I had seen documentaries mention The Black Cauldron tons of times. I went into watching this remembering that the 1980s was where the mythical adventure stories were huge. Mainly, titles like Dungeons and Dragons and The Lord of the Rings cartoon were big. Disney really wanted to tap into this market with this movie.
I think if I saw this as a kid, definitely would have been freaked out by it. There were a lot of intense scenes and the movie was still a bit intense as an adult! I’m surprised there wasn’t a warning about the flashing lights for the lightning or powerful scenes. My eyes hurt and had to look away when that happened. Ouch.
Overall, it was okay though. I don’t know if I really would re-watch it on my own. This would be a re-watch if someone else wanted to see it.
I have been a fan of Olan Rogers for years. I knew of his Final Space concept pilot way back when and was equally excited to hear that it made it to TV! I’m still surprised it feels like ages ago when the first season aired in 2018, but in reality that’s not too long ago.
Occasionally I go back to some of Olan’s old videos and it’s still hilarious even though I’ve seen it many of times. I love that Olan got to use a lot of his voices he would do in the videos in Final Space! I remember Olan mentioned he wanted it to have an overarching story through the season.
If something happened in the first episode, it would still matter in the last episode. I’m starting to realize I like that style of show and if it’s a series I started from day one and had fifty episodes? That’s fine. If it’s a “weekly monster” style series, then it depends. My attention span is changing as I get older!
Aahhh! I left a response to Olan that said hopefully Final Space can continue as long as he wants it to. But if it doesn’t, a lot of fans will be excited to see what Olan has in store next.
I’ll admit that I didn’t watch a lot of the Captain America movies when they first came out. I think the first Marvel movie I caught in the theater when it just came out was either Ant-Man (2015) or Thor: Ragnarok (2017) possibly. I tried to watch Iron Man (2008) in the theater when that came out, and didn’t realize the cultural impact and how it was sold out immediately! Instead, I watched How to Train Your Dragon in 3D and with closed captioning. Hello headache because it was 3D the entire time!
However, back on track… I rewatched the Captain America ones on Disney Plus and went into The Falcon and the Winter Soldier remembering this is a more spy-grounded-not-too-crazy series. This is wildly different than WandaVision for sure. There’s been reports that they had to cut some storylines out of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and that’s why some scenes seem a little weird with dubbing or weird pacing. But it wasn’t too distracting like when shows in the ’90s had a budget of $1000 for the entire 22 episode season and it showed.
I think if you go into this series not thinking Mephisto or some crazy cameo is going to happen, then it’s a fun ride until the next Marvel Disney Plus series comes out. I also remember Kevin Feige saying that he wanted to make it so if people strictly watched the movies only, that they didn’t need to watch the Disney Plus series too. Which was an interesting comment…? Despite this, people in the Disney Plus series would cross over into the movies so that’s cool. I started watching Agents of Shield when it came out, but lost interest when budget seemed to be slashed and not relevant to anything else.
I did like this series despite these little gripes. I didn’t realize I’ve seen Wyatt Russell in a ton of things before this. I also am excited for Loki come June 11th, 2021! I do enjoy the look of that series so far from the previews, the whole 1970s architecture and technology but with a modern day level tech guts to things.