Sunday, March 15, 2020

Wendy - Review

The story of Peter Pan has been beaten into the collective conscious of general audiences so many times by now that it would be a miracle if you didn’t know the basic set-up for every version. There is always a boy named Peter, a mysterious island or land with some mystical energy, and there is always a rag tag band of lost boys taking on some pirates. Some may include a magical fairy, or some severely racist animation (looking at you, Disney), but the point stands: if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Onward - Review


Pixar has been in an interesting place since about 2011, when the studio released the dreadful Cars 2. Since then, the animation giant has relied on sequels and some half-back original ideas in between their genuinely great films, like Inside Out or Coco. And even still, the prospects of an original film from Pixar is exciting, and thankfully, Onward does much better than other attempts from the last decade.

Friday, February 28, 2020

The Invisible Man - Review


Remember those grand plans of a Dark Universe just a few short years ago? And how quickly they vanished with the failure of its first entry? Though a connected series of films that would’ve seen numerous stars in the monstrous roles may no longer be in the cards, Universal is determined to use the classic monsters in some fashion, and The Invisible Man proves that the smaller, simpler approach may just be the route to go.