Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

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Here’s the conclusion the the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the movie everyone stuck around for: Anakin  Skywalker’s turn to the dark side and the rise of Darth Vader. This movie was ultra hyped in 2005, and why not? Darth Vader is one of the greatest villains of all time and myself and millions of fans couldn’t wait to see the final turn. Were we disappointed like the previous did however?

The Clone Wars have come to a head and victory could go either way, but as Qui-Gon predicted, Anakin Skywalker has grown into an exceptional Jedi Knight and hero. After defeating Count Dooku and saving Palpatine and Obi-wan’s lives, Anakin is facing the chance to become a member of the Jedi council  but only as a means of spying on the chancellor who they believe is a Sith lord. Besides that, Anakin is facing the conflict of Padme being pregnant and the stress of them losing everything for there budding family and the fear he has of losing his beloved wife. Palpatine reveals himself as a Sith to Anakin with promises of a power that can save Padme, tantalizing him until the fatal choice comes and a new threat arises as the Jedi collapse. Enter Darth Vader.

It’s pretty well accepted that Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy and is one of the darkest entries in Star Wars. There’s a ton of epic fights, including the iconic fight between Anakin and Obi-wan as well as Yoda vs the Emperor which was also pretty badass. Darth Sidious is honestly my favorite part of the movie and is brilliantly deceptive but also menacing as hell. Sadly this movie has it’s fair share of issues. There are some cringe worthy moments, including Vader’s infamous “NO!” scene and some pretty cheesy dialogue. The pacing feels off as well, because of the amount of ground the movie has to cover in a set time, the beginning feels rushed. In the end, it’s one of the better Star Wars movies and one of the most epic so it’s well worth a watch. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Fantasy Island trailer

I may be way late to the party on this one but once I pieced this together I found myself truly baffled. Why would Blumhouse think it was a good idea to reboot a old TV show as a PG-13 horror movie? I’m really asking what the hell they were thinking after the success of Halloween (2018) and Us . May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

I am so damn confused by this trailer. I know what it is- the latest Saw movie- but I can’t tell if it’s a spin off or sequel. Also the title is just bizarre. Saw is a part of most of my teen years as well as many other horror fans but enough is enough, with this being the 9th installment in a franchise that shouldn’t have been. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Disney+ MCU series spot

So we’ve been hearing about the new MCU series included with the th phase of the MCU and during the Superbowl we got our first sneak peaks at Falcon and Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki. First, I have to say I’m extremely excited for WandaVision; Scarlet Witch is one of my favorite characters in the MCU and I was thrilled to see that she will be prominent in Dr Strange 2 and WandaVision seems to dig into her psyche. I’m kinda excited to see what Sam and Bucky are up to in Falcon and Winter Soldier. I’m disappointed by the offering from Loki. In the end, I’m surprisingly invested and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Yes Man (2008)

Yes man is the story of Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) who refuses to do anything, he doesn’t answer his friend’s phone calls and even misses his best friend’s engagement dinner. When an old friend suggested he go to a Yes Seminar, it changes his life forever. He makes a covenant to always say yes.

This leads to some interesting things in his life, for example, he starts approving every loan at work and ends up on a blind date with a woman looking for a husband from overseas.  He becomes a much better friend and we learn the reason for his shutting down socially is the divorce he went through a few years prior.

The movie isn’t perfect and it has a bit too much downtime between laughs for my taste but the movie was still fun enough to be worth a watch. Go check it out, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.