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I've been giving this movie an unfair amount of hell. I never saw it simply because I thought it sounded stupid. Well, today, I sat down and watched it. My expectations...were mostly met. This, for me, is a movie that became a victim to its own hype. Like ParaNorman, which review I'm still working on, I may dislike it, but I can't argue that it's a very well-made movie. While the movie's humor was hit-or-miss to me, what seemed to be a sheer miss, but turned into a sheer hit, was the story. I will spoil nothing here, but allow me to say that the movie not making much sense was the entire point.
Also, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the song, "Everything Is Awesome." This is a terrible song. I hated it the first time I heard it, which was outside the context of the movie, and when it came up all fifty times in the movie, I hated it more and more. ESPECIALLY when in the context of the movie, it gives this feeling of being a single ant in an ant colony. Emmett sings the song (for five hours in movie time) with all of his construction co-workers. It's not promoting teamwork in that sense, it's moreso promoting a hive mind. I...I just hate it.
Archer Vs Logo by DiscordsDestiny
Archer Vs Logo
This is for my current video series, Archer Vs. Following my ParaNorman review, it'll appear as the thumbart with the right side being taken over by whatever I'm reviewing.
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This is the schedule for the upcoming Archer Vs. videos. These are not seasons, they are sets. Each set contains four television shows and end with one movie.

Uncle Grandpa - Belly Brothers. Basically it's Mr. Pickles for children.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Read It And Weep. My favorite MLP episode encourages reading.
Sailor Moon - Resonance of Reality. Love the show, have real issues with the episode. Everyone's a narcissus and I get a weird and very bad "rape" vibe during one scene.
ParaNorman. I'd be an idiot to call it a bad movie. But, it does have some terrible issues that infuriate me. (Language will be used.)

Set III:
Shorty McShorts Shorts.
Caillou. Lead character does nothing, and I mean NOTHING, but whining.
Jane and the Dragon - Jester Justice. A hidden gem of a children's show.
Gravity Falls - Society of the Blind Eye. When the show wants to be serious, it can be very serious. Otherwise...
Maleficent. BORING.

Set IV:
Spongebob.
Flashpoint.
The Case of the Missing Rings: Zula Patrol. This show tries to teach science facts to children. Too bad the humor (the lead villain's main alias is I.M. Guilty) is dead on arrival.
Battle Girls: Time Paradox.
X-Men: First Class.

Set V:
Sanjay and Craig
Girls Gone Mild - The Powerpuff Girls. STILL trying to wrap my mind around that title.
Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School. This is Monster High before Monster High. And better.
Idiot Box - Spongebob. My favorite Spongebob episode, or at least one of them.
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Set VI:
Breadwinners
Beware the Creeper - Batman: TAS. The inspiration for my own character, Archer.
A Very Special Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls. The most hated episode among fans.
Injustice For All - Justice League
Theater of Blood
I have just finished watching ParaNorman for the second time. I did not like it the first time, but watching it the second go around really made me infuriated. Like, seething with hatred. Not at the cliched story, not at the mediocre character design (why do the humans look more dead than the zombies and ghosts?) But at three things:

1. The ending. Spoiler alert, the character named Mitch is gay. This is not a problem, I cannot express that enough. What IS a problem is how they decided to reveal his preference - a ridiculously stupid joke that trashes any, and I mean ANY, means of character development for Mitch, and most for Courtney, who spends half the movie trying to flirt with him. I know a lot of people find it funny, I find it insulting.

2. The characters. Each and every one of them feels like a cardboard cut-out. You've got the freak, the bully, the buffed jock, the jolly fat friend, the sassy black woman, the paranoid guy, and most of all...

3. The negligent parents. The mother seems as if she is barely even there, barely paying attention. Not just to her son, but to ANYthing. What, was she on prozac? But, the character I actually wanted to see get eviscerated was the father. Both of these two make me think of my former mother (I've cut off all contact to her due to) and her abusive, cruel husband. I saw WAY too much of both of them in these two "parents." Near the end of the movie, when Harry (the "father," I use that term extremely loosely) sees Norman climb a tower to talk to the ghost in the sky, he shouts out, "You're supposed to be grounded!" I literally screamed, "WHY AREN'T YOU DEAD?!" I cannot go any further into detail out of the risk of slander, but f**k this character. With a broken garden rake.

That said, once the third act started (from the point where Norman watches the trial of Aggie) it began to redeem itself. It actually felt watchable. Aggie's ghost was awe-inspiring, for example, and when she falls asleep on Norman's shoulder, I actually felt good "awww" vibes. And even beforehand, there were some very imaginative scenes, like the walls burning away to reveal another location. I do plan on making a review of this movie later on, but I'm just putting this up as a forewarning. My score, as of right now, is 6/10. If the father was a stepfather, instead, it'd be a 1/10 and therefore, banned in my house. I hate him THAT much.


No words can describe how I feel.

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I've been giving this movie an unfair amount of hell. I never saw it simply because I thought it sounded stupid. Well, today, I sat down and watched it. My expectations...were mostly met. This, for me, is a movie that became a victim to its own hype. Like ParaNorman, which review I'm still working on, I may dislike it, but I can't argue that it's a very well-made movie. While the movie's humor was hit-or-miss to me, what seemed to be a sheer miss, but turned into a sheer hit, was the story. I will spoil nothing here, but allow me to say that the movie not making much sense was the entire point.
Also, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the song, "Everything Is Awesome." This is a terrible song. I hated it the first time I heard it, which was outside the context of the movie, and when it came up all fifty times in the movie, I hated it more and more. ESPECIALLY when in the context of the movie, it gives this feeling of being a single ant in an ant colony. Emmett sings the song (for five hours in movie time) with all of his construction co-workers. It's not promoting teamwork in that sense, it's moreso promoting a hive mind. I...I just hate it.

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