That’s right, your boy gets around. I might be slightly late to the review party, but I did wind up seeing The Greatest Showman at long last, and I was so excited about it. And you know what, the film really did meet alot of my expectations. I was basing most of my hopes off of La La Land (which I wrote about when it came out last year if you want to hear more thoughts about it), and I want to go over what Showman did to improve on the ideas of La La Land, and what it means for musicals coming up. Oh, and also, I don’t know who started this stupid “spoiler-free” thing, but I’m writing a movie review, so of course I’m going to talk about the movie. So, for what it’s worth, be warned of spoilers.
Yeah, I said it. I don’t like Marvel movies. What heresy is this? Is it just a movement by me to try to be hipster, not following mainstream entertainment? Or am I just attempting to be controversial for no particular reason? No, my friends, I am in fact a lover of all mediums of entertainment, and there are quite a few modern films that I have found to be very creative and well-done. However, Marvel, which is now dominating TV, theaters, and Netflix, is not among the movie-makers that I find to be putting out films that I can enjoy. What follows is why I hold these views, but keep in mind that by now, I have decided not to watch any more Marvel films, and I’ve only seen the films up to the first Avengers (with a couple of exceptions), so I’m not claiming to know all about Marvel, only what I have seen.
I know this is the “random thoughts” section, and I’m still only posting about entertainment. You might be thinking, “Man, does this guy have any sort of life outside of entertainment?”, and the answer is no, but I promise that I intend to at some point put something in the “random thoughts” that isn’t entertainment-related. I’ll get there. But while I get there, let’s talk about a movie called Metropolis.
I’m not one for film reviews, because I don’t think I know as much as most other reviewers out there, being that I’ve never had any real training in anything related to film. But having just seen La La Land, I thought it might be worth my while to take a look at what the film was going for and how successful it was, especially compared with the other films it was inspired by.