Pirates Of The Caribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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If you enjoyed the original Pirates trilogy, you'll probably like this one a lot.  It feels like the natural progression to the original tale, though there's very little that ties it to the fourth film.

This film still suffers from the issues that the fourth had as well by not keeping Jack Sparrow in check enough.  The reason the first film was so good was because the rest of the case was equally represented.

It's a fun movie to have on in the background though.  The high seas action is the same as you remember with overblown moments, just not as good as the original 3.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's half space western and half heist, but I honestly had a blast with Solo.  I hadn't anticipated enjoying it, but the whole movie, though cheesy at times, was something I enjoyed greatly.

Donald Glover as Lando 100% stole the show during his scenes, as I expected.  The guy is hilarious, and the raw charisma the character extrudes feels real.

As far as Star Wars goes, this sits in a really weird spot for me.  It's a good film, but it doesn't feel like a "Star Wars movie" like the main story arc feels like.  Personally, I'm more than ok with that, but I understand why some people wouldn't like it.

There's a scene with a crime boss, and he has a set of Mandalorian armor set up with weapons like you'd see somebody do with samurai armor, and that made me pretty happy.

Less enjoyed by me is a scene in which the Falcon flies toward total blackness.  Thalassophobia is something that just horrifies me, and the scene in question was enough to trigger that a little.  Just as a heads up kind of thing.

Deadpool 2

I mean let's be real, you should know what you're getting into if you're watching DP2.  Seeing the first one is kinda must, as elements of some jokes might not make as much sense without the backstory.

That being said, the movie is incredibly standalone.  The story is rather self contained, and I feel like it might actually be leading up to something better that I had originally expected.  The minor issues I had with the first one really weren't a factor in this movie, it feels like they already found what direction to push and just how much to do it.

I was also a huge fan of the opening credits, which mimicked the James Bond style wonderfully.

I think you could honestly say this movie, outside of language, was less inappropriate than the original as well.  Worth catching if you're a fan of Superhero movies but just don't feel like watching another Avengers movie right now.



In honor of the new Deadpool movie being out, I'll share my original take on Deadpool from my old personal notes.

It's round about what I expected it to be.  Not being super familiar with DP as a character I didn't realize exactly what I was getting into, but it was a blast.

The sex through the holidays was kinda funny (mostly Lent), but all in all I kinda felt like a good number of jokes in that regard went a little too long or far.  I get pushing the envelope is kinda DP's thing, but still.

The story isn't as memorable as I'd like, there's a lot of scenes that don't stand out and sit in my mind as I'd prefer to have.  There's some good stuff still though, solid 8/10 I'd say.

Infinity War


I want to talk about this movie, because it's one of the best things I've seen this year, and I'm absolutely in love with Black Panther, so that's saying something in and of itself.

To avoid spoilers, I'll give background instead.

Over the last few years, I've been incredibly unimpressed with the state of Marvel.  Thor 2 was a joke, Winter Soldier was average, and let's not talk about Iron Man 2 or 3.

Ragnarok, Homecoming, Ant Man, Black Panther, and Civil War (which was basically Avengers 2.5) were the only good ones coming out, and I wasn't even a huge fan of Civil War.

That's changed up with Infinity War part 1 though.  It was just so good, and they didn't back down from doing what they needed to.  It's the strongest turn Marvel has taken yet, and I can's recomend it enough.

For Your Eyes Only

I'm a huge fan of James Bond.  I've seen all the movies at least once (even the George Lazenby film), and have managed to get a little bit of trivia about them whenever I can manage.

I can safely say I unironically enjoy a bad movie.  Live and Let Die for example is one of my favorite Bond movies because it's just so bad.

This one is in almost the same vein of terrible.  The faces Roger Moore makes are just pure gold, and the acting in this is second only to The Room in how bad some of it is.

And the soundtrack?  Let's just say it's not the best one the series has put out (looking at you Thunderball).  It's so much fun to watch though, I can't even be mad about it.