After all the hype, I finally get to watch The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz. It was nearly three hours long (Gosh, what’s with movies nowadays being this long?! Were they that bored during the pandemic?)
A shout out to Colin Farrell’s makeup artist. It was superb! I could not recognise him at all.
Anyway, let’s get down to the deets:
Sounds:  Mute it  Annoying but can live with it [✔] Adding to my playlist (it has an indie vibe to it)  Smash the repeat button!
Plot:  What plot?  Nothing special but enjoyable [✔] Good table talk (There were punny moments and subtle aha! touches. But some scenes were too draggy.)  Mind-blown Inception style
Graphics:  Eyesore  Not bad [✔] Good (Effective cinematography styles were utilised to bring out the mysteriousness of the film. A tad too dark at times.)  Eye-candy
Acting: Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano and Robert Pattinson are good at acting with Paul Dano standing out the most. Given the character’s colourful background, it is understandable that he can portray more, but the main leads did a fine job too. However, while I feel Zoe has the street Catwoman vibe, her acting does not top Anne Hathaway’s version. Anne pulls off the Catwoman’s character very well in specific memorable scenes. For example, this part when she screams and pretends – a total Catwoman thing to do:
Fun:  Fell asleep [✔] Kill time  I paid attention  What a roller coaster!
In The Batman, the pacing of the romance between Bat and Cat felt unnatural. Overall, I prefer Christopher Nolan’s movies, but we’ll give Matt Reeves’s version time to build.
Before Cancel culture was a norm, television companies have been doing it. Which is a shame if you’re hooked into a series only to have it abruptly end.
Here’s a list of awesome TV series that got cancelled:
Into the Badlands This has been my favourite so far. No doubt haters always find something to complain about, but what I enjoy about this tv series is the world-building, culture and lore. It is rare to see an American tv series with martial arts, and I welcome this fresh and high-octane drama. Costumes that differentiate the allegiance with Barons and properties are also worth a mention. Setting: Post-apocalyptic martial arts series in dangerous feudal lands.
Firefly The adventures in different planets and civilizations leave you curious and wanting for more. Setting: Space, Western drama in the year 2517.
Dracula No introductions needed as it’s pretty obvious from the title. Horror drama. Setting: Victorian.
Now here’s a list of awesome TV series that should’ve been cancelled:
Game of Thrones We know this one. It was great until the last season. Cancelling out the last season would’ve saved this beloved piece than finishing it and leaving a bitter aftertaste with the horrendous last season.
How I met your Mother It was awesome, really. Funny until…it wasn’t. For the love of all things, quit dragging on how the MC met their mother when it should’ve ended a season or more ago.
Having said that, I’m not really a fan of the cancel culture. What’s the tv series that you wish were cancelled or wasn’t?
I was sceptical when I first read about the reviews, and I did not like Lola Bunny’s new design (she looks like an aunt lol). So, I had low expectations when I watched it. It turns out to be enjoyable and light-hearted. Anyway, without much further ado, here are the deets.
Sounds: [ ] Mute it [✔] Can’t remember so no comment [ ] Adding to my playlist [ ] Everyone, let’s sing!
Graphics: [ ] Eyesore [ ] Not bad [ ] Good [✔] Eye-candy
Plot: [ ] What plot? [✔] Nothing special but enjoyable [ ] Good table talk [ ] Mind-blown Inception style
Fun: [ ] Fell asleep [ ] Just to kill time [✔] I paid attention [ ] What a roller coaster!