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Disney films that are *actually* underrated

Treasure Plant

If you already know me, you could probably guess that this would be on the list considering I never shut up about it.

This film flopped at the box office, but I’m honestly not sure why? It has absolutely gorgeous animation. Like, they could have gone with a palette of grays and blues like most scifi films do, but Treasure Planet actually has a large color palette, especially when it comes to the scenery. It shows off all the beautiful colors of space instead of making everything chrome against a dark backdrop. There are likable characters, including a an anti-hero, disabled pirate, a female Naval Captain that’s a total no-nonsense badass, and a sulky teenager. Arguably one of the darkest films Disney has done in the last twenty years. Disabled main character with only one eye, one arm, and one leg. Literally all of the character designs are gorgeous. The plot is a little boring at times, but it’s fairly easy to get lost in the world that’s been created.

Plus, we get visuals like this!

Brother Bear

Brother Bear was another box office flop but this one also had rather negative reviews. The early 2000′s was not kind to Disney animation. 

Yes, it does have a transformation plot, which I know is kind of iffy depending on the person, but overall it’s a great film. The music is amazing, bless Phil Collins signing onto another Disney project. The characters are great, I don’t think there were any I didn’t like except maybe the moose (because as an adult I don’t find them as funny as I did as a child, but I don’t really dislike them either). The relationship between the brothers was amazingly done. Usually when people want to talk about animated sibling relationships, they mention Lilo and Stitch, which is also great, but I really like how the brothers interact in Brother bear. They’re all closer in age (which is like my sister and me, so I can connect with it more), and I think that worked well when they added in the anger and grief and self-blame in the story.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

There’s not really much I can say about this one, because truthfully I’ve only seen it a handful of times. Something about it kind of freaked me out as a child (I think it was that giant leviathan creature that attacked their submarine thing????), and I only recently found my old VHS player and haven’t had the time to watch it again.

Atlantis has it all. A beautiful world. Well-rounded, interesting characters. A romance that didn’t feel ridiculously forced. The voice talents of Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, and Leonard Nimoy. A balances of a more adult plotline, while still retaining a kid friendly atmosphere.

Unfortunately, it does lack some coherency in the plot, and because of it’s fast-paced nature, there isn’t a lot of time for character development. The creators also borrowed a lot of elements from the Ghibli film castle in the Sky, but ultimately it’s still a great film visually speaking.

(PS: it was hard to pick a screencap that shows how visually stunning this film is. So much blue.)

The Black Cauldron

Honestly, The Black Cauldron is one of my favorite Disney films, but I can recognize that it has a lot of problems story wise. As in, they tried to stick the contents of two full length novels into an 80 minute film. Yeah, it didn’t work. The characters are interesting, albeit under-developed, visually it’s very beautiful, and it has just the right amount of creepy to give 5 year old me nightmares as a child (the Horned King was a brilliant concept). The author of the book series the Chronicles of Prydain, which the film is based on, found the film enjoyable on its own, but admitted it didn’t follow the books well. It was also another box office flop, making $21.3 million in revenue, which was less than half of the budget to make the film. This is the film that Disney pretends they didn’t make and is frequently referred to as the “worst Disney film” however we all know that that right belongs to films like Home on the Range, Chicken Little, and Mars Needs Moms.

There is speculation that Disney has plans to make a live action series based on the original books, so fingers crossed!

Robin Hood

It’s underrated, but I can kind of tell why. Everyone already knows the story of Robin Hood, because there’s at least ten different films and TV series about the guy. He’s been on OUaT, and there was a parody movie with Cary Elwes!

The animation is, decent, but not great, but the budged was only 5 million, so??? Meaning that a lot of the characters action were redrawn from previous films such as The Jungle Book and Aristocats. However, this was pretty common in old Disney films because the animators were paid for shit and it’s not plagiarism if you’re ripping off yourself. It is a little sloppy though.

Either way, it’s still a decent film. The songs were fun and had a delightfully folk sound to them, if you’re into that! The characters are pretty cute, the story is straight forward, and there’s not actually anything to really dislike about the film. It’s just a silly comedy that has it’s ups and downs.

Dinosaur

I don’t even know what to say about this film other than it’s gorgeous and no one ever talks about it. Like, this is the first true Disney film that relies entirely on CGI. No Pixar involvement. Just Disney and CGI. This is the most successful film of 2000 and I’ve never heard people talk about it even though it has great characters, an interesting story, and great visuals.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

While I personally don’t believe Hunchback is all that underrated (I usually see it in just about every top 10 or 20 list), it’s still a great film that deserves more praise than it gets.

Hunchback is beautiful, inspiring, dark, has excellent morals, amazing characters amazing music.It’s basically the complete package of everything you could want in a Disney film and it’s enjoyable for all ages.

The only thing I didn’t like about this film was the gargoyles and it’s kind of implied that they’re more like imaginary friends instead of real creatures, so they get a pass.

anonymous asked:

please give me sapphic content for brooke lohst

  • Brooke has always been panromantic but when its come to her sexuality she finds her self a lot more if not solely attracted to women (she’s a panromantic/homosexual (lesbian))
  • She suffers from the classic, flirting with girls and most of them being straight and/or not taking her seriously 
  • “You’re the most beautiful person ever.” “Aww~ Thanks brooke” 
  • She gets into an ‘experimental’ relationship with Chloe for a while 
  • The relationship fizzles out when Chloe starts dating Jake and Brooke respectfully allows it
  • As things go sour between Chloe and Jake (and Brooke) she confides a lot in Jeremy and Michael
  • Brooke and Michael having the best lesbian-gay solidarity friendship around
  • Brooke builds up her confidence and comes fully out as Lesbian sometime after the musical canon and does not settle for being a straight girl’s one time experimental fantasy 
  • Chloe has to go through a lot of redemption and character development to even begin to rebuild things with Brooke
  • Brooke and Christine get close (and even have a minor fling after Jeremy and Christine break it off) 
  • Brooke turns into being the drama club’s costume designer 

anonymous asked:

i still can't understand why u even like trevor philips. he IS a murderer and psycho. i'm not judging you but i'll never understand it

i know it’is hard to understand… sometimes even for me. but i’ll try to give you some reasons: sorry my english can be really shitty sometimes

Not all of us understand Trevor Phillips, but we should. Not because of the murdering, stealing.. blahblahblah, which is REALLY WRONG duh, but because of things like loyalty and honesty. The characters and the universe of gta v are really well written and developed. Rockstar people are really intelligent and some of us can apreciate how different are the main characters’ personalities but they’re is still a beautiful conection between them, it’s really well done, i mean even your behaviour during the game changes depending on the character you’re controlling. I can separate the gta game mechanic, that gives you the license to do anything you want, and the character’s story and feelings. Trevor and Michael have a really deep story (Franklin too but i’m talking about trev here) and it’s easy to feel something for them. Now, i like Trevor

  • because he copes with the situation the way he wants… the way he feels it’s better, and he doesn’t betray his feelings!! he says how he feels to anybody without caring about the consequences, and for someone like me… shy and embarrased of every word i say, it’s something really remarkable.
  • because of the radical denial to follow the society’s standards. i don’t know about you but sometimes i feel like a marionette with a stick in my butt. we should dress up the way we want without feeling afraid, we should say what we like and what we don’t *without hurting others feelings* but also without fear and without overthinking.
  • because of the hedonism
  • because he accepts his own and other’s misery without glazes.
  • because he feels like anybody loves him, because his mom was terrible with him…
  • because he doesn’t need to define his sexual orientation
  • because he’s confident, but also somehow protective and caring yes he is
  • he feels hurt about michael, but his loyalty don’t stop.

this list could continue during days… i hope it’s more clear… make an effort to observe every character you find. I understand that a lot of people feel bad or uncomfortable about trevor… but i just see beyond that

 look through his eyes… just… look… :P