Its 1:04 am
So I have been working pretty hard at launching my YouTube channel and its not a easy task. Especially when you are under 1k subs…then even every subscription becomes a dogfight to get and to keep. I don’t understand how YouTube works to be honest,I post videos of film hauls and reviews and barely get 30 views,I post a video of the cheetah basically saying “hell no” when I asked him if he wants to watch a Kevin Smith documentary and I almost get 800 views on it.
I started a new series of videos called the “Red Bin Challenge” which I will share in another blog post in which I ask the viewer to vote on a small bin of films I have watched. People watch the video and hopefully will leave a comment (like we all hope people do here on our blogs) on which film we’ll review.
But I got a request I wasn’t expecting,I got asked to do a “trailer reaction” video. I did a reaction entry here on the blog for “Pacific Rim: Uprising” but haven’t done any since and had yet to do a reaction video on our channel….until last 4 days ago.
I was asked to do a reaction video for the film “The Lady Of Heaven” which is a historical epic about the life of Fatimah,the daughter of Mohammad who founded the Islamic religion. I know what you’re thinking and yes,I was not only surprised that I,a white American male,was asked to do a reaction video about one of the most important people in Islam but that I also said I would. After all,what I know about Fatimah would fill a thimble but I do love a good history themed film and as any reader knows,I do write about foreign films here as well.
So not only is this my first film reaction video,its also my first video showing my mug. While I show my face during The Midnight Hour podcast,I had yet to do a video showing my face. I admit,I am not confident doing this but when I saw my fellow YouTuber Vaseem overcome his fear and drop a video showing himself,I said “What the hell” and did the same. Yeah I know I look like 20 years of pandemic lockdown but then again,so do a lot of us,right??
So what do you think of “The Lady Of Heaven”? I wonder if it will be shown in the United States much less get a home release here. I hope it does…..I really would like to take a look at it. Drop a comment below and share your thoughts.