I’ve just recently gotten into reading Star Wars comics and it’s kind of amazing. I got four comics from my local library and I’ve read two so far: Star Wars: Vader-Dark Visions and Star Wars Vol. 9: Hope Dies. Both left me kind of shook.
Dark Visions is Vader at his finest as we see a few different stories told from another person’s point of view about the dark-clad warrior of the Force in the same writing style as The Legends of Luke Skywalker. But, this being Vader and all, the stories were either gruesome, creepy, or both.
I personally loved flipping through the comic’s pages dazzled by the art and the darkness that seemed to emanate from every panel. It was so good!
Disney/Pixar never fails to deliver a great movie that leaves me weeping profusely. The same can be said about Luca; a relatively mediocre story that doesn’t feel as original as masterpieces like Soul or Up and yet its beautiful animation and profound sweetness was ultimately rather heartwarming.
Luca feels like the boy-version of The Little Mermaid as it tells the story of a headstrong “sea monster” kid who’s willing to defy his parents to see the human world. He meets best friend, Alberto, and together they go on a cute but grand adventure.
The film has a classic twist three-fourths of the way into the film that transforms the movie from fun and airy to a bit depressing and got me all teary. By the end, I couldn’t stop the thin rivers pouring from my eyes.
The recent animated movies under Disney and Pixar have been profound in their messaging and Luca subtly (but not so subtly) provides a beautiful message for the LGBTQ+ community about identity and pride of being oneself. Now I’m starting to understand why this movie was released in June. (I see you Disney.)
Ultimately I thought Luca was a gorgeously animated, truly touching film that I highly recommend if you have a Disney+ subscription.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.