Recently Watched Movies

This week I watched a few movies, one by myself and the others with my parents. I added the trackt.tv link to each of them.

Steven Universe: The Movie (Link)

So, Steven Universe was trending on Twitter, and I discovered it was because there was a new season. And there was also a movie I didn’t see? Talk about being not informed.

The Zookeper’s Wife (Link)

Video about a Zoo in Warsaw, Poland, that helped jews escape the nazis. Great movie!

Coffee & Kareem (Link)

Comedy movie, a kid that swears a lot. It’s funny, if you want something easy to watch. Nothing memorable though.

The Hustle (Link)

Anne Hathaway! That’s all I needed to know, haha. Decent.

Digimon Adventure is Back!

I’m 32, so I grew up to the original Digimon and Pokemon series. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised that Digimon is back, and also that they are rebooting it and telling a different story.

I enjoyed the first episode, but I had to admit I was mainly for nostalgia. There was something missing in this first episode, and my guess is 2 things:

It was too fast

I mean, Tai goes into the NET, Koiushiro learns about everything in a minute, Agumon evolves, and then he just accepts it like that? I think a bit more suspense and build up would be good. Also, the next episode is called War Games. Aren’t we going too fast?

Different Vibe

So, on the original show the cast is suck into the digital world and are stranded there, without knowing much about it. It’s a completely different thing, as Tai seemed to be suck into the intermediate layer, and Koushiro is not. This means that the series could go end into an episodic monster/catastrophe of the week, with less build up and exploring than the original.

So last night I tried to mull over my thoughts to best explain what was bothering me about the new Digimon Adventure.
Imagine if someone was doing a Lord of the Rings remake. Imagine if in the first episode of the Fellowship of the Ring season they started with a gang of Orcs attacking the Shire and it was up to Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin to grab swords and fight them back. Together, these four fight back an entire Orcs raid and save the shire. All in the opening arc of Lord of the Rings.
That’s what the new Digimon Adventure is doing. It’s so fucking weird.
It’s just really counter to the core identity of Digimon to start your series off by having your protagonist save the entire world, all before your adventure begins.

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But I still liked it

Don’t get me wrong: I liked the episode and I hope it end being as great as the original series. I’m going to keep watching it for the upcoming weeks to have a better opinion.

BONUS CONTENT

Just have a look at this Brazilian opening for the original Digimon anime. Later seasons featured the correct songs, in Portuguese, but well… go ahead…

Updates – Mar. 19, 2020

It’s been a while since I posted anything. With everything that’s going on in the world and consequently, in my life, it’s easy to forget and just not update here.

So, as least for now, everything is fine. I’ve been working from home since the end of February, and I came to Brazil (my home country) on March 11, just a bit before everything blew up. Of course, that leaves me with the question: When will I return to Canada?

And this is a difficult question to answer. There are benefits and risks on both places, and of course, the risk of traveling.

If I stay here, I’m in my parent’s house, it’s easier to go out to walk around a bit and don’t get into contact with anyone. On the other side, Canada is my home now, and where I have good health insurance. So basically, I’ll wait a few more days to decide what to do.

For now, I’m working from here (as my whole company is working from home anyway), watching Netflix with my parents and chilling at my old house. So far so good!

Everyone stay safe, and use this time to read, develop your hobbies, play games!

Covers I Love: Raon Lee’s Digimon OP – Butterfly

I used to listen to many song covers on YouTube. Even though I don’t do that much anymore, I still like to discover cool new covers and versions.

The cover I’m sharing today I used to listen to a lot. I remember the first time I discovered Raon Lee’s Digimon cover, I just kept listening to it on repeat, and every time I would listen to it again, it would be at least like, 3 replays.

Watching now: The Donna Reed Show

Last week I decided to start watching The Donna Reed Show on Prime Video. I just started it to kill some time with 60s TV, but in the end I’m watching it a lot. At least, it replaces the habit that me and my wife developed recently of watching a lot of YouTube. At least for me, it’s a better way to spend time on TV.

Also, usually I don’t watch things with too many episodes, and Donna Reed has 275. But still, at least it’s not something that if you stop, you are wasting all the time invested. There’s no story arc happening, and each episode is an individual story. That helps A LOT.

It’s basically a feel good TV show, that started airing in 1958, has great actors in the main roles (Donna Reed and Carl Betz as the main couple), and was one of the first shows to have a female lead.

You can check more info on Wikipedia and Trakt.tv

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Is Coming Back!

This is kind of old news, but the Dragon Quest: Dai manga is receiving a new anime adaptation. Those who are older, like me, might be familiar with the first adaptation that aired many years (decades) ago, from 1991 to 1992 and had 46 episodes.

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Madeline Juno: My favorite German singer

A couple years ago I decided to start learning German. While I wasn’t able to start until recently, at that time I wanted to check some German singers so I could start getting used to how it sounds, and be more involved into the (pop) culture.

Then I discovered Madeline Juno. Beautiful voice, great songs, and also my one of my favorite cheer-up/feel good song: Herzchen. Please check it out below!

How not to love this?

I also put below some other songs that I like. Hope you all enjoy 🙂

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Season 3

They made it again: a very fun and entertaining season that keeps you engaged and wanting more. I watched the 8 episodes in 3 days and liked it a lot.

There’ll be spoilers.

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