2019 was an interesting year to say the least. I can't exactly say that it was better than the last or it was worse, but I can say that I got to watch #Endgame this year--the 10 plus years of #MCU culmination. I watched #Frozen2, a movie that has been in the forefront of my excitement. I also got to see Toy Story 4 and How to Train Your Dragon 3--movies that I enjoyed quite a bit even if I don't really talk about them too much. I know that my list ain't grand or too diverse but I like what I like and there's nothing else to it.
But it's probably obvious that Frozen 2 and Endgame were the ones that really got my jives going. Not only were they just meant for my fandom to clamor over, it's the fact that they bring a sense of 'closure' and changes. A big part of life is about adapting and accepting, and these two movies seem to really want to drive that point across. A message that I can truly appreciate. I watched both movies more than once (more than twice) in the theater so that says something.
A surprisingly good movie that was provided by Netflix was Klaus. I have a handful of Christmas Movies that I must watch every year during the Holidays and this little hitter just made that list. There was a lot of heart to Klaus--a take on the legend of Santa Klaus told through a different lens and it just works. Instant classic for me.
Hard to imagine that 2019 was the first time I have ever seen the 1937 Disney Classic movie, eh? Yes, I watched it on November when I first got Disney+. It's... classic.
Now not all my cinema experience was great. None of them were terrible since I make an effort to avoid movies that I know I won't like but Lion King 2019 and Captain Marvel didn't give me the 'wow' experience. Captain Marvel may not have been disaster that the controversy wanted it to be but it wasn't spectacular. Lion King definitely had a high bar to reach with it being a remake of an old time classic and it felt kind of flat at times. Again, nothing disastrous, but I can't recommend the latter two movies.
As for the TV side of things, I watched a handful of things this year. I got myself caught up with most of the Netflix Marvel and had a decent time with it. I definitely had more fun with Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Punisher, but even then, I couldn't finish them in all the seasons that they provided. But they were good while they lasted and I binged-watched them during a point where I had some unexpected free time.
Again, Jessica Jones was the one I found the most entertaining, mostly because of how reckless and downright anti hero Jessica Jones was. Also, Killgrave was an entertaining villain for season 1. The other seasons weren't as engaging and the other Marvel heroes didn't pull me in as much. Daredevil and Punisher, to me, were best together. I definitely think that Punisher helping Daredevil by sniping ninjas was one of the best moment of the whole Netflix run. Defenders was okay.
Surprisingly, this year had a lot of anime endeavors. Seven Deadly Sins came out of nowhere for me and then the ever so awkward and sexually appealing Kakgerui. Out of the two, Seven Deadly Sins is the one thing I'm really looking forward to when it comes to the next season.
With Disney+ here, I think there will be more shows I will get into. In the mean time, I think I'll binge watch some more Disney Princess things. I can't wait for the Marvel TV Series that revolves around the #MCU.
The Gaming Life
For 2019, I didn't play as many games as I would have liked. I did get my hands on Resident Evil 2 Remake and Bloodstained. Other than those two games, however, I didn't really reach out as much for a few reasons. Basically, my gaming life was nearly non-existent for this year. 2020 does look promising with games like Final Fantasy VII R, Ghost of Tsushima, and possibly that Avengers game. There are others that I am interested in but not sure if I'll completely dive in.
All in all, I do have high hopes for #gaming for 2020.
On a closing note, there are plenty of things about #2020 that I am excited for. Cinematic-wise, not a whole lot but a few might surprise me. Gaming might be more promising with FFVII R on the list. Other than that, I have to say that 2019 was pretty amazing for my fandom. I can't complain much--at least, not at all. So, that's about it!
For Auld Lang Syne!