The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 4 (-).
Comic books read: 7 (↑5).
Manga volumes read: 7 (↓2).
Movies Watched: 9 (↓5).
TV Series Watched: 1 (—).
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Remastered (Replaying on PS5).
Horizon: Forbidden West (Currently Playing on PS5).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
This turned out to be a wonderful surprise in terms of story-telling.
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
Poor Dante. It wasn’t his fault. This was mostly a mess due to the translation and the absence of notes in this edition!
Out of the 9 movies I watched in April 2022, Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) was my favourite. I rarely ever give out five stars to movies but this one really nailed it!
What is Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) about? An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.
This was a powerful, vivid, and psychedelic existential crisis explored through chaotic absurdity, provocative and delirious comedy, staggering and impactful action sequences, thought-provoking banter and discussions, and a perfect versatile cast led by the talented Michelle Yeoh.
This cinematic masterpiece shines a light on life decisions and outcomes, social and intergenerational cultural gaps, acceptance, and love through an unprecedented assault on the senses, leaving viewers bewildered by the beauty hidden in nothing, everything, everywhere, and all at once.
I remember being interested in a novel by Alex Grecian years ago and this turned out to be the perfect opportunity to get a taste of his writing!
It’s been quite an eventful month, especially when spring started to show its face (we shall not speak of that day when we had a snowstorm come and go within 24 hours). I’m glad to finally see the city out of the snow, especially as this is the first time I’m seeing our new home without all the snow around it. I did despise those weeks where all we had was rain but, hey, it’s a phase. Mother Nature is bound to find a moment in the coming days to grace us with some warmth.
I was able to find a balance in my hobbies throughout the month, especially when Elden Ring took up so much of my free time just by being the masterpiece that it was. I read as much as I hoped to be able to and saw some great movies, including one that deserved a rare 5-stars. It’s always so nice to know that you’re able to do things that you want to do without feeling like Time was once again too slippery.
We also got around to booking our vacation for this summer, which will send me away for a month in Europe, similar to what I was able to achieve back in 2019 just before the pandemic. I’m hoping it’s going to be smooth sailing until departure mid-June. Fingers crossed the world doesn’t look to turn towards an apocalypse till then.
Usually, when you approach summer, deadlines also start becoming more and more recurrent, as bosses start realizing that everyone will soon go on vacation and whatnot. I’m hoping May won’t be that kind of crazy!
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?