In 2015, the first sentence of my “The Force Awakens” review was one that lamented the onslaught of reviews before anyone else had a chance to do a unique take on the film. For the “The Last Jedi”, I imagine each posted review on opening week has a different take this time. If so, you can give thanks to Episode VIII building a dizzying array of angles compared to any “Star Wars” product ever made.
It’s long overdue that the movies take on virtual reality in a context where human beings consume it as a complete escape from the real world. If “The Matrix” franchise showed virtual reality as a construct against our will, most movies haven’t shown it in a universe where it’s used as a utopia. This doesn’t count “Star Trek: The Next Generation” being 30 years ahead of everyone else showing the Holodeck as a form of VR and escapism from space travel tedium.
While we’ve already seen collective cheers for this summer’s “Wonder Woman” finally paving a path for compelling female superheroes, the film’s new time setting might seem a little awkward. Those old enough to remember the original comic book (or TV series) know WWII was mostly the original setting, other than a few variations. Even if the new WWI-based Wonder Woman seems a ruse for leading into WWII for the sequel, the intention might have an unexpected impact.
It was just great to hear my dad's voice after being told just three days ago that he was in dangerous territory. Hard to keep your emotions in check when talking to your parent again after such a close call.
The care he's going to receive later is still up in the air. This is all new territory for us, but the hospital social staff is going to help us when it occurs. He may need to stay in a facility for a while until we can maybe do the home option.
Going through pneumonia, two major leg surgeries, plus dangerous fluid in his upper respiratory tract in just two weeks is far too much for someone his age. Now we just have to wait for his pneumonia to clear up and go from there.
I feel a little more positive about my dad this morning. I talked to him on the phone, and he's able to communicate much better. He had to be reminded what had happened, though. The trauma he went through in a week is unbelievable.
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Selecting a term
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