In 2004, Disney/Pixar kicked off their own superhero story with the animated classic, The Incredibles. The 1960’s retro style animated film had it all: colorful, relatable characters, wonderful storytelling, and a Silver-Age Fantastic Four–style and family message that everyone, no matter the age, could relate to. After that, fans who grew up watching the first one eagerly anticipated rejoining these heroes.
After 14 years, I can say that our patient waiting has paid off as writer-director Brad Bird delivered an entertaining delight.
As we grow up, we shed pieces of our childhood away. The child grows up into an adult, taking on responsibilities and, sometimes, forgetting the purity and joy of running around the playground or talking to imaginary friends. There are some cases where our inner child is contained and protected deep inside our soul, shielded from the harsh realities of life and adulthood.
Then there are some times where we need to be reconnected with that child we have forgotten so long ago.
In 2012, Walt Disney Pictures brought out its 52nd animated feature film with Wreck-It Ralph, a movie that focused not on the heroes of video games but a villain. Making the audience relate and care about a video game villain who wants to be a hero was brilliantly executed and entertaining for both kids and adults. It’s another movie that’s built on nostalgia and familiar themes, wrapped in a colorful bow. I didn’t see it for the first time until last year and I don’t know why I waited so long. Read More »
2018 is on the horizon with an entire slate of new movies coming with it. Studios have already started putting out teasers and first looks at their new films (Avengers: Infinity War, anyone?!) to start generating hype for moviegoers to flock to theaters for a new adventure. Read More »