Monday, June 27, 2016
As the first year to feature an Academy Award for animated films, I'd wager 2002 was the year animation gained real traction in the United States, Shrek won the award proving Disney wasn't the only studio worth looking at, while Ice Age proved to be a hit among people, then the sequels came. While Shrek bowed for the last time six years ago, Ice Age keeps pumping out sequels and the result is a continually devolving mess, what went wrong? Well I have some answers to that.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
As most of you know, this week saw the release of Independence Day:Resurgence, a sequel to the 20 year old movie that to some is an action/sci-fi mess, while to others it's a dumb, occasionally fun, product of its time, I'm somewhat in the middle, yeah parts are fun but the movie as a whole sucks. I bring up Independence Day because I originally wanted to do something relating to it for this week, but instead I decided to highlight a sort of forgotten film that also honors the classic B-movies of the 50's, Mars Attacks!.
Friday, June 24, 2016
I hate Batman v. Superman, that much I've stated many times before, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm not looking forward to Justice League. DC just can't seem to do much right at this point, well largely in movies, but you know what could've saved them? You know what could've made me more interested in the Justice League? one character, STARRO.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
We are told in life to follow our leaders, but what if our leaders are leading us to something bad? That is something I get out of Pixar movies. Disney has often featured obvious villains, even if they're characters in some form of power, they tend to be/look untrustworthy right from the start; for example, Jafar may be in a high position right from the start, but he also is presented as a villain right from the start, by contrast Auto from WALL-E, may be an obvious villain, but he isn't presented as such at first, in fact the only tip is his look being reminiscent of HAL-9000; that to me is the key difference between Pixar and Disney Animation villains, regardless of their appearance, Pixar villains are in most cases not presented as villains right away, this is the Pixar villain formula.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This week we see the release of Warcraft, the latest videogame adaptation to hit movie screens, early word says it's not good, which sucks, but it did get me thinking, you know what fantasy videogame deserves a movie franchise? The Legend of Zelda.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Adult, animated feature, two phrases rarely paired together, though recently that's changed as we draw nearer to Sausage Party, an animated feature by comedy filmmaker/actor Seth Rogen. The South Park movie, recently Anomalisa, and if you go back a few decades, you'll find the 70's and early 80's had a few too, yes R-rated (or above) animated films, so why is Sausage Party being treated as something special? Well largely because while animated films aimed at older audiences have been made, most never get big enough to leave an impact, I think we should make the animated R-rated feature a common thing, instead of an unusual occurrence.