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Setting aside the Disney (and Thanos) tradition of eliminating one of every main character’s parents — half the casting, twice the drama! — it’s easy to dismiss elements seemingly gleaned from obvious sources, including The Dark Crystal and Titan A.E. to Disney’s own Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The bulk of this production was done from creators’ homes during a global pandemic, an epic feat of organization and technology itself. As the film unfolds, the self-contained plot elements stack into solid…
While the three previous films centered around Monarch and their Titans showing lots of good stuff diluted with confusing sci-fi and forgettable character fluff, Godzilla vs. Kong has honed the formula between holding viewer attention and essential foreshadowing before delivering everything promised. There are still huge leaps of faith along the way — travel times between global fighting locations fails to suspend disbelief — but the tradeoff is an experience brimming with some of the best visuals and sound ever produced for a big screen disaster flick. This brawl begs to be seen on the biggest screen possible coupled with an ear-bleeding surround-sound system.
Movies like Jim Carrey’s The Mask prove that infectious zany animation can interact with the real world while still maintaining a suspension of disbelief. Different from both Mary Poppins Disney films in that principle characters aren’t of the animated persuasion, Tom and Jerry unfortunately not only sidelines their title characters but undercuts them. By handing everything over to the humans, the filmmakers appear desperate searching for ways to shoehorn an animated cat and mouse back into a mediocre plot which…
The loneliness and misunderstanding of the creative self-starter.
Twenty years after abandoning the LA architectural scene for family life in Seattle, Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett) has it all: successful husband Elgie (Billy Crudup), smart daughter Bee (Emma Nelson), and all the time and money in the world to do as she pleases. While committed to her family, none of it is what she wants… or desperately needs. Distraught over a crushing betrayal in her past, a withdrawn Bernadette begins to…