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Week in Review: 1/22/17

Movies I Watched in the Last Week

1) Ratchet & Clank - The movie is very similar to the games - a little bit too similar.  It's like they grabbed a couple of cut scenes off the disc and forgot they had to flesh them out with character development and stakes.  I can't recommend this at all, and I'm a little embarrassed to say that I was actually looking forward to this movie.

My Rating: 2.5 / 5

2) Regular Show: The Movie - In contrast to Ratchet & Clank, Regular Show: The Movie is a buddy comedy based on an existing franchise that actually works - both as an extension thereof and as a standalone feature.  It's as ludicrous and well-timed as the show and builds up a plot that feels movie-worthy without getting lost in the "epicness" of what it's trying to do.  My only complaint is that it's a little bit on the short side.  In some ways that's good news; it's extremely rare that I'd complain that a movie isn't long enough.

My Rating: 4 / 5

Total: 2 Movies

Minutes I Spent Writing in the Last Week

1) Teresa Creegan Stories - About 1 hour of brainstorming / story planning.

2) There's Something Strange About Mr. Brickwell - About 1 hour of writing the first draft. Current length: About 13,000 words.

Total: 2 Hours

The Winner: A Tie.

No clever comments.  I'm still tired from the march on DC yesterday and bitter about my country in general.