The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Another long-delayed, much-anticipated film for me, and it did not disappoint. If you’re not a fan of the show I can’t imagine this would make you one, but I watched it solo in the theatre and loved every second. It was Ryan who turned me onto the show and seeing the BB crew embroiled in a murder mystery on a movie screen would have made him damn happy.
Jurassic World: Dominion
One of the rare movie outings with my father that wasn’t through our annual Christmas Eve tradition. My stepmother and little bro Avi were along as well, and I think we all liked it just fine. Big dumb fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I do wish the OG cast had something more to do than what was given to them, but c’est la vie.
Thor: Love & Thunder
So, not only is nephew Jace a big MCU kid, he’s the BIGGEST Thor fan I know (movie Thor at least) and was stoked to go see this. We didn’t get to go together, which I think would have maybe lightened my opinion of the film, as he came away really enjoying it. Me, not so much. I know the Phase 4 stuff has mostly been maligned, but cinematically I think the only film I liked less was The Eternals. This was far too gag-heavy, with plots that arise out of nothing and resolve with a whimper, one of which is the death of a main character. It’s just not well-paced at all. I hope it isn’t the last we see of him, but if it is I think Brett Goldstein as Hercules is a great replacement.
DC League of Super-Pets
While I missed seeing Thor with Jace, we did manage to make it to see this, along with my Mom and KJ, both of whom I rarely get to go to the theatre with. KJ lasted about 35 minutes and fell asleep, then proclaimed he loved it. Jace and I ate an entire bag of popcorn, drank two sodas, and ate two boxes of candy and actually loved every second of it. He told me at the end that it was way better than Thor. I concurred.
BJ Novak, Ryan from The Office, writes and directs an oft-comical murder mystery. It is exactly what it sounds like and somehow better than you’d ever expect. If you haven’t seen the trailer, don’t watch it and go in blind. It’s good stuff.