Media Diary

short, highly subjective reviews about stuff I watch.

★ = didn't like; ★★ = pretty okay; ★★★ = liked; ★★★★ = favourite.

media → movie

The Amazing Spider-Man

It's fine. I probably would have liked this more if I hadn't just watched the original trilogy, so I found myself very bored during the origin story because all the story beats were familiar.
2
Sep 3, 2021

media → movie

Venom

A lot better than I was expecting, because everyone says this movie is bad. It's fun! Venom the character is fun. The plot was not very interesting. I'm glad Anne and Dan were good characters and there wasn't an annoying love triangle shoved in.
2
Sep 2, 2021

media → movie

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Everything happens so much. I thought having both Sandman and Venom in this made it too crowded, and found a lot of plot points silly. Emo Peter dancing down the street was very funny. Disappointed in the way MJ was written throughout this entire trilogy. Love triangles are tiring.
2
Aug 29, 2021

media → movie

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

I liked the identity crisis plot. Doc Ock's arms were very cool. I thought the initial fusion machine scene was overdramatic and silly, and then the following hospital scene gave me whiplash because of how violent and horrifying it was (I still have that shot with the nails stuck in my mind…ugh). The romance remains tiresome.
2
Aug 27, 2021

media → movie

Spider-Man (2002)

I haven't watched this the whole way through before. It feels very much a product of its time with the weird love story and damsel in distress plot points.
2
Aug 21, 2021

media → television

What If…?

(ongoing) so far enjoyable and fun. The art is gorgeous and probably my favourite part of the series.
Aug 20, 2021

media → movie

Men In Black – International

I’ve never seen an MIB movie before and didn’t really get what was going on here, but I think it was also…not very good.
1
Aug 13, 2021

media → movie

Mission Impossible 6 – Fallout

the absolutely bananas action scenes continue. I feel tired just watching Tom Cruise run after the bad guys with his infinite set of lungs. I was mostly excited to see Henry Cavill in this. also, the many NO U twists and 5D chess manoeuvres.
2
Aug 7, 2021

media → movie

Enola Holmes

pretty fun, I was more intrigued by the missing mother plot than the viscount one, but apparently there's a sequel planned? so hopefully that will be explored more.
2
Aug 4, 2021

media → movie

Mission Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation

I didn't like this one as much as the 4th movie, but it was still fun. There were lots of NO U moments and I had no idea what was going to happen. I wish I were cool enough to ride a motorcycle.
2
Aug 1, 2021

media → movie

Watchmen

very dark and joyless. I adore the comic and I think I wouldn't have understood this movie if I hadn't read it before. The musical cues were strange and the way the flashback scene between the Comedian and Silk Spectre was shot felt incredibly uncomfortable and unnecessary. Watchmen was never great with women (idk if a product of its satirization or just the usual men writing women thing, I'm not a scholar) and I just have to look past it to enjoy the thing.
2
Jul 30, 2021

media → anime

Carole & Tuesday

charming and cute, with wonderful music. I watched this with my friends but we ended up not finishing it.
3
Jul 27, 2021

media → movie

Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol

I haven't watched an MI movie before. Some of the tech was silly and the BMW endorsements were amusing, but it was fun and exciting.
2
Jul 22, 2021

media → movie

Ocean's Twelve

this is a fun movie. I did some Destiny item management while rewatching it. The plot is confusing, but Catherine Zeta-Jones is beautiful and everyone is having a good time.
2
Jul 15, 2021