Hiro: [narrating] We didn’t set out to be superheroes. But sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned. The good thing is, my brother wanted to help a lot of people and that’s what we’re going to do. Who are we?
Review by Elliott
Big Hero 6 is loosely based on the Marvel comic series of the same name. Many of the characters come straight from the comic, but much of the plot and back story has been changed. I haven’t read them yet, but plan to as soon as I finish writing this. Big Hero 6 is an origin story about 5 nerds and an inflatable robot that join forces to become superheros and save the day. We haven’t seen Disney make an animated superhero movie since The Incredibles, so I was pretty excited to see how this would turn out. They have once again proven that we can trust them.
Review by Amber
What do you wish for? Love? Money? Adventure? We make all sorts of wishes, great and small—sometimes without even thinking. What would happen if we actually got everything we wished for? While Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods is, on the surface, a musical mash-up of Grimm fairy tales, it is an intricate story full of trials, tribulations, and self-discovery.
Review by Logan
There are good fairies and there are bad fairies. But is it really horns and pale skin that make a fairy bad?
“Of course not,” you might say. And you would be right. That’s why Disney, in another film in a long line of new takes on their classic fairy tales, decided to tackle the character of Maleficent. What could possibly make a fairy, a creature that is supposed to be so ingrained in happiness and joy, curse an innocent girl to fall asleep and never wake up? How could you turn someone so joyful into a villain so bitter? Continue Reading
Rant by Amber
There is something I have just been dying to get off my chest: Cinderella is awesome. Disney heroines have certainly evolved over the decades—from waiting to be rescued by her prince (Snow White, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty), to going out to find (and potentially rescue) her prince (Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Tangled’s Rapunzel), to not needing a prince at all (Frozen’s Queen Elsa). Of course it is wonderful to see the stories told in animated films adapt with the times and provide admirable and independent heroines for young girls to look up to, but the downside is that we tend to look down on what came before.
Review by Elliott
Too much garbage in your face? There’s plenty of space out in space! BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We’ll clean up the mess while you’re away.
This is called farming! You kids are gonna grow all kinds of plants! Vegetable plants, pizza plants.
Back in 2008, Pixar put out it’s 9th feature film, about a lonely robot, left on earth to forever clean up garbage. After seeing this the first time, I sort of thought that the movie was trying to make some points about how man is destroying the earth, but I was wrong. Despite having some environmental themes, the goal of the director was to tell a story about a robot who, is left alone for hundreds of years, not knowing that it could stop doing what it was made to do.
Review by Tres
October has arrived. With October you get scares, fears, costumes, tricks, treats, and … Christmas?
Well at least in my house you do.
On Oct 29, 1993, I was sitting in a theatre in Terre Haute, Indiana as a senior in college ready for the opening night of Tim Burton’s newest creation, a Disney release of all things, A Nightmare Before Christmas. That’s right, 20 years ago this month this classic hit the silver screen. Continue Reading
Last week, Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney parted ways after a wonderful 20+ years of working together, bringing great stories to a theater near you. Bruckheimer is responsible for producing the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Remember the Titans, and more recently, The Lone Ranger. Fortunately, they will continue working together on the fifth installment of Pirates, as well as the next National Treasure.
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Somewhat recently my wife and I sat down to watch another feel-good Disney movie. She is appalled that I haven’t seen more of them. Continue Reading