A 27-year old guy who talks about cartoons & other stuff of interest, no matter the era.
This film was just plain NICE.
It takes a simple, downright silly idea about a talking pet lizard helping the kids of a 5th grade class, and even the long-term substitute teacher herself, with their problems to help bring out the best in them - and ties it into stuff like finding new purpose during a mid-life crisis; all the while constantly sprinkling in so much wholesomeness that with each new kid he visits, you instantly feel the bond being…
I had no real strong feelings going into this celebration of a film going in. I just knew that it all was a culmination of Disney's history with fairy tales. And watching it... admittedly gave me more mixed emotions than I hoped.
Starting on a positive note: the visual presentation. The psuedo-watercolor look to the backgrounds really makes them pop with pretty detail, and while it would've been preferable to also have the characters hand-drawn, the cinematic screen really shows…
What starts as a somewhat typical-feeling (but still really strong) sequel to an incredible movie, before long presents a somber, complicated, downright philosophical side that catches you off guard in ways you never thought were possible.
"Into the Spider-Verse" already did a fantastic job covering the tolls that come with the mask, but here the way they up the ante on these themes is just next-level. Like, it throws question after question at you that, no matter if you're an…