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Favorite movies by year:
2019 - Avengers: Endgame, How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World, Spider-Man Far From Home
2018 - Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Aquaman, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
2017 - Your Name, Coco, Dunkirk, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Greatest Showman, Wonder Woman, The Shack, Life, Darkest Hour, War For The Planet of The Apes, Spider-Man Homecoming, Logan, The Emoji Movie, Justice League, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok
2016 - Hacksaw Ridge, Arrival, Rogue One a Star Wars Story, Zootopia, La La Land, Passengers, Piper, Moonlight, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Manchester by the Sea, The Jungle Book, Warcraft: The Beginning, Star Trek Beyond, Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
2015 - The Revenant, Inside Out, Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World
2014 - Interstellar, Predestination, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Captain America The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, X-Men Days of Future Past, Whiplash, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Theory of Everything, Still Alice, The Fault in Our Stars, Pawn Sacrifice, Transcendence
2013 - Rush, Before Midnight, Star Trek into Darkness, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Man of Steel, The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug, Oblivion, The Wolverine, Don Jon, The Conjuring
2012 - The Dark Knight Rises, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Avengers Assemble, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Vow, Cloud Atlas
2011 - X-Men First Class, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Source Code, Intouchables, Thor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2010 - Inception, How To Train Your Dragon, The King's Speech, Toy Story 3, Black Swan, The Fighter, The Social Network, Undisputed III: Redemption, Centurion, Tron Legacy
2009 - 3 Idiots, Up, Red Cliff II, Watchmen, Mr. Nobody, Moon, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar
2008 - The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Iron-Man, Superhero Movie, Red Cliff, Stargate: Continuum, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Valkyrie, The Incredible Hulk
2007 - Ratatouille, August Rush, Awake, Beowulf, Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
2006 - The Prestige, The Life of Others, Children of Men, Apocalypto, The Illusionist, Peaceful Warrior
2005 - Batman Begins, V for Vendetta, King Kong, Pride and Prejudice, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Goal!, Kingdom of Heaven
2004 - Spider-Man 2, Passion of the Christ, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Butterfly Effect, Primer, Before Sunset, I Robot, Troy
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo, X-Men 2 United, The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Hulk, Before Sunset
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist, Spider-Man, Insomnia, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
2001 - Spirited Away, Monsters Inc., A Beautiful Mind, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Planet of the Apes
2000 - Gladiator, Memento, X-Men, Final Destination
1999 - Fight Club, The Green Mile, Toy Story 2, Notting Hill, Tarzan
1998 - Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show, Following, The Mask of Zorro
1997 - Gattaca, Doodlebug, Titanic, Cube
1996 - Independence Day, Happy Gilmore
1995 - Braveheart, Se7en, The Usual Suspects, Toy Story, Apollo 13, Before Sunrise
1994 - The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, Stargate, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, New Nightmare
1993 - Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Cool Runnings
1992 - Batman Returns(again didn't saw other movies from that year)
1991 - Terminator 2 Judgment Day
1990 - Back to the Future Part III(again not many other movies from that year)
1989 - Batman
1988 - Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbour Totoro
1987 - no favorite movie
1986 - Aliens
1985 - Ran, Back to the Future,
1984 - The Terminator, A Nightmare on Elm Street
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
1982 - Blade Runner
1981 - Friday the 13th Part 2
1980 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Kagemusha, The Shining, Friday the 13th
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True Detective: Form and Void (2014)
Both satisfying and frustrating at the same time!
The reason I say that is simple: The show did so much justice to the characters and their story but at the same time neglected in someway the crime story aspect of the season.
Let's start with the characters: This is probably one of the best show when it comes to portraying characters, showing their development and bringing closure to their stories. At the beginning of the season we see Marty, a conflicted guy living a double life both seeming happy with his family and at the same time cheating them. On the other side Chole was a very self-confident guy who was always very organized and who had always interesting ideas about society and he wasn't afraid to spoke them to others. He always thought this family drama love, care and fulfilness that one can find in it, would only bring him down. Yet here we are at the end of the season, and these characters have flipped sides. We see a redeemed Marty that finaly felt sorry for what he did to his family and being forgiven by them. In other words through everything he went, he was able to find balance in his life (suggested by the series based on the fact that his life was terrible before). On the other hand Chole was able to understand the fact that loneliness didn't do him any good and that a family life would be better and that could be the light at the end of the tunnel's darkness. It's the classical example of a character study in which you take a flawed character and get him through some experiences which make him evolve and transform for the better in order to be able to overcome this flawness and become a better person. That is usually what speaks the best to us the audiences. That's because our lives are more or less the same: we are flawed persons who search for that which would make us better person or help us overcome this flawness. True Detective pulled that perfectly.
But in pulling that so well the show had to sacrifice a little bit of the crime story which for me is the frustrating part. It's not that is bad but is more like it could have been a lot better. Yes the crime should've taken a second place anyway in order to pull this amazing character study. But the show started teasing some things that I as audience started to take in and process and thinking about possible outcomes. From what I've heard (and I could be wrong), after episode 4 the creator had different endings in mind and had to choose one in which he could pull off this amazing characters study. But the thing is, that at the beginning if you plant hints and the audience catches on what you could pull off it doesn't mean you must change things on the way just in order to surprise the audience or to not be obvious. And this show's crime story is a classical example of making things up as you go along. There is too little connection or any full circle sensation with the first episode that you might say "oh yeah, that makes sense! How didn't I saw that coming?". I didn't got that feeling. And that, I was expecting after I watched episode 7. Episode 7 was just that type of episode in which the creator tried to rewrite the whole crime story for this season in order to make sense and to avoid the thing that audiences would suspect. The thing about that is that: for example in Interstellar (another Mathew McConaughey movie) I predicted or at least I thought about the fact that Cooper would beome "the ghost" behind his doughter's library. Even so, I loved that, not because it was what I expected but because of the way it was pulled off. It was done with emotion and intelligence, making up for the fact that it was maybe a bit obvious from the get-go. Here the creator choose the safest place that would not be something people thought about but that ultimately feels unearned and cheap, for me at least. This was the easy way of resolving the crime story. Not saying it was bad, it was still great and well executed for how it was written. It's just that I wanted and expected more based on the get-go in episode 1.
That are my thoughts on the season, and what it was, in my opinion, perfectly executed but which also left room for improvement. Anyway I thought this season was superb and was one of the most unique pieces of storytelling I've ever seen on TV. 10/10
True Detective: Haunted Houses (2014)
One of the best hours of Television I've ever seen!
I must admit, after episode 4 which was so highly praised and which didn't lived up to its fame, for me at least I was very skeptical about this show and about where this show was heading. Having watched episode 5 things however turned arround 180° for me.
This episode was phenomenal, to simply put it. The amount of social commentary in this episode for instance was insane. So many of the choices the characters make made you ask yourself questions about your life and what would you have done in their place, or simply put would you have done the same or something different? Then there is the continuation of the mistery of the killer and who actually is, although I've suspecting that from the first scene of the show. I'm still fascinated about who he is or who will the show suggest he was and how this arc would wrap up. Next there are the characters who are played exceptionally well by even the most unimportant character. It is one of the fewest shows that made me understand the characters, their choices and relate to them, outside LOST which did that perfectly btw. This is achieved in a pretty similar way in which LOST did that. And that is through a fragmented structured narative, in which you see the characters' choices in the past in the nearest past and in the present. That made not only interested in them but made me also understand them and where they are coming from. The last but not the least thing that made this episode great for me was that the episode barely lost any time and was straight to the point, simply developing the plot and the characters at the same time without introducing new past for the characters we knew nothing about (see episode 4) or new characters that would be later droped instantly (again episode 4).
In the end, everything episode 4 did wrong, this episode did right, fantastic performances, great character study, phenomenal social commentary and quick plot progression. Everything that makes a great episode in my opinion. 10/10
True Detective: Who Goes There (2014)
Oh my God, a six minute one-take scene!!!
I liked this show from the very first scene. It always seemed like a show that had a pretty good balance between character exploration and plot progression. What I loved even more about this show was the social commentary that it made in almost every scene between the two protagonists.
The mistery about the case was very well handled with just enough information to keep you wanting more and at the same time witholding enough information in order to maybe make a great twist later in the show. So after everything I've read about this episode and all the praise it got, I was expecting something mind blowing that would be a game changer in this season. And while this episode was very good with many stong scenes with fantastic performances and some unexpected developments, the thing about the case having a "fantastic shot scene" 7 minutes long that I've heard about was ultimately underwhelming. Sure it was nice to see a scene done using only one take, I was ultimately not fascinated to even bored about it. I mean there was no tension. The characters were all new, I knew none of the drug-dealers involved nor did I care about the fact that Rust used to work with them. And that is the problem I seem to notice in this season starting mainly from this episode. And that is that the mystery of the killer and how that develops is just made up as they go along sort of stuff. This episode showcases that perfectly. It seems Rust had some time ago a partnership with that gang and this is only now brought up because it serves the plot (which is also made up on the way). So was it so hard to show like a flashback that would show how he used to deal with that motorcycle gang? No... instead dialogue that could have been cut in half and made more interesting. The problem with this episode for me was that it pulled stuff out of thin air to just advance the plor forward. But, this is where I lost connection. Not knowing about Rust's connections with a motorcycle-gang made it confusing to keep up with what was happening in the episode.
It seems a single 6 minute one-take shot is enough for some people to call this a masterful achievement or some of the best TV ever. That just shows how much people are interested in character background or motivated actions, instead they only want realistical dialogue and technical achievements. For me a good story with background for the action the characters take is more important. That makes me or keeps me connected to the characters and interested in the story. The technical aspect just enhances the story, the characters and the plot development. It seems these days people only care about technical aspects... oh well...
Simply put: The greatest piece of entertaining ever created!
Imagine the year 2004, a boy hears that a new show is starting on TV. This boy has only one TV (black and white) and he only has 3 channels on it, one of them happens to transmit LOST every Friday. What were the chances that this show would be aired on one of the three TV channels this boy had? I remember even now how this boy was captivated, shocked and in awe after seeing what is arguably the best pilot episode in the history of television. That kid saw only two seasons, down the years however he didn't get to watch more LOST but in 2007 he got to see season 3 and there was no turning back from there. Later in 2010 he binged through the whole series. And that kid grew up to be me, who right now has seen LOST 5 times integrally and 3-4 times through reactions on youtube. And to sum up everything: even now I am still catching things I never noticed back in the earlier views.
So, what's so special about LOST you might ask? Does it has the highest TV-Show rating on imdb? No, only 8,3, not even in the Top 250 TV Series of all time on imdb. Does it have the highest rated titles (episodes) on imdb? No. There are shows like GoT or BB who have higher titles. Does that necessarily make them better shows? Not really. So what does make LOST so special for me? I often asked myself that question. Even though I went through depression and thought my tastes for TV have changed, I was later still comming back to LOST and acknowledged that it was at least something special about it. It was always deep inside me the best ever. I just found out why, later. It's very simple: It is the most balanced TV-Show of all time. You might wonder what that means? Well it's simple. The show has the best balance between Character Development and Plot Progression. While people might consider other shows superior like GoT or BB (for example), those shows have an unbalanced way of telling a story. In which character development is made possible only through plot progression and is not a separate thing. That means you get used to the characters only due to the present story the show displays, but his way of thinking and reasoning remains a mistery in order for the show to have a shock value when it comes to sudden decisions made by the character. While that might make for an addictive style of TV, it is unsatisfactory when it comes to fully displaying a unique character. In LOST every character has a backstory, has a present story which the show follows and consider as most important and sometimes even a flashforward story or sideways story. You spot the difference? The characters are fully developed. They feel unique, original and fresh. Their choices are understandable based on what backstory they have. While some people will consider that as an episodic way of telling the story, and it sometimes seem like that because almost every episode centers around a certain character, it never loses the plot progression. Every episode is as much important for the character as it is for the story. Now let me ask you a question: Where have you ever seen that? Every episode in the series? Nowhere, or at least nowhere as good as it was made in LOST. To sum up everything: every episode progresses the story just as much as it progresses or flashes out the character further.
Now, I've seen people crying over characters in LOST (alive not being killed or in danger of dying) and that says a lot about how good these characters are developed (even some that come later in the story, they get to a point where you love them with all your heart) and more importantly how good the story was developed in order to make you feel for these characters.
I won't go into details about the mysteries this show raises or how many of them it actually answers. I'll say this: if you pay attention all the questions that were important to how the story develops or to how the story ends are all answered. The rest are even hinted at, or given enough information in the show to have you make answers for yourself.
The music also, is something that is never going to be equaled in any TV-Show. The creativity Michael Giacchino displayed is unbelievable. Countless themes for so many characters, for so many situations or scenes. The amount of creativity and beautifulness in the music of this show is remarkable and should really be appreciated.
And to just give a quick note about the ending. The reason so many people feel cheated or unfulfilled is that: The show ultimately in the end comes up to this two things: Everything you do in life is precious. Life is a precious gift that we should use to become better not remain just as "flawed" (as Jacob says) as we were. Everything that we do in life is important and has a deep impact in other people's lives. I'm not even gonna mention the countless life lessons this show has had for me (and hopefully not only for me) in it's hundred or so episodes. The other thing is that Life ALONE is meaningless. And this thing is proven by death. No matter what we do, in the face of death it doesn't matter because "Everybody dies sometime. Some of them before you, some long after you." It only matters (and that is based on what the show displays) what happens next after death? Is life meaningless because it all ends in death or is there an after-life where everything we does matters? But the show raises these questions without purposefully giving any answer. And that's the beauty: it doesn't preach propaganda like some shows lately do (feminism, variety of sexual-orientation, etc...) instead it leaves the audiences with questions only they (the audience) can give answers for themselves. In a world where comunity principles like treasuring your friends or other people that are different than you/special in some way, are tossed aside for violence, corruption, death, gore, blood or other stuff that just sets people apart from each other, this show brings these principles and qualities that we seem to forget lately (yes I am writting this in 2019 and I see what direction this world takes).
To sum up everything... no, it's not nostalgia... 15 years later for me this show is still the best and an inspiration for me everytime I loose sight on what makes this life beautiful. This show reminds me everytime about them and it is such a miracle to have such a great show with such deep themes, messages and questions that inspire you, make you think and make you ask yourself questions about your life. I guess this show doesn't get the recognition it deserves. I certaintly give it the recognition it deserves because it has changed me, it had made me a better person down the years, which is hard to say about other shows nowadays.
Make up your mind man!
So I watched the first episode because a friend of mine recomended it to me. Everything was flawless and seemed like a great anime. The music was superb the animation was one of the best I've ever seen. So what went wrong?
So, you can't just have a character wanting to do something (in this case the girl eat the boy somewhere in the middle of the episode) and then make a "the last jedi" 180° turn next scene because the samurai somewhat threatened his brother. It just doesn't make any sense at all. There are no rules that say she can fight against her instinct of killing people because the show hasn't progressed yet so much to establish those kind of rules... so why does the girl in one scene want to kill her brother and 10 minutes later wants to protect him?
HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
I will continue to watch this anime because it really has a lot of potential but at the next time this show does such a twist without any logic or defying anything it builded before I'll stop watching it. 7/10
Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
Apparently this is what good entertainment was back in those days...
Soo many people have praised this movie for being a masterpiece and an inspirational movie for so many other movies that I gave it a shot to see what's so special about. And I was terribly disappointed and bored by this movie and I will rant now and try to deconstruct everything people praise about this movie:
1. Philosophical deepness; while there ar a couple scenes in the movie in which a character explains or at least tries to explain some differences between humans and robots they come like vague throw-ins because the rest of the movie never builds toward that, these moments never feel earned or like the movie was always going there. The are just thrown in, in a rather convoluded mess of a movie. 2. Conflicted character: while that may be true in some way, the female main character (whose name I don't even remembered or at least I don't even remember hearing it in the movie) is very poorly developed. You don't know who she is, what she is and why she is this way, or at least I never noticed how she became what she became. So by the end I didn't give a cent about her story and how it all turns out in the end. She sometimes says things that maybe could hint at her conflict between her human side and her robotic side but she is never developed as a character and that's mainly due to the script in which I'll into in a second. 3. The story: man this script is a total and gigantic mess. I didn't understand a thing in this movie. Sure it was all fun when the story went to the piu, piu moments (action scenes) but aside from that there is no world building, I never understood where the story takes place, why should I be invested, who are the characters and why should I care about them. This movie has no plot! It even seems at time just like a patch from different scenes thrown in together without much connection between them. So by the end I didn't give a cent about the "Puppet Master" or about the female character or whatever they were trying to achieve.
On short this movie is garbage... there are only 3 good moments in the whole movie and those are some interesting dialogue or monologue involving the "Puppet Master" and two other action scenes, but when the story is so convoluded and these moments don't feel like they were being builded up towards they seem like shallow attempts at making a great movie with philosophical concepts. What a waste! 4/10
Characters cry and cry... and cry... and cry...
I started watching this anime having pretty high expectations, hearing that is emotionally touching and that by the end I'll be crying. And here I am having felt nothing...
The premise seemed interesting enough to give it a shot, but gradually the anime was becoming a giant mess with no characterization for the people in it. I didn't even felt i knew these characters by the end of the anime. But the biggest problem was Menma herself for me and the lack of backstory for her. She was 9 episodes out of all the 11 of the anime only annoying and while I was midway through the series I was constantly asking myself, what's the point of this anime? Why am I even watching it anymore? There was absolutely no backstory involving her death or why the other guys felt so guilty about it. It was just like another season prior was missing. I was constantly asking myself this too: Why am I supposed to care about the story? There was zero effort in showing the reason she died, the reason they felt guilty altough there was enough time for flashbacks with the characters as they were younger. And don't even get me started on the whole ghost-Menma-thing who made absolutely no sense. I could go on and on about why it didn't made any sense, but I'll summarize in a few words: if you want to have a ghost that act differently (than how ghosts were presentented în other mediums) in an otherwise pretty normal world you need to at least explain some basic rules about it, instead of just throwing stuff around at the viewer hoping that melodrama would cover up for it.
In conclusion, I'm only giving this show a 7 because it had some fairly entertaining episodes with some moderately character moments, pretty good music and a good enough ending (although too melodramatic), but aside from that this anime is a complete mess all over the place. 7/10
Citizen Kane (1941)
Why is this considered as one of the best movies of all time?
This movie was a boring mess. No subtlety that would suggest what "rosebud" means or make the viewer realise by the end what that actually meant. So yeah... it supposed to mean the fact that chance played a big role in the outcome of Kane's life. But where is that ever mentioned in the movie? Where is this theme ever hinted at or discussed maybe by characters? It's just supposed to pop up in the viwer's head by the end of the movie?
It didn't pop in my head, and I wasn't impressed by this movie. I fell asleep halfway through and had to wake up and continue. And apart from a couple of scenes of good dialogue, good performances from the actors and very good cinematography, this movie was a total letdown and a slap in the face towards anything a good movie should be about: Great story, great dialogue, great performances, great direction, great technical stuff, inspiring, thematically deep, intriguing and entertaining. Unfortunately this movie succeedes in only 3 of those things I've mentioned. So my rating will be acordingly: 4/10
Koe no katachi (2016)
Just don't get all the fuss around this movie...
I was looking forward to this movie since everyone has been praising it for beeing even better than "Your Name". Having seen it, that comparison makes me puke!
Once the movie started I was immediately captured by the interesting plot and the appearance of the deaf little girl. Then the bully starts bullying her and the way the movie handels that is somewhat cliched. He just bullies her and the movie cuts from scene to scene without showing any proper motivation for the "Shoya" character. Then the movie cuts after a few years... don't know how much since the people who made this movie didn't bother to let me know... and we meet Shoya after the events that were shown in the beginning of the movie (which let you to believe it was a clever scene from the end placed at the beginning like in "Your Name". Not the case here anyway) as he finds Shoko again and asks her to be friends again. That was again a very nice and touching scene. But that is where the movie broke from for me. It brings characters that are older that apparently were in the same class as Shoya and hopes I would remember all of them of care about them at this point in the movie, when I'm more interested in the dynamic between Shoko and Shoya. From there the movie became so boring for me. I was constantly asking myself "what good does this and this and this scene for the movie?" and aside from other 3 fine scenes: the first where Shoko tries to tell Ishida that she loves him (more about that later), the second where Shoko jumps and Shoya saves her only to fall himself down in the river and the bridge scene at the end, I was bored almost to tears by this movie. I know it tried to depict depression and the way people feel when they are being bullied but the movie could have portrayed that in a more smooth way. Then comes my biggest issue with this movie, and that is the relationship between Shoka and Shoya. At one point as I mentioned she even tries to tell him that he loves him, giving him three sticks with some shapes on them. By the end of the movie when Shoya sees those sticks back home with his little sister, she and his mom tell him what they mean, at that point I was "hey maybe the movie is doing something with this relationship, having Shoya figuring out that Shoka tried to tell him that she loved him and then maybe trying to go see her and say the same thing or something like that". No, the movie just forgets about that scene, never mentions it and the movie ends with him finally being able to look people in the face. There was literally no reward for all the relationship they builded between Shoka and Shoya. Wouldn't that have been great if they became lovers after having so much trouble in the beginning. Also not to mention that the character turnaround in the beginning for Shoya was completely unbelievable although there were singns when he was bullying Shoka that inside he was regretting. He literally transforms in a mater of a transition from a scene to another scene.
I'm sorry but this is my opinion on this movie. I really wanted to be touched, inspired and moved by this movie, like I was by Your Name but apart from some truly wonderful scenes that somewhat touched me, I never got the feeling that I was fulfilled by the end with how the movie wrapped itself up, Wouldn't recomend this movie, especially if you've seen Your Name. 5/10
Kimi no na wa. (2016)
Haven't been touched so much by an anime movie since Spirited Away!
Going into this film I knew the last scene. And that was because a problem I had with a subtitle so I had to check the last phrase of dialogue to make sure it was fully synchronized. Even though having that in my mind I cried 3 times while watching this movie. I can honestly say it was one of the best movie experiences I've ever had in my life. I haven't been so moved (at least by an anime movie) ever since I saw Spirited Away.
The plot of this movie is pretty simple and the movie lets you know it from the first minute. Having said that there is so much going on and the pacing of the movie was so good, that the 1 hour and 46 minutes flew by without even noticing it. The first act was a bit more funny as the two tried to find balance within this weird situation. The second and third act however were where things begin to fall apart and quite fantastic things happen that move you, inspire you, touch you, surprise you and maybe even shock you. The funny thing about watching this movie and about my experience watching this movie is that about two years ago I've read a very interesting book about relationships and how to have a good relationship (I mean as a couple). One of the main things that stood out to me from that book was this thing: "Love your future partner even before you met him". And I don't know why, but while I was watching this movie I was reminded of that. For me this movie reminded me of the fact that even though you might not yet have found THAT partner, It will come and when it comes be ready to already love him and pursue that dream of being with him/her.
As for technical aspects of the movie, I was astonished with how good was the animation even though it was hand made, at times some shots looked like a short real video. Absolutely stunning animation. The music was also incredible with an amazing soundtrack (musical score) and also songs with voice that were hart breaking especially due to the fact that the scenes they were in were superb as well.
I can't find a single flaw with this movie. The only thing that bugged me a little was the complexity of the story especially from the second to third act. Aside from that this movie was superb in every way and it is the kind of movie that reminds us about beautiful things in life and how we can achieve those things if we pursue them and love them. 10/10
The Emoji Movie (2017)
Does product placement automatically means the movie is gonna be bad?
This time a lot of people got it very and awfully wrong with this movie. Having seen that this movie was going to be about product placement they instantaneously hated the movie before it even came out. Then why should they watch the movie and be open for what the director was trying to do? Why should they see what the movie was about, what was it trying to transmit as a message or if it had a good-enough story or well designed animation or good musical score?
Since their minds were already made they decided to hate the movie anyway even if the movie was somewhat good... as is the case in which I though it was. This was a very fun and entertaining movie that without the product placement in it (for which I didn't give one cr*p about) it's actually a fun movie with a great message for both kids and adults.
I tried to watch this movie with the most opened mind I could and I though the movie's message about self-discovering, the animation, the humor, the voice acting and the musical score along with the story were actually very good and in no way deserving the rating it got here or from the critics.
I would even go so far to say that it was better than Inside Out. At least this movie sanded a clear message while that pixar flick was all over the place when it came to transmitting a clear message to the audience.
In conclusion go watch this movie and read as few things about it as possible because behind these bad reviews is probably an agenda going on against movies with product placement. If you can forget the product placement for an hour and a half you'll enjoy this movie!
A much needed breath of fresh air before what's to come
Attack on Titan season 3 (and I'm referring more about part 2, although part 1 was also fantastic) will go down as being the "Pay-off" to a 4 arcs of building characters and story. And it didn't disappoint. It was for me one of the best things I've ever seen on TV since LOST.
After the revelations in episodes 20 and 21 which have proven me at least that this is one of the (if not the) best written anime ever, we would expect a season 1 or 2 type of finale. This one instead is a more calmer reflecting episode that gave the characters time to reflect on what has happened and what's to come next.
Can't say anything more about this season which solidified the fact that this show for me now is the closest any show came to overthrowing LOST as my favourite show of all time. And if it nails season 4 and finishes strong than it might become my favourite show of all time. Till then it is surely my favourite anime ever!
Makes me regret I didn't reviewed every single episode of Attack on Titan
Because the show creators and those who created the manga surely would deserve at least this much feedback from us for all they've done with this amazing show.
Unlike shows or movies that slap the viewer in the face (cough... Game of Thrones season 8, cough The Last Jedi). This show entrusts the viewers with the fact that they will be faithful to this show out of the countless mysteries along the way only to have their minds blown at episodes like this one or the previous.
Can't find any more ways to compliment this show which after the high marks I've seen on youtube and the hype around it has lived up to it or even surpassed them. It's pointless to say the VA and animation or music were superb because they were out of this world (no mortal animes can touch them), but I'll say that I haven't been more satisfied and invested into a show since LOST (and I watched that as a kid who didn't have too much experience). And that is saying something since over the years I've seen a lot of shows and movies, but none caught me like this show did.
Shingeki no kyojin: That Day (2019)
Had to watch it two times to digest everything that was in it
There were so many informations and plot twist that I got a feeling of LOST while watching it and of course needed to watch it again.
Ever since LOST came out it has been my favorite show of all time. This show however is starting to dispute that ranking. And if the next and final season of the show will hit the right notes then it could become my favorite show of all time. I mean, how can anyone not like this show. The amount of work put in it is insane, the level of writting is absurd with so many plot twists and revelations that keep the viewer invested and interested in the show and how the story develops. And this episode is the perfect example for it. The amount of details in this episode is insane and so many informations are presented to the viewer that at times was hard to keep up with everything.
This episode solidifies the fact that this season of Attack on Titan is probably one of the best seasons in TV history (for me at least) and just makes me wonder what can they bring next season and how everything will pan out.
Shingeki no kyojin: Midnight Sun (2019)
The point where Attack on Titan stopped being and anime
You may be wondering why I say that? Is it because it's bad? Obviously not. My rating in the case of this episode just like in the case for every episode of this second part of season 3 is the maximum IMDB lets me give.
The reason I say that in the title is that this episode made me forget I was watching an anime and gave me the impression that I was watching a real show with real persons who shed tears, fought over decisions and eventually sacrificed something in order to achieve some sort of victory.
Victories don't come without any costs and sometimes in order to move forward we must leave something behind.
Amazing music, animation and especially Voice Acting (eng dubb, but Japanese is also fantastic) made this episode fantastic and along with the previous two episodes the peak of anime. Nothing else even comes close to it.
Shingeki no kyojin: Hero (2019)
Words aren't enough here
Picking off where the last episode left off I was completely stunned to see how much happened in this episode.
Firstly this episodes showcases why Attack on Titan is probably the best Anime ever created and possibly one of the best show's ever. And that is achieved through the fantastic revelations and things that fall into pieces exactly like the episodes before set them up. In doing this, this show rewards the viewer's investment in the action, story and characters and in doing so achieves what I think is one of the best episodes in television history.
Perfect balance between action, revelations, good guys winning some bad guys escaping and twists that leave you stunned and without words.
This episode will be remembered, just like the Scouts will!
Shingeki no kyojin: Perfect Game (2019)
Lost any words that I can say about it...
This episode and the other two that follow him are probably the peak of anime that I have seen in my life. There is no other anime that is going to match these three episodes.
What can there be said about this three episodes that hasn't been said?
By the end of this episode, even though I could have seen that coming, I was almost crying. The message of that scene the powerness in both the animation and voice acting are phenomenal.
These three episodes especially episode 17 are one of the best things I've ever seen in my life. Absolutely amazing in every way possible!
Shingeki no kyojin: Descent (2019)
Makes me feel like any rating I would give to this show is pointless...
... and that is because no matter how high my rating is, this show is beyond that, or better said, it deserves way more than even the highest rating.
How can a show like this (an anine)have fantastic action, amazing story and powerful character development? Like the two greatest characters I've seen in any anime ever are right here (Armin and Erwin). It is beyond words to describe how awesome this anime is in 1. Having fantastic action... 2. Great revelations and tie-ins with earlier episodes that makes you mind go crazy. and 3. Continuing to increase every episode. This show just keeps getting better and better and I can't find words to describe my amazement and my anticipation on the next 3 episodes that are coming.
I am truly witnessing something very very special!
The Truman Show (1998)
One of the best movies of the decade!
Had the chance to watch this movie only now, but I was completely stunned by how good this movie was. When I'll think back on the classics of this decade (the 90's) like The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile I'll be adding this movie too.
The premise was very simple and yet the way the movie develops itself is fantastic. You basically know from the get-go who Truman is and what's The Truman Show. The Show itself is what surprises you, moves you, inspires you on so many levels. I'll mention some of them: 1. First there's the manipulation theme which by the way mentioning it in my time (the year I write this review) is so relevant and is amazing how a movie 21 years old at this time was able to predict something so big that is sort of happening right now. 2. Then there's the freedom theme which in this instance basically says: don't be what others or what this world may want you to be. Be yourself, find your own unique path! 3. This one is one that basically tormented Hollywood for decades to come and is the Life is a lie thing or Life is irrelevant or Life is meaningless in the way that everything is just on a loop. Everything that happens is not real, that you are living only a scenario or a dream (see Inception).
I could go on and on about the whole messages this movie transmits but you get the point. Aside from that the performances are all fantastic especially from Ed Harris and Jim Carrey who gives one of his best ever performances. The only thing distracting from that are his momentarily Ace Ventura- moments, but aside from that is maybe on par with his performance from Eternal Sunshine of the Spottless Mind. The score is fantastic and well suited for this type of movie. Everything else is just flawless and if I were to pick a thing that bothered me or a thing I didn't like I would have to really search and nit pick it.
A masterpiece in every way possible that surprised me, inspired me, moved me and entertained me a lot. 10/10
Before Sunset (2004)
An enjoyable movie without any purpose
That's how I would describe the first movie too: as a very enjoyable and sweet movie that ultimately had no goal, no purpose. It just ends and it leaves without any sense of catharsis. After watching the first movie I felt I didn't have to watch it in the first place.
Now having watched the sequel and hoping this would bring something to the trilogy, I can honestly say that this is part 2 of "The movie without purpose".
Usually great movies have a plot that by the end pays off in a way or another (either good like The Dark Knight either bad like The Last Jedi), but they all pay off. That's part of why people watch them and other movies. Because by the end the movie has somewhat of a finality that makes you look back on the movie and say "it was worth it to watch this movie". Here on the other hand, there is no finality, there is no ultimate purpose of the movie with the characters or with the story. I never felt relieved or inspired or with a sense of catharsis when I watched either of the two movies (Before Sunrise and Before Sunset). Sure it's enjoyable and lovely to see these two guys walk around a street talking about different things from life and making you question how do you relate to those things, but ultimately this movie has no deep meaning or a main theme runing throughout the movie so that by the end you could feel moved or inspired or feel that movie was worth it.
I don't understand who would consider this movie a masterpiece or the best movie of the year since there are way more movies that have also a realistic feel to them but above all have purpose and a message. This one does not!
For it to be a masterpiece for me and one of the best movies I've ever seen. That spot belongs to Lord Of The Rings The Two Towers. This movie has some of the best moments in cinema history but at the same time the biggest Deus Ex Machina of all cinema. So for me, this movie just doesn't feel like the best movie ever nor like the best in the trilogy.
So first we have Saruman's death scene which wasn't included in the theatrical release if I understand, but a scene that concluded this character's chapter and ended in a very cruel and deserving way. Next is a scene which is possibly the most epic scene ever put to screen. And that is ride of the Rohirim. Every single time I watch it it gives me goosebumps, makes me cry of excitement and it inspires me to just like the horsemen did, charge any difficult situation without fear. The entire battle although not on the same level of catharsis as the one from The Two Towers, is one of the greatest battle sequences of all time. The thing that I always hated about it was the intervention of that ghost army which in my opinion was just invented in this movie to give conclusion to a otherwise impossible-to-win battle or scenario. Sounds like a Deus Ex Machina already? Oh, wait and see what's next... The next awesome scene was the fight between Sam and She Lob. Man ,that was a scary, emotional and epic fight between a small hobbit and a big spider creature. That just showed how much the character of Sam evolved along the journey op these three movies. The next and last awesome scene in this movie literally ends with the greatest Deus Ex Machina of all time. An it is the battle at the gates of Mordor. The idea is brilliant and the battle, the speech, the charge are all epic. But then this happens... Not only that the eagles (who could have literally carried Frodo and Sam to the Mountain - since they carried back from it- but didn't because the plot of the trilogy didn't need them to) come and fight the nazguls but when Frodo and Smeagol fight and fall (another great scene, not to mention Frodo's turn to the Dark Side) the ring gets destroyed and then this happens: Literally everything that was part of Mordor dies or gets wiped out, but not only that even the earth beneath the gate appears to have a mind of its own and undermines exactly in the shape the orcs were when they were surrounding Aragorn and his army, in a circle shape and every man survives but almost every bad guy gets whipped out (and people complain about the Night King being killed with a dagger). It's just the biggest Deus Ex Machina ever because: 1. Nowhere in the trilogy was it ever established that through the power of the ring was Sauron created, or his army, or the land in Mordor or the tower and so on and so forth... 2. The ring was made to control other rings not to have like a God-like power over everything Mordor-related. and 3. It's the cheapest way to write yourself out of a tricky situation. Going onwards with the gripes I'll say that the ending was really long and stupid at the same time. Sure watching Gandalf and Bilbo depart was fine because their story was basically over, Frodo had no reason to leave and the lines he gives to motivate his departure are just cheap and hollow (not to mention extremely slow).
In conclusion, this is a movie that gives me very conflicting feelings. On one side has some of the greatest moments in cinema that I have ever seen, but on the other side has so big flaws and cheap writing in some scenes that just doesn't make it a fabulous movie or a masterpiece for me. Not to say I didn't like it... man I almost loved this movie but its problems cannot be denied. I know I won't...
Shingeki no kyojin: Ou Mono (2017)
This is just something else!
Ever since I started watching Attack on Titan for me it was like some of the best thing I've seen on TV ever. But seeing this episode and how the characters were being builded I was almost tearing. This was probably one of the best of the "calmer" episodes of AoT. Sure, the main conflict from last episode was concluded in a very surprising way, but still the characters and the dialogues were out of this world and made this episode such an emotonal ride. At a point they seemed so real, their struggles seemed so real that I wanted to get in there and give them a hug. I have never ever felt something like this for a show ever since LOST. I really hope this season continues to amaze me cause up until now it is one of the best seasons I've ever seen in my life. 10/10
Seen through the eyes of someone much older...
Before writing any further I believe a disclamer is in order. I wil not be mentioning any of the good things about this movie (and trust me there are a lot from the music till the acting) mainly because they are all so well known by now and because here on imdb mostly everybody mentions them without saying anything about what I am about to say. In conclusion this movie has a lot of work put in it and it proves, from the masterful cinematography to the music, visual effects, etc... and yes technically it is one of the greatest achievements in cinema history along with the other two Rings movies. But having seen this movie as an adult I can honestly say that the movie, for me at least, has aged not so well I'm afraid.
I've seen this movie for the first time as I was little, somewhere around 12-13 years old, and what I remember from then was the awesome 20 minutes intro to the movie and the ending, these two being probably the parts of the movie that impacted me the most back then. Having seen this a second time at 20 years old, for me it lost some of it's magic that it had on me back when I was a kid. Seeing this movie a third time around 25 years old, somewhere arround 2-3 weeks prior to writing this review I was stunned to see how bad in some aspects this movie has aged. I'll try to mention only the ones that bothered me the most.
The story: And here there will be much to talk about. Firstly... the viewer is expected to imagine how the ring for one can control all other rings from dwarfs, elves and men then how the ring has such a negative influence around the people wearing it or being anywhere near it, not to metion the fact that the viewer is supposed to imagine how powerfull is the ring, what kind of powers it has. These are huge things that the viewer either has to ignore them or must have a terrific sense of imagination in order to fill in the gaps this movie has with it's story about the ring. Next... the main problem people (who hate Lord of The Rings) have with this universe is that the movies (and particulary this one) are boring. While that is somewhat true, for me is not really the issue that bugs me and downgrades the movie. What I see people have a problem with, is the fact that this movie is basically filler from the moment the fellowship is formed and until it ends by the end of the movie. These two parts by the way are the best parts in the movie for me. So, the problem with the second act or the middle part of the movie is that it is for once redundant and unnecessary. So the idea is that the fellowship goes from point A to point B and during this time they encounter along the way certain dangers that are overcomed but who have no impact on the way they reach point B. So in retrospect, looking back to that, they seem unnecessary. Like what was the point in travelling through that temple and encountering that kraken creature that served no purpose other than create tension and an action scene. So many elements of the middle earth are introduced and characters talk about them as they would know so much about them like some certain mountain of other stuff like that which the viewer has no knowledge about whatsoever. That is really frustrating for me. Imagine The Shawshank Redemption being about how Red and Andy study the prison for 2 of the 2 and 1/2 hours of the film, just so that in the end Andy could escape and all that study was for nothing, just filler. In that movie evreything the characters went through had repercusions and consequences later on the movie. Even the most insignificant thing like Brook writing that he was in that room before killing himself has a resounding importance by the end when Red stumbles in the same room having the same suicide thoughts but overcoming them through the promise he made to Andy and later on writing that he was also there right bellow Brook's message. In this movie however, those events are just passed and never mentioned again. They seem like the writer or the director invented them as he went along so that he could fill the time leading to the sepparation of the fellowship. I could even write more here mentioning Gandalf's death and that creature being pulled out of nowhere just to have Gandalf killed, but it would take just as much as I wrote up until now. But the biggest issue I have with this movie, which cannot be negated nor defended by no one, not even Tolkien himself, is the fact that THE EAGLES COULD HAVE FLOWN FRODO AND SAM TO THE MOUNTAIN HAVE THEM DROP THE RING DESTROY IT AND BE OVER WITH THIS STORY IN A MATTER OF MINUTES! No one and I mean no one can bring a single argument that would be able to defend this ridiculous and contradictory hole in the story which this movie and probably books have. They took Gandalf from like Shire to Isengard and back and they couldn't take Frodo and the fellowship till mount Doom? That is just stupid. Instead they were used two movies later in what is in my opinion the greatest Deus Ex Machina of all time, but I'll say more about that in my Return of The King review. I could go on and talk about some certain visual effects that seemed somewhat fake or about the fact that all these characters are pretty much one-dimensional unlike GoT characters who mostly everyone who's seen at least the first 6 seasons of the show can agree that are way more complex and way more developed than these characters are.
Mainly everyone praises this movie as being one of the greatest of alll time, but I am astonished to see how these things fly over people's heads and they love this movie so much even though it has huge problems that just ruin the overall experience for me at times. The other two movies in the trilogy are way better, especially the second which actually has an importance to every single event that happens in the movie and all scenes mean something by the end, or the third movie which has arguably the most epic scenes in cinema of all time.
By no means have I wanted to say this movie is bad. No... I enjoy it very much and is a great movie to watch and experience, hence the rating I gave it, but the problems it has cannot be ignored, and I for once will not ignore them, because they really lower down the experience I have with this movie in particular.
So to conclude, this movie particulary has not aged well for me, and it is probably similar with Star Wars episode IV which I also find to be very overrated. Strangely both these trilogies have strong sequels which save the movie experience for me, because otherwise the beginnings are somewhat weak.
Still to this day one of the greatest achievements in cinema history!
Before saying anything about this masterpiece, I will say that this is my favorite Lord of The Rings movie by far. While the first is an adventure that is just basically filler from the moment the Fellowship is formed and until it is broken and the third one is basically Deus Ex Machina after Deus Ex Machina, this one is the perfect balance between storytelling and epicness on a biblical level.
Ever since I watched the trilogy as I was a little boy 12 or 13 years old, this was the movie that made me fall in love with middle earth. I still remember the excitement I had as I watched this movie the first time and how amazed I was seeing all the pieces of the movie's story come together in what is one of the best third acts of any movie I've ever seen. So why is this movie for me the best one of the trilogy?
- Unlike the first one, where after the Fellowship is formed they basically just pass one obstacle after another with no connection whatsoever between them (not to say that it introduces so much lore and stuff that probably only book fans would know like the ancient creature by the end which serves absolutely no purpose to the story other than killing Gandalf), this movie takes the pieces left by the first movie and just develops such an interesting story with each of the characters. Merry and Pipin have their adventure discovering Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas go to Rohan and prepare for the ineviatable battle which will come upon Helm's Deep, while Frodo and Sam continue their Journey encoutering Smeagol and trying to make him lead them through the mountains towards mount Doom. And that is probably the best part of the movie: the urgency of the situation. The impending doom that's coming from Isengard upon the realm of men and how can they stop this. Every story goes at the beginning it's own separate way just so that by the end they all come full circle and connect with each other for a masterfull ending.
- Unlike the third movie this movie doesn't rest on Deus Ex Machina to resolve it's conflicts but rather develops each story in it's own way and lets you think they have nothing to do with each other, only to have them come together by the end in an epic finale. For example: Gandalf's intervention by the end is well developed and is NOT a Deus Ex Machina since he went to get help and by the end of the movie he brings indeed help. Merry and Pipin's story seamingly unimportant at the beginning of the movie it does play and enormous role by the end of this movie and also in the beginning of the next, by having the threes intervene and destroy Isengard.
All the other things about cinematography or visual effects not to mention the music (which is spectacular) make this movie a fantastic fantasy movie and an example on how to adapt a fantasy source material to the big screen. This is and will remain for me the best Lord Of The Rings movie and one of the best acomplishments in cinema history. A shame this movie wasn't nominated for many oscars like the other two did, since it is at least as good as teh other two if not better.
Game of Thrones: The Long Night (2019)
Not much of a review but more of adressing of the problems people have with this episode
Even before thinking about writing this review I knew I was gonna get butchered by those who have another opinion simply because they have a different opinion than me and they can't accept if their theories and speculations didn't come to fruition. Having said that I'll try to touch some of the most frequent complains people have with this episode. But I beg of anyone reading this to have the decency of not down voting this review before reading this simply because it's a positive review and you don't agree.
The lack of payoff for all the prophecies. From the start of the books and the show GRR Martin has said that people ought to not look so hard into prophecies or legends since both they and many flashbacks in the books are very misleading and could have meant completely different things. For example the prophecy about the Long Night being ended by the person who would bring the Dawn could mean at least two different things or maybe even nothing at all: The White Walker threat as being the Long Night and the Prince who was promised will bring the Dawn of this threat by destroying them, or the Long Night being the period of wars and bloodshed between the clans of Westeros in which case the Prince who was promised will bring the Dawn of this civilization and instead implement a new form of rule which won't consist having the Iron Throne. Ever since this show became a global phenomenon everyone began making his own theory about how things would play out and what is weird about it is that everyone is considering it (their theories and speculations) as religion and are willing to trash anything if they don't come to fruition. This caused many people to make delusional expectations surrounding where the show was heading, see also the plot leaks and YouTube videos that contributed to that. If you look at the reviews from season 1 through 6 you would see almost no complain about theories not becoming a reality because no one had some and they were just enjoying the show and it's various twists and shocking moments. But ever since season 7, on IMDB at least, started to arise all sorts of reviews and so many people thought they were prolific reviewers and started writing reviews based on their theories and speculations and simultaneously supported only those who had the same theories about how the show would play out. So the result is that here on IMDB right for this show and other popular shows only the reviews supported by this reason are shown first as being the most useful even though they weren't the best written ones. So naturally when someone who liked this episide in comparison with the general opinion comes with a more objective view based on what this show was until now and about how this episode makes sense in the whole show I (or anyone else) is going to be naturally down voted for not being the opinion some people wanted to hear.
Next is the complain about the lightning. This one is easier to explain. It was done purposefully both literally because of the White Walkers and the storm they brought and also figuratively because of the prophecies that sort of hinted towards this being the Long Night.
Next, another question is about the fact that not enough characters died in this episode. And I like what a reviewer said here earlier that people expected all characters to die now and Cercei to go on a holiday searching for elephants. They are probably saving them for later deaths (Jaime killing Cercei maybe, Clagane for the bowl with his brother, Sam for maybe being the author, Bran for maybe exploring further the Night King thing or even becoming him which there is still time left to do it, etc.). Just because the show has at it's main title the fact that all men must die doesn't mean they have to die all on-screen or even before the show's end. Oh and not to mention the fact that at the end because so many troops were lost this felt more like a defeat than an actual victory, just the same feeling I got from the previous encounters with the White Walkers: Hardhome and The Door. I almost forgot to mention the fact that previous battles didn't have so many death counts either: Blackwater no one major, Watchers on The Wall 1 major Yigrite, Hardhome none major, The Door 1 major in Hodor, Battle of the Bastards 2 major Rickon and Ramsey and the Spoils of War had none. And not to mention that the last two weren't shocking with plot twists but rather fan service that was long coming that satisfied viewers. So again, having mentioned that I don't understand this lack of character death criticism this episode gets.
Next issue is with the fact that the conflict ended way to soon. I am honestly more interested now to see how everything plays out and I know there will be more battles in the coming episodes (at least 5 which is directed again by the master Miguel Sapochnik). Even GRR Martin has said that the main conflict would end sooner like in Lord of The Rings and the little threat and the resolution would follow up until the end of the show. He said that he never intended to finish the show with the White Walker threat but rather with a human conflict which he found to be more relatable.
And the last thing would be the Night King's death which many people found to be a remminnce of Smoke's death in the Last Jedi. Here are, in my opinion the differences: who was he? Snoke: no idea since he was only hinted at in the first movie, while The Night King was a man who was transformed by the children of the forest in a weapon (and I like to think it as a killing machine) to fight against humans. A lot of background and depth in my opinion. What were his goals? Snoke... no one knows, he was killed before anyone found out. The Night King on the other hand wanted to kill the entire humanity and bring the eternal night by also killing the three-eyed raven who was the last remembrance of this world. Again so much motivation and depth in comparison to Snoke. So comparing this death with that piece of junk death is an insult to everything GoT build up until now. Also, Arya killing him was the best choice since throughout the show it was established how hard was to kill even one of the Night King's generals in order to get to him, yet alone to kill him. So a fighter like Jon would have a hard time getting to him but a skilled assassin who has spent most of her life killing without being noticed was the perfect choice for the kill. Also, his death at the hands of Arya was hinted from season 3 when Melissandre says to Arya that she will shut brown eyes (referring to either Frey or Littlefinger, green eyes who was probably Cercei and blue eyes who could only be either Melissandre herself or the Night King). And the most fascinating thing is that the order of the eyes was said back then in season 3 exactly in the order the first two at least happened: brown then blue (and here with blue might be both the Night King and Melissandre, since both of them died in the same episode one after the other). Even the place and the stabbing was in the same place the Night King was created, near a Godswood tree with a knife with valirian steel or in the case of his creation with a dragon glass blade both through the heart.
So I'll the end without prolonging this review even more with my appreciations towards the cinematography, the CGI, the acting (which was phenomenal from Emilia Clarke when Danaerys mourned Jorah's death) or the score (whose last ten minutes were divine (I listen to the Night King's theme for days now)), I conclude this review by saying that I loved every minute of it and I appreciate that they subverted my expectation with a twist that was at least hinted throughout the show and not brought up out of nowhere like in the Last Jedi.
I didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings or disrespect anyone, so out of decency I ask that you first read the review instead of just butchering it down simply because I don't share your opinion. Thanks.