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I’m torn on if writing a review for this episode would be best or I should just keep it simple. I’m currently opting for keeping it simple but with some criticism? I’m trying for some middle ground. I really don’t want to critique what could have been our last episode of Fringe ever. I feel like I should just be grateful to Fox for giving us another thirteen episodes, and not complain about anything. At the same time, it is not our last episode, and I have a few thoughts.
As promised on Friday, I am reblogging about the latest installment of Fox’s Sci-fi drama Fringe. Original post here but I imagine things that I spoke out then will also be more thoroughly discussed in this post.
“Letters of Transit” offered viewers a look at what happens when the Observers stop observing and start taking action. In 2036, the observers are in control and have split humanity into natives and loyalists. The original Fringe team has been missing for decades and the Fringe Division that survived remained so as a police department of sorts to keep the “natives” in check while being under the control of the Observers.
The episode offered what I believe to be one of the best of the series thus far. The episode deepened the show’s mythology and offered a new storytelling device. While I thoroughly enjoyed the episode, I don’t understand the relevance of it at this point int he season. Similarly it didn’t feel finished or complete. I’m not sure if it was meant to be 90 minutes or a two hour episode, but it needs more. I would love to see this episode act as a platform for a series of episodes, or even an entire season.
I need to start by addressing the fact that I LOVE that this show changes the opening for each new timeline, version/our understanding of the world(s) in question. Season one’s opening will always be my favorite, but I really enjoyed the 2036 future. Watch it here. It perfectly represented the future and feel of the episode. The show is more creative and pays more attention to detail than any other show on television at the moment. Fringe is quality television. I don’t understand why it doesn’t have a larger fan base.
Tonight’s Fringe episode was so good, I had to watch it twice before I could properly write about it. Honestly, I’m just thrilled to have the show back on my television, although the episode is terrific on its own.
In “One Night In October” viewers were in for a treat as Olivia was forced to work with Fauxlivia and Lincoln to help stop a serial Killer over there.
I went into Transformers: Dark of the Moon with moderate expectations. I learned from the second movie that if you go into it with expectations of more than alien robots and action, you may be disappointed. Therefore, I appropriately lowered my standards and expected very little aside from fight scenes related to the the Autobots and Decepticons. With these standards, I was pleasantly surprised with the film. It greatly surpasses Rise of the Fallen. Although, that doesn’t say much. I personally believe Rise of the Fallen, is one of, if not the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I haven’t seen the original movie in the series in a while to accurately say how it compares.
Going into the movie, knowing that Michael Bay’s films aren’t strong on plot or continuity, I was very curious as to how they would handle Megan Fox leaving, or if they would. They did a fairly decent job. Honestly, I feel with the way they took the story, it was better that she wasn’t in the film. Dark of the Moon takes place four years after the second movie, six years after the first. In the original movie, they were in high school. Sam and Mikaela were an unrealistic high school couple, six years later, with Sam attending an Ivy League University, I feel they would have naturally grown apart. My only complaint with this new love interest is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She was a better actress than I expected (they could do much better), however, the way she was dressed and the lighting for most of her scenes was distracting and took away from the movie. Aside from the Autobots brighter colors, the Transformers movies are relatively darker in shades and colors. However, Rosie was almost always dressed in full on white with very bright lighting around her. She honestly looked like an “angel” in every scene. There were also a couple unnecessary random shots of her, where they added nothing to the movie, aside from putting her on screen. Yes Michael Bay, she is pretty/hott, but she did not fit in the film, at least not the way they styled and filmed her. For me she was a distraction, maybe if she wore other colors, it would have been better?
While there are some action scenes in the first half of the movie, Dark of the Moon, focuses more on plot than I expected from Michael Bay. Although, it feels very slow with some unnecessary scenes. While there is plot, it is not the greatest. All of the heavy action scenes take place in the last part of the movie, making the movie, drag, then speed up without slowing down to have a proper resolution.
In the past movies, they have made a joke of Sam at times, but no more than how his character acted in Dark of the Moon. Honestly, there were times I wanted to slap him. I don’t blame Shia for stepping away from the Transformers franchise. He is a great actor, and there are plenty better roles out there for him.
Also, I honestly marvel at the stupidity of humans in the Transformers franchise, but mostly the ones in this movie. Are humans that stupid? There were parts of the movie I sat in awe of the idiocy and wondered if maybe I’m an alien because I am not part of the race of people depicted here. I’m talking to you Patrick Dempsey(’s character) and others.
With that being said, I found the movie to be much funnier than I’m assuming it was intended to be. There were a lot of little things I laughed at (to myself) that no one else in the theatre laughed at. Some of the parts I think were intended to be funny but failed, and others probably were supposed to be dramatic and failed (for me).
Overall, the movie is much better than I expected, most of the plot and story is very predictable; nothing surprised me or made me sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation. However for a Michael Bay film it was one of the best.
If you like Michael Bay films or the other Transformers movies, I highly recommend this movie. You will love it, I guarantee. If you gave up on the franchise after the second, if you are interested in this film, give it a chance, it may surprise you.
Note: I did not see the movie in 3D, so I can’t comment on that. (I may go this weekend though, so I will let you know if I do!)
I can’t even begin to recap Frinception. LSD. Cartoons. Zombies. It was crazy. Just go watch it. I am not entirely sure how I feel about it, It was definitely trippy, different, and interesting. I don’t want to spoil anything for you so head to fox.com if you missed it.
It was very intense for being so strange. And the ending, a perfect Fringe twist. They always leave you watching more; its one of the reasons I love the show. I can’t wait for next week, the preview looks promising. I can’t believe there are only 3 episodes left this season. Thank God, Fox greenlighted Season Four. I would be lost with out Fringe, its one of the best shows on TV and the most intelligent. Thank you Fringe Team for not creating mindless garbage. I am forever grateful!
Although, I’m not sure how I feel about the episode over all, it definitely had its moments, several of them actually. 4/5.
“I remember you”
Olivia to Peter
Polivia is true love.
“There is an entire world out there with no rhyme or reason”