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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.…
I rewatch this film on a regular basis. Without a doubt this is the best animated Disney film ever released. With a well written story, interesting and unique characters, amazing soundtrack and breathtaking animation there is no contest.
Elvis soundtrack, an angry alien and the Hawaiian sunshine make for a lovely Disney film.
"This is my family. It may be small and broken... but still good... Still good."
This movie was a hit when released but seems forgotten these days aside from the abundance of horrid goods. It hurts when I ask the student with a Stitch pencil case what they thought of the movie only for them to reply they've never seen it...
Sure, the movie is silly... but if you think that Frozen was ground breaking in it's twist on classic tropes, know that Disney had done it before with a twist on the idea of family in "Lilo and Stitch."
"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten"
I would go as far to say that Lilo & Stitch is the best animated film released by Disney post-Renaissance era. The Lilo and her sister relationship was infinitely more engaging than the Stitch story, but not surprisingly when I was younger I felt the complete opposite. In that respect I wouldn't call it a wholly perfect film for one member of the audience, though it is the embodiment of family entertainment.
The only thing I'd call a failing of the story is in the lack of priorities some characters are given. The "child support agent" Cobra Bubbles seems to appear constantly just out of convenience but doesn't add much…
Wonderfully witty and beautifully animated. This film doesn't ever get old. I love it.
A note on the viewing: HD. SVoD.
It's so sweet and charming, yet tackles some heavy "broken family" topics with respectable maturity. These types of animated movies don't come up all too often anymore: ones that are simple (conceptually and in terms of plot) yet not at all stupid.
With: Kelly Gullett
Where: Theater room
Somehow can't escape feeling minor; perhaps because this intergalactic story feels compressed into such a short timeframe, or into such an ordinary, somewhat under-realised Hawaii. Yet it's charming, colourful, and socially aware, giving it tones of genuine sadness that threaten to unseat the Disney vibe.
I saw this with my little sister when it came out, and I remember thinking that it was an out of place relic of the pre-Pixar days. If it had come out 10 years earlier it would have been revolutionary, with it's message of family and the great drawn animation and the fun surfing alien anti-hero. But Pixar changed the game, upped everybody's ante, and now Lilo & Stitch being good feels like mastering a game like paddle ball when everybody in the neighborhood is now playing Xbox One.
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