Watched Lightyear (2022) from letterboxd.com
Legendary Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside a group of ambitious recruits and his robot companion Sox.

This is just not enough fun. It takes itself far too seriously. Admittedly, I’m not the target audience but my children were obviously very bored at times. You see, Buzz has to learn about “teamwork”. Sadly, that takes three quarters of the movie and there is pretty much nothing else going on. There is a single plot line that is endlessly, and needlessly, stymied to the point of teeth gnashing frustration. The story is almost bereft of any good ideas.

It all looks pretty neat, though. I love the design and the sound is great. The soundtrack is not particularly note-worthy but the voice work is very solid. 

I just wish they hadn’t confused tension and excitement…

★★½

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Watched Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) from letterboxd.com
Decades since their successful television series was canceled, Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend’s life.

I went into this with quiet optimism. It was not rewarded. The set-up, the story and effects all work well enough. It’s just really badly put together. It has loads of what should be great little touches that just don’t land. It’s like a five year old telling a joke, where all the timing and intonation is off.

Very poor.

★★

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Watched Mom and Dad (2017) from letterboxd.com
In a suburban community, moms and dads, one after the other, mysteriously feel the irresistible impulse to attack and kill their own offspring.

The premise and set-up are great but, once the carnage starts… well, that’s the problem. There is no carnage. There is nowhere near enough splatter for this to be a horror and it is way too short on laughs to be a comedy.

Missed opportunity. Passed the time, though.

★★½

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Watched The World's End (2013) from letterboxd.com
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

It’s just too long. It’s a big part of the “joke”, that the crawl goes on too long. But it’s boring and self-indulgent.

★★½

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@The_Weed: A message I want to share with adults who work with #ADHD kids is: pushing them the way that you push neurotypical kids harms them for life. Here’s what I mean. When I start working clinically...…

This is a really nice thread (for the most part). I have an ASD/Asperger’s diagnosis but no official ADHD diagnosis (as yet). My son has both. In coming to understand his ADHD I have been able to understand my own. I just really hope this has not come too late.

I have absolutely thrown a lot of the mentioned negative commentary his way, having had the same done to me, stating that it “never did me any harm.” But, of course, it did.

I’m not sur eit’s going to get any easier as academic expectations at school rise. They seem to know what they are doing, though ?

Watched Moon Knight (2022) from letterboxd.com
When Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

Far surpassed my admittedly low expectations. Like the Mandalorian, “new” characters seem the way to go.

What I liked most about this was the chunk in the middle, where you could almost forget it was the MCU. But the VERY MCU conclusion wasn’t unwelcome, either.

★★★★

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Watched Thor (2011) from letterboxd.com
Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Watched this with my children (7/10), their first MCU film, and saw it with new eyes.

I’ve always felt it was a bit hammy and tongue-in-cheek, and maybe it is, but that just made it better for the kids. The generally light tone and total lack of subtext worked really well for them.

Decent live action films aimed at kids are now few and far between but they both enjoyed it and I enjoyed watching it with them.

★★★★

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