ONCE UPON A TIME: My thoughts so far

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Title: Once upon a time

Creators: Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis

Spoiler Alert: Just a warning that there is very likely to be spoilers in this post due to the fact that I am just so excited and angry about certain things I can not express myself without them. So if you’re like me and hate spoilers do not read this post, yet, if you haven’t seen seasons 1-3.


 

So I know that this show has been around for a while now but for a number of reasons I had just never made the decision to watch it until recently. However now I wish I would have watched it much sooner! This show Oh my gosh! Let me tell you I am now a big fan and absolutely love everything this show brings to television.

For those of you that don’t know Once Upon a Time is a show that fits into the genres of fantasy, action and romance. The show is mostly set in a small town called Storybrooke as well as the enchanted forest. The show is Centered around Emma Swan: “the product of true love” and in this case the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. In what is in my opinion creative genius that must take weeks of planning and creating this show portrays old school fairytales, nursery stories and Disney tales in a modern day setting and manages to intertwine them all together. 

The fact that the show is centered around magic and fairytales is just one of the reasons I love this show! I also love the elaborate out of this world costumes, the plot twists, the great acting (In terms of TV shows) and many of the characters (others I just love to hate). I am going to take this moment to share with you guys some of my favorite characters from the show and I can’t start with any other one than Hook. Where do I even start? Killian Jones (Hook) is a sexy beast, pirate, funny, ladies man with a bigger heart than you would first think. Not to mention the way he falls for Emma and has her back is the best thing and had me swooning. Not to mention when him and Emma actually finally get together I was literally squealing like a school girl! I mean seriously it took Emma long enough! Which brings me to my second favorite: Emma Swan, although she frustrates me immensely sometimes, her large heart, bravery and wit by far make up for it and you can’t help but love her character. Lastly one that was a bit unexpected for me and I am still not 100% sure why I like him so much myself is Rumplestiltskin. I mean yes he has done horrible things and still continues to do so, but he has also done heartwarmingly great things for the people he loves, and I think it might mostly be the fact that Robert Carlyle is just brilliant in the role I mean seriously he is great! There are so many other great characters and things about this show but if I sat here and wrote about them all this would be the longest post in history and not to mention I don’t want to spoil everything, just in case you ignored my spoiler warning.

As I think I’ve made very clear, I love this show and am pretty much addicted. Because of this however I am left quite angry. Why you ask? Well I had finished season three which is when Emma and Hook finally get together (Squeal!!), and so obviously wanted to go straight on to season four to see how their relationship grows as well as how the rest of the plot carries on. So I went and looked online for places where I could buy season four on DVD near my home only to discover that it was not available in Australia. Ok no big deal, no need to freak out yet, surely the release date is soon right?! So I go on to look that up only to discover that it isn’t anytime soon and that it is only currently airing on Australian TV now! So now you are probably thinking why don’t you just watch it now then, as it airs?  Which was exactly my thought process at the time, however they are already about halfway through the season and therefore there is no way for me to watch the episodes I have missed without using illegal means (which I know some people are ok with but I don’t like doing especially to shows I love). So now I am left to wait for the DVD to be released in Australia so I can catch up on my addiction. I really hope the wait goes quick so I can stop being sulky and frustrated. Not to mention I miss Hook already!!

Have you guys had the pleasure of watching this show? Who are your favorite characters? Do you have to deal with the delayed airing to? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!

Paperback & Flick Chick

Batman v Superman: Half hit half miss

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Title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of justice

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: Chris Terrio et al.

Genre: Action/superhero

My review: Now I am always one of the first to admit that I love a good superhero movie, however as the title suggests the first half of this instalment was more than a let down. The switches between the worlds of Superman and Batman just did not mesh as much as one would like and left me feeling like I was trying to follow two completely separate movies. The numerous flash backs/ dream sequences did not help. Making the plot line hard to follow and often confusing. Lastly having a completely new actor (Ben Affleck) coming in to play such an iconic role without his own solo movie first didn’t help the first half of this movie.

On a more positive note the second half of the movie improved my overall opinion dramatically. From the crazy, dramatic and over the top battle scenes to the beginnings of the Justice League. This part of the movie had me feeling like I was finally seeing what I came to see. The insanely awesome acting of Jesse Eisenberg and Gal Gadot was also a great highlight. Eisenberg played the psychotic evil genius that is Lex Luthor perfectly and Gadot was total badass beauty as Wonder Woman. All this accompanied with the dramatic and suspenseful ending has me waiting for the next instalment in this franchise.

Conclusion: Although the first half of the movie really was a let down, the second half really makes up for it. If you’re a fan of superhero movies and great battle scenes then I would give this one a go. If however you’re not really into that, find plots hard to follow and cant sit still for near on 2.5hours, then maybe give this one a miss or wait for the DVD.