I do not share the negative criticism that this well-intentioned… MoreI do not share the negative criticism that this well-intentioned (though naive) animation is racist and offensive to American Indians, and it is actually more serious in theme and mood than the average Disney film, with gorgeous visuals and a beautiful Oscar-winning song.
An intelligent and challenging science-fiction classic that makes… MoreAn intelligent and challenging science-fiction classic that makes elegant allusions to Jesus Christ's life (even in the character's alias, Carpenter) and speaks directly to the audience in the end defending the importance of non-aggression in a time dominated by fear.
A tragic and sad film that explores the complexity of a never-ending… MoreA tragic and sad film that explores the complexity of a never-ending conflict through the impossibility of confronting someone for answers when that person is dead - and even those unnecessary details offered in the last fifteen minutes are not able to dilute its intensity and urgency.
So appallingly awful that it doesn't even work as a commentary about… MoreSo appallingly awful that it doesn't even work as a commentary about the kind of crap that people ingest without knowing what it is, and so it is only trashy, nonsensical, with a ridiculous sense of humor, and terribly directed by someone who clearly has no idea what mise-en-scŤne is.
A conventional and unsurprising crime thriller that, taking place in a… MoreA conventional and unsurprising crime thriller that, taking place in a pre-9/11 NYC, seems dated like a revival of the TV series Millennium, and although the cinematography is great, even the juxtaposition of freeze-framed action with a voice-over of the 12 steps of AA feels bland and arbitrary.
A very solid sequel that retains the goofy charm of the great original… MoreA very solid sequel that retains the goofy charm of the great original movie even if it may feel like just more of the same, and once again the Farrellys know that, like in that film, it is the characters (and their hilarious stupidity), not an actual plot, that it should be about.
A gorgeously animated film that may not please everyone due to its… MoreA gorgeously animated film that may not please everyone due to its greater focus on the characters and lack of a defined plot, but it is deservedly recognized today as a great classic for its contemplative portrayal of love, nature and the cruelty of men against the forest and its animals.
The box office failure of Fantasia prompted Disney to make a much… MoreThe box office failure of Fantasia prompted Disney to make a much simpler animation that relies more on characters and feelings, and it has a very beautiful story (despite some ethnic stereotypes) about rejection and how one's "defect" ends up being what makes one so special.