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When Yuri!!! on Ice was first beginning, it was compared endlessly to Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, but now that both shows are completed, does that comparison hold up?

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So as I’ve started recording and editing my Nausicaa vs Mononoke video essay, I’m also working on the rough draft for my Yuri!!! on Ice VS Free! Iwatobi Swim Club essay.

So here is the rough draft. Any input or corrections is greatly appreciated. 

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Despite my initial protestations of, “movie reboots are fucking stupid”, I enjoyed Ghostbusters immensely. Was it a perfect movie? No. But it was a GOOD movie and a lot of fun. Holtzmann and Patty were the best parts of the movie.

So I drew a maniacally laughing Holtzman on my phone during a meeting at work this morning.

Mad Max: Fury Road / Valhalla Comparison

Mad Max: Fury Road is among the most popular and original action movies in recent years. Personally I enjoyed it immensely. As Valhalla by Ari Bach is also a modern action work, comparisons are inevitable. So I’d like to present them here, not in the context of competition, but for mere explanation. Neither is necessarily better than the other and they’re different enough in medium and content that they needn’t battle one another for attention. But it’s good to see how they line up, for those interested.

Here’s a basic breakdown of which features what:

Different works, but with some degree of kinship. If you liked either one, be sure to check out the other!

I just saw Furious 7. And somehow, some of the lines (that I thought I heard) felt like they were…foreboding.

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Roman: [at Han’s funeral] Promise me something, Brian. I don’t wanna go to any more funerals.

Brian O'Conner: Only one more.

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Dom: …missed another bullet, Brian? (or something to this effect…)

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Everyone: [Oceanside, seeing Brian & family]: It’s gonna be different now/…he’s home.

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I’m probably over thinking it (or hallucinating!), but it seems to just fit. 

My friend said that this movie is “car-chase porn, explosives-porn, ass-porn” and I’m inclined to agree.  It has enough material to challenge your suspension of disbelief! Plus, I don’t even think the plot is that remarkable.

But IMHO, it’s not really about the plot. 

It was about family. It was about brotherhood.  It was about Paul.

I enjoyed this movie immensely.  And that last 5 minutes was well worth it.