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Lilo & Stitch
He's coming to our galaxy.
A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize her new best friend is a wacky alien created by mad scientist Dr. Jumba.
Few Disney films delve so deep into the flawed humanity of their characters, but leave it to a film involving fucking aliens to fix that problem immediately and with a tremendous amount of ease. Lilo and Stitch, directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW), is a glorious mixture of 50s sci-fi trappings laden within a gentle study of family dysfunction.
It's kinda rare that something this perfect came out of Disney in the early 2000s, but it happened, and it should be recognized more often. Fantastic action set-pieces, an economical narrative, fascinating characters, brilliant one-liners, heartbreaking moments; It has it all and It's over in 85 minutes. Grab some popcorn and some tissues and enjoy.
"i liked you better as a sister than a mom".
υπάρχει τόσος πόνος μεσα σε αυτή την ταινία που κάνει τα 'ενήλικα δράματα' να κλαίνε με το πόσο κατώτερα των περιστάσεων είναι. στη lilo αρέσει να φτιάχνει χαλασμένα παιχνίδια γιατί βλέπει τον εαυτό της ως ένα. η αδερφή της προσπαθεί για το καλύτερο και τα κάνει όλα χειρότερα κι οι δυο τους κλαίνε πνίγοντας τις φωνές τους στα μαξιλάρια τους. προσπαθεί να βρει δουλειά και δε μπορεί, προσπαθεί να βρει σημεία επαφής μαζί της αλλά δεν τα καταφέρνει. η lilo κλειδώνεται στο σπίτι, κλείνει τα μάτια, και τραγουδάει elvis για να αποδράσει. περιγράφει τη νύχτα που έχασε τους γονείς της ως "έβρεχε. πήραν το αυτοκίνητο." αγαπάει αυτό το αλλόκοτο τέρας…
If this film had come out five years before it did it could be considered a Disney classic with the likes of Aladdin and Little Mermaid. It is a flawless film that goes from proper belly laughs to crushing emotional depths within minutes.
Its tender and well thought out narrative bring a fantastic emotional depth to what should be a very silly story and if you haven't seen this be prepared to cry the whole way through. Even the filler song scenes are fantastic lending to the great animation on Stitch and the lovely voice work.
It deals with a different culture without being garish, there's a lovely explanation on tumblr about the significance of the Aloha-Oe scene…
u know how a film makes you really happy but also crushes your soul into a fine dust by the time the credits roll.
This movie is so irresistibly bursting with charm and cuteness it would take an even darker, more misanthropic soul than myself to watch it without cracking a smile. I loved the animation style, kind of blocky and awkward at first, but it really grew on me, and it's nice to see a Disney animated movie take a fresh approach. Also, a feel-good story of a broken family sticking together at the core of the movie really pulls on the heartstrings, and then there's Elvis. You can't beat the King. Especially when the most adorable Disney duo of all time is doing 'Devil in Disguise'. What's not to like?
Lilo & Stitch, all throughout its running time, toys with the delicate boundary of how fucking depressing you can be before inducing self-harm. It gets close.
Scene after scene, things go tits up, and the tits go more up as the more tits go up. Had it not been for the fast pace of animated films, and lingered on certain segments a tad longer, I'd have cried.
However you shake it, though, Lilo & Stitch is a classic. Maybe not exactly Saturday night, 'lads night in', entertainment, but goddamn, it's good and at times genuinely funny or sad. I always say that ain't no mean feat.
I was just the right age to miss this when it first came out (a sullen know-it-all 19-year-old certainly wasn't gonna take time out of his busy-being-smug schedule to watch a Disney Movie) and only just caught up to it thanks to Netflix. I wish I liked it more.
I'd like to give it credit for unusual body types and skin colors dominating this film, but Tia Carrere's Nani character is no less heavily sexualized than the Ariels and Jasmines of yore (the endless shots of thick thighs and round posteriors would likely make Robert Crumb salivate).
But more than that I just found it boring. The 1-to-1 comparison of Stitch and Lilo as out-of-control monsters in search of familial…
cause I can't help falling in love with you.
Seeing that I was 17 when this came out I never bothered thought it looked more for the 5-10 year olds
But boy was I wrong ! Deep deep issues a completely different to anything Disney I'd seen before and I actually want to see all the follow up stuff now !
kind of like CHAPPIE
(Originally posted 06-27-2002)
Who would have expected Disney would make a Bugs Bunny/Warner Bros.-style Looney Tune after all these years? It has with Lilo & Stitch, and animation fans should be glad.
The film comes after a lot of spilled ink examining how Disney animated features have fallen on hard times. The studio has produced a series of under-performing animated features—Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Emperor’s New Groove, Return to Neverland—in an age when the CGI Shreks and Monsters Inc. of the world seem to mint money. Well, here’s the dirty little secret: Disney hasn’t made a fun, lively, inventive and engaging animated film for a long time.
Stitch ends the rut. It’s a tale of the manically destructive alien Stitch,…
Still objectively the best movie ever made
It's kind of sad to be a witness to the decline of the usually incredible Walt Disney Animation Studio during the aughts. But there's still yet to be a film in their canon that has the kind of hilarious sassiness and wonderful warmth that possesses their "Lilo & Stitch". The movie is beautifully animated with a mixture of three-dimensional effects and 2D characters, but given extra love by using watercolored Hawaiian backgrounds as the story's utopia. For this, and the spontaneous attention to strong family morals (and very honest theme of death), the film seems wholly original to anything Disney has done before or since; and refreshingly absent of the post-"Shrek" pop culture references that plague most of the animated films throughout its decade.
Not as into it as I was when I first saw it. It's alright. Looks amazing though!
At the end of the day, it's cute, it's harmless entertainment with fantastic themes regarding family. I just wish those themes were explored more throughout the film, as most of it was just really in the final act. There are conflicts that I felt would have a significant element on why a character acted the way they did but they're rarely touched on, and after the introduction of Stitch, the moments of attempted humor slowed the film down for me. It has beautiful animation, and it has great characters you feel for with some pretty good humor.
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