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Star Wars: Visions ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review 🇯🇵

I just finished watching all 9 short stories of this wonderful mix of Japanese animation set in the Star Wars universe and am now watching them all again. It reminds me a lot of The Animatrix from 2003, but only better. I must admit that I am completely biased since I am both a Star Wars and anime fan.

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I liked each one so much that I downloaded them all and put them on my phone to watch for whenever I don’t have an internet connection. It’s not my fault Disney wants to be all passive-aggressive with their “Sorry, fuck your region message.” First of all, it’s not MY region. I’m just stuck in Laos because of this Covid lockdown bullshit. I’m a fucking American damn it! I wore the uniform. How many of you social justice warrior bitches at Disney can say the same? I don’t care. I’ll just get it for FREE from the Pirate Bay anyways. What’s Disney going to do about it? Call the police? Call the FBI? That will make for a good laugh when I’m in jail explaining to the other inmates what I’m in for. “I downloaded a bunch of Disney cartoons.”

The Circle is Now Complete

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George Lucas has never denied the fact that he used famous Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s films as inspiration for his Star Wars films. Now Disney+ has given some of the best Japanese animation studios (Studio Colorido, Studio Trigger, Production I.G, Science SARU, and Geno Studio) and artists a chance to tell 9 great short stories. Many of the artists for Visions saw Star Wars as their inspiration when they were kids.

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I liked every story in Visions even though they all had a different animation style. The only one I thought was a bit much was the one that had twins fighting on top of a Star Destroyer without any suits. They were even talking to each other in the vacuum of space. Now, come on! Not even a Jedi can be heard in the emptiness of space!

I see a lot of negative reviews from Star Wars fans about this online, but today it seems people complain about everything. At least these stories weren’t afraid to take Star Wars in a new direction rather than just reboot stuff. If you like Star Wars and or Japanese anime I’m sure you love Visions as much as I did.

Resources:

Disney+
https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/star-wars-visions

Gaijin Pot Blog
https://blog.gaijinpot.com/akira-kurosawa-5-essential-movies-from-japans-greatest-filmmaker/

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Visions

Youtube

What if Captain America were a girl and British?

Marvel and Disney have an opportunity to redo their best movie moments into half-hour animations with their new show, What If… and judging by the first episode, this looks like it’s going to be an entertaining show.

I really like this cel-shading animation style. It feels like real-life people were just traced or converted into a cartoon. The voice acting and characters felt just like their live-action counterparts.

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The first story looks into the universe where it was Peggy Carter who got the super-soldier serum instead of Steve Rogers. I know most guys feel so sick of how Hollywood portrays women as invincible simply for being women and the male characters are always weak pathetic pushovers, but I really enjoyed all of the action scenes and story without feeling that way at all. Even though this is a different universe from the one we knew before, it’s interesting how some things were still destined to be like Peggy and Steve’s love for each other, even though he’s still a weakling from Brooklyn.

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Youtube sucks now. Spotify has literally ruined the internet for me by stealing my favorite talent and putting it behind their wall. Sure, you can stream a lot for free, but I can’t. It won’t work from my location and they are good at detecting VPNs. And I really haven’t liked any of the new shows that have come out since my Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian fix got taken away, but I will look forward to watching new What If… episodes every week.

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Thanks for reading. Which What If story are you looking forward to or think they should make?

Marvel:
https://www.marvel.com/tv-shows/animation/what-if/1
Disney:
https://www.disneyplus.com

SKELETOR is back!

The internet is crying that another beloved gem from the past, He-Man, got Kathleen Kennedy’d.

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So what? He-Man is lame. It just makes me respect SKELETOR even more. He didn’t let Hollywood or three decades or positively inclusive and wonderful advancements in society change his style or who he was; a purely evil rip-off of Darth Vader, Death, and Ghost Rider created for the purpose of selling cool toys.

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Prince Adam may be put in his place by strong women often, but he and his scaredy-cat were always a carbon copy of Superman’s Clark Kent, so there’s nothing new there. What did people want from this character? For him to start slapping hoes telling everyone that he’s the damn prince and threatening everyone with his, “Don’t make me make He-Man show up again!”

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There may be a same-sex relationship and a character changed from a white dude to a black dude. Oh no! Who cares? Honestly, the feeling of having another memory from my past being ruined never came up during this five-part (first half of ten) continuation of the original 1980s cartoon and Dolph Lundgren live-action film. Besides, I just wanted to see SKELETOR, and ain’t nobody puts him in his place. Not woke lesbians, not He-Man, no-one commands SKELETOR!

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As you can see I’m happy to see SKELETOR again. The show should be called, The Skeletor Show, as Star Trek: The Next Generation should be called, The Jean-Luc Picard and Data Show. Having Skeletor voiced by one of the greatest voice actors of all time helps make his character even better. I really doubt I’m the only person who watched Masters of the Universe Revelations just to see what Skeletor’s been up to after all this time.

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The characters are typical lazily drawn Saturday morning cartoons, but the background animation helped modernize the look while staying true to the artistic style we loved in the 80s. Masters of the Universe Revelations isn’t the best animation I’ve seen this year, but it’s not a woke in your face dumpster fire as the internet claims either. Like I said before, I’m just glad to see SKELETOR causing problems again. Our world may have changed, but he’s still perfectly evil.

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I’m really lazy. I mean like super lazy. I may be one of the laziest people ever born. I sleep around 16 hours a day and now that we can earn money in our sleep with great DeFi projects like CUB, I have even less motivation to write posts here on HIVE, but I enjoyed Masters of the Universe Revelations enough to create this post recommending it to you and my friends.

I got all of the images for this post by pressing the PRINT SCREEN button on my computer while watching Masters of the Universe Revelations on Netflix. I then uploaded the images to Google Photos and chose the auto-enhance and crop to 16:9 aspect ratio in the edit menu. Thanks for reading. May the power of Skeletor be with you.

Trailer:

Masters of the Universe Revelations on Netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/la/title/81154670