The Book of Boba Fett: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Today we’re taking a closer look at another installment in the Star Wars franchise: The Book of Boba Fett. As I really enjoyed The Mandalorian, I had high expectations for this one. Let’s see if it can live up to that!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

On the sands of Tatoonie, bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the Galaxy’s underworld and fight for Jabba the Hutt’s old territory.

The Rating:

I’ve got a confession to make before we get to the nitty-gritty of this show. The only reason I started watching Boba Fett was for more Baby Yoda content. Yes, I am fully aware that his name is Grogu but Baby Yoda sounds way too adorbsies to not roll with that.

So, it turns out that this was actually a good reason to watch the show, as it certainly delivered in terms of Baby Yoda. I swear, my poor little heart can’t take so much cuteness! I don’t want to spoil things for anybody who hasn’t watched this yet, but the Dadalorian content is really chef’s kiss.

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The Mandalorian: Season 1 – A Review

Hello, my darling readers!
Catching up with all the reviews I meant to write ages ago, I proudly present to you The Mandalorian – one of the most hyped shows of 2019. Was it good? Was it bad? Let’s see!

The Plot:

This show follows the titular Mandalorian bounty hunter and his exploits across the galaxy…

The Rating:

Okay, so hands down, I only came for baby yoda. As much as the show tried to built up the big reveal of Mando’s face, sorry, I don’t care.
Let’s be real, Disney should have called it the Baby Yoda Show. That precious green nugget took the internet and my heart by storm.

Of course, it’s super obvious that this was a marketing thing Disney did and Baby Yoda is their latest cash cow. But you know what? I am not even made. Baby Yoda is just far too adorable.

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Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Hello, my darling readers!
Although I saw The Rise of Skywalker the very first day it was in cinemas here in Austria, it took me more than a month to order my thoughts and compile a review for this film. Let’s see how that turned out…

The Plot:

Rey discovers things about her past and has to decide. Not only her own future is at stake here…

The Rating:

Uff, what can I say about this film?
I have rather ambivalent feelings about The Rise of Skywalker and still haven’t entirely made up about it.

This review will contain spoilers because I just have too many things to discuss to prevent that. Continue reading at your own risk!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Great Final Films of Actors/Actresses

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we’ll talk about great final films of actors and actresses – so here we go!

#1 Giant

James Dean’s career was short, yet he is one of the most famous actors of all time. Although I did not love everything about Giant, it is still an impressive movie with an A-list cast. In his final role James Dean show so much promise for what could have been.

#2 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Another tragic death here. I loved Heath Ledger throughout my teen years and was absolutely heartbroken when he passed away. His final film was nowhere near done at that time, so Terry Gilliam spiced it up by having different actors fill in for Ledger. The outcome was so much better than I would have expected.

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Movie Mania Star Wars Special: Bonus! Spaceballs

Hey guys! I finished reviewing all the films there are in the Star Wars franchise so far. Although it’s not technically a SW film, today is a bonus post. Let’s talk about Spaceballs!

The Plot:

Spaceballs is essentially a parody of the original three Star Wars movies. There are a princess, a hairy sidekick, and a mercenary who save the world in their spaceship. You get the point 😉

The Rating:

I am aware that the reviews for this film are mixed at best, but I, for my part found it hilarious. There are so many funny characters and a decent story-line you’ll be able to enjoy even if you are not a Star Wars fan. I watched Spaceballs several years before checking out a SW-movie. So, despite not being familiar with the stuff being subject of the parody, you’ll laugh while watching this film. Granted, it’s not perfect, but Mel Brooks’s productions rarely are. Of all his parodies I’ve seen so far, this one is my favorite.

Don’t take it too seriously and allow yourself to have some fun. It’s a film you’ll enjoy!

Did you watch this one? Let me know if you are a Star Wars fan!

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Movie Mania: Solo – A Star Wars Story

Hey guys! My Star Wars review series is almost over. So let’s dive right in and talk about Solo – A Star Wars Story!

The Plot:

This is basically a prequel to all the Star Wars movies out there so far. It tells the tale of a young Han Solo. What made him the tough guy he is now? And how did he encounter Chewbacca?

The Rating:

Well, Solo may not be my favorite flick in the Star Wars universe, but it’s a decent film. I had expected virtually nothing and considered it to be merely an easy way to make some cash off the whole franchise. Therefore, I was rather pleasantly surprised.

There’s a lot of stuff going on. We get Emilia Clark who is giving a good performance, but her character didn’t win me over. I enjoyed how Han and Chewbacca met and bonded. For me, that’s the most interesting part of the film. Despite many other stars like Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, and Donald Glover, I am not impressed.

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