(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “A New Approach”) Welcome back for my thoughts on the Rooster Teeth fantasy anime web series, RWBY—specifically, the second chapter of RWBY: Volume 7, “A New Approach,” which aired on Rooster Teeth FIRST on November 9. We learn a good amount of info here and we’re … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7 – “A New Approach”
(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for “The Greatest Kingdom”) Readers, the wait is finally over—RWBY: Volume 7 has begun. We’re diving back into Rooster Teeth Animation’s anime-style fantasy-action web series with “The Greatest Kingdom” (considering the content of this premiere, the title sounds sarcastic). Released on November 2nd on Rooster Teeth FIRST, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7 – “The Greatest Kingdom”
(SPOILER ALERT—This article will discuss crucial plot points across the whole RWBY series) Over seven months ago, Rooster Teeth dropped "Our Way," the thirteenth and final chapter in RWBY: Volume 6, the latest installment of the fantasy-action anime-style web series. Wild things happened to Team RWBY—Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long—and their friends. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 7 Theories
Imagine a world where expert thieves known as extractors are hired by companies to commit acts of corporate espionage by executing heists in a target's dream. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) is one such extractor, sedating his target, breaking into their dream, and stealing the secrets with which their … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Inception
SPOILER-FREE REVIEW (although you really should just go see the movie) Unless you've been living in a cave for the past year, you know that Thanos (Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men, Sicario), the primary antagonist of Marvel Studios's Avengers: Infinity War, collected six Infinity Stones, added them to his Gauntlet, and used a snap … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Avengers: Endgame (SPOILER-FREE)
(SPOILER-FREE: Read on for an insightful overview of the web series if you haven't seen it yet) gen:LOCK from Rooster Teeth is the smartest, most character-driven, most compelling entry in the mecha anime genre, period. I'm happy to see how the indie animation studio Rooster Teeth has matured so much over the past few years … Continue reading My 2 Cents on gen:LOCK
(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for "Identity Crisis") "Identity Crisis" is the eighth episode of Rooster Teeth's mecha anime web series, gen:LOCK, released on March 9th, and lasts almost thirty-two minutes. A climactic battle interwoven with the recruits and their emotional bonds, the show's core theme of identity, and the vast swaths … Continue reading My 2 Cents on gen:LOCK – Episode 8, “Identity Crisis”
(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for "It Never Rains...") "It Never Rains..." is the seventh episode of Rooster Teeth's mecha anime web series, gen:LOCK, released on March 2nd, and lasts twenty-four and a half minutes. This is, simple to say, a slow-paced transition episode, but there are many terrific moments, including the … Continue reading My 2 Cents on gen:LOCK – Episode 7, “It Never Rains…”
This is an enthralling entry with a focus on character development for a traumatized gen:LOCK recruit, the gen:LOCK process itself, and a battle with an increasingly enigmatic Union mech.
This is the best episode so far, packing in everything that I wanted to see with the enthralling team dynamic, a focus on Valentina's gender-fluidity, and mecha action that starts out entertaining before it takes a sharp left turn into suspense.