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‘Big Hero 6’ Is a Fascinating Display of Creativity

Okay, I know I’m late. Big Hero 6 came out four years ago. How am I just seeing it now? Well, when it did come out all those years ago I wasn’t very interested in seeing it. I was busy watching Interstellar and being excited to see the The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. So, yesterday, after years seeing this movie but actually never watching it I decided to finally see what the Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 was all about.

As soon as the movie started I was hooked.

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The movie begins with 14-year-old protagonist, Hiro, who’s a brilliant kid that likes to play the illegal sport in the fictional town, San Franyko, bot fighting. He can get hundreds of dollars in a single match and so, of course, he’s hooked. It takes his older brother, Tadashi, however, successfully redirect his focus to a more productive career.

He takes Hiro to an incredible school that focuses on helping brilliant young adults’ imaginations come to life. It’s at this school that Hiro meets the healthcare robot that will ultimately change his life, Baymax.

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My Review of ‘Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors’

I’ve just recently gotten interested in Marvel’s animated cartoons that are available to watch on Disney XD and so I decided to watch Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. I thought it was a tv show but it actually was a tv movie and for the most part I enjoyed it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse cast of characters in the movie. Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl (oh my goodness, I love Squirrel Girl.) America Chavez and Patriot. Quake and Dante. They were all such incredible characters that really opened my mind to the possibilities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ms. Marvel is undoubtedly going to make an appearance sooner rather than later in the MCU. Her character is such an important piece to The Avengers and with Captain Marvel arriving in her own standalone film next year I have a feeling we’ll see the Muslim teenage superhero by at least 2024 (which actually seems a long way from now when you look at it that way.)

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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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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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