It’s a popcorn movie directed by Michael Bay that at least has a plot. You understand the motives of the specific characters all led by One (Ryan Reynolds). All of the characters have numbered code names, and play important roles within the group. There is definitely humor within the movie, and of course action. When it comes to action Michael Bay certainly raises the bar with creative effects. Nonpareil gives this movie 3 out of 5 stars. It’s not a perfect movie, but if you like action and humor it will be entertaining.
This TV series starts of slow but if you’re patient, you will find that Geralt of Rivia’s (Henry Cavill) journey is challenging as he struggles to make a living, while being in the vicinity of mortals; it’s hard to make a living when everyone hates you. What’s good about the show is you can be deceived into thinking who is good and who is bad, if you do not pay close attention to the characters and their “true” motiviation. Geralt’s counterpart Yennefer, actually steals the show because of a simple revelation that power and beauty is not everything; you can obtain it, but it does not define your character. The timeline gets a bit jumpy at times with flashbacks, but not enough to take you out of the experience. The character development is paced well, although the young girl Ciri is overshadowed by Geralt and Yennefer. After watching Season 1 all the way through, Nonpareil gives it 3.5 out of 5 stars.
This film is based in an urban setting, with visceral expression and vibrant imagery. Will Smith has done another buddy cop picture, but this one is considered to be more raw, involving fantasy and brute force. Daryl Ward (Will Smith) is trying work with his naive partner Nick Jacoby (Joel Edgerton) and the idea that there are greater forces than the police department can handle. The police department is overwhelmed while battling mystical forces from fairies, elves, and orcs. The humor is a great touch, Nonpareil would give this film 3 out of 5 stars.
This TV series is a surprise, coming into it you don’t really know what to expect, if you haven’t followed the comic book. It’s centered around a family having to deal with lies, while relocating from location to location, and trying to deal with the presence of nightmarish creatures. The parents Deloris Allen (Tamara Taylor) and Fred Allen (J.C. MacKenzie) are members of a secret organization much like the Men In Black, except the two members have a family to look after; no one knows what you do, while a fight could ensue at any moment. Humor is once again nicely placed, and the casting is also a great addition. Nonpareil gives this TV series 4 out of 5 stars.