4- Very Good
1.5- Very Bad
0.5- Burn it
Sony Animations has been killing it lately. Spiderverse and now this. Pixar got some interesting competition now.
The Mitchells vs The Machines is frenetic in pace and bombarding in humour. Kinda like the Lego Movie mixed in with the style of Spiderverse. Even though it zooms by it pays attention to the characters religiously by beneficially slowing down to emphasise the family dynamics. And, this came as a surprise, it's funny. Now I wasn't in tears or anything but I…
So there were good things about this show. Namely John Walker and Xemo. Xemo's arc got cut short unfortunately and although Walker's arc was quite good, I'm pretty sure it wasn't exactly the intention of the writers for him and Xemo to be the best part of the show. And some of the action was compelling. Now that I've exhausted myself listing the positives, let's go through the other stuff shall we.
The little romance between Bucky and Sam was…
It was fiiiiiiinnne I guess. It doesn't go full freak out on the torture porn stuff which I would have preferred actually. Jeffrey Combs was great and Brittany Snow did fine. The rest ranged from sub par to dog ass. I wasn't bored so that's something but I just wanted to see how the next death was going to play out. Nothing more to it.
P.S: Is June Squibb still alive???
The film prompted me to find out the difference between a lagoon, a swamp and an estuary. So a lagoon is just a chunk of ocean separated from the actual ocean by a bit of sand. So already this movie lied. An estuary is like a river that flows pretty close to the ocean but is still kind of separated but also has some sort of access to it. And a swamp is "an area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where…
This was about as expected. It pays homage to the video game in some really cool ways but the story is something we've seen a bajillion times already. I would love to say the action was amazing but the editing was so piss poor that it took away from some well thought out choreography so that was a shame. If there is any reason to rewatch this it would be for Kano. He was absolutely brilliant and hilarious and diminished…