Warning: Spoilers ahead for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Read at your own peril. This is your chance to click away.
As I mentioned in my review of The Last Jedi, I don’t see many movies. However, I make exception for Star Wars, because it’s, well, Star Wars. Going in though, I never expect much, as the newer Star Wars films are extremely flawed. Not unenjoyable per say, but technically flawed in many ways. So, what then did I think of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Let’s run through my thoughts and feelings, and I’ll tell you just that.
While I’m not a huge mainstream comic fan, I’m averagely familiar with Marvel’s and DC’s franchises. Really, living in America, it’s hard not to be at least somewhat familiar with them. They are fairly pervasive in the culture, and with the recent string of superhero movies, they are pretty well-known characters. That being said, those familiar with the current state of movies know one thing: Marvel is doing better. Not to say, of course, that Marvel always has masterpiece movies, but Marvel has had more successes in the past few years than DC. In fact, outside of a few Batman movies, such as The Dark Knight, most DC flicks are forgettable or laugh worthy.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Coraline.
Recently, I decided to watch Coraline for the first time. Considering I’m some eight years late, you may be able to guess that I am not particularly the type of person who watches movies often. This is due to the fact that I am pretty picky with movies. I’m in no way an expert on them, of course, and I’ve liked plenty of “bad” movies. However, 90% of movies I watch don’t really do anything for me. Sadly, this movie was no exception. That being said, I know this is a pretty beloved movie, so please understand what I’m about to say is just my opinion. If you love the movie, that’s fantastic, and I hope you’ll continue to support it. For me, however, the movie had many flaws, the primary flaw being the protagonist herself. So, without further ado, let’s jump into my analysis of why Coraline is a terribly written protagonist.