I think it’s safe to talk the Lego Batman Movie since most of my friends and followers have seen it, and I have a few thoughts (besides the fact that Scarecrow was adorable)
Overall I really enjoyed the movie, it was extremely funny, and made lots of meta jokes you’d only get if you were a hardcore fan of batman. My mom even laughed when they showed a clip from the ‘66 show.
I think my only gripe about the movie was the pop culture references. Don’t get me wrong, seeing Voldemort and Sauron was great, but it just felt like they didn’t belong. Unlike the original Lego Movie where you had all the cameos and characters colliding because it was LEGO and that made sense, this felt grounded in it’s own world. It didn’t really need the Wicked Witch and her Flying Monkeys. I guess I came into the movie expecting to see the rogues get a lot more attention than they did. Scarecrow gets three lines, and Riddler I think only has one? Yeah, you could’ve given us a bit more than that. (but it’s possible there’s some stuff hidden in outtakes and deleted scenes)
I know it’s suppose to be a part of the Lego Universe, so some easter eggs are expected. I don’t particularly care if they want to connect the story to the original movie in some way, but I wish that they gave the Batman rogues more screen time. Considering all the merchandise, Lego sets, activity books and games, I do wish they played a bigger part.
This was the one thing that’s stuck out the most to me. If your favorite rogue wasn’t popular enough, it was like a game of hide-and-seek trying to find them in the movie more than once or twice. (but kudos on them for at least including as many references as they did)
If you like Disney movies and enjoyed Beauty and the Beast, you should give Strange Magic a shot.
The animation is amazing in my opinion, there is not much there from a plot standpoint but it is a fun move to watch. There are lots of cool songs in it as well. They are covers of songs, but they are wonderfully done. It is a very overlooked Disney movie, so please give it a shot
-Director: Stanley Kubrick
~Based on the novel by Stephen King
~screenplay: Diane Johnson and Stanley Kubrick
-nacionality (director): U.S.A
-Danny Torrance: Redrum. Redrum. REDRUM!
[Wendy sees the word in the mirror which spells “murder” backwards]
-Jack Torrance: [smashing the door to bits with an axe] Wendy, I’m home.
-According to Shelley Duvall the infamous ‘Heere’s Johnny!’ scene took 3 days to film and the use of 60 doors.
-The throwing around of the tennis ball inside the Overlook Hotel was Jack Nicholson’s idea. The script originally only specified that, “Jack is not working”.
-Stanley Kubrick, known for his compulsiveness and numerous retakes, got the difficult shot of blood pouring from the elevators in only three takes. This would be remarkable if it weren’t for the fact that the shot took nine days to set up; every time the doors opened and the blood poured out, Kubrick would say, “It doesn’t look like blood.” In the end, the shot took approximately a year to get right.
For more information go to imdb (International Movie Data Base).
If you don’t know it already let me notify you, Enchanted is GROSSLY underrated and by all means deserves a spot in the Disney classic collection. And this scene is one of the many in the film that proves that. Here Giselle begins to meet our reality in one of the most interesting ways.
Throughout the early part of the film it was about how Giselle’s world affected ours, through break out song numbers, her animal friends, and even magic being brought to new york city. But here we see how the real world begins to affect what was once a more 2 dimensional princess character and give her some depth she didn’t even know she was capable of. She gets angry, an emotion she didn’t know about because most early princesses (whom giselle is based off of) weren’t ever portrayed in this manner.
And she is delighted she can process the emotion in a fit that is both hilarious but also something of a realization for her. In Andalasia she never felt angry, she never knew what dates were, she never experienced infatuation, lust, or anything else beyond the idea of true love ending and beginning with a duet in the woods. Not something that culminates over time and takes work, and in this scene she realizes something that rather shakes her foundation. That is she is in love with Robert in a way that isn’t usually allowed for her type of character. I mean you would never see a princess stare at a prince’s skin or play with his chest with her fingers. Giselle is literally experiencing something she likely wouldn’t have in Andalasia, and it really trips her out.
I mean the look on her face alone after he breaks the situation before anything happens is beyond stellar acting on Amy adams part. She falls into her chair but in such a sense of shock before uttering “Oh my”. This is the scene where you literally see her leave from being that 2 dimensional princess to someone rather real because our reality is now starting to affect hers. Also props to whoever scored the film for putting in a tiny little reprise of “That’s how you know” right when Giselle sits in the chair. Because that entire scene is exactly how you know he’s your love.
“As much hate as Disney sequels get, Peter Pan 2: Return To Neverland is my favorite Disney movie. Jane is the character I most relate to, and I wish fandom wouldn’t overlook the movie. Her happy ending at the end of the movie feels really satisfying, we get to see Peter and Wendy interact as adults, and there’s no racist song in it. It’s just one of those movies I can put on and always come away from smiling.”
Awards in animation are a broken system: like Jack said, it’s not really a win or a loss for anyone in the end. Not until they start taking animation seriously and giving it the consideration it deserves equal to live action films and efforts.
What matters is that Toothless doesn’t understand and doesn’t care. And Baymax doesn’t understand and cares… about his patient.