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    mysterystar added a book review.
    “And it occurred to me, standing there, just breathing with her, quiet settling around us, that those might be the three most beautiful words in the English language. We have time.” (Jacob) I recently picked up the first installment of this series, and found myself hooked almost instantly. The writing system, the plot, the characters, and the added pictures are all.. well, peculiar, to put it together with one word. The main plot of the series is driven by Jacob Portman: a young teenager from Florida who thinks he's about the most ordinary boy to grace the world with his presence. However, that way of thinking is completely changed after a series of events sends him spiraling down a path of danger, love, and betrayal, all compiled in one. Soon, the young Jacob finds himself to be one of the few things that can save his friends from an untimely end. Might I start by saying that the character development in this book is absolutely beautiful. It was a thrill to read and see his character grow in ways you would never expect. His character isn't the only one I enjoyed reading about; there were several others (such as Emma, Browyn, Olive, and Millard) that evolved in ways that brought smiles to my face. Now, interesting characters isn't all this series has. The plot is so intriguingly written, not a single detail was spared. Although the ending, in my opinion, was a bit tame to what it could've been, it still brought honest tears to my eyes and filled me with satisfaction. Another thing that stood out was the writing style, and how it so cleverly included pictures. There was something so peculiar but obsessive about it- Ransom Riggs, author of the book, has surely caught my eye, and I vividly await any other books he may release. All in all, this is a terrific book series. I strongly recommend it to anyone who's willing to deal with dark themes, however, this is surely not a series for young audiences.
    Over 2 years ago
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  • mysterystar
    mysterystar's movie review was featured in Kubo and the Two Strings.
    "If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem. And please be warned: If you fidget, if you look away, if you forget any part of what I tell you - even for an instant - then our hero will surely perish." (Kubo) I finally watched this the other day when I had free times, and ooooh boy was it worth it! Laika, the animation company behind this film, is known for their magnificent stop motion animation- and they certainly stepped up their game for this film. All the fights were fantastic and exhilarating; it's amazing what one can do with clay and computer effects. The amazing animation isn't all this movie has to offer! It has a fantastic story with plenty of plot twists that left me with my jaw wide open (some of which were for the better, others that left me in tears). The three main characters, Kubo, Monkey, and Beetle, were great on their own, and their little interactions were well placed by the writers of the movie. One of the best things in the movie has got to be the fact that it didn't have the happiest ending- a grim reminder that not all movies were sunshine and flowers. I seriously recommend this to anyone who didn't watch it because it might be too complex or too weird, a great watch!
    Over 2 years ago
  • mysterystar
    mysterystar added a movie review.
    "If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem. And please be warned: If you fidget, if you look away, if you forget any part of what I tell you - even for an instant - then our hero will surely perish." (Kubo) I finally watched this the other day when I had free times, and ooooh boy was it worth it! Laika, the animation company behind this film, is known for their magnificent stop motion animation- and they certainly stepped up their game for this film. All the fights were fantastic and exhilarating; it's amazing what one can do with clay and computer effects. The amazing animation isn't all this movie has to offer! It has a fantastic story with plenty of plot twists that left me with my jaw wide open (some of which were for the better, others that left me in tears). The three main characters, Kubo, Monkey, and Beetle, were great on their own, and their little interactions were well placed by the writers of the movie. One of the best things in the movie has got to be the fact that it didn't have the happiest ending- a grim reminder that not all movies were sunshine and flowers. I seriously recommend this to anyone who didn't watch it because it might be too complex or too weird, a great watch!
    Over 2 years ago
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    mysterystar's movie review was featured in Moana.
    "I am Moana of Motusi. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Tafiti." (Moana) Words do not being to describe how I felt about this movie. I cried, I laughed, I cheered on the characters during the final battle. The main plot centers around Moana, the future Chief of her Tribe, going off into the ocean (against her father's wishes, I might add) to find the demigod Maui. She's doing this due to the fact that her island is dying because of Maui. The plot is a bit typical- a hero and her sidekick go to fix something- but Moana pulls it off in a creative and unique way, and even has an amazing plot twist near the end that I honestly didn't see coming. The animation is absolutely stunning- Disney has really raised their standards. The islands, for the most part, were colorful and full of life, and the ocean, for being an ocean, was bright and friendly. The music was catchy and emotional- shout out to Lin-Manuel Miranda for writing many of the songs- and the characters, even the main antagonists, were surprisingly likable. All in all, an absolutely fantastic movie, and definitely my all time favorite. If I hadn't watched it in one of the final showings, I would have gone back and watched it in theaters many times.
    Over 2 years ago
  • mysterystar
    mysterystar added a movie review.
    "I am Moana of Motusi. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Tafiti." (Moana) Words do not being to describe how I felt about this movie. I cried, I laughed, I cheered on the characters during the final battle. The main plot centers around Moana, the future Chief of her Tribe, going off into the ocean (against her father's wishes, I might add) to find the demigod Maui. She's doing this due to the fact that her island is dying because of Maui. The plot is a bit typical- a hero and her sidekick go to fix something- but Moana pulls it off in a creative and unique way, and even has an amazing plot twist near the end that I honestly didn't see coming. The animation is absolutely stunning- Disney has really raised their standards. The islands, for the most part, were colorful and full of life, and the ocean, for being an ocean, was bright and friendly. The music was catchy and emotional- shout out to Lin-Manuel Miranda for writing many of the songs- and the characters, even the main antagonists, were surprisingly likable. All in all, an absolutely fantastic movie, and definitely my all time favorite. If I hadn't watched it in one of the final showings, I would have gone back and watched it in theaters many times.
    Over 2 years ago
  • mysterystar
    mysterystar's movie review was featured in Trolls.
    "I don't trust him. Who wears socks with no shoes?" (Branch) Trolls was, quite honestly, a really fun and cute movie. The plot: The peppy lead teams up with the grumpy lead to save everyone and fall in love along the way. The plot was, unfortunately, nothing special. There was nothing that made it stand out from the movies like Moana or Zootopia. There is a really cute side plot though, and honestly, I found Branch and Poppy's relationship really entertaining to watch. The animation, for not being Disney, is very good. The hairs, one of the main aspects of a troll, are fluid and realistic, as well as unique for all the main trolls. Everything looked soft and very hug-able (even the Burgens!). The music was okay- more original songs might've helped it stand out. The humor was more than good, there were several moments where I found myself laughing. Overall, a very fun and cute movie to watch on a day off.
    Over 2 years ago

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