Ryan Knopp

Reviews

May 19, 2021
| 2021 | Directed by Craig Brewer

This movie wasn’t that great. If you never saw the original Coming to America you probably wouldn’t have made it all the way thru. It felt like it was just forced and rushed thru. The jokes didn’t land, they tried to make references to the old movie that just didn’t play out well. I did watch the original before this one to make sure I got all the subtle references, and they were there, but it just didn’t stick. The original I felt like pushed the social boundary a bit in its day (i.e., nudity in the ’80s and so forth), this movie did none of that.

Updated: May 18, 2021
March 25, 2021
| 2019 | Directed by Ericson Core

If you like dogs then this is the movie for you. This movie is factly based on a dog sled relay team delivering medicine to a remote town of Alaska for a diphtheria outbreak. This movie focused on one dog who took it upon itself to help with this run. The movie was very entertaining, kept you on the edge of your seat at times. There were some drama and comedy sprinkled in at times. I have watched this movie twice now, both times nearly in tears. I highly recommend it.

Updated: March 24, 2021
March 11, 2021
| 2019

Season 2:

The first season starts slow but ended at a pretty good pace. The second season continued this pace throughout the whole season. This season continued the storyline of season one and brought it to the next level. The ending was unexpected and even had me doing internet searches about how they were able to pull it off. I enjoyed it and can’t wait for season 3 to come out. They are hitting this series out of the park.

Season 1:

June 10, 2020

I really like the western theme of this show. The special effects are great and love seeing the old Star Wars environment and themes. I found the series fun to watch and the action sequences were great. The whole series reminded me of the original Star Wars trilogy. The storyline is decent, the episodes seem short but I’m not complaining too much as I feel like most series these days have over hour episodes so it was nice seeing the shorter episodes. The end of season one was wrapped up nicely but left plenty of room to be continued, in which I will probably keep watching.

Updated: March 12, 2021
February 19, 2021
| 2014 | Written by Cary Elwes

This book was fantastic. It was a great behind-the-scenes of the making of The Princess Bride . I enjoyed the anecdotes, the process, and how the scenes were made in some of the iconic scenes of the movie. I like the telling on how they accomplish the swamp scene and how much training they had to endure to get the greatest sword fight scene to look professional. André the Giant tales were some of my favorite. If you like the movie you will definitely like this book. I highly recommend it.

Updated: February 18, 2021
February 12, 2021
| 2009-2015

Overall I enjoyed Community. It was slow to get into it, took maybe half the season to finally get attached to the characters. Season two and three is where it hit its strive. Season 4 was a dumpster fire, and it seems to take the whole series in a different direction. The fifth and sixth season was better however you lost a lot of the original cast. They seem like they were trying to get back to the roots of the show. I feel like you can watch the first 3 seasons and then just quit, and you wouldn’t miss much. The show is very original and pretty funny especially if you can get the references. I would give this show a try, there’s a lot of love for it out there.

Updated: February 11, 2021
February 4, 2021
| 2016 | Written by Rinker Buck

I got this book because I wanted to learn more about the Oregon Trail. I was surprised when I started reading it that this isn’t really what the book intended. The book is about two brothers who travel the Oregon Trail in today’s world with a mule and buggy team. The author does add the history of the Oregon Trail of the areas they were visiting at the time, which complemented it quite well. About the middle of the book is where I started to feel like I had a relationship with the brothers, and near the end, I was sad to see the book finish. It was hard for me to get started with it. I almost quit reading it a few times but decided to push on.

Updated: February 3, 2021
January 8, 2021
| 2020 | Directed by Aaron Schneider

This was a very entertaining and intense movie that kept you mostly on your seat for most of the movie. Tom Hanks who played Captain Krause did a fantastic job like always. I felt the movie was a little short, they compressed an intense 48hr time frame into 2 hours which to me felt like they left too much out. There wasn’t much gore or blood and limited swearing. You can get the feel of how intense this scenario could be. If I had to compare it to another movie U-571 would be very similar.

Updated: January 4, 2021
January 5, 2021
| 2020 | Directed by Pete Docter

I’m a big Pixar fan, however, I was wondering how well this movie will fair since John Lasseter left. I don’t think they missed a step here. This movie was another fantastic Pixar film. It’s kind of reminded me a little of Coco. The imaging, styling was spot on. The storyline was unique, but the ending was very satisfying. Not sure younger kids will understand the adult messaging in this movie. The movie does come with a very important message about life. If you are a Pixar fan like me this movie will not disappoint.

Updated: January 4, 2021
December 12, 2020
| 2018 | Directed by Kyle Newacheck

It was a dumb movie, fun to watch, and it was pretty hilarious at times. The film doesn’t take itself seriously, which is a plus. There are some male nudity, exploding dogs, and lots of gross raunchy scenes. I feel like it kind of falls flat if you compare it to other movies like it, Hangover being one of them. If I had a choice to watch Hangover or “Game Over, Man” again, I would choose Hangover. If you like Hangover and haven’t seen this film, I would watch it. It’s pretty hard to explain coming from a computer engineer. I would just view it.

Updated: December 4, 2020
December 10, 2020
| 2019 | Directed by Olivia Wilde

I went into this movie, not knowing what to expect. It popped up on our movie feed and looked like it was going to be a good comedy. It reminded me of the movie American Pie or even Superbad, but I felt like it couldn’t pull it off like those other two movies. This film just fell flat each time they tried to tell a joke. I was looking at other reviews of it, and critics were giving it high praise. I guess I just don’t get it. I’m not the target audience, maybe?

Updated: December 4, 2020