Often the visuals of a film are what make them recognisable epics that creep up in every “Top 10” list that comes out. With technology developing as fast as it is, new cameras and CGI can sell a film on its own and soundtrack seems to become more overlooked. That’s why I’m going to do a rundown of five memorable film soundtracks.
Blending moments of utter tranquility with unforgiving emotional heights, Big Fish & Begonia had me floored in its opening act and kept me hooked until the very end. Unlike most of the content reviewed on this blog, I stumbled upon this film by chance and found myself in shock that it flew under my radar.
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is one of my favourite animated films of the last decade and I’m only 20 years old. That’s like half of my life and I’ve seen a lot of animated movies. I’m aware that having grown up on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy had an influence on my initial desire to see this film. I’m also aware that the legacy behind the characters skewed the viewing experience so that I am more inclined to enjoy the end product. That being said, I did the same for Venom (2018) and I kind of hated that movie so lets get into it.
Rocketman hits every note and is certainly striking a chord on a global scale. Taron Egerton’s portrayal of the talented yet tortured music legend seems to have captivated critics and audiences alike; garnering a high 80’s on Rotten Tomatoes for each! Seeing all the hype, I took a trip to the (surprisingly empty) cinema to check it out. Do I think it holds up?
I don’t hide the fact that this blog basically went dormant from the end of 2017 to the start of 2019. When I decided to come back, I started by trying to figure out why I fell out of love with it in the first place. Other than the start of my journey into university, there was one major thing that almost kept me from blogging about (or even watching) anime again. Seasonal anime.
Although I usually pick and choose which conferences I watch when it comes to E3, I’ve actually been pretty on top of everything so far. Whether it be through excessive memes on twitter or watching my friends get excited about games I hadn’t heard of, I knew the best had yet to come.
Nintendo will always be my number one and their direct is the only one where I actually set an alarm to make sure I wouldn’t miss it. So now it’s over, let’s have some fun talking about what just happened (hint: it’s a lot).
This may end up being the most arrogant post on the blog but as this site grows, I’ve had multiple people ask me for any tips and tricks when it comes to Blogging for Anime. Also by no means is this a definitive “guide to blogging”, every writer works differently and has their own method of working. These are simply what I personally think are important factors in creating an interesting anime blog.