TL;DR – One of those films that are close but no cigar, but you have to admire that they go at 100km an hour from start to finish
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
One of my true joys in life is watching and witnessing a new work of glorious Science
Fiction for the first time. Like those moments when you watched Farscape
for the first time or watched the flaming guitar in Mad
Max Fury Road explode out into the desert sun. However, sometimes it
can be just as interesting to watch a film/TV show that is close but just not
quite there and today we take a look back at just such a film.
So to set the scene, we open in on Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) who lives with
her extended family in Chicago after her father Maximilian (James D’Arcy) was
murdered back in Russia and her mother Aleksa (Maria Doyle Kennedy) fled to the
States. Jupiter spends her time cleaning rich peoples houses and dreaming of
getting out of it all. Well one day she gets that wish after a genetic test
shows that she is the perfect reincarnation of the old matriarch of House
Abrasax, an ancient alien dynasty that seeded life on Earth all those years
TL;DR – Today we countdown my Top 10 films of all time; from towns where there are a lot of ‘accidents’, to all forms of Sci-Fi, to do you know the man with six fingers on his right hand, and everything in between.
Recently I watched the CineFix crew countdown their Top 10 films, and it had me thinking what are mine? Now it was at this point where I of course naturally spiralled as how can you reduce thousands of films that you have seen into only a Top 10. Just before I threw my hands up in resignation and chucked in the towel I happened to catch an episode of Movies with Mikey on how he determined the best sequel. With this in mind I wondered if there was a set of criteria that I could use to categorise the films into a list that I would be happy with, and after some work, I came up with the following criteria that work for me.
Films that are beautifully constructed
Films that mean something to me
Films that are always re-watchable
Films that have added to my love of the craft of cinema
With this criterion in mind I went through all the likely candidates and with a bit of a struggle I think I have been able to come to a final list, well at least until I change my mind next week, which is always a chance.
TL;DR – The Series Finale brings closure in a way only Sense8 could by focusing on family and the power of love. If you have liked the show up until this point you will want to see how it ends, if you haven’t I don’t think this will change your mind.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
Endings, no one wants their favourite show to end, lest of all when it is not ending on their own terms. The television landscape is filled with shows that I have deeply loved and we will never know how they ended, and while every now and again we get a Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Farscape many more shows have left the world on a cliffhanger never to be seen again. For a long time, it looked like Sense8 was going to join the long list of shows that never got to say goodbye properly, which was a real shame. While it didn’t always work, the show was always fascinating and it had a level of detail you don’t normally see as the show gallivanted across the globe. However a show like this was expensive, and while I was disappointed I understood when it was announced that it would not be picked up for a third season. However, if it is one thing you should never underestimate that is the power of fans, and in this case, that power has used for good, and today we get to see the outcome of that with a special final episode Amor Vincit Omnia or Love Conquers All.