Ask me what my favorite Pixar movie is, I'd say The Incredibles. Twist my nipples really, really hard and I'll tell you it's Ratatouille. Hey, I like food movies. But Ratatouille really is a grand film, and one of the reasons is the way it sets up, and knocks down, its opponents. I thought of … Continue reading Ratatouille: How to Write Good Opponents/Villains
Long ago, I wrote about what I hoped to see from Kingdom Hearts 3, but since several new trailers have been released alongside E3 2018, not to mention the past releases, we've learned a lot, so it's time for me to update, massively. If you're curious, here's the old link. I loved Kingdom Hearts. I … Continue reading 10 Things I Want From Kingdom Hearts 3 (NEW VERSION)
What makes a good villain? I've already written an article on what I call the Villainous Venn-Triagram, but there's an element I left out: hatability. It's the amount of deadness you want that person to suffer. For example: Voldemort is a good villain, but Umbridge is the one you want to strangle with piano wire. … Continue reading Top 10 Hatable Disney Villains
If you're just joining, a Hell Scare is any depiction of sinners getting their just deserts, lightly toasted. It can be an actual attempt to scare people into Heaven or just a freakish image of the unholy afterlife to make this list. While I don't condone fear tactics alone in Christianity, I admire creativity. And … Continue reading Top Five Hell Scares #3–Disney’s Totally NOT Satan
This is part of an ongoing series exploring history and film throughout the ages by watching one movie per release year from 1941 to 2016. To see the other movies and times discussed so far, click here. And now for something completely different. In order to shake things up, we decided to watch an animated … Continue reading 75 Years of Film: 1949–The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
I need your opinion on something. Yes, you who found this post because you googled drugs. Do substances like drugs and alcohol really help artists create better works? Or is that an excuse to do drugs and alcohol? See, here's the thing... Do you remember Alice in Wonderland? Of course you do, that movie tripped … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Do Drugs and/or Alcohol Really Help Artists? (Alice in Wonderland)
I need your opinion on something, yes you taking a break from Netflix (thanks!). Is Cinderella really such an anti-feminist movie? Here's the thing... Apparently, progressive ladies aren't too fond of Cinderella, or so I've heard. I've also heard that someone even wrote a new version of Cinderella in which Cindy refuses the hand of … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Is Cinderella Sexist or are Feminists Crazy?
I need your opinion on something. Yes, you stalling on your work/homework (slacker). Are anthology movies really worth the price of admission? See, here's the issue... After Bambi, Disney began cranking out anthology films as a way to save money during World War II. This continued from 1942 until 1950 when they released Cinderella. Saludos … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Are Anthology Films Any Good?
I need your opinion on something. Yes, you trying to fill the wee hours of the night with whatever is left on the internet. Is a plot really that necessary in movies? See, here's the thing... Tell me the plot to Bambi. (Patient pause.) You can't. There isn't one. It's a biopic about a cartoon deer. He learns … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Can You Make a Movie Without a Plot? (Bambi)
I need your opinion on something. Yes, you, who just read that title and are about to flame me in the comments section. We all agree that stereotyping people is wrong, but is it wrong to show a stereotype in a movie? What's the difference, you ask? Well, here's the thing... If you read anything about … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Is It Wrong to Put Stereotypes in Movies? (Dumbo)