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‘Up’ Is One of the Greatest Animated Movies Ever Made

Yesterday I was watching Freeform’s Fun Day which features a marathon of different family movies over the weekend and one of the movies that came on was Up. I remember watching the movie back in 2009 but for some reason I had forgotten nearly everything about the film. I forgot the film’s premise, the film’s beginning and end, I had forgotten it all, so it was like watching a brand new Pixar movie and oh my goodness was I taken on a ride I wasn’t expecting.

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Up is about an elderly man named Carl who after the loss of his beloved wife loses his sense of adventure and becomes a classic old grump…until he meets a young boy scout named Russel who needs one last badge (the Assisting an Elder Badge) to become senior wilderness explorer. It’s a huge honor to Russel.

Long story short, Carl shoos the kid away by telling him to find a Snipe, an imaginary creature that’s been bugging his house, but when a construction company ends up having to take Carl’s house after an incident he decides to start living life again. He decides to find the Paradise Falls that he and his wife had always aspired to live by but he doesn’t realize that he has another passenger aboard his flying house; the clingy Russel. Together they go an adventure that is so wildly entertaining that I had a smile on my face the entire time I watched the movie.

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My Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Incredibles II’

After fourteen years of waiting and wondering and finally accepting that there would never be a sequel to The Incredibles Disney made another dream of mine come to reality with the long awaited Incredibles II. When the Disney logo opened with the classic Incredibles music playing it was like a nostalgia bomb had been dropped on my senses and I became awash in happiness. Yeah baby!

The movie starts basically where the last film stopped which was expected and takes viewers on a fun family adventure as Elastigirl goes to bring superheroes legal again and Mr. Incredible becomes a stay-at-home dad.

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Baby Jack Jack steals the show as his powers slowly evolve throughout the movie and leaves you surprised at every turn by how incredibly powerful he is. He’s also the main comic relief of the film. I mean, he’s 100% hilarious.

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Elastigirl is given plenty of chances to shine as she saves the day over and over again. Her action scenes are easily the best parts of the movie.

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And the villain, Screenslaver, is actually an antagonist who struck a bit of fear in me despite it being an animated film. One of the reasons why The Incredibles was such a great movie was because the villain caused quite the conundrum for the heroes and Screenslaver is easily a better villain than nearly half the Marvel villains.

The music for the movie is also well composed and retains that heroic aspect that made the first one so lovable.

The action, like I said before, is brilliant and are definitely the best parts of the movie. In fact, the action is so good that now I see why it was brought out in IMAX. It was quite loud and impressive indeed. *thumbs up*

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I’m So Excited for ‘Incredibles 2’!

I still haven’t seen Incredibles 2 yet but I’m set to finally get a chance to see it tomorrow and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. I have been waiting for this moment for over a decade and to hear that it has garnered positive reviews and has made the most money in an opening-weekend than any other animated film. That’s so awesome. A lot of times people make sequels and prequels and three-quels but a lot of times those movies lose that same magic the predecessor once had. Only a few films have managed to break that curse and I’m so glad to hear that Incredibles 2 is one of those exceptions.

I can’t wait to share with you my experience and review of the movie tomorrow and like I said before, I am SO excited! 🙂

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Have You Seen The Trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse’?

Spider-Man is arguably Marvel’s most prominent and recognized character in the comic world. Before I ever knew about Batman or Superman or Wonder Woman, etc, I knew who Spider Man was through this cartoon I used to watch all of the time as a child. It used to be one of my favorite pastimes as I watched Peter Parker fighting bad guys like the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus (he’s my favorite Spider-Man villain) and saving his girlfriend, Mary Jane, from the vile clutches of the villains. Since then, however, I haven’t really been a huge Spider-Man fan simply because the movies weren’t that great. I wasn’t old enough to watch the first major Spider-Man movies starring Toby Macguire. I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield at a movie theaters. Didn’t like it. It took until 2016’s Captain America: Civil War to make me a Spider-Man fan again as Tom Holland’s perfect rendition of the character was brought to life. Since then I have become super interested in the teenage superhero again and now, with Sony providing us a look at another Spider-Man phenom who goes by the name of Miles Morales, I was super interested in seeing the trailer for this new movie. Here it is.

First off, I LOVE this animation. When I heard Sony was making another Spider-Man movie I didn’t know whether to be excited or confused. Wasn’t there already a story involving Spider-Man being told through the MCU? After seeing this trailer I am now beyond intrigued about this film for several reasons. One, like I said before, is because of the animation. When I think of an animated film I usually imagine something on par with Pixar’s design of animated movies or something a little more cartoony like Scooby-Doo but the animation for this film is 100% rad. It feels like the movie is catering to adults and children at the same time, for the animation feels like something I could see on Adult Swim, and yet the content of the film is of course very family friendly.

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My Favorite Disney Songs

One of the reasons why I love animated Disney movies so much are the classic songs that fill you with happiness and cover your arms in goosebumps. Those songs are what make movies like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin so incredibly memorable and enjoyable. Without these glorious songs I don’t think those movies would be quite as magical as they are still to this day. So, since I was thinking about Disney songs today, I’m going to share with you the ballads that make me the happiest and urge me to sing along. Enjoy!

“Under the Sea”

Who doesn’t love “Under the Sea?” I have never seen The Little Mermaid and yet this song is so amazing and fun to sing that I know it almost entirely by heart. Especially the last section of the song. It’s absolutely brilliant and it reminds me every time I hear it why I love Disney so much.

“When You Wish Upon A Star”

This just might be the one of the most beautiful Disney songs ever created, for its inspiring lyrics and melodic tone is legitimately lovely. This is definitely one of my favorite Disney songs.

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My Ten Favorite Children’s Movies

With Incredibles 2 coming out in less than three weeks my mind has been driven down memory lane as the commercials have brought me immense nostalgia of my childhood movie experiences. In my young adulthood I obsess over Marvel and Star Wars movies on a daily basis but there was a time when my favorite films to watch were the animated movies of the world and so today I’m going to share with you the children’s films that have made me the happiest. Enjoy!

10. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

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I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this movie. I absolutely LOVE Scooby-Doo movies. In fact, I still never miss them and this one is truly fantastic. It’s a little scary, it’s funny, the mystery is hard to solve, and it’s just a great film overall. If you have children who are Scooby-Doo fans this is definitely one to show them.

9. Frozen

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I was a teenager when this movie came out and even though I wasn’t into children’s movies that much anymore I have to say, this film was GREAT. It was compelling, I’ve memorized most of the songs because they’re that good, and it actually made me cry at the end. It hit me in ways that most children’s movies don’t and its quality in Disney movies hasn’t been rivaled since. Hopefully Frozen 2 will be able to capture the same magic as its predecessor because this truly was a remarkable movie.

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