; he just didn’t have as big of a part as he deserved.

The action was brilliant, the power of Godzilla was heart stopping, and the plot kept me at the edge of my seat.  But, the thing that really stuck with me throughout the movie and even after letting all of the emotions and wonderment settle in was a quote.

“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control, and not the other way around.”

But, no matter what…. Godzilla will always be the King of Monsters to me and overall, I was extremely happy with the film.

My inner child was crying tears of joy.