Sunday, September 10, 2017

Book Review: All The Bright Places

                                                 All The Bright Places Review
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven is a novel about a boy and a girl who meet while thinking about jumping off a bell tower and form a bond because of this encounter. The boy, Theodore Finch claims that he wasn't up there because he want to kill himself but because he wanted to stay alive and awake especially since he has been asleep in the metaphorical way for the past few months. Finch is someone who has been called a freak by most of the school because he is different with how he behaves strangely with how he likes to radically change who he is in order to find out who he really is and because of his mental illness which makes the way he experiences life very different from the majority of his classmates. The girl's name is Violet Markey who is a popular girl who is still suffering from survivor's guilt over the death of her sister who was also her best friend and she did mean to kill herself but changed her mind at the last second. Ever since her sister's death Violet hasn't really allowed herself to live her life with how she doesn't go out anymore, doesn't write anymore although it used to be her passion and she can't ride or drive a car anymore.

The thing that brings Finch and Violet even closer together is a school project where they have to wander around places in their home state of Indiana which Finch decides to put a whole lot more effort and enthusiasm than is required but this ends up inspiring some enthusiasm in Violet as well. Through Finch, Violet is pushed to go out into the world and start to live her life again and with Violet, Finch finds someone who makes him believe that it is possible for him to remain awake all of the time. Finch and Violet end up falling for each other and become an unlikely couple and while they do make each other happier it doesn't solve all of their problems which come back in the later half of the novel.

Overall I loved this book it had a beautiful story that did end sadly, the characters were really great and I found myself so completely invested in their stories, the relationship with Finch and Violet was great. The writing of this novel was great the voice that she gave the two main characters were so distinct and that made them feel all the more real. Please tell me your thoughts on this book in the comment section below.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Blood Calls to Blood(1.11)

                             Shadowhunters: Blood Calls to Blood(1.11)Review
  • I thought Jace being confused about how his father is still alive after he saw Valentine murder him years ago and I like that he was a little hesitant to believe he was really who he said he was until he mentioned a specific memory that they shared.
  • I feel bad for Izzy that she's being used as a scape goat for the Clave since they want the cup but I don't think her just completely giving up is going to help matters so I'm really glad that Alec is still trying to find ways to stall the trial or find someone who can help her get the charges dropped.
  • I liked that Luke is still helping Simon to adapt to his new life of being a vampire by trying to make him feel more normal about drinking blood.
  • I liked that Clary brought Jace to Luke when she didn't where to take him after seeing that Jace needed to go somewhere to recover from his wounds.
  • I like that Luke was shocked to see Michael as well since he too thought that he was killed by Valentine years ago.
  • I like that Simon blackmailed Raphael in order to get Clary the blood that Jace needed for a transfusion and I like that Raphael seemed both annoyed and impressed by how Simon blackmailed him.
  • I dislike how Imogen wanted to make the trial happen as soon as possible despite the fact what the Clave really wants is the cup which they won't get by prosecuting Izzy.
  • I dislike how Imogen keeps shaming Lydia and then she pretends to act confuse when Lydia says sorry which is something that it seemed like she wanted Lydia to tell her.
  • I like that Clary finds it odd how Michael says that Valentine asked him about Jocelyn despite the fact that Valentine has believed for years that she was dead.
  • I like that Clary brings up to Jace that she thinks that there's something off about his father and I like that she also brings up how messed up it was that his father killed his falcon when he was a child although Jace claims that's a perfectly normal way for a shadowhunter to treat their children a lesson, Clary and I aren't convinced.
  • I like how Clary was thinking about how her and Jace's alternate selves were in love and she's wondering if they are on their way to being in love as well and I really enjoyed the passionate kissed they shared after that conversation.
  • I find it a bit suspicious just how much Michael was able to find out about Valentine's current plans while he was held prisoner.
  • I like that Clary was able to convince Jace that he needed to rest and that her and Luke went to scout the location rather than her and Jace.
  • I liked that after Izzy declared that she would rather by stripped of her runes than he be part of a society that values law over justice that Alec told her that this sentiment won't mean much to her when she's being chased by demons without shadowhunter powers or weapons that would help her fight them.
  • I like that Izzy wants to have Magnus to be the one to defend her in court and I like that when Alec assumes that a downworlder can't defend a shadowhunter that Magnus points out that they can because the Clave didn't bother to discriminate against them because the idea that a shadowhunter would want a downworlder to defend them was just too unfathomable for them.
  • I liked that when Magnus jokingly told Alec that the price he'd have to pay would be himself that Alec didn't take the remark seriously for a second.
  • I think that the reason that Magnus decides that the payment should be Alec's bow and quiver is because he knows Alec values it and he wants to hurt Alec just a tiny bit since Alec has broke his heart a little bit.
  • I like that Clary tells Luke that she thinks that something is off about Michael and I like that Luke actually gives Clary more information that makes her doubt Michal's story.
  • I find it very concerning how Michael keeps telling Jace that he let himself become weak and that he tries to convince Jace that his relationship with Clary is part of the reason that he's weak because he doesn't like that Clary has a sway over Jace, so many things about the way that Michael is written tells us that he's abusive.
  • I find it interesting it's implied that the soul sword could kill a downworlder if they lie while touching it.
  • I don't think that Magnus's arguments about why Izzy shouldn't be on trial were invalid like Imogen said they were but they were ones that the Clave doesn't like since they don't care much about downworlders safety and they don't like having to admit that they're just trying to get the cup.
  • I really liked Izzy speech about how the Clave isn't all that different from Valentine with how little they value the life of downworlders and how she thinks it's important for them all to remember that they are also part human.
  • I like that when Clary revealed her plan to use the cup to control the demons and Michael said that is what Valentine would want that she said that she'd like to see him try and take it from her.
  • I liked that Luke ended up fighting some circle members with seperah blade even though he's no longer a shadowhunter.
  • I was so happy for Clary when she finally found her mom but I was sad for her when she realized that she couldn't wake her up.
  • I like that when Jace and Michael arrive and tell Clary that they left Luke behind because he told them to that Clary was very much concerned about Luke's safety.
  • I like the speech Lydia gave about how she doesn't think the law is right in this case because they are punishing Izzy for being compassionate and I like that this leads Lydia to dropping the case against Izzy.
  • I like that Izzy, Alec, Magnus and Lydia were all happy and celebrating after Lydia dropped the charges.
  • I dislike how Imogen said that Lydia refusing to prosecute Izzy won't stop the Clave from finding Izzy guilty and that she admits that the only reason they're charging Izzy is because they want the cup, there is a lot wrong with the Clave's legal system which is shown very clearly here.
  • I wasn't all that surprised when it turned out that Michael was actually Valentine using the shape shifter rune but I did feel bad for Jace when he found out.
  • I love that Clary figured out that Michael was Valentine and that she gave him a fake cup so that he would reveal himself to them and I like that Clary was completely willing  to have the demons finish Valentine off right there but Jace insisted that he kill Valentine himself.
  • I felt so bad for Jace when Valentine was telling him that he was the one that raised him while pretending to Michael Wayland and I think it's extra awful of him to convince Jace and Clary that their siblings but I understand why Valentine did it since he's an abuser he thought that Clary's influence over Jace might make his own influence weaker so he made sure to create a wedge between the two of them.
  • I get why Jace was unable to kill Valentine since he is the man that raised him and I hated how Valentine taunted him for it but I still really wish that Jace could have killed him there and then.
  • I like that Clary was perfectly willing to kill Valentine and that the only reason she didn't was because he used Jace has a human shield before escaping through a portal.
  • I like that although Alec is clearly furious with Jace that he tried to avoid any kind of confrontation with Jace until Jace insisted that they have one.
  • I dislike how Jace tries to tell Alec that he was saving him from himself when he saved Melrion from being tortured because that's not why he did what he did, he did it for Clary and Alec knows this so he makes it clear that he doesn't buy into Jace's reasoning.
  • I like that for once Alec tells Jace that he's mad at Jace for the things that he is doing for Clary and that this time he's blaming Jace and not Clary for them.
  • I think that it was such a low blow for Alec to refer to Izzy as his sister rather than their sister to Jace and I think that Alec meant it as one.
  • I like that Clary was trying to ignore the awkward we're siblings now thing but wondering about how they are going to wake her mom up.
  • I find it very concerning that Jace is referring to himself as weak like the way that Valentine was earlier in the episode.
  • I liked that Magnus told Izzy that he's sorry that they lost the trial and I like that Izzy then tells him that at least they lost it in style.
  • I liked that when Alec came in and told Izzy that Jace and Clary returned with the cup so she's free now that Izzy run up and hugged him and she told him that he knew that they would come back and he tells her he didn't know he just hoped.  I just really love the hug that Alec and Izzy shared they're so sweet and love each other so much.
  • I liked that Magnus told Alec that if he marries Lydia that they will both be lonely all their lives and that neither of them deserve that and neither does he, I liked that Magnus pointed out to Alec that he wouldn't just be ruining his own life because Alec clear doesn't put much stock in his own happiness so telling him that what he's doing will hurt other people is more likely to get to him.
  • I found the scene where Simon is trying to tell Luke that Clary is into Jace and not him to Luke to be somewhat confusing because it sounded like for a second that he was saying that he was in love with some guy because of the way he worded things.
  • I think it's a little weird how happy Simon  is to learn that Jace is Clary's brother because he's got to know that Clary must be feeling really uncomfortable right now since she was dating Jace.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: The 100: Red Sky at Morning(3.14)

                                        The 100: Red Sky at Morning(3.14)Review
  • I like that Murphy's plan is for them to escape and runaway because that is what will allow them to survive while Indra's plan is to kill Jaha because she believes he is their leader. I like that Murphy was down with killing Jaha but pointed out that Jaha is being controlled so killing him wouldn't really do them much good.
  • I like that when Pike and Indra decide to go after the back pack that is the thing that is controlling the AI while the others were escaping that Murphy decided to go with them only because it leads to ALIE's people not following them which increases his chances for survival, I just like that Murphy doesn't care much about anything but keeping alive.
  • I liked that when Jaha told Emori that she can correct her defects in the city of light that Emori said that she would if she had any, I like that it seems she doesn't think of her deformed hand as a defect.
  • I like that Luna pointed out to Octavia that she doesn't want saving but someone to fight alongside her which isn't something that Luna is willing to do and I like that Luna points out that the place she lives is a place for people who are done fighting and killing which Octavia clearly isn't done doing. I like that Luna points out to Octavia that Lincoln understood what this place was about and he knows that Luna is done fighting and that he wouldn't want Luna to help them in a way that goes against who she has chosen to be.
  • I like that Raven is able to tell how much progress ALIE has made based off of computer coding and I like that Raven thinks that she may be able to destroy ALIE without Clarke's help.
  • I like that Monty tells Raven to not try to take ALIE down by herself because she doesn't have the kill code and since ALIE will know the second they use the back door entrance into the city of light they really only have one chance to take ALIE down this way.
  • I like that Monty is worried about Raven since she's been working non stop for two days and because the city of light is something that is real to her in a way that it isn't for him.
  • I like that Harper tells Monty that they shouldn't spend all their time worrying about the next attack in between each attack and that she then kisses him.
  • I like that Jasper actually seems happy now and that he seems to be bonding with a girl named Shay who has lived her whole life on the rig and I like that Jasper tells her that it's a good thing that she has always lived there because he knows how harsh life on the ground is. 
  • I like that Bellamy takes notice that Jasper is actually smiling for the first time in months.
  • I like that when Clarke first suggests that she forces Luna to take the flame that both Bellamy and Octavia tell her that what she is doing is wrong. I'm not surprised that Bellamy eventually comes around to Clarke's way of thinking when she points out that ALIE's army is just their own people controlled by her so there really isn't another way to save their people.
  • I liked that Raven figured out that ALIE was hiding something but I also liked that Monty wouldn't let her go in, to find out what it was because it's too dangerous and I like that he won't leave her side afterwards because he can see how on edge she is.
  • I liked that when Clarke was trying to convince Luna one last time to help them and she said that some causes are worth killing for that Luna tells her that she doesn't believe that to be true.
  • I like that Luna was able to stop Clarke from forcing the flame into her head and I like that Luna told Clarke that she ran not because she was afraid that she would loose but because she knew she would win and she didn't want to be the commander.
  • I liked that Murphy wouldn't let Pike kill Emori and I liked that Emori warned Murphy that the backpack is nuclear powered and if it was simply smashed it would destroy the whole city.
  • I was surprised when it turned out that there were people among Luna's people that were controlled by ALIE and I'm worried about what will happen next since they now have the flame.
  • I find it sad how Jasper tells Shay that since it's nice here he shouldn't stay because he would probably screw it up.
  • I was sad that Shay was shot by an arrow and I think it must've been traumatic for Jasper to see that since she's the first person he's really bonded with since Maya's death.
  • I felt so bad for Luna when her own people were turning against her and she had no idea why they were doing so and she finds that she can't reason with them at all.
  • I liked that Jasper told Luna would he could about the key while they were both being tortured even if it did little to answer her questions.
  • I think that Raven using the back door to possibly defeat ALIE without a kill code is very risky but considering how frightened ALIE is it is also something that has a good chance of succeeding at defeating her as well.
  • I think it's cruel that ALIE is using Monty's mother to stop him and Raven from destroying her but I like that it was Monty who was the one that decided to delete his mother in order to give Raven the chance to find the kill code which she did but she didn't have time to activate it.
  • I like that Monty was angry at Raven for putting him to a position where he had to kill his mother again and to have it all be for nothing in the end.
  • I like that Murphy wasn't able to destroy the power source when he believed that Emori's mind would be destroyed along with it.
  • I liked that Shay managed to help Clarke, Bellamy and Octavia escape and tell them where Luna was being held.
  • I like that Luna didn't defend herself or kill her attackers until they threatened the life of a child and that she cried after she killed them because she had to kill people that she cared about and she hates that she had to do that.
  • I liked that when Bellamy got in the room that the first thing he did was make sure that the child was okay.
  • I kind of like that Luna still refuses to take the flame at the end of the episode even though it means that Clarke and the others are now no closer to stopping ALIE and saving their people.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Movie Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

                                             Spiderman: Homecoming Review
Spiderman Homecoming is about how high school student  Peter Parker(Tom Holland) is going to school and being Spiderman, he is more interested in his work as Spiderman and is trying to convince Tony Stark/Iron Man(Robert Downy Jr.) to let him become part of The Avengers official and help take down more dangerous criminals. A lot of the movie deals with Peter ignoring his high school life in order to try and take down more dangerous criminals by himself despite the fact that he isn't really prepared to do so yet.

The main villain of the movie is Adrian Tomes/Vulture(Michael Keaton) who uses stolen alien tech to make weapons that he mostly sells to criminals while also keeping a few for himself. Vulture had been working on selling weapons for years with no one any wiser to what he was up until one night Peter stumbles upon a deal with his weapons and tries to stop him. While Vulture isn't exactly a high profiled super villain or anything he is still someone who has a better idea of what he is doing than Peter does which means that Peter is a bit outmatched by him.

One of the things that I liked about the movie was that Peter was a high school student who had to balance going to school and being an geeky nobody with being a part time superhero who isn't all that well known outside of his neighborhood. Another thing I liked was that Peter's friend Ned found out about him being a Spiderman and of course found that really cool and I liked that he was able to help Peter out later on and that Peter had a friend to talk to about the superhero related stuff.

Overall I really loved this movie it was a lot of fun, I had a lot of love for the characters in it and that made it easy for me to become invested in the storylines. I also thought that the movie had some cool actions scenes as well which is a good thing in this types of movies. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie in the comment section below.

TV Review: Shadowhunters: The World Inverted(1.10)

                                     Shadowhunters: The World Inverted(1.10)Review
  • I find it interesting that the seelies have their own realm that they live in that is connected to the regular world and has connections to other dimensions.
  • I liked how Melrion said that Izzy was clearly the smart one in the family after Jace admitted to never really thinking about how portal shards work.
  • I find the concept of having to go to another dimension to find the last remaining portal in said dimension in order for Clary to be able to find Valentine because said portal would work differently than regular ones to be an interesting one.
  • I like that even though Alec suspects that Izzy was in on the same plan Jace and Clary were to save Melrion that he doesn't seem to be mad at her even though she is a bit mad at him and instead his main concern is about whether or not there is any evidence that could get her arrested.
  • I like that Jace is suspicious of Melrion in this episode because throughout the series seelies have shown themselves to very sneaky so it's for the best to be weary of them even when their helping you and especially when they aren't getting anything in return.
  • I find it interesting that the alternate dimension is basically a world in which demons have been around for centuries and therefore shadowhunters are all living as mundanes since they have no reason not to and the downworlders are conforming to mundane way of life as well, I think that it's fun to see what life could've been like for these characters in a world without demons.
  • I find it interesting that when Clary travels to the other dimension that she well be placed in the body of her alternate self and that she could easily become her alternate self and loose this world's version of herself forever if she doesn't keep herself focus on the task at hand which is an interesting take on dimension hopping that I haven't seen before.
  • I felt bad for Simon when he went to visit Luke at the Jade Wolf and found that all the werewolves other than Luke now hate him for being a vampire.
  • I liked how Simon told Luke that Raphael isn't the most patient trainer and that he told Simon to go for a walk because he got tried of training him.
  • I like how Simon describes become a vampire like going through puberty for a second time and I like that Luke tells him it's sort of the same for new werewolves so he promises to do his best to help Simon out.
  • I liked that when Clary was worrying about traveling between dimensions that she asked Jace how much they really know about that and he tells her a little bit and she points out that he's not being all that reassuring.
  • I like that Clary makes Melrion promise that he'll allow Jace to go between dimensions once she finds the portal because she'll need help when facing Valentine.
  • I liked that when Clary got to the alternate dimension that when she saw the alternate version of Valentine she demand he tell her where her mother is while holding up a butter knife. I like that alt Valentine thought she was cosplaying and he tells her that he really wants to go to one of those conventions one day but alt Jocelyn tells him that he's not allowed to do so.
  • I like that alt Magnus's commercial for tarot card readings is so over the top cheesy and  I like that seeing it makes Clary remember who she really is.
  • I liked that Lydia told Alec she was sorry before she had to arrest Izzy and honestly I kind of can't blame her for it because Izzy did commit high treason so the Clave is well within their rights to arrest her for it.
  • I actually disagree with Izzy when she says that Lydia hides behind the law because she hates downworlders because we literally have no evidence that Lydia hates downworlders other than the fact that she followed orders given to her like she legally had to do and I really like how Lydia told Izzy that she doesn't hide behind the law she simply follows it which is something Izzy doesn't do which is the reason she's being arrested.
  • I liked that when Clary saw alt Simon that she tried to get him out of the sun right away because she knows in her dimension that he's a vampire.
  • I find it a bit funny that alt Izzy has a crush on Valentine which it seems that no one other than alt Alec knows about.
  • I'm not surprised that Clary almost lost herself again when she and alt Jace where kissing because that is something that would be hard to resist.
  • I like that Simon and Izzy are dating in the alternate dimension and I think that seem really cute together.
  • I like that Luke told Simon that Clary will be okay because she is a fighter just like her mom is so she'll make sure she'll get back to them.
  • I like that Luke reminds Simon that he can't go back home until he gets his vampire urges under control.
  • I think it's interesting that demons are attracted to the alternate dimension because it is a peaceful one.
  • I like that is surprised that alt Magnus has two cats and that gets her to remember that she's not in her own dimension.
  • I like that at first alt Magnus doesn't believe Clary when she tells him that she's a shadowhunter from another dimension and that she has to draw a picture of a demon to convince him that she's telling the truth.
  • I find it interesting that alt Magnus's magic isn't working because he no longer uses it.
  • I like that Alec came up with the idea to trade the cup in order to get the charges against Izzy dropped because there is really is no way around the fact that Izzy is guilty of the crimes they are accusing her of so the best way to save her is to get the charges dropped all together.
  • I like that alt Magnus is able to wake up his magic to help Clary be touching the portal shard necklace that traveled to the alt dimension with her and I like that he tracked the portal to the institute.
  • I like that Alec is mad at Jace for stealing the cup from him because it's the only thing that can save Izzy and he believes that Jace has not only put Izzy in danger by taking it but also the entire shadow world.
  • I like that Alec is perfectly willing to risk is parabatai bond with Jace if it means keeping Izzy safe.
  • I like that Simon pretends to be behind the demonic murders in order to clear Luke's name with internal affairs.
  • I liked that alt Jace was so adorably nervous when he met Clary's father and I feel a bit bad for him since Clary keeps blowing him off because she's from another dimension but he doesn't know that.
  • I think it was really bad timing that when Alec tracked Jace was one he was fighting off demons and that tracking made Jace unable to fight them and lead to a demon getting in the alternate dimension which is very bad.
  • I liked that alt Alec let alt Magnus into the party because he decided that he wanted to date him.
  • I liked that alt Magnus tries to remind Clary of who she really is by magically showing her his cats.
  • I like that when alt Jace sees a demon that Clary has to protect him from it and later on comfort him, it was nice to see a bit of a role reversal for these two.
  • I'm glad that Jace was able to come to the other dimension in order to help Clary fight off the demon.
  • I find it interesting that blood travels with a person when they travel between dimensions which is why when Jace is injured by a demon in alternate dimension he is still injured when he returns to his own dimension.
  • I felt bad for Alec and Izzy when he told her that he wasn't able to find Jace or the cup so he has no way of stopping her trial and I like that Izzy tells him that it's okay she knows he did everything he could for her.
  • I find it interesting that Clary and Jace find someone who appears to be Jace's father while looking for Valentine.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Book Review: Gallagher Girls: United We Spy

                                          Gallagher Girls: United We Spy Review   
United We Spy is the final book in the Gallagher Girls series and it's about how Cammie and her friends are getting close to graduating which means they have to decide on the type of career path they want to follow and they have to find a way to stop the circle once and for all so that they are safe to live their lives outside of the safety of Gallagher Academy. Cammie and her friends find out that the circles members are planning something big that will lead to a lot of innocent people getting killed if they can't stop them but since circle members are being killed off one by one getting information about their plans is more difficult than it usually is.

This book does a good job at blending the story about taking down the circle for the good of the world and also how Cammie is struggling to decide about what she wants to do after she graduates, I like that two very different storylines are able to blend together so well. Cammie finds herself unable to really focus on her future because all she can seem to think about is finding a way to take down the circle because she'll never be able to feel truly safe until it's taken down which means she doesn't allow herself to plan a future for herself until it's done.

I overall loved this book I found the plot to be a good one that kept me invested, I continue to love the characters and I love the relationships that the characters shared with each other. I thought that this book was a fitting ending to the series it sent off our favorite characters in a way that makes me happy and keeps true to who they are, it's going to be hard to say goodbye to this series since I've been reading it for so long but I'm glad that we got such a nice ending. Please tell me your thoughts on this book and series as a whole in the comment section below.

TV Review: The 100: Join or Die(3.13)

                                                 The 100: Join or Die(3.13)Review
  • I like that Kane is horrified to see the bodies hanging on polls in Polis and the blood covering the streets while Pike thinks that this is to be expected of grounders.
  • I find it interesting that Pike was only brought to jail because he refused to take the key because this shows how much people change after taking the key because before taking it the grounders would have went straight to killing Pike.
  • I like that Kane refuses the key to the City of Light as well and I like that he is being kept away from the others because Abby thinks she can change his mind.
  • I find it interesting that Pike was the old earth skills teacher on the ark and that he taught a  refresher class to the hundred before they would be sent down to the grounder which makes him one of the few people who knew about the hundred being sent to the ground before it happened.
  • I like that Jasper kept pointing out that the map their following doesn't have any distances so they really have no idea how long they'll have to travel before they find Luna.
  • I really don't think Bellamy is wrong to be worried that the grounders could be hostile because they don't know these people and they have no idea what their like so I don't think it's a bad idea to be on guard.
  • I was disappointed when it turned out that Luna's village isn't where the map said it would be and it's clear that Clarke and the others have no idea what to do now that they don't where to find Luna.
  • I feel a bit bad for Pike in flashbacks because he's trying to teach this kids how to survive and none of them are taking any of it seriously.
  • I like that it's mentioned that Jasper and Monty had to be put in different classes because they would've caused trouble if they were in the same class.
  • I like that in the flashback Murphy told Pike that he'd survive and that he when he sees Pike in present day he mentions that he told Pike that he'd find away to survive.
  • I like that Indra was able to unchain herself and I think her vengeance against Pike for killing three hundred of her people by cutting him three hundred times does make sense in an eye for an eye kind of way.
  • I honestly am completely on Bellamy's side he didn't kill Lincoln, he tried to prevent Lincoln's death and things very well could've turned out differently and since he and Octavia are family it seems like she should be able to forgive him someday.
  • I like that Jasper accidently figured out how to make a signal fire that would bring Luna to them.
  • I like how Abby pretended to not be chipped in order to get information about Clarke out of Kane and I liked that Kane only figured out what was going on after Abby started kissing him because that's something they've never done before and it didn't make much sense for her to throw herself at him that situation.
  • I feel so bad for Kane because he's being crucified on the cross as a way to torture information out of him.
  • I liked that Clarke went to check if Bellamy was okay after he left and I liked that he tried to act like he didn't want her there but then caved right away and started telling her how he felt.
  • I like that Clarke tells Bellamy that Lincoln's blood isn't on his hands and that when he said maybe some his she agrees but points out that he never wanted Lincoln dead and tried to prevent his death and that is something that is important to remember.
  • I liked that Clarke told Bellamy that it was more important that he forgives himself rather than Octavia forgiving him and I like that Bellamy mentions that forgiveness is hard for them and that he tells Clarke that he knows that she is still struggling to forgive herself.
  • I like that Bellamy tells Clarke that he was so angry at her for leaving but he non longer wants to feel angry at her.
  • I like that Clarke tells Bellamy that they need each other in order to survive all of this and to stop ALIE, I just love how much she feels like she needs him at her side to do what needs to be done especially because most other people don't see she needs him.
  • I liked that Clarke and Bellamy had a very long and intimate hug where they were so lost in their own world that they didn't see these group of grounders come which lead to them being captured by them.
  • I like that after Octavia mentioned Lincoln that the grounders said that let them come with them but insisted that they take this liquid that makes you pass out if they want to come. I like that Octavia just trusts that the grounders won't hurt her, Jasper just goes what the hell and drinks it then regrets that choice when Octavia passes out and Clarke and Bellamy only drink it because they feel they have no choice and they drink it at the same time as a team.
  • I find it interesting that Pike figured out that the ark was dying the day before the hundred were sent down and I understand Pike's frustration with the hundred because he knows that they needed to learn but I hated how he beat and humiliated Murphy in front of everyone to teach them a lesson.
  • I liked that Murphy convinced the grounders that need Pike alive because they need everyone they can get to fight Jaha's chipped army and I like that the logic of it's more important to make sure their people to survive than for them to get their revenge. I also like that Indra just says that she'll get her revenge at a later date.
  • I liked that Murphy told Pike to go float himself and that he learned everything about survival on the grounder and not from Pike.
  • I liked that Kane only took the key to the City of Light because Jaha threatened to kill Abby if he didn't.
  • I like that Luna mentioned that she vowed to never kill again and that she doesn't want to be the commander or take the flame because she believes killing is part of that job because that is what grounders are taught and she wants no part of that.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

Movie Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard

                                              The Hitman's Bodyguard Review
The Hitman's Bodyguard is about a man named Michael Bryce(Ryan Reynolds) who works as a bodyguard for high end criminals and is very successful at his job until one day one a client of his is killed while he was working and this led to him being much less sought after and in turn he made a lot less money. The movie is mostly about how Michael has to protect a hitman named Darius Kincaid(Samuel L. Jackson) who has to be protected so that he can testify against a dictator of Belarus.

The majority of the movie is about how Michael and Kincaid have to work together despite the fact that they don't get along because of past interactions and because they have very different methods for handling situation. Michael is someone who makes a lot of plans and tries his best to control the situation no matter how chaotic the situation seems while Kincaid prefers to go with the flow and do what he feels is right regardless of whether or not said actions are smart ones to do. Through out the movie Michael and Kincaid learn more about each other and start to at least understand the other's way of thinking.

Overall I really liked this movie it was a lot of fun, quite funny and it quite a bit action that weirdly could feel quite funny at times as well. This movie is a lot of fun and I'd recommend checking it out if you're looking for a fun time. Please tell me your thoughts on this movie.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

TV Review: Shadowhunters: Rise Up(1.09)

                                          Shadowhunters: Rise Up(1.09)Review
  • I find it a bit sad that Simon clings to that last bit of hope that he's not a vampire when he sees his reflection but Raphael dashes that right away.
  • I find it sad how when Simon calls Raphael a monster after he accuses him of turning him only to realize that he too is a monster.
  • I like that Raphael realizes that Simon needs time to accept what he is now and that he can't truly help Simon until he's willing to face the truth.
  • I like that after Jace hears that Alec is injured that he feels the need to return to the institute right away and I like that Clary's top priority is still finding Simon so Jace tells her that she's right that the two of them have to go their separate ways because Jace needs to be there for Alec and Clary needs to be there for Simon, I also like that Jace suggests that Clary asks Luke for help since werewolves are good trackers.
  • I liked that Magnus offered to heal Alec's injury free of charge and expressed his worries about anything bad happening to Alec but I dislike and was unsurprised by how Alec did his best to keep his distance from Magnus and discourage his feelings.
  • I'm still unsure of whether or not Melrion and the other seelies were working with Valentine or not because on the one hand the Clave tends to think the worse of downworlders but on the other hand the seelies have admitted that they side with whoever they think has the best chance of winning so who knows what side they truly chose.
  • I like that Clary is worried that Simon is going to hate her because she decided to turn him into a vampire since she couldn't live without him.
  • I liked that Alec was shown to be taking out his frustrations on a punching bag despite being injured which showed the somewhat self destructive way he deals with his feelings.
  • I find it interesting that Alec is the only one that is doubting his parents loyalty after he finds out that they were members of the circle while Izzy and Jace believe that despite their flaws there is no way that they would be traitors again, I just find it interesting that Alec is the only that is feeling angry about how was lied to his whole lie and made to think that he tarnished his family's name by not living up to his parents expectations rather than admitting to that they were the ones that ruined it.
  • I thought the scene where Lydia tells Jace and Izzy that she and Alec are engaged to be so awkward for her. I can't blame Jace and Izzy for being angry at Alec for going through with a loveless marriage but at the same time being mad at him isn't helping him any.
  • I like how when Simon saw his mom and hugged her that he felt relieved for a moment like since the first time since he awoken he felt normal again just for a moment before he desired to drink her blood although luckily Clary stopped him from biting her.
  • I liked that Clary convinced Simon to let her help him through what he was going through by pretending to need his help when they were in front of his mother.
  • I liked that when Robert confronted Alec about being engaged to Lydia that Alec tells him that he knows about him and Maryse being circle members and how angry he is that he had it drilled into his head that he was never good enough while growing up when really they were just trying to push him to better so that he could make up for their mistakes and restore their name which they destroyed.
  • I kind like that Alec is just stubbornly sticking with his plan to restore the family name despite the fact that everyone else thinks what he's doing is a bad idea.
  • I like that Luke tells Simon that he understands what he's going through and that he will be okay once he gets what he needs although it is an adjustment.
  • I can't blame Simon for being mad at Clary for deciding to turn him but I also can't blame Clary for doing the only thing she could to keep him in her life because he's her best friend and she loves him.
  • I like that when Alec and Izzy were on different sides about Melrion being investigated that Jace refuses to pick aside.
  • I find it very suspicious that Melrion doesn't answer a single one of the questions Lydia asks him and instead brings up that Clary has the cup which is something that very few people know which makes me wonder are the seelies working with Valentine since Valentine's men are the only people outside of the main cast that know that Clary has the cup so it's very possible that seelies got that information from them.
  • I think that Alec is right that they should turn over the cup but I understand why Jace doesn't want to hand the cup over without telling Clary about it but I do think that he shouldn't have went behind Alec's back and stolen the cup from him in order to give it to Clary.
  • I like that when Raphael says that this isn't a hotel that Simon points out that hotel dumort is literally a hotel.
  • I liked that Clary used the fact that Raphael needs Simon to prove that Camille broke the accords in order to get him to help her and Simon.
  • I get why Izzy and Jace think that Melrion could be innocent and that taking him to the silent brothers which is a process that is tortures to downworlders is going too far but I honestly don't think the clave is wrong about Melrion and the seelies.
  • I find it very odd that Alec never found out that Magnus helped Jace and Izzy steal Alec's stele because it seemed like this would come up at some point in the future.
  • I think that it's sad how after Alec tells Magnus that he's getting married that Magnus joked about how they should go on a date first because even though he knew it was likely Alec was talking about marrying someone else he was trying stay in denial to keep from getting hurt.
  • I like how when Alec describes a marriage with Lydia as a solid partnership that Magnus mockingly calls it hot because Alec is talking about marriage as a business deal while Magnus thinks the only reason someone should marry is because of love, I like how this shows the differences between the two of them.
  • I liked that Jace told Izzy that everything that is happening is not her fault and that she shouldn't blame herself.
  • I like how Alec expressed doubts about what they were planning to do with Melrion and I like that Lydia admits she doesn't like it either but since she lost her husband because she wasn't willing to do what it takes to get information from a downworlder in the past she can't let herself be too soft on a potential threat.
  • I like that Alec and Lydia agree to rule with their heads instead of their hearts and I like that even in the current episode in season 2 that Alec is still ruling with his head because I think in this type of position that's the best way to rule.
  • I liked how Clary confessed to Simon that part of the reason that she turned him was because she wanted him to be part of this new world that she was part of but that he wasn't yet but now he is.
  • I honestly my opinion on the whole lets save Melrion from the silent brothers is one that is very different now than it was when this episode first aired because back then I wasn't sure of whether or not Melrion was trustworthy but now I'm almost hundred percent certain that he's not based on what is happening in the second half of season two.
  • I kind of like that Clary just assumes that Alec would join them soon.
  • I liked that Simon pledged his loyalty to Raphael simply because he wants to help Clary and the others save Melrion.
  • I like that Alex noticed that something was up as soon as he got close to the city of bones and I like that he did everything he could to complete the mission.
  • I do like that Alec told Clary that she doesn't know the first thing about being a shadowhunter is when she says that orders don't matter because orders are a huge part of being a shadowhunter and you can't ignore them whenever your don't like them.
  • I like how Alec mentioned that while Jace had always broke the rules that he never broke the law until Clary came along.
  • I was a bit surprised when Jace mentioned that he knew that Alec had feelings for him but I really don't think that Jace is right about Alec's feelings for him being the reason behind his actions because I really don't think that's true.
  • I like that Alec tells Jace that he won't help him defeat Valentine if it means going against the Clave to do so because he doesn't want to be label a traitor like his parents were.
  • I'm glad that Clary helping out Melrion is getting her a way to get to Valentine but the fact that Melrion is the one that suggested that to be how he repaid her for saving him is slightly suspicious.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.

TV Review: The 100: Demons(3.12)

                                               The 100: Demons(3.12)Review
  • I liked how Miller was telling Harper and Bryan a ghost story before the three of them were taken by a very quiet grounder.
  • I liked that Emori assumed that Murphy was planning to steal from Ontari and I like that she tells him that she wants in on the con which he's happy to allow her in on except there isn't a con he's just trying to survive.
  • I like that Raven and Clarke both are able to give insight on ALIE and her plan and how they could stop her and how they believe that Luna could be the one with the key to stopping her.
  • I like how Monty thinks about how his mom is still alive inside the City of Light and I like how Raven points out that depends on your definition of alive.
  • I liked that when Octavia broke down for a moment that he told her that it was okay to let herself break down a little but I dislike how Octavia was acting all high and mighty and told him that a warrior doesn't mourn until the war is over but I like how Jasper says he wouldn't know.
  • I like how Raven figured out that the flame can be activated when a certain phrase is said by a non-night blood but since only a night blood can be connected to the flame without dying they still have to find Luna.
  • I find it interesting that Raven now knows how to do all sorts of things she didn't know how to do before she was connected to ALIE.
  • I like that Monty doesn't know if he wants to destroy the City of Light now because his mother is alive in there but dead in the real world.
  • I liked how Murphy told Emori that he really is just doing whatever he can to survive and I like that he told her that Ontari isn't the real commander and that he's doing his best to help her fake it.
  • I liked that after it's revealed that Emerson the last mountain man is the one that has been taking their people that Clarke tells Bellamy she believes that this is all her fault because she let Emerson live despite when she had him at her mercy.
  • I was sad that Sinclair died but I liked that he died protecting Raven although I'm sad that she was captured anyways since she tried to rescue Sinclair.
  • I liked that when Bellamy said that they were too late after seeing Sinclair that Clarke pointed out that Emerson must not have killed the others because he didn't leave their bodies laying around.
  • I liked how Clarke was willing to give herself up to save the others life but I also like that Bellamy pointed out to her that her letting Emerson kill her is as stupid plan and that he tells her a better plan would be she distracts Emerson and he shoots him.
  • I liked that the second that Jaha showed up that Murphy wanted him to leave right away because he wants nothing to do with Jaha and the City of Light.
  • I was surprised to learn that Emori had taken the chip and that she helped Jaha which is how Jaha knows that Ontari is a false commander which gets Murphy arrested since he told Emori the truth earlier.
  • I'm not surprised at all that Jaha told Ontari that the way to become a real commander is to take the key to the City of Light since he wants everyone to take it.
  • I'm not all that surprised that Emerson figured out Clarke and Bellamy's plan or that he threatened Octavia in order to get Bellamy to drop his weapons and lock himself up or that Emerson's plan was to kill all of Clarke's people and make her watch before he killed her was his plan for revenge.
  • I liked how Clarke used the flame to kill Emerson when it looked like he won both because it was smart of her to do and because it showed how dangerous the flame is to non-night bloods.
  • I liked how they gave Lincoln and Sinclair a funeral so that they could mourn their deaths.
  • I liked that Raven, Monty, Miller, Harper and Bryan are staying behind to look into ALIE's one software that she downloaded into the ark while the others go and find Luna.
Please tell me your thoughts on this episode.