Category Archives: Disney

My Experience with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

James Cameron has done the seemingly impossible yet again. To this day, nobody does visual effects like Cameron. For three hours straight you’re sitting in a theater staring at the screen gobsmacked by how incredible every single shot is. The water, the creatures, the sweeping and dynamic shots, the action scenes, the

While the film garners an undebatable five stars for visual effects the actual story leaves a lot to be desired.

Its predecessor, Avatar, is a film that came out thirteen years ago and isn’t exactly the most memorable movie ever made. There aren’t any quotes that really stand out and the story is surprisingly forgettable. Because Cameron realizes this, Avatar: The Way of Water is an invisible soft reboot of the first film, introducing new characters who follow jarringly similar story beats to the first movie.

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‘Disenchanted’ Is an Enchanting Sequel

Yes, the title contains a pun but I couldn’t help it. The word enchanting is exactly the adjective I thought was an appropriate description of this film because that’s precisely what it was.

Enchanted is one of the best Disney movies with a clever approach to the classic fairy tale story. In fact, it’s also one of the funniest Disney films with a heap of humor that’ll have you laughing out loud. Disenchanted is not as amusing, instead taking a slightly darker approach devoid of the naivety and wonder of the first film and bringing the characters to a disheartening reality.

I was expecting a sequel that was going to suffer the sequel curse but this movie did not. In fact, it was fantastic.

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‘Light and Magic’ Is One of the Best Documentary Series I’ve Ever Seen!

Last week a magical documentary series was released on Disney+ about the iconic, groundbreaking visual effects company Industrial, Light, and Magic and how their work has literally changed cinema.

It’s a six-part series that documents their inception all the way to their work now, shining a light on the cinematic magicians that have brought so many iconic films to life besides just Star Wars. I’m talking Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and so much more.

If you want to see history literally being made and how George Lucas has done more for the world than just bringing Star Wars into existence then I implore you to watch this series. It’s so good that I hope it gets an Emmy next year because it was absolutely incredible.

I don’t want to share too much information because each episode is filled with so many fantastic details and delightful insights into this company that it’s best to enjoy it for yourself. I can say this with absolute certainty though. George Lucas is one of the most incredible figures in history for his contribution to cinema and how he completely changed the world.

Yes, Light and Magic is a perfect show and it’s one of the best things I’ve watched on Disney+.

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‘Ms. Marvel’ Delivers Yet Again!

Wow, Marvel Studios really has discovered the Disney formula because I keep crying at nearly every new installment. And unsurprisingly Ms. Marvel is no exception.

This episode gripped me from the beginning to the end with a fast-moving but very well-written storyline. We went back in time to discover the truth of Kamala’s family history. We’re seeing Kamala getting better and better at using her powers, which are really cool by the way. Kamran has entered the chat. If you’ve seen the episode you know what I mean. And all in all, that was a really fun, moving episode that had me wiping my tears at nearly 4am.

I can’t wait to see how the finale ends this chapter of Kamala’s story and sets up her next chapter in The Marvels.

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‘Lightyear’ Is the Best Pixar Movie In Years

The Toy Story franchise is one of the greatest of all time. Spanning decades these movies have brought joy and many a tear to the eyes of children and adults. After Toy Story 4 it seemed that there was no reason for more of these movies…until Lightyear.

From the first moment I heard about this movie I knew it was going to be good and yet it still managed to surpass my expectations. The film is simple with a fast moving plot that takes you on quite the predictable adventure but the film was fun, funny, and heartwarming. When the credits started rolling I had the largest smile on my face.

Lightyear is the perfect summer flick for families to go see this month, specifically in IMAX. Pixar’s animation has gotten better and better and Lightyear is utterly stunning.

And while Tim Allen is the iconic voice of Buzz Lightyear Chris Evans did a great job bringing him to life. I’m very excited that he is now part of this lovable universe.

I’m giving Lightyear 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100. This movie made me very happy.

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New Footage of ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and So Much More Debut at Cinemacon

It feels like a lifetime ago when I was sharing updates of a movie from a comic-con but here we are. This week Cinemacon is taking place and there have been a whole bunch of exciting developments. So, let’s get to the movie news of the week.

The Greta Gerwig-helmed Barbie film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling as Ken, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, and so many other actors has released its first official image. Here it is.

This is an amazing picture for only one reason: the car. It looks like an actual Barbie car brought to life and that alone is shocking. Now, is Margot Robbie giving me Barbie vibes? She’s blond, she’s pretty, but I’m not quite sure yet. We’ll see.

Apparently will be dropping on the same day as Oppenheimer next year, July 23.

The Batman is officially getting a sequel with Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves returning! While this isn’t necessarily surprising it is nice to hear.

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