Archive for the Animation Category

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE

I don’t know what Playmobil is. When I first heard of this movie, I thought they were those Fisher Price toys, which turned out to be Little People. Turns out, Playmobil is a German toy line that probably only the loneliest of kids with the cruelest of […]

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FROZEN II

I’m a 28-year-old man who unashamedly loves Frozen. For the first time in forever (sorry), an animated Disney film actually felt fresh and interesting. Were the classic story elements and obligatory songs still there? Of course, but there was this air of snarkiness to how Frozen treated the classic Disney formula. It struck that perfect balance of taking […]

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ABOMINABLE

While there are plenty of quality animated films out there, I’ve grown out of a lot of their tendencies. It usually takes something with a strong script and unique animation to catch my interest, but what I really want is an animated film that respects its target […]

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ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE: STATIC CLING

SPOILER WARNING: This review contains spoilers for the Netflix film Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. If you’re a fan of the series, you’ve probably already watched this, but you’ve been warned anyway! Also, I know this is only 45 minutes long, but the American Film Institute and […]

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THE LION KING

A lot of people like to write off animated films as simple, mindless films made for children. Unlike a lot of other genres and technological advancements in film, animation occupies a special spot in it all. It’s the only thing that really gives you endless possibilities to […]

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TOY STORY 4

WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead!  The Toy Story franchise is basically one that’s grown up along with me. I have vague memories of the seeing the original in theaters when I was only 4-years-old and I saw both sequels in theaters. Toy Story 3 came 11 years after the second one and told […]

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MISSING LINK

I don’t often see animated films in theaters. I don’t have a bias against animation or anything, but when they come out, there’s usually something more interesting to check out. However, I always make room for the stop-motion maestros at Laika Studios. From horror, to comedy, to […]

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THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

It’s a great challenge for a movie sequel to capture the same magic of the original, especially when that magic was so unique to making the original so great. For some sequels, it may not make sense for the story to continue or any more room for […]

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

Since filmmaking has been around for over 100 years, it’s quite difficult for one to be considered “groundbreaking” anymore. Sure, technology and techniques are always evolving and improving, but unless it truly shows something we’ve never seen before, does it really earn the word? I would say […]

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

It’s hard not to be cynical about sequels, because more often than not, they’re just not necessary. The reason stories have endings is because it’s just that: they ended. The story is over and the characters journeys have been completed. Of course, this doesn’t stop studios from wanting […]

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