Tag Archives: Netflix

The Usagi Chronicles isn’t Running at Full Throttle Yet

20 May

Samurai Rabbit The Usagi Chronicles Fans of Usagi Yujimbo by Stan Sakai are most likely thrilled that he’s fully crossed over to the animation medium in The Usagi Chronicles. His appearances in the past were scant and even though Miyamato is mostly a background character in this new Netflix series, it’s his ancestor, Yuichi Yujimbo, who is the star of Samurai Rabbit.

The emphasis is on the latter since it’s his story. This youngling’s goal to become a samurai. One day, he’ll be the leader of the team he’s friends with. The first episode sees him having difficulty gaining Gen the Rhino, Kitsune the Fox, and Chizu the Cat’s respect. This rabbit has much to learn, especially when making the rough and tumble streets of Neo-Tokyo his “home.”

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Quick Thoughts on Pacific Rim: The Black Season Two Trailer Drop

4 Apr

Pacific Rim: The Black season 2 poster and first look images released ahead of April premiereComing to Netflix
April 19, 2022

Taylor and Hayley Travis have new skills to show off in season two of Pacific Rim: Black! The trailer is now out and what’s revealed shows off the threat introduced in last season’s cliffhanger, and just how nasty they can be!

These siblings look confident in piloting the mech they found, the Atlas Destroyer, but along the way, they’ll find old Jaegers (that they may salvage for parts) and deal with a cult. The mysterious Sisterhood are hailing the coming of the Kaiju Messiah to save the world. This figure may still need to be born, but in what’s revealed in the teaser makes him look like he’s been around for some years. He just hasn’t discovered his powers yet!

Not everyone wants it and I believe this season will examine the tough decision to kill or hide the child away. But if there’s a chance of saving a lost soul, I’m all for it! But nobody will know until this season drops later this month.

Analysing The Adam Project

25 Mar

The Adam Project poster.png

Now Playing on Netflix

Shawn Levy
‘s style of humour in his films can’t be replicated. Part of it is in how he gets his talents to shine. The hilarity works in his version of Cheaper by the Dozen and Night at the Museum. What he imbues into these tales often results in a sequel or two. His latest might not get that continuation, but I’m hoping The Adam Project can lead to Project: Eve or Lilith. It’ll depend on adding a bigger biblical context to which the backstory skims through.

The father of Adam (Mark Ruffalo) is a genius and what he’s created can remake the world a dozen times over. While the present day (2022) doesn’t have the advanced tech to realise transportation now, the future has fine tuned the mechanism. He’s almost like The Ancient One in Marvel’s Avengers because he has to tell his kids it’s not a good idea to mess with time, otherwise the future would be a total wreck.

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When Giving a Red Notice is a Impossible Mission

29 Nov

Red Notice

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Spoiler Alert

Banking on the talents of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot to carry a film is one way to get a Red Notice. There are a few elements to like,  namely a sense of being a global spy type caper in the vein of Impossible Mission, but I see this film has an anime inspired root, namely Lupin the III. Like the thief, Nolan Booth (Reynolds) is crazy agile!

There’s some great wise-cracks from Reynolds (he excels at that). Johnson’s character (Hartley) is familiar and Gadot shines by being a villainess in the vein of The Baroness from GI Joe. As for whether they can all partner up is the name of the game because they’re art thieves.

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Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop: The Return of a Classic

23 Nov

Netflix Debuts a Cowboy Bebop Trailer and a New Poster

By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Now Available on Netflix

Cowboy Bebop, the new sci-fi series streaming on Netflix, follows the exploits of Jet Black and Spike Spiegel, a pair of bounty hunters travelling the solar system while trying to make ends meet. In their line of work, they have to deal with everything the solar system sends their way from drug dealing nut jobs to ridiculous fuel costs and everything in between.

Cowboy Bebop is also based off the classic anime of the same name from 1998 with the same characters and premise. Currently rated nearly 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, many consider it to be legendary, and I’m one of them. So when Netflix announced a live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop, I was excited. Though the fandom immediately split on whether or not this reboot was going to be good or if it should have been made at all. Remakes and reboots rarely have a very good track record, but I’m not against them at all, so I decided to be cautiously optimistic.

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