Quotorium Reviews: Detective Pikachu

When I first saw the ads for Pokémon Detective Pikachu, I was doubtful of its intentions and rolled my eyes at yet another Hollywood film cashing in on nostalgia. To my surprise (and delight!) the movie only grew on me as the release date drew closer, and after finally seeing it, I have some thoughts. Let’s dive in and see how Detective Pikachu contributes to the world of Pokémon!

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The Fate Franchise and Me

About 2 months ago I had the opportunity to watch Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel II. Lost Butterfly in theatres, which was really an incredible experience! It got me thinking about my history with the Fate franchise and what this property in particular has going for it that makes it so successful. Not only that, but it got me thinking specifically about how I know so little about Fate, but continue to enjoy it without watching everything that’s out there. And clearly this is important for me because I’m still thinking about it several months later!  So then, let’s explore some aspects of Fate’s franchise.

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The Secret of Kells: Illuminating Animation

Long time no meta! I have a bit of a self-made tradition: every St. Patrick’s Day I sit myself down and enjoy the 2009 animated film, The Secret of Kells. There’s just something about this gorgeous and methodical story that makes it the perfect way for me to have my own little holiday without going too crazy. I want to do a bit of a meta analysis on the movie today, mostly focusing on style and how it plays into the narrative that Kells explores. Without further ado, let’s begin!

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Quotorium Reviews: HTTYD The Hidden World

I can’t believe that HTTYD is all wrapped up! If you couldn’t tell from my icon, I’ve been a HTTYD fan since the first movie came out, and my love for the franchise has only grown since then, alongside my love of critiquing and reviewing. As a result, I had the toughest time trying to sort out all of my thoughts on The Hidden World, so this review will be part critique, part musings, and a good dose of reminiscing mixed in there. Forgive the length, I just have a lot to say. Let’s get to it!

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Quotorium Reviews: Alita: Battle Angel

So many reviews, so little time! I just saw Alita: Battle Angel, and I have thoughts. The girl with “the face of an angel and a body built for battle” certainly has quite the ride ahead of her as the unlikely contender for the best Hollywood adaptation of an anime so far. TLDR; give this one a chance. It has way more to it than you might think!

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Valentine’s Day and Hyouka: Mayaka’s Chocolate Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day! To commemorate the occasion, I thought I’d do a close analysis of one of my favourite Valentine’s anime episodes in my all-time favourite anime —Hyouka. Unlike any other show I’ve watched, Hyouka continues to impress me, and I come away each rewatch with something new to think about. The Valentine’s episode is not only one of the more incredible episodes in the show, it’s also the most bittersweet. With that said, let’s dive in!

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Quotorium Reviews: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

And now for a review that has taken me forever to write, but one that I’ve been anticipating for a while! She-Ra came to me at a rather busy and awful time in the year, so it was only natural that it became a great pick-me-up for when the going got tough. There’s a really unique mix of good and bad at play here, so let’s go ahead and look into that!

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A Ketchup Post

In elementary school, I had a teacher who got out a bottle of ketchup each time we had a free period to “catch up” on schoolwork. I guess that pun stuck in my brain pretty well because I thought I’d use it as the basis for this post. The past few months have been pretty busy in good and bad ways, so in order to review all the things I’ve watched recently but don’t have enough time or energy to publish separately, I’m combining mini reviews together to create one big recap. Let’s get started!

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Quotorium Reviews: Into the Spider-Verse

A rare non-anime review appears! It’s starting to be crunch time for all the reviews I want to get out there, and although other things will be on their way, I just saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and it got me so excited that I had to throw my schedule out the window to talk about it. Without further ado, let’s dig into this new addition to the Spider-Man franchise!  Continue reading “Quotorium Reviews: Into the Spider-Verse”

Quotorium Reviews: Voltron S8 and Some Reflections

And with that, Voltron has officially wrapped up! It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 2 years. I aim to use this review as a way to process, vent, and figure out what the final season of Voltron means for the series. There’s a lot to cover so let’s get started! Just a warning: this review will be spoiler-heavy since this was the concluding season and there’s a lot to discuss!

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