After a nearly two-year break following their 2016 hit 'Moana', Disney Animation entered this very odd phase of movies where for the most part, it looked like they didn't know what they were doing. They left most of the heavy lifting on Pixar when it came to animation these last four to five years and … Continue reading ‘Strange World’: Stunning Worldbuilding Explored In A Dull and Unoriginal Story.
finally giving in to the ‘Minion’ craze.
12 years, that's how long I've managed to avoid watching any form of media consisting of the Minions. I went from a kid who found them slightly amusing to a teen who would lose five years of his life with any mention of them to a young adult who is now eager to go to … Continue reading finally giving in to the ‘Minion’ craze.
‘Lightyear’: Pixar’s Infinite Search For A Franchise’s Significance.
It comes as a surprise to nobody that after a fantastic streak of strikingly original movies that connected to the hearts of millions of people, Pixar would face their first true failure, critically and commercially in the form of 'Lightyear', a movie that struggles to justify its existence apart from how stunning it looks. It … Continue reading ‘Lightyear’: Pixar’s Infinite Search For A Franchise’s Significance.
‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Is A Sizzling Combo Of Laughs, Charm and Complete and Utter Joy.
Whenever a traditionally animated movie miraculously makes it's way to theatres, I will almost always check it out. There is an unbeatable satisfaction about watching 2D animation flourish on the big-screen that CG-animation could never achieve. That being said, CG-animation is obviously stunning in it's own way but it should go without saying that both … Continue reading ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Is A Sizzling Combo Of Laughs, Charm and Complete and Utter Joy.
‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Is A Fun-Sized Big-Screen Translation Of An Already Cinematic Anime.
As the older shonen icons try to find new stories to continue their decades-long run, it has been left decided for quite some time when some new faces would take up the mantle and introduce a new generation of icons. Over the past few years, a number of contenders have proven themselves quite worthy, most … Continue reading ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Is A Fun-Sized Big-Screen Translation Of An Already Cinematic Anime.
‘The Bad Guys’ Is Actually A Blast, I Swear.
Dreamworks Animation has changed its image so much that it's gotten to the point where I was dumbfounded when I saw that 'The Bad Guys' was in fact, a project of theirs. With most of their recent movies being noticeably targeted heavily towards children instead of families, the company lost a bit of that instant … Continue reading ‘The Bad Guys’ Is Actually A Blast, I Swear.
‘Turning Red’ Is Certified Pixar Awesome Sauce.
We may not be in 2002 anymore but the new 'Spider-Man' movie just dominated the box-office and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have just gotten engaged again so we're close enough. In those twenty years, however, pop culture hasn't really changed all that much, it has only adapted to the ever-changing times. What's interesting though, … Continue reading ‘Turning Red’ Is Certified Pixar Awesome Sauce.
‘Belle’ and Its Beastly Execution.
The only tale as old as time shown in Mamoru Hosoda's 'Belle' is that of a film struggling so deeply to find itself and what it's about. For a film that revolves heavily around social media and the line between one's real and virtual self, 'Belle' is a film that feels as though it is … Continue reading ‘Belle’ and Its Beastly Execution.
watching ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ so you don’t have to.
'Hotel Transylvania' isn't the number one result in anyone's mind when the concept of an animated franchise comes to mind. It is by far and away the most ridiculous and surprisingly expansive franchise to ever exist. Does it sell toys? Not at all. Are the movies financially profitable? Weirdly enough, yes but they ended up … Continue reading watching ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ so you don’t have to.
‘Encanto’ Beautifully Revives The Magic of Disney.
Growing up with both the Disney Renaissance and Revival Era of Disney Animation has provided a slew of magical memories and endless inspiration. With every new release, my family and I would go to our local theatre which has sadly closed and spend an afternoon lost in a world of wonder with a deeply moving … Continue reading ‘Encanto’ Beautifully Revives The Magic of Disney.