Ralph Breaks the Internet | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #25

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph Breaks the Internet was a worthy sequel to part one.  We learned so many lessons from it regarding internet usage, interacting with your friends and being prepared for the worst life can throw at you.

Lessons Learned from Ralph Breaks the Internet

Always have a backup plan.

  • There is a reason why Dusty and I work for ourselves and try to create plenty of streams of income. If we somehow lose one, we’ll have the others to rely on. When Vanellope’s (Sarah Silverman) game got shut down, she had nowhere else to go and had to rely on the kindness of Ralph (John C. Reilly) and others.

“Necessity is the Mother of invention” & “Where there is a will, there is a way”

  • When your life or home or job is on the line, that motivation will push you to find a way.

Focus on the solution, not the problem.

  • Vanellope wanted to leave the internet when she thought their predicament was impossible and she was fixated on losing the game. Ralph was intent on finding a solution and kept her there in search of it

2a. You can make money online.

  • Too true.  We are both proof of this.  Figure out what you can offer to the world and step into action to create additional streams of income.

2b. But, do not read the comments

  • There are trolls out there, so don’t let their negative comments derail you from achieving your goals.
“Jabba the Hutt”

Don’t be the guy that your friends are worried about hurting your feelings. Be even-keeled, understanding and roll with the punches.

  • If you keep getting butt-hurt over things, like Ralph does with his insecurities, your friends/family will stop spending time with the Debbie Downer you are.  Be Petey Positive instead!

Do not get emotional in your bidding on “Eboy”.

  • Emotions will cause you to over-bid on that item that you “just must have!”

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

One of those few movies where the critics are higher than the audience: 87% versus 67% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Dusty has chosen Captain America: the First Avenger as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Overlord.

Overlord | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #24

Overlord was super fun, realistic and gruesome.  What a great mash-up of WWII battles and Zombie hysterics.  We both recommend it highly.  The acting was great, the special effects and the gore rocked, the WWII action was spot on and the story made sense (most of it, anyway).

Lessons Learned from Overlord

When it’s a matter of life and death keep your mind in-the-now. You should be 100% consumed with completing your mission and getting out alive.

  • Sky knew that writer was going to die as soon as he started talking about the future.

Learn another language.

  • Ed (Jovan Adepo) was able to befriend Chloe (Mathilde Ollivier) with his command of the French language.

Curiosity killed the cat.

  • Ed was risking his life snooping around the church underground instead of trying to exit straight away.

Never send one man to handle a prisoner.

  • Sending Chase (Iain De Caestecker) alone to deal with Wafner (Pilou Asbaek) was a bad move. He’s just a photographer, after all.

Never look back when running away from an exploding church.

  • Why’s Ed looking back?!  It slows you down, foo!!!

Do not bring the mortally wounded back from dead. It never works out.

  • Remember Pet Sematary or the Lazarus Effect? Neo from The Matrix (shot in the matrix) or Frank Bannister (frozen/strangled) in The Frighteners (Michael J. Fox) are okay because of the non-mortally wounded death.

Bonus Lesson: Be quiet when you’re behind enemy lines.  No chit-chat, Kathy!

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Another close one!  Audience at 76% and critics at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sky has chosen Ralph Breaks the Internet as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Die Hard.

Die Hard (1988) | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #23

Die Hard is one of the best action movies of all time.  It turned Bruce Willis into a major star, and gave us the incredible Alan Rickman on the big screen for the first time.  Fun story, great direction, good musical score and perfect acting.  We had a fun time discussing this one.

Lessons Learned from Die Hard

Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by trying to hurt somebody’s feelings to make yourself feel better.

  • John McClane made a bad move when he said “Guess you didn’t miss my name.” Come on buddy you’re trying to patch things up, don’t start a war.

Make fists with your toes to relieve flight stress.

  • Dusty said it’s a lesson learned, but it’s never worked for him.  Give it a shot and see if it works for you.  Maybe just eat some Twinkies instead like Sgt. Al Powell (Reginald Veljohnson).

When you’re approaching your target keep your gun up and ready to fire.

  • It looked cool, but Karl holding his gun up as he slowly walked across the roof was rather stupid. When you see the enemy it takes you a few milliseconds to aim the gun before you pull the trigger. Give yourself a better chance of nailing the enemy by keeping the gun level.

Make sure the guy you kill is dead.

  • McClane made a big mistake just leaving Karl hanging up there.  No worries, though, about Hans Gruber coming back after this fall.

“Next time you have the chance to kill someone, don’t hesitate.”

  • That is the absolute truth. If they are going to kill you, don’t hesitate and do it to them before they can do it to you.

Reiterated from prior lessons learned: You don’t have to get close when you’re holding a gun.

  • Yep, stay back.  Bullets can fire across the room.

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Yay, we’re in agreement for once!  Audience at 94% and critics at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Dusty has chosen Overlord as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Hunter Killer.

Hunter Killer | Spoiler Review & Lessons Learned #22

Hunter Killer spoiler review and lessons learned

We enjoyed the action, suspense and story of Hunter Killer.  Perfect pacing, great acting, awesome underwater visuals and killer submarine action.

Lessons Learned from Hunter Killer

Always take the shot when you have it.

  • Don’t wait!  Your goal is to win, so when you have the shot, take it.

Dusty out hunting with the boys

Start off on the right foot with your new boss. Be the can-do, will-do, go-to guy for your boss.

  • We hated how Negative Nancy XO Edwards (Carter McIntyre) kicked it off with his Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) with “It’s going to be impossible to find the men.”

Never join the Navy or you will be put into a large tin can and never see the sun.

  • Not a fan of the close-quarters, no-sun, stinky-men inherent in submarine life.

Cooler heads prevail so try to keep your head about you and look at the situation objectively.

  • Jayne Norquist (Linda Cardellini) kept a cool head, saw the situation for what it was and made some great decisions and points in the meeting and with Common’s character of RA Fisk. Also, Gary Oldman’s character of Donnegan was already on edge from his earlier meeting with those other military guys about how things were heating up with Russia.

Resting Bitch Face

Start a YouTube channel for your protection.

  • YouTube is great for going LIVE when you’re being chased by Jason Vorhees!

Loyalty… it’s fantastic!

  • Yeppers, Captain Andropov (Michael Nyqvist) is a great commanding officer.  His men disobeyed a direct order from their current captain to not fire on the sub. If you’re loyal to your men, train them well and support them in their job, they’ll be indebted to you.

Here it is, but we wouldn’t recommend watching the Hunter Killer official trailer before seeing the movie:

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Man, critics were at it again with this one: 36% for those fools and 84% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  Go, audience!

Sky has chosen the incomparable Die Hard (a Fathom Events presentation) as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed The Goonies.