Initially, the idea of comparing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Star Wars: The Last Jedi may appear rather ambiguous and peculiar, but it goes without saying that they equally share a characteristic in their respective franchises and mediums. They challenged the audience in a way thay hadn't been done before, reinventing certain aspects that have become almost conventional and overly familiar to us and presenting them in original ways - both for better and for worse. The sheer creativity and attempt in both for a unique perspective on what we have come to love afforded consumers the opportunity to relinquish this experience as something entirely new rather than a safe, uninspired one. In this analysis, I set out to discuss how the two texts innovated and experimented upon the basic constructs of their franchises and illustrate the similarities between the two in terms of creative vision, rule and convention breaking, and establishing new beginnings.
With the release of Avengers: Infinity War last week in theaters worldwide, the magnitude of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its ever growing fanbase continues to dominate. The latest title in the expansive franchise gained an explosive $250 million over the weekend alone, rising to the top of the box office records and cementing Marvel's … Continue reading The Marvel Cinematic Effect – Is It Time for a Refresh?
This is the first time I have ever been nominated to participate in such a challenge. Thank you to Red Metal for the nomination and the variety of questions. There were some particularly interesting ones. Though I don't know any people to nominate, this was defintely a refreshing detour from my usual writing schedule. Enjoy! … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award – Questions and Answers
The second venture into stop motion animation from director Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs is a very charming tale exploring the lives of dogs forced to live on the horrifying 'Trash Island' by dictatorial powers in a future Japan and a boy searching for his long lost pet. Its distinctive, stark visuals are as colourful … Continue reading Isle of Dogs – Charming, Quirky Stop Motion Magic
2018 has proven to be a very productive and creative year as a writer so far. While there have been moments where it has been difficult and challenging, both mentally and physically, it has also been rewarding. This year has motivated me to continue writing creatively and finding new ways to tell a narrative, despite … Continue reading Creative Writing Update – 2018 Project in the Works
Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Moonlight follows the emotional, visceral journey of Chiron at three stages of his life. There are layers of depth, constantly asking challenging questions of the audience, which keeps on adding to the voice and tone of this film. It is as much a representation of masculine identities … Continue reading Moonlight Review – An Emotional Masterclass
Disney has always been known for providing animations beyond what many could ever hope to imagine, and Moana is another example that their creators and animators are just as talented and skilled now as they were many years before. This is a film of impressive, mind-blowing visuals that explode on the screen with colour and … Continue reading Moana Review – Visually Stunning and Beautifully Crafted