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)
Matched has a natural ability to weave the gripping twists of a mystery and the genuine emotions of a romance into one plot, giving it a creative edge over typical YA dystopian sci-fi books. Sometime in the far future, people live in a utopian world of tranquility watched over by the Society. The defining feature of … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Matched
(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…”
(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full breakdown review for "The Only Me I Know") "The Only Me I Know" is the sixth episode of Rooster Teeth's mecha anime web series, gen:LOCK, released on February 23rd, and is twenty-five and a half minutes long. Simple to say, this episode is thrilling from start to finish with … Continue reading My 2 Cents on gen:LOCK – Episode 6, “The Only Me I Know”
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.
Sidney lumbered up a road to another city square before she staggered to her knees. In turn Wyatt slumped out of her arms and thumped onto the plinth of a soldier statue. "Comrades!" Corbin exclaimed from down the road, running ahead of the others. "What's hampering the two of you?" They slowed down within ten … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Three, “Fuchsia Light” – 2nd revision