COME AWAY MOVIE REVIEW
Using whimsy found within the pages of J. M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” and Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the Liddleton children spend their days engrossed in the play and fantasy of the lands they create. However, when tragedy strikes their older brother, David, Alice and Peter must decide whether to stay in their Wonder and Neverlands, or if they should finally grow up and leave the fantasy behind. Maybe. The theme wasn’t exactly clear. Our reviewers, Mindy, Jennifer, Harmoni, and Dogget spiral down many a rabbit hole trying to come to a consensus about this latest Angelina Jolie children’s fantasy and, like trying to explain how to serve a cake before cutting it first, the answers can be frustratingly unclear. What is this film even about? How is a raven like a writing desk anyway? Wait, did Mindy and Dogget actually agree on something? Wow, we really are all mad here. Follow the white rabbit towards their divisive review. It’s the second star to the right.
DIRECTED BY: Brenda Chapman
STARRING: Angelina Jolie, David Oyelowo, Keira Chansa, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jordan Nash, Anna Chancellor, Clarke Peters, Michael Caine, David Gyasi, Derek Jacobi, Jenny Galloway, Reece Yates, Ned Dennehy, Daniel Swain, Ava Fillery, Jonathan Garcia, Carter Thomas, Harry Newman, Oliver Newman, Rishi Kuppa, Jack Veal, Alfie Hoang
Mindy Rast-Keenan (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.
Jennifer Lynn Larsen (Giganticast, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born near Seattle, WA, Jennifer has transplanted to Austin TX and is equal parts Roller Derby Girl, Cosplayer, Dungeon Master, Mothra Priestess, and game nerd. She writes the weekly Cosplay beat for Bell of Lost Souls under the name Mayhem’s Muse and travels the world competing in traditional Ground and Horseback archery tournaments with The Eastern Contingent. She comes to OneOfUs by way of Rage Select, where she is part of the dynamic duo “Team JRPG” with magical girl and fellow contributor Matt Frank. (So, SO much fangirling). Jennifer is known for her love of Dragonlance, classic JRPGS, and all things 1980s. She is a regular contributor to Giganticast and is currently diving through every Mothra project ever created. She just returned from her first appearance at G-Fest where she cosplayed as Miana of the Houtua.
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
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