When Julia Roberts, star of Ben is Back, opened her envelope and announced Green Book, the first emotion to come over me was relief. Sure it was bad, Green Book is problematic in a number of ways, but it could have been worse. At least it wasn’t Bohemian Rhapsody, right? But in the minutes and hours after the Oscars ended, a deep sense of disappointment set in. Not only because the best picture winner was deeply undeserving of that moniker, but because it managed to cast a pall over a night in which the Academy was finally recognizing a diverse, progressive set of films and filmmakers.
I hate writing negative reviews for movies. I know I’ve done them before on this site, but there’s a difference between a bad movie that I go in expecting to be bad and go, “Yup, this meets my expectations!” and a movie I’m excited about that just....fall flat. I’ll try to leave this review as spoiler free as possible, considering it came out...today? I think? I know some people got to see it last week, and it officially has a release date of Friday and I’m writing this at 11:59 on a Thursday. Also, nobody edited this for me, I’m sure there’s a bunch of mistakes in my rage. Therefore: No beta, we die like men.
How to Train your Dragon: the Hidden World broke my heart and left me disappointed and that’s definitely a sentence I hate writing.
By far the most important relationships of our early lives are those with our parents. Specifically, it’s the relationship, or lack thereof, between father and son that can set the course for a young boy’s entire life. This is shocking to exactly no one. We each can trace a piece of ourselves to what our parents passed down. What can be shocking is the sight of a father passing down abhorrent values with disregard for the safety of his son.
Do you guys know how good Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is? In the history of ever, Evan and I have never had the same opinion on any movie. The elements we look for and consider “good” in movies are on completely different ends of the spectrum.
And yet, we BOTH thought this movie was amazing.