For me, the biggest takeaway from Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is this. Some kids equate an education from a top university to a pass to a smooth career, but that’s not it. Go where your parents can afford to send you and study the best that you can. Amass as much experience as you can and get a head start in dealing with #adulting responsibilities. That’s your key to success. And parents, stop raising entitled kids by giving them everything. Let them earn what they deserve using their own merits. It’s the same no matter where you are.
I think the greatest success of the series for me was that it made each point in this history lesson so compelling that I easily remember the names of the key players, as well as specific events that shaped this era in Japanese history. It’s tall order for someone who is not familiar with Japanese history at all, save for its connection to my country’s history. I wish that our filmmakers here in the Philippines would be able to come up with such a compelling project to depict our rich history as well.
Personally, I thought that The Lord of the Rings turned up the more solid film adaptations. But this was not to say that Harry Potter’s efforts were for naught. As a matter of fact, apart from the fact that these are both epic blockbuster franchises, its pretty tough to compare them because they have different appeals. They have different settings and they cater to different audience sets.
At the end of the day, the real lesson of the tale is about responsibility and respect. Respect for the rule of law and responsibility for sharing only truthful information online, not versions of the truth, not subjective truth, not the truth tainted by biases, but just the truth. The truth is our shared responsibility and its non negotiable. For the people at the back, I hope you can hear this. The lives of others are not fodder for entertainment.
The life of a Kdrama fangirl is hard, especially when the chemistry between the leads is too strong. One can’t help but pray that the the actors start dating in real life. Over the years, I have had my fair share of Kdrama ships that I’ve been praying so hard to sail in real life. Here’s the lowdown of my favorites.
Greenland was a good movie on its own. However, it pales in comparison to other disaster movies before it in terms of scale and urgency. The drama was passable but not on the level of The Impossible. All in all, it was a pretty solid film, all aspects included.
All in all, I was blown away by the sophisticated interrogation facilities in the UK and wished that the facilities in my home country was just as advanced. Its a show that intrigues the brain and its perfect for fans of a good whudunit show.
The main strengths of the series was its very very compelling script. There were countless times that I found myself tearing up over a particularly honest line which really pulled at the heartstrings. The words perfectly depicted triumph, loss and hope, which was perfectly intersped with a great musical score. The animation was beautiful. The music was magnificent.
Without giving too much away, I loved how the drama ended. It was as good as it was going to get for this type of dark drama. Great performances from the main cast to the supporting characters. Excellent character development and treatment. Engaging story. This was a definite thumbs up for me.
Overall, WW84 delivered on great effects and production. It was action packed. It was visually stunning and it had a good story to tell. It was an entertaining way to spend 2 and a half hours and Gal Gadot was marvelous as Wonder Woman. The pandemic really did a disservice to this movie. It definitely have been even better as a theater experience.