Seeing Double

Since I was working a 9:00 to 14:00 today, I had the chance to head out and catch a couple of movies. It’s Tuesday, which means five dollar tickets, so I took advantage. We’ll call it a double feature Tuesday, if you will. Below are my brief reviews of what I saw; they will be spoiler free, for your reading pleasure.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: This one was a documentary about Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. If you’re my age, you probably grew up watching the show, so this is a nice trip down Nostalgia Lane. One part sweet and sentimental, but with a nice dash of wicked humor. If you get the chance, see it. This one is not to be missed. You are warned, however: if you’re not a fan of State Television–AKA Fox News–you like them a lot less after a viewing of this film. Also, WBC makes a brief appearance and will leave an extremely sour taste in your mouth. Lastly, stay through the credits, as within the first few minutes there is a brief, but extremely important appearance and scene that quite frankly, brought me to tears.
Final verdict: **** 1/2 stars out of five.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Picking up two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War, this film deals with the consequences of what happened while Scott Lang was in Germany. Without giving too much of the plot away, there are repercussions of those actions that affect not only Scott, but also Hank Pym, and Hope van Dyne. We’re also introduced to a new villain–Ghost–who can phase through matter. The way Ghost gains these powers is tragic; you can understand the motivations behind this villain’s actions. There is a lot of action, a good dose of humor and enough pathos to keep everything interesting. Oh, and since this is a Marvel movie, you have to stay during the credits. It’s very important that you do. Though you may be a little upset about things afterward.
Final verdict: **** 1/2 stars out of five.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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