Peace and Love Everyone!
Hoping by the time you read this you are having a great week and ready for the weekend.
For my movie review this week I only have 1 movie for you. I have also included a review of new shows on Hulu and Netflix.
So the line up for this review: Madea’s Family Funeral, Whiskey Cavalier and The Umbrella Academy. An interesting lineup, I think. I’ll save Madea for last.
Let’s start with The Umbrella Academy. This show caught my attention from the previews on IG, but I still haven’t made up my mind on it. It’s sci-fi at it’s most peculiar and most interesting. It took me a while to decide I liked the show. New superheroes to save the world.
For those of you who have yet to check it out, it’s about a group of 7 children raised to save the world by a very wealthy man. Luther is the strongest and the leader, Allison has the power of suggestion, Diego is skilled with weapons, Klaus talks to the dead and number 5 can time travel and pop in and out of places in the blink of an eye. We mustn’t forget our normal sister, Vanya, whose health requires her to take pills. Quite an interesting bunch.
The tale unravels for the viewer piece by piece. And having not read the comic or graphic novel I had no idea how this band of powerful humans was going to be of any help to anyone. They seemed such a dysfunctional group I couldn’t imagine how they could help anyone. Vanya got on my nerves the most. She wasn’t painted in a good light from the beginning. The whiney sister, who like her powerful siblings was ignored. The difference is that she often didn’t have their sympathy either. She was as much a nuances to them as their father. I start to feel sorry for her when I realize that, but it doesn’t last long because she feels so pitiful at being normal.
I won’t spoil it for you. You have to watch and judge for yourself. I give it 🤩🤩🤩🤩 out of 5. A must watch if you like sci-fi. And I’ve read there will be another season. Hope they don’t take too long.
So glad I caught the beginning of this show. The previews were interesting so I watch. I really enjoy some of the spy shows. So far I like it. It’s a twist on the usual. A woman who is distant, a bit cold because she lost her family and a guy who is emotional and holding on to what he should have had with his former love.
Also, I’m really glad to see Scott Foley work again. Although I must say it’s pretty much the same character he played on Scandal. With a touch more sentiment thrown in. Now Tyler James Williams from ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ I wouldn’t have pegged for Whiskey Cavalier. Of course, I haven’t seen him in his other shows either. He does fit the show it works.
I definitely look forward to watching this show unfold. I give it 🤩🤩🤩🤩 out of 5.
Yes, I had to see Madea. I love her character and way she gets to the bottom of the problem. I’ve been watching Madea shows shortly after Tyler started making them. I even own some of the videos that I have watched multiple times. I’ve made sure to watch Tyler’s shows on OWN and when they hit the movie screen.
With this Madea film I wonder if Tyler has lost the edge for, Madea. Madea was created when Tyler was barely making it. I wonder if his lifestyle change has changed his outlook on Madea. Some of you are probably upset with me right now. This is just how I see it.
Madea’s movies make me laugh til my stomach hurts and cry. I didn’t feel it with this movie, well very little. Well, less than was expected.
Now I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy it. I did, mostly. But it seemed like the extra people were taking away from the comedy. Some scenes were perfect but after a while, Aunt Bam and Ms. Hattie seemed to get in the way. Don’t get me wrong, I love those ladies, but not here. Their lines took the comedy right out of the scene. Not always, but at least half the time. I didn’t think Heathrow was one bit fun. Odd yes, a couple of times I smiled, but that’s it.
I didn’t really feel most of the new actors either. Quin Walters played her part. I believed she was Renee and Jen Harper was great.
So it’s good bye to Madea. She’ll be missed. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the farewell it should have been. I give this movie 🤩🤩🤩 out of 5 stars.
Spring is around the corner and there are so many movies I want to see. So make sure to subscribe and keep an eye out for my next movie review.
Peace & Love