Here are my favorite things from January.
We’ve got seven movies, one tv show, four albums, one wrestling event, and one book.
Okay, this book was a lot more enjoyable as a whole to me compared to The Wrath and the Dawn. It took me awhile to get into the first book, but I was hooked from the first chapter of this one. Now, I understand why I liked this one more than the first one and that’s due to the fact that the first one has to set everything up. It’s job is to introduce me to this world that Renee Ahdieh created and she did a great job in the first one, it just took me awhile to get into it.
Here are my favorite things from December.
I just wanted to make a quick post informing you guys that I won’t be reviewing The Last Jedi until after it comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray. After doing my marathon and reviews of episodes 1-7, plus Rogue One, I’ve just determined I’ll be able to better explain my feelings on the film when I’m able to watch it in the comfort of my own home instead of in a theater. You’ll still get my general thoughts of it when I post my Favorites of December post some time next week, but as for a full review that will come later in 2018. Hope you understand and I hope you guys have enjoyed my reviews of the other Star Wars movies.
Now to conclude the marathon I did we have to discuss episode seven, The Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens had a lot to live up to when it came out and to me it did it’s job. It brought back everything that people loved about the Star Wars movies, and introduced new elements to the franchise to make it new, and refreshing. Were there some things that I didn’t like? Yes, there were, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a solid beginning to a new trilogy of films.
Now, let’s discuss the pros and cons of The Force Awakens.
Had to take a little break on writing up these reviews for the holidays, but I’m back with the last three films. Now let’s continue with episode six, Return of the Jedi.
Return of the Jedi does a good job of wrapping up this trilogy and giving the viewers closure on the story. I don’t think this one was as strong as The Empire Strikes Back, but I think I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed A New Hope.
Now, let’s take a closer look at Return of the Jedi.
|Rupi Kaur once again draws me into her world of pain, yet hope. I absolutely loved her first book, Milk and Honey and this second book did not disappoint. The imagery and the way Rupi expresses herself with words is so vivid, which makes it all the more enjoyable for me to read her work. I found myself getting lost in all of Rupi’s pain and self-loathing, but then being warmed by her descriptions of love for herself and others in her life.
I will say the stand out poem in this collection to me is “Home”. It was so powerful and actually made me start crying. It hit me so hard and I just found myself needing to take a second to collect myself before I read more. “The Art of Growing” was another stand out poem, along with “Broken English”. Both of them were so powerful in the message Rupi was trying to express in them.
It’s just so inspiring and amazing to me to read everything Rupi has been through and how she hasn’t let it destroy her. Her work makes me feel like I’m not alone when I’m feeling low or hopeless and makes me hope that one day all the darkness will disappear to let the light in.
Overall, I adored The Sun and Her Flowers as much as I adored Milk and Honey and I’m going to give it .
If you liked Rupi’s first book then I think you’ll enjoy this one, but I can understand how her work/the subject matter of her work is not for everyone. I’d still recommend you give her work a chance though because it is really enjoyable and thoughtful.
Our marathon continues with episode five, The Empire Strikes Back.
The Empire Strikes Back returns us to this world we love and brings us up to date on what’s happening with both our heroes and villains. The things this film excels on are plot, the development of its returning characters, introducing new characters well, big reveals, and hints of things to come. It has a couple moments of weakness, but otherwise is a strong film.
Let’s take a closer look at The Empire Strikes Back.
Our marathon continues with episode four, A New Hope.
A New Hope is where it all started. If this film had failed then there wouldn’t have been any other episodes. I did find some flaws in this film, but the number one thing that A New Hope does well is it captures the viewers attention and makes them invested in this film, to the point where it makes the audience care enough to want to see the next episodes.
Now, let’s take a closer look in what I liked and didn’t like.
Our marathon continues with Rogue One.
Rogue One is a great film that gives us more insight into how the Rebels got the plans for the Death Star. This movie is very strong and does a good job of hooking you as a viewer, but that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect movie. There are some flaws I noticed about the film that the first time I saw it, I missed.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes this movie great, but not perfect.