possibly one of my favorite characters from the whole movie

Hello everyone! In case you haven’t read my previous post, I will be sharing some of my favorites, so you all can get to know me a little bit better! 

Today we are staring off with : Disney’s Treasure Planet.

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I love all Disney’s works, but I believe that this movie is greatly underrated. So, I wanted to share  my thoughts and opinions as to why this movie is great! This movie was based on the classic novel “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson. The film follows a teenage boy named Jim Hawkins who stumbles upon a treasure map leading to the infamous “Treasure Island”. In the Disney’s adaptation, Jim Hawkins, desire to sets things right with his reputation, sets off on action packed adventure in hopes to prove to everyone (and himself) that he is capable of great things.

I don’t want to give away too much about the movie, however, I am going to discuss about the characters and what makes this movie stand out as a whole. 

James Hawkins, or “Jim”  is the main character of the movie. Unfortunately, everyone in town looks at him as a delinquent and we can see Jim throughout the beginning of the film believing these attributes about himself. I feel like the audience can really relate to Jim and his struggle as he transitions to adulthood. What makes his character so imperative is that he is the personification of redemption. The movie manifests that true greatness comes from suffering, endeavors, hope, and bravery. 

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 He is such a dynamic character and he was perfectly executed. I feel like many could relate to his struggles, especially those of us who face self-doubt in success.

Captain Amelia  is one of the very few female roles in this movie, however, the film makes up for this by her strong and kick ass personality. She does not take crap from any man who tries to come in her way! I absolutely love her and even with a crew filled with men she still keeps everyone in place.

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Delbert Doppler

Next we have Dr. Doppler, who is possibly the funniest character in the movie. He brings a comedic and lighthearted element to the film, while still remaining to be the intelligent and responsible one towards the crew and Jim.

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John Sliver 

Saving the best for last! Silver is my favorite character in this whole entire film. He plays the father figure for Jim, teaching him how to carry and believe in himself in times of suffering. Let me say that the “father and son” moments will just tug your heart strings! I can’t describe how much I adore this dynamic duo. However, what makes the plot even more interesting is that he also plays the main villain. This conflict ultimately leads to both of the character making hard decisions. 

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“You got the makings of greatness in you, but you got to take the helm and chart your own course.”

-John silver

This whole movie was done so perfectly and it’s a shame that not many people talk about it. Every time I watch it, I get this overwhelming feeling of joy. I highly recommend this to everyone!

Also I highly recommend listening to the soundtrack! In particular, I would recommend listening to “I’m still Here” By John Rzeznik. It’s is one of my favorite songs to this day and you will not regret it! 

Let me know what you all think of the film and soundtrack! Would love to hear your thoughts and opinions! 

Can We Just Appreciate Max Goof For a Second?

Yes. Max Goof, Goofy’s son, by Disney is one of the greatest characters that I know of because he’s one of the few to AGE as the years go by and we can watch his whole life story in order if we choose to. 

In Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas he’s estimated to be 8 years old (As told by via Flashback Story) 

In Goof Troop he was 11 1/2 

In a Goofy Movie he was 14 

In an Extremely Goofy Movie he was 18 

In Mickey’s House of Mouse (That takes place after the events of An Extremely Goofy Movie) He’s estimated to be either still 18 or possibly 19. 

In Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas he’s estimated to be 23 Years old. 

So he’s one of the ONLY Disney characters that we see grow from childhood to adulthood. We’ve seen his WHOLE story and you know what? He has to be one of my favorite characters ever that Disney has made. Because he’s one of the most normal characters that I’ve seen that actually AGE on screen. 

We can watch his entire life progress from the beginning to end and you know what? THAT is what makes a great character. We start from when he was young and we watch him grow into adulthood like any other Teenager. And in a way that makes him one of the most relatable Disney character EVER

Because we can get where he’s coming from and also his relationship with his Dad is one of the most touching relationships that I’ve ever seen. Give Goofy the Best Dad award because he DESERVES it. Since his Wife died, he’s been able to raise Max as a single Dad. Meaning he was both Max’s Mother & Father while he was growing up. I give single parents SO MUCH CREDIT because it isn’t easy raising a family by yourself. 

Max gets that his Dad is weird and quirky but even though he finds him strange, he still loves him. Sure he’ll argue with him, but most families DO argue with each other from time-to-time. His Dad has always been there for him and he appreciates him so much. 

So besides being the only character to age on screen, have a healthy family relationship with his Dad, and have a normal love life. He’s gotta be my favorite character because he’s also voiced by Jason Marsden. 

(Who has voiced: Haku in Spirited Away, Kovu in The Lion King 2, and also Chase from Xiaolin Showdown) 

So I think Max Goof deserves WAY more love and attention in Disney because he’s one of the normalist characters that they’ve ever created that we can relate with. We can watch his whole life story practically in order and we can see ourselves in his shoes. 

One of my favorite parts of the new Star Wars was how the whole “Finn lies to Rey that he’s a member of the Resistance.” subplot went.

Because so often in movies we have this cliche where one character hides information from others, only for it to be exposed in the most negative light possible. In the face of this reveal there’s the DRAMATIC MISUNDERSTANDING where the characters family/lover/amigo feels betrayed and wants nothing to do with them until eventually something brings them back together again. It would have been very easy to do something like this in TFA, with Captain Phasma or some other First Order character exposing Finn’s secret in front of a shocked Rey.

Instead, enter Han Solo just cutting that down before it starts by telling Finn “women always find out the truth. always.” Leading to Finn just openly confessing everything to Rey a few scenes later. Rey hears him out calmly without any dramatic overreaction. Even after hearing the truth about his past, Rey still says “Don’t go.”

I loved this subversion not only because it was a relief from the tiring cliche but because it felt like an affirmation of the friendship and bond that’d been growing between them. I loved that Rey didn’t care that he used to be a stormtrooper, that she still considered him her friend and wanted him to stay with her. I loved that Finn, with a little prompting from Han, had the decency to tell the truth instead of dragging the lie out any longer. It was clear that he really cared about what Rey thought of him and was afraid to tell her the truth but did it anyway.

What could have been a frustrating cliche was instead turned into something that developed the Rey/Finn relationship in a great way. More twists like this please.