I went into Ready Player One expecting to hear this song by the time the credits rolled– it’s that perfect for the film. The music video is epic visually and totally done in pixel art, satisfying the gamer nerd in me; the synth wave takes me back to the 80s I wish I’d had; and I pretty much just love Gunship and all that they do. Check out Art3mis and Parzival, by Gunship, and let me know if you agree in the comments.
(Very slight spoiler regarding one scene of Avengers: Infinity War)
Hopefully, you’ve taken my advice from earlier in the week and seen the marvelous Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War. If you haven’t, I must assume you have your reasons, but I promise you’re missing out. If you have seen the film, you’ll recall the crazy cool girl fight deep in the third act between Black Widow, Okoye, Scarlet Witch, and Proxima Midnight of Thanos’ Black Order. At a certain point, Proxima Midnight stands over Scarlet Witch, who is nearly defeated, and tells her that she will die alone. From the side, we hear Black Widow’s voice correct Proxima Midnight by proclaiming clearly that, “She’s not alone.” From that point, we are treated to an incredible display of fighting as Black Widow and Okoye battle Promixa Midnight long enough for Scarlet Witch to recover herself and jump back into the fray.
Before it premiered this past weekend, Marvel’s Black Panther was breaking records for pre-sales and getting ready for one of the most lucrative opening weekends in MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) history. The hype surrounding the film has been intense. However, the movie absolutely lives up to all of it. This film deserves to break records. It is a film that sets new standards of excellence within the MCU and within movies in general. It is also a movie that accomplishes much more than making lots of money for film makers and the Disney Empire. This is a movie that is important to the time in which we live. It is a film that speaks to the current racial tension in America and around the world. It addresses the misrepresentation of entire people groups on a systematic level. It showcases representation in media and empowers in many ways a group of people that, though scattered throughout the globe, have all continued to feel an oppression that began hundreds of years ago. It opens the door for better representation not only of blacks, but of all minorities around the world. Possibly most importantly, this is a movie that reminds all of us of the responsibility we have to people around the world who are less fortunate than ourselves, those outside of our own communities, economic and privilege circles, and personal bubbles who could benefit from what we have to offer, but are often unwilling to give.
Kingdom Hearts is a third-person fantasy game that combines the worlds of Final Fantasy and Disney. You follow the protagonist, Sora, and his two friends, Donald and Goofy, on an adventure through various Disney-based realms, rescuing princesses and restoring hearts. For any true Disney fan, it’s kind of amazing.
For all those who don’t know of my obsession with Kingdom Hearts, I briefly touch on it in our most recent Vlog. Simply put, I’m obsessed… probably on an unhealthy level. For years (YEARS!!!), I’ve been waiting for the third installment in the franchise. Finally, it seems Square Enix is finally ready to live up to their promises with a release set for late 2018.
I’ll believe it when I see it, but for now, here’s the newest trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3. Enjoy!