Tag: disney

REVIEW: Mulan (1998)

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” If The Hunchback and Notre Dame was too dark for Disney’s audience and Hercules was too silly, I think it fair to say that they found a happy medium with Mulan. The film re-tells an ancient Chinese legend about a woma...

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REVIEW: Hercules (1997)

“People always do crazy things…when they’re in love.” The 1990’s were a turbulent time at Walt Disney Animation Studio. 1989’s The Little Mermaid had laid the groundwork for what animation historians now call the Disney Renaissance. Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King wer...

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Champions of the People

As politics grow more and more prevalent in Hollywood’s output, segments of the audience are feeling increasingly alienated from mainstream entertainment (as dwindling movie ticket sales and the sub-basement-level ratings for the Oscars can attest – as well as the huge numbers for a show tha...

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Star Wars Battlefront II is Getting an Overhaul

Star Wars Battlefront II was released this past November to a lot of mixed feelings. In my review, I was rather positive overall but one of my issues with the game was the progression system. Earning star cards through loot crates wasn’t the way to go, and DICE will be implementing a new system th...

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“Every Word of What You Just Said is Wrong”

Since I wrote down my own feelings about the movie, The Last Jedi has caused quite a stir. It has its ardent defenders (Ty Rothermal and Mike Kaye among them), but a sizeable chunk of the fandom is really not happy with it, or the direction in which the Star Wars franchise is headed, cinematically &...

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A Wrinkle in Time Needed a Wrinkle in the Script

Today my husband and I took my sisters to see A Wrinkle in Time, Disney’s latest live action offering. There’s a lot to enjoy in the film, but like my colleague Musa and many other reviewers have said, it doesn’t ultimately live up to the messages it’s trying to convey. Rather than simply re...

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