The Year of Grace 2021 has finally come to an end and I think I speak for most of us when I say: Showed Improvement, Less Virus Next Time.
Still though. Marginally less existential dread this go round and that’s always welcome.
Personally, this was a HUGE year for me. Oh yeah, you know what I’m talking about.
That’s right. I binged the ENTIRE series of Yes Minister.
Oh, and I also finally quit my awful job and published my first novel.
“Wow, that wouldn’t happen to be When the Sparrow Falls, currently available in all good bookstores?”
“That’s the one.”
“Do you know, I think it was?”
“Wow! Must have done GREAT at the Hugos!”
Anyway, huge thanks to everyone who read the book, your support means so, so much. Special thanks to Wrath of the Iotians, Cory Doctorow, John Scalzi, Max Gladstone and The Quill to Live crew who were so, so supportive and really went above and beyond promoting Sparrow. Thank you all.
In 2021 I reviewed 1 Canon Disney movie, 1 MCU movie, 2 X-Men movies, 1 animé, 2 live action movies, 3 non-Disney animated features, 1 Bats Versus Bolts and 2 animated series.
Yeah, fine, I reviewed fewer movies than probably any year in the blog’s history BUT, you can’t deny there wasn’t a lot of shameless, book related self-promotion (on a serious note, Book 2 has been pushed back to April 2023 due to supply chain issues so I will try to update more regularly).
Whereas 2020 represented (I felt), a high watermark in terms of the quality of the movies I reviewed, 2021’s crop ranged from the mostly mediocre to the truly, catastrophically bad. Picking a best movie is a genuine challenge. Logan is one of those really good films that I…just…don’t…enjoy or want to see again so that leaves Evangelion as my pick for favourite movie that I reviewed this year.
I mean, you know I’m lying. But shush.
Worst movie? You know what it was. I don’t even need to say its name. Shout it out, on three. One! Two! Three!
Incredible film. Jaw-droppingly terrible. Genuinely impressively awful.
So that’s it. I hope you all had a wonderful year and that 2022 will be even better. Oh, speaking of.
What, you think I’m getting old alone?
Anyway, have a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas.
Nollaig shona daoibh go léir,