I wasn’t going to watch Moana, but, it is on Netflix now so I watched Moana. Moana follows Moana, a girl who is destined to be chief of her people on an island but is called to the ocean. However, her island is dying from a darkness and she must venture out to find Maui, a demigod who is the only person that can save her people and bring life back to the ocean. So, Moana is good. There is no doubt about that, and I will not try to dispute it. The voice acting is on point, Dwayne Johnson obviously being the highlight. The story is original and I had a good time. One thing that stand out to me is the water animation, which looked absolutely amazing… It is however, a rather forgetful movie. It didn’t have the impact on me that other animated movies such as Up, Inside Out, Brave, or Frozen had. I watched it a couple days ago, and even looking back now I couldn’t tell you any of the songs… I watched it once, and I liked it, but that was enough.
I am not one to get emotional at movies, ever, but this brought tears to my eyes multiple times. Inside Out follows an 11 year old girl Riley, as she moves across country and the problems that stem from that. More accurately, this follows the inside of Riley’s head. Inside out features the emotions of Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, and Disgust, all of which are BRILLIANTLY voice acted with Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Louis Black, Phyllis Smith, and Mindy Kaling respectively. I am SO happy this movie came out now rather than when I was a child. Being an adult you watch this movie in an entirely different light than a child would. You understand the concepts of depression, the jokes about train of thought, the “fading” memories, the song that gets stuck in your head, the putting down of the foot, your personality traits, and so many more! While I am on the subject, Inside out has one of the most amazing metaphors for depression I have ever seen. I feel as if I have not said enough, but this is usually the part where I say something bad. I have nothing bad to say! This is a beautiful, sad, heart-warming, brilliant movie. It perfectly explains everything in your head, and is hilarious along the way. It is a must-see.
I did guys, I really did want to like this. I tried so hard to like it, I remained optimistic, I exaggerated my enthusiasm when I had some… But I STILL hated this movie. Tomorrowland has a brilliant concept. A world on a separate plane of existence with all of the best minds our world has to offer. A young girl who has a knack for science and love for space finds an old pin to help her get to this amazing place, with the the help of an exiled former boy genius that wants to get back. Most people complained that it didn’t show enough of Tomorrowland, and that is what they signed up for. I had no problem with that! My problem is that it was supremely boring, at one point I left the theater to get popcorn, I usually won’t leave a movie if the screen is on fire! The movie starts out very strong. It pulls you in with the stunning visuals, you want to know more about this place, and this little boy with his jet pack. Then it cuts to the female main character, played by the rising star, Britt Robertson. At the point it flashes to her and her family you are still very interested, she has screen presence! Somehow though, from the moment the actual adventure of the movie starts, it goes down hill. Sure, there are a few good parts, the visuals are stunning throughout, and I like the future-ball at the end (to vague to be a spoiler, don’t worry), but it never quite captures the magic you want it to. The worst part for me personally is that it cites the story of the two wolves, which is an amazing story I even have tattooed on my arm. Now I’m going to have to explain forever that it is in fact NOT from the shitty forgotten movie from 2015. I wish this was better, it had so much potential, and started so good, but it lost it’s way. I wouldn’t watch it again.