I’m one of those people who grew up loving Boba Fett, and subsequently Jango Fett after that… I was 13, give me a break. There was just something so enigmatic and cool about this armoured up bounty hunter whose face you never saw and who hardly spoke a word. I’m not the only one who felt that way considering the legacy that was born from the character after the original trilogy.
A legacy that led to his presence in the second season of The Mandalorian and this series to follow it.
Continue reading “The Book of Boba Fett: Series Review – Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land”
I made what has become a increasingly rare visit to the cinema last week, in the efforts to go and see Alita: Battle Angel. To go ahead and spoil this entire review for you: I didn’t really have any especially strong feelings towards the movie. It just seemed like one more CG heavy action flick to me, which has become the expectation for this genre of movie. The unfortunate result is that Alita struggled to stick in my mind on walking out, especially when I don’t really hold any reverence for the source material.
I was at the point where I didn’t feel like I had anything interesting to talk about in a blog like this afterwards afterwards, and came close to not writing anything at all. However, it was upon seeing the reactionary discourse to the film via social media that I realised there seemed to be some rather polarising views regarding the movie from fans, neutrals and critics. It was interesting to find myself smack in the middle of all things, agreeing with some things but baffled by other takes.
Continue reading “Alita: Battle Angel – Does a Middling Adaptation Make a Bad Movie Good?”