If you’re a fan of the DCEU, this is the right movie for you. Feel free to set your expectations high because this film delivered on so many counts. If you’re a movie fan who wants to see a good film and have four hours of your time to spare, this might not be a bad way to go about it. The Snyder Cut is available to stream on HBO Max and HBO Go. Thank you for including us this time around, HBO.

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.