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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.
"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…
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?
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…
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This wasn't my first viewing of Lilo & Stitch, but it has been a while, so even though it was a rewatch it managed to take me by surprise. What a delightful, fun, refreshing film, I laughed out loud multiple times and my heart ached for them when the family was in danger of being broken apart.
The only time the film suffered was due to the action sequences near the end. It isn't that they were bad or poorly done, but Lilo & Stitch is at its best when the story is grounded by the characters, their love for each other and the importance of family.
Got up early to do what? Fuck all. Trying to change a sleeping pattern is a bitch.
Luckily to my surprise 'Sky Disney' aired a classic this morning 'Lilo and Stitch'
I haven't seen this movie in about 6 years, and was still as amazing as it was back in the day. I cant believe I saw this in the cinema nearly 12 years ago! Good times
Might I mention the soundtrack is awesome. I love Elvis, his music makes me feel so damn happy.
What a fucking great movie to wake up to.
Lilo & Stitch marks one of the last truly great films to come out of Disney Animation Studios and despite always wanting to I never really got the chance to watch it. A huge loss on my behalf as it turns out to be a hilarious and genuinely warm-hearted piece of animation, harking back to the now classic E.T. and The Iron Giant. The concept wasn't new by the time it came out and we'd already been enriched with two lovable aliens in the past, but as is evident with this it still wasn't fully explored yet. Stitch at first appears to be almost the exact opposite of the calm and sensitive giant/E.T., being aggressive in nature and distrusting almost everyone.…
Sort of a nice combination of cute, funny, and a deadly serious situation.
Before I saw this film I didn't know what I was missing. I was an idiot.
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I find it hard to both pointing out little plot holes in Lilo & Stitch considering how good the social content is, but more importantly because how much heart the film has.
Chris Sanders has a knack for adorable "monsters" that somehow perfectly mesh things we love. Toothless and Stitch both seem to have cat-like and dog-like qualities that appeal to everyone. Still, in a competition between Toothless and Stitch I must say Stitch wins every time. Toothless is a good friend, but the internal struggle Stitch goes through is much more intriguing.
Lilo & Stitch seems like an anomaly in the Disney canon. Ultimately that is the greatest complement the film can be given.…
The real Disney classics (Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella, to name a few) are head and shoulders above this Hawaii-set sci-fi comedy. However, Lilo and Stitch has enough edgy, fervent charm and humour to succeed. The beautiful, traditional hand-drawn animation is refreshing to see and the Elvis Presley inspired soundtrack is of course outstanding. It may be one of the more wacky entries from the Disney canon but that doesn't change the fact that it is funny, sassy and original.
This movie doesn't have a whole lot going for it except it is AGGRESSIVELY adorable. I don't think I've ever seen a movie as frame-for-frame aww-inducing as this one.
Holy shit goddammit, I remember liking this the first time around but watching it again 10+ years later I am fucking in love with it. No Disney animated movie has made me laugh so often or root so hard for its characters to come out okay.
Stitch's anarchic rampages are at once hilariously small-scale versions of the apocalyptic chaos for which he was created, and fraught with real consequences for those close to him. Lilo and Nani are a great dramatic counterpoint to Stitch, and their story is rooted in real problems (employment, social workers, getting along with other kids...eh, I guess that last one's never really resolved).
Though it in all likelihood had all sorts of computer assists in…
maybe my favourite traditional animation. beautiful. lilo rivals lisa simpson as a portrait of the perfect girl.
I'm considering this a re-watch as the last time I saw Lilo & Stitch was at Clare Newton and Chris Cowan's flat and I've not seen either of them for ten years or so. And I was pretty drunk at the time. How drunk? Well, we went there after the pub closed and watched the movie after Clare had passed out. When I was walking home the sun came up. I vaguely remember the plot. Very vaguely.
So I was quite pleased with this rewatch as I discovered the film to be somewhere between the normal cute yet ethnic Disney vibe of recent years and a destructive ET. All the early stuff is gold. The chase with the spaceships, Stitch threatening…
I really liked this one
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