I saw Star Trek: Beyond last weekend, and it was basically perfect.
Well, you know, for a Star Trek movie.
I was worried after the first trailer — it looked like Star Trek: Fast and Furious at that stage, and I had no interest in seeing that. Fortunately, that’s not what’s actually in the movie for the most part.
I have issues with each of the other two reboot films — I’ve mentally re-written half the plot of Into Darkness to make it better — but all I’ve really got for this one is nit-picking and the usual Star Trek physics fail.
Naturally, there will be spoilers.
Zootopia is an excellent movie for a variety of reasons that have been addressed in many other reviews: pretty animation, excellent characters, fun setting, and a storyline addressing some issues of modern society.
This, of course, means that it’s time to have some fun by taking the talking animals way, way too seriously.
I watched Disney’s Tomorrowland, the in the vague hope that it would be as fun as certain other films based on Disney theme park rides.
I was disappointed.
While reflecting on the movies I’ve seen lately, I’ve realized there’s an odd phenomenon: every single superhero movie uses either the name of the central hero, or the name of the super team.
All of them. And most of them use only that name, perhaps with a number or a subtitle.
It seems odd.
Well, this is a book I read. It was mostly fun, I suppose, but I didn’t like it as much as the critics apparently did. The main storyline was fine, but the exploration of the world left something to be desired.
The Court of the Air, by Stephen Hunt, is described as a Dickensian steampunk fantasy novel.
And… it pretty much is, but it’s not really a good thing.