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She’ra Season 4… In Review (If You’re Not Watching She’ra, You’re Missing A Lot)

Posted in Characters, Netflix, Story, Stream, Writing on November 11, 2019 by darkjade68

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Even if you’re not into Cartoons, if you’re not watching Dreamworks/Netflix ‘She’ra’, you’re missing a lot

Just finished Season 4 last night, and it just keeps getting better and better

Story Concept, Humor and especially Characters full of Heart, Depth and Individuality

Netflix Elves… In Review

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Netflix, Television Review with tags on August 30, 2019 by darkjade68

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Not Sure If Netflix ‘Elves’ Is Coming Back, But It’s A Very Saturday Morning Cartoon/Creators Had A Vision Show. Though It’s Age Recommendation Starts @ 7 I think, 11 Might Be Better/A Few Kinda Scary (Kid wise) Moments. If You Like Silly/Imaginative Cartoons I Recommend It

Stranger Things – Season 3… In Review *Spoilers*

Posted in Fiction, Netflix, Science Fiction, Television Review with tags , , on July 21, 2019 by darkjade68

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So, ‘Stranger Things’ was a cool thing, and obviously a hit

But I was really curious what Season 3 would really be about

Some of the 8 Episode Season’s Episodes were good, some not so good

But I will say, the Actors/Cast were awesome, as usual

Though a couple of the Characters, kinda weren’t as good this time around

Actors/Characters;

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Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) was, once again, the strongest Actor on the show

And for me, there are Scenes (Especially her Final Scenes in Episode 8) which made the whole thing worth watching

Actually, the overall feeling and many of the Final Scenes of the Season (Post Battling, 3 Months Later), felt good

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Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) (Right) was also a huge stand out. Already liked him in Season 1 & 2, liked him even more in this Season & Joe Keery (Steve) (Left) was also just as hilarious as ever

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Dacre Montgomery (Billy) was also awesome in this Season, escalated to a main Villain

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And Noah Schnapp (Will) who has absolutely transported me to my childhood in all 3 Seasons… I think this Actor has a real future.

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80’s Theme/Setting;

Though I have thoroughly enjoyed the 80’s Theme/Setting, including Music and Movie references from the time…

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…I found that there were a few too many John Hughes-esq (Director of The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles Etc.) type ‘forced’ moments in this Season

I get that they’re all Teenagers, and its’ the 80’s

And I appreciate the homage

But, these Scenes are not only too frequent, many of them run way too long, making it feel like ‘filler’ between Monster Scenes Etc. (Not to mention, they lacked John Hughes Talent/Magic, which is fine a couple times, but it was too often in this Season)

Overall Review; 6.25 out of 10 – Overall, it was worth watching for me… Mainly because of several of the Actor’s Performances, the 80’s vibe, plus I like Teenager Adventure Type Movies…

I also love cool Monster Stuff, but the Monsters felt repetitive in this season.

Nuff Said

DarkJade-

 

 

 

Iron Fist Series – Episodes 1-8… In Review

Posted in Netflix, Superhero, Writing with tags on April 4, 2017 by darkjade68

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SPOILER ALERTS

IRON FIST SERIES – EPISODES 1-8… IN REVIEW

Let me start by saying, The Iron Fist is one of my Favorite Superhero Characters since I was a kid.

My Favorites go like this

  1. Captain America
  2. The Flash
  3. Iron Man
  4. Avengers (As A Group)
  5. Iron Fist
  6. West Coast Avengers (As A Group)
  7. Hawkeye

When I heard Netflix was going to make an “Iron Fist” Series, I was pretty stoked.

A more obscure Character (Compared To Some Of The Others), I appreciated the fact that Netflix was making this happen.

Nuff Said, on with the Review.

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STORY;

The Story is ok. It has Classic Elements, that make up many Comic Book Stories/Characters.

Such As;

  • Rebellious Wealthy Superhero
  • Parents Died, Leaving Questions

WRITING;

The Writing has holes… The Characters are good enough to hold the Series together, but that shouldn’t be the way that it is.

CHARACTERS;

Here’s where the show improves a bit, first of all, I really like the Lead Actor…

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Finn Jones, as Danny Rand (The Iron Fist);

He’s smart, sensitive, raw, doesn’t know all the answers, and is extremely driven.

He’s good.

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Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing);

Jessica is also good as Colleen, who is a mild character, which works. A good fighter, and friend with a heart.

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Tom Pelphrey & Jessica Stroup (Brother & Sister Ward & Joy Meachum);

Both are good, especially Tom Pelphrey, but there are holes in the Writing that sometimes makes it tough for his character.

And so far though Jessica is good, her character is extremely lost, and kind of purposeless. I blame that on writing though, she is a good actress.

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David Wenham (Harold Meachum);

David is great (You might recognize him from Lord Of The Rings, Return of the King and The Twin Towers, as Faramir.

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He does a great job as the angsty enigmatic father of Joy and Ward.

The biggest mistake the Series has made so far is…

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Rosario Dawson’s Character, Claire Temple;

I don’t want to pick on Rosario, I’ve seen her in a lot of things, but I can’t say if I actually like her all that much as an actress. Just a personal preference thing.

But this Character is terrible… Over Analytical/Controlling and always complaining.

But more than that, she is just so disruptive, especially to the Danny Rand & Colleen characters, who had just connected romantically.

The romance is largely friendship based, which are the best relationships in my opinion, but all the sudden they’ve shoved the Claire character into all of their scenes, and she just wont stop talking.

After the Claire Character received a mysterious letter in Episode 8, who she says came from a guy who is unavailable, I started to suspect that her character may have been on the Netflix Daredevil Series…

…and I was right.

But more than that, she was also on the “Luke Cage” Series.

She was on 8 of each of those Series, and I believe she’s going to be on a total of 6 of the “Iron Fist” Episodes.

Beyond that, it all appears to be heading to a New Series coming in August on Netflix, called “The Defenders”, which will include all three Characters, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil.

It will also include Colleeen from the Iron Fist show.

OVERALL RATING;

Even though the Writing is often leaving the characters with hallow scenes, especially Joy and Ward, and even though this Claire Character is annoying as @#$@#…

I still like the show.

Why?

The Cast Members I mentioned above, but mainly, the Lead Actor who plays Iron Fist.

I also like the Music, and many of the Fight Scenes, though it is obvious the Actors only know so much in regards to fighting…

…my hat’s still off to their ‘physical’ efforts, and am willing to let it slide.

My biggest complaint, and I don’t like to complain, is the fact that I feel they’re so focused on creating The Defenders Series, that there is kind of a ‘diluted’ effort in regards to the Writing Effort with this show.

Still, I give it 7 out of 10.

Thanks for Reading/Listening

DarJade-