There’s very little that’s perfect in this life. Careers, relationships, snack foods — all have their share of disappointments. But once in a while, you’ll encounter something genuinely sublime. Something so good it seems unreal that it actually exists, or that human beings, flawed as they are, could have possibly created it.
This is how I feel about Steven Universe.
The animated series is getting its first TV movie on Cartoon Network on September 2, Labor Day, so now is as good a time as any for people to learn about this little miracle, created by Rebecca Sugar in 2013…
Sometimes you see a movie that challenges you, that really makes you think. For me, that film is Pokémon Detective Pikachu. The somewhat kid-friendly noir is set in a metropolis jointly inhabited by humans and highly merchandisable creatures of all types and sizes. It’s a fun film, but after watching it, I have not been able to stop questioning how such a society would work — or, more specifically, why it wouldn’t.
My conclusions have left me shaken to the core of my being.
The movie — which I will simply call Detective Pikachu, because the lack of a colon…
Growing up, I had a friend, a real good guy. We used to hang out all the time, before school and after, and I remember all the crazy adventures we used to go on, although I tended to just be a spectator. One day, after we’d been pals for years, he casually mentioned that he had a sister. I was flabbergasted! He’d never mentioned her before or given any indication she existed. The next day, he brought her over, and I fell immediately in love.
That friend’s name was He-Man, and his sister was She-Ra.
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