What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Paradox

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    Get Out is amazing. I’m eager to see Us at some point. Who would’ve thought Jordan Peele was such a good director? His comedy was always top notch so I’m glad he successfully branched out.
     
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    High praise. We have our tickets for Friday, so I'll see if I agree then. :)
     
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home was amazing. What I figured would happen ended up happening, but still managed to surprise me with the circumstance surrounding it. The mid credit scene was a full on holy shit moment in more ways than one, and the final end credit scene was a huge shocker as well and seems to lay some groundwork for the next phase of MCU films.
     
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    I predicted some of Far From Home's plot as well. Without spoiling anything (but I'm sure people will know by now), once I saw that Jake Gyllenhall was in the film as a particular character, I had a good feeling I knew what was going to happen.

    I can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but we saw Toy Story 4 a few weeks ago. In all honesty, it was an unnecessary film for Disney Pixar to make, but it was still highly enjoyable. So basically, they didn't have to make it... but it was nice that they did. :)
     
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    I’ll catch Toy Story 4 at some point. I figure they’ll have it on the Disney+ platform when that launches and I’ll see it there.

    The MCU is nailing these Spidey characters, and reinventing others in fresh new ways. These versions of Flash and MJ are interesting new takes.
     
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    Absolutely. I agree. I like how Flash is, while a bully, a different kind of bully. He's not a big, athletic jock like previous incarnations (both film and comics), but instead, he's the insanely spoiled and privileged kid who comes from a rich family. He's obsessed with social media, having the best stuff (clothes, the car) etc. and is basically just an overly confident wanker, just because of material possessions. He's the kind of jack arse that's probably all "My Father is sending me to Harvard, so suck it, Parker". He is pretty much the type of bully that I unfortunately had to deal with when I was in high school, so I can humorously relate.

    As for "MJ", I think she's cool. I like that she's a nerd in her own right, like Peter, and that she's awkward, also like Peter. I also think they made a good casting choice. A lot of people are super upset that "MJ" is not the traditional Caucasian redhead we've seen in the past. I reckon these people are just a tad bit overreacting. For one, this "MJ" is "Michelle", not "Mary Jane", it's a different character. Will we see an actual "Mary Jane Watson" in the MCU Spider-Man? Maybe, maybe not. Do we have to? Probably not.

    I think we, as an audience and overall consumer, deserve to see our beloved stories be told in different manners, otherwise, we'll just be watching the same shit, over and over. That might make some people happy, but personally, I love seeing people's creativity and what they can do with pre-existing characters and lore to forge their own unique stories. Sure, sometimes it doesn't work out (looking at you, Transformers film franchise, thanks Michael Bay) but sometimes, there is damn good work done, like MCU Spider-Man.
     
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    Far From Home was great! I pretty much called the villain immediately, along with most of the motivation (but the twist on it was pretty dang good). I like how well the characters in the Spidey-MCU are growing and I think the casting choices have been fantastic. Tom Holland just nails the role as an awkward, uncertain Peter/Spider-Man, and I really like the chemistry between him and Zendaya. Same with him and Ned's actor: they portray long time friends on the nerdy end of the spectrum perfectly. Flash, too, looks like he's going to get some kind of development beyond being the spoiled bully character judging by the last bit of him we see in the film. Even seeing how the relationship between Peter and Happy has evolved from the first film is great. I want more of all of this!

    I also saw the new Child's Play movie the other evening. It's not going to be winning any awards, but it was a rather successful remake of the original, removing the supernatural element of having a serial killer's consciousness move into a doll and replacing it with a sabotaged AI which works better with today's tech advances. Only reason I saw it is because I love Mark Hamill, and he did a great job voicing Chucky. The lead actor who played the kid also did a great job. It's been rather refreshing to see a lot of good child actors coming up these days, who don't make you cringe when they deliver their lines. Not necessarily worth seeing in theaters, but Child's Play is a decent watch for when it hits Netflix or whatever streaming service you use.
     
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    ^^^ I also had little interest in seeing the remake until I learned Mark Hamill was voicing Chucky. Hamill will always be my definitive Joker, alongside Conroy as Batman.

    Going back to the reinvention of some of the Spidey side characters, you both hit the nail on the head. The chemistry between Peter and MJ is great and the dynamic with this modern day style bully that is Flash is perfect. I’m perfectly happy with Michelle being Peter’s MJ for as long as they do the films. At this point, to introduce a ‘new’ MJ that is the traditional red haired Mary Jane would seem odd and eye-rolling.

    And as always Ned is a national treasure, even though half the time I still call him Ganke.
     
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    I saw Aladin very good movie that reminded me of fond memories of childhood.

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    Watched Thor: Ragnarok again the other day on Stan.

    Thor: Ragnarok is one of my absolute favourite films of the MCU. I was never a big fan of Thor but after I saw Ragnarok, he's become one of my favourite MCU characters. I also love the movie's overall 80's aesthetic and soundtrack, and while Thor's development received a bit of criticism, I think it's a great direction.
     
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