A very poetic, yet dystopian tale of a future where water is worth killing for.
The Inventor’s Son by S.B. James
The first book in a series set in a world that could have been. A steampunk setting with a paranormal twist where vampires, witches, and other characters roam the streets of London and Paris.
The story revolves around a teenage boy named Ethan, whose father is a reclusive inventor. When Ethan’s father goes missing, he finds out that his father has kept a few secrets from him. On a quest to find his missing father, he also discovers that he has paranormal powers.
The narrative is pretty good, but the language comes through as rather blunt.
Star Trek: Picard
The first episode of Picard offered an overwhelming dose of nostalgia. Being a follow-up to the series Stark Trek: The Next generation, the nostalgia is inevitable. My only hope is that the team behind this promising show will find ways of breaking some new ground for Star Trek, thus creating a new fanbase.
I didn’t watch this movie in the days of yore, but as far as movies from the 1980s go this one fits in nicely in the genre. The story is a cross between Alien and Underworld, but with a better soundtrack, and far more explicit nudity.
This is a very underrated film and it breathes the sound and narrative of an entire decade. Horror and science fiction can be a perfect match. This film proves that point.
The Last Jedi
The special effects in this movie were awesome, but during the viewing I constantly asked myself why they insist on making some events so far out that the fans of this franschise left the theathers with ambigious feelings.
Not to spoil anything, but how is it possible to drop bombs in space where there is no gravitational pull? Not to mention the scene where a beloved character floats around in space, seemingly dead, yet (by the use of the Force, I gather) manages to find her way to safety.
A decent movie that could have been even better.
Valerian: The Complete Collection 1 by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières.
I have not seen the movie yet, but if the film is anything like this sci-fi adventure comic then I’m in for a treat! One of the best comics I’ve read to date in this genre.
N.B. I read the Swedish edition of the complete adventures which contains three stories, whereas the American edition only has two.
A Darkling’s Plain by Philip Reeve
The last book in the Predator Cities series is a good as the last three books in this quadrilogy. The end is a bit disappointing for those who seek conclusions.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The fifth installment of the series was good. Not the greatest in the series but still worth watching.
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
The first book in the series offers an action-packed adventure to the young adult reader. Riordan is a master in the art of grabbing the reader’s attention from page one, and this book is no exception.
A great family movie. As with most titles from Dream Works, this was fun and deep at the same time; appealing both to kids and adults.