The recent adaptation of the Disney’s classic animation “The Jungle Book” by director Jon Favreau is not going to get a better timing than now for the remake. Other than the facts that the CGI technologies today are going to make the animals look awesome and alive, it’s also because of the increasing awareness in environmental sustainability among the society.
When the animation came out in 1967, the songs became instant hits. Almost every child at home knew about the little boy in red pants, and the grey sloth bear who sings “The Bare Necessities”. But that was the time when the world’s economy was starting to grow, and people were more keen on exploiting than sustaining the nature. The idea of a little boy communicating with animals and living among them was fun, but only served as an entertainment back then. Continue reading “Where Human stands in the eyes of the animals on The Jungle Book”
Pixar’s new animation “The Good Dinosaur” arrived in the cinema a few days ago. From the creators of “Toy Story”, the new movie once again brings a fun theory to the screen. What if the prehistoric giants have never gone extinct, and they came across our ancestors? With several more millions of years of history, could they be more intelligent than human? This concept amazed me already at the very beginning of the movie, and I was super excited to find out how it develops. Yet, the story takes quite a different path as it progresses. I can’t say the way it plays out is bad, because it’s not. The movie is fun and inspiring, and it brought me to tears several times. I love the screenplay very much, but there’s one voice in my head that hopes it could have gone the other way. Continue reading “The Good Dinosaur Brings Back the Good Old Disney Magic”
Pixar Animation Studio never fails to warm our hearts with great stories that not only are children’s favorites, but also great materials for adults to enjoy. We had our hearts broken for Carl and Ellie’s love story; our tears shed for Wall-E’s innocent love; and our fists clenched for all the adventures we went through with Woody, Buzz, Sullivan, Nemo, The Incredibles… Oh man, I can’t stop. Just when I thought the stories couldn’t get any better, Pixar’s new feature film ‘Inside Out’ once again blew my mind away. It was a brilliant story with great life wisdom, and something that would actually mean more to a grown up.
The story started out with the common ideology about happiness
The film visualized our memories with shiny, metallic balls, which its color represents the emotion that the memory ties to. When the main character – Riley grew up happy, her core memories were consist of all golden memory balls. That was great, because filling up our life with happy memories is what considered to be our ultimate goal. So it’s only normal to let Joy takes over, the conscious in our mind that’s in charge of happiness. “We should face any life circumstance there is with joy”, because positivity is what gets us through, nothing else. The irony reflected in Inside Out was real, how many times have we been told that in order to feel happy, we must keep our sadness in check? And not to let bad emotions take over our mind because they are destructive and undesirable? Continue reading “Pixar’s Inside Out Has Addressed the One Major Key About Mental Health”
“We are animals, we are wild.” sang the famous guitarist and singer Mr. Jason Mraz.
Are we as civilized as we thought? Or is there something very wild inside of us that we don’t know? Are we truly being ourselves, when we live among each other, play by the rules and stay where we were told to?
This may sound a little creepy, I know. But wait till you watch the brilliant film – “Wild Tales”, you will be immediately overwhelmed by the genuineness of it, and start questioning how sane you think you are. Continue reading “Wild Tales – The Beast Inside Us”
The movie “Predestination” hit the theaters since December 2014 and has been receiving contradicting comments from the public. Some people say it’s the best mind-twisting movie of all time; and some say it’s utterly silly. Who can blame them? The movie tells a story that literally challenges the boundary of our imagination, and with something as crazy as that, not everyone can come around with it. It’s clever, stunning, outrageous, dark, twisted…it’s everything unusual, which makes it a very hard story to tell.
Written and directed by the Spierig brothers, “Predestination” is an adaptation of the well-known time travel short story written by Robert A. Heinlein – “All You Zombies”. The story revolves around a center character who was a temporal agent under a secret organisation that aimed to “correct wrongdoings” with their time travelling technology. In the time of the movie, the character was about to embark on his last mission, which was to ensure his own existence by keeping his life loop going. Continue reading “Is Predestination a lousy stunt or just bizarrely brilliant?”
If you hated the movie because you didn’t know what all these fairy tales’ characters were doing, or you thought the action scenes were boring and Johnny Depp had too little screen time to worth your ticket money, then you had most certainly expected the wrong thing.
“Into the Woods” is nothing like those huge action blockbusters you think it was. If you want to see epic giant battle, melodramatic plot twist or even a single heroic move that we would normally expect in a fairy tale, then you wouldn’t find it in this movie. “Into the Woods” is originally a Broadway musical created by well acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and playwright James Lapine. Since its first debut in 1986, the musical had received numerous commendations over the years. The show was very well known for being brutally entertaining with its dark and twisted adaptation of the most famous fairy tales at the time.
I’ve never seen the musical before watching this movie, so I was going in “clean”. I didn’t know what to expect at all, and for the record, I am totally an old-school Disney nerd. As a kid, I was deeply influenced by Disney’s fairy tales, which are some really simple stories about good and bad people. Little did I know, “Into the Woods” was actually famous for its irony that mocks the over-simplicity of fairy tales that had been used for decades to educate our innocent hearts. The story questioned all the values we learnt from those tales, and the consequence? I felt like I was being left hanging in the mid air not knowing what to believe anymore.
I first saw her performance on Mirror Mirror (2012) and was stunned by how beautiful she looks in the movie.She’s the perfect Snow White I’ve seen so far. A perfect female figure that resembles the disposition of a royal princess. This is also exactly why, I don’t find myself enjoying her being Rosie. Continue reading “Love, Rosie”