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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:35 pm 
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the original is like
the worst animated Disney movie tho

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checking to see whether there are any worse animated Disney movies
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On December 8, 1941, Disney studios were essentially converted into a propaganda machine for the United States government. While most World War II films were created for training purposes, films such as Victory Through Air Power were created to catch the attention of government officials and to build public morale among the U.S. and Allied powers.[2] Among the notables who decided after seeing the film that Seversky and Disney knew what they were talking about were Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt.[3]

The Disney studio sent a print for them to view when they were attending the Quebec Conference. According to Leonard Maltin, "it changed FDR's way of thinking—he agreed that Seversky was right." Maltin also adds that "it was only after Roosevelt saw 'Victory Through Air Power' that our country made the commitment to long-range bombing."[4]

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afaict beauty and the beast is still the worst animated Disney movie
that I've seen

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I can't say that pete's dragon is worse because I haven't watched it
but
I'm sure that it would be
because a
dragon with that hair is completely disgusting

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0C8sL89YYo

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Okay, I'll try to only choose examples where I have decent memory of them and I'm not splitting hairs...

Moana is worse
Winnie The Pooh (2011) is worse

And there are definitely some I have not seen (looking at you, Chicken Little) that I have to assume are worse

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I would describe the original Beauty and the Beast as:
very good but so are most Disney Animation Studios movies

(the sequel Zach linked is DisneyToon Studios)

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Oh, not sure how I missed this...

The Black Cauldron is worse

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Moana is great

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They could do Beauty and the Beast set in modern times. It would probably be pretty easy for the beast to find someone to love him now, with all the furries.

Also one of the servants could be turned into a computer. And there could be jokes about someone wanting to look up porn on the computer.

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A furry woman falls in love with the beast. But then she finds out if she says she love him, he's gonna turn into a normal dude. So she pretends she don't love him, that she's just using him for sex.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152398/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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I watched a couple episodes of the new Mystery Science Theater that Netflix made because it is that kind of weekend. I think it's actually better than the old episodes from the nineties BUT we live in different times now where I kind of feel like the show is no longer remotely essential.

On the other hand, a few weeks ago I watched all of The People vs. OJ Simpson and it was good in a way that I don't think I have ever seen before. It was like famous actors were making recreations of my own memories.


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I saw Alien: Covenant. It fullfills the basic requirement of any movie I see in cinema, which is that it be worth paying $11 to see. It also managed to be an actual Alien movie, featuring people getting stalked by a big black bug man and outwitting it despite being working class schmoes. It was a weird and uneven movie, but better than every Alien-related movie since Alien 3 (and arguably more enjoyable than Alien 3, although this isn't saying much). The biggest complaint I have about this movie is that acts one and three are Ridley Scott doing Alien right (but in very different ways), while act two feels like Legend crossed with Gladiator. Anyway it was tense at times and, unlike Prometheus, expanded on the mythology of the Alien universe, and gets a tentative 3 out of 5.

Before that I saw Ghoztin the Shell. I took a chance and paid the price. The only good things about that movie are that the cast were well chosen, even if they wound up poorly utilised, and that someone went to extra pains to make Scarlett Johansson look hot.

Also I watched John Wick just now. It's as good as people say.

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I watched Toys last night for some reason?

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For similar unknowable reasons, last weekend I watched Rock n Rule, and Fire and Ice. Thanks Random Internet GIF and Youtube Suggested Videos!

One was really lazy animation trying to be Don Bluth, the other was really good animation.

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I just watched Heroes of the East. It's great. A Chinese martial artist marries a Japanese martial artist, gets annoyed because he thinks her kung fu is too hatdcore and is annoyed because she thinks Chinese kung fu is for whimps, and then she leaves him and he has to fight a bunch of Japanese martial arts masters to win her back. It is basically just an hour and a half of top shelf kung fun, leavened with solid Chinese-style comedy, culminating in an awesome duel of wits between Chinese and Japanese ninjitsu. A+ would watch again.

I also watched The Sting, which is a great movie I thought I would hate, except for the one unexpected thing that happens (if you see the movie you will know what it is) where it's either terrible, because it comes out of nowhere and makes no sense, or great, because it implies that Paul Newman's character is up to no good.

Also Robert Shaw is a bloody good villain.

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The last movies I watched were:

Wonder Woman: This is a very good movie, and easily one of the best superhero movies. It's a lot lighter than the last few DC films I've seen, actually funny in a clever way, looks great, has great acting, and somehow manages to merge retconned Greek mythology with a solid WWI spy movie without collapsing into silliness. My main complaint is a lack of balanced foes for Wonder Woman, who can demolish an entire town full of German soldiers without breaking a sweat. I thought she would be Captain America strong but she is Spiderman strong, and also immune to bullets. Also I think this the only Superhero movie I've seen with a genuinely adult and well-thought out message that provides meaningful commentary on both the superhero genre and the nature of war, even if that message isn't exactly revolutionary

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (because my nephew wanted to watch it) - It is better than I remembered. I feel like if they'd worked at it a bit more it could have been a Mortal Kombat-level success, but instead it is just weird and silly and kind of fun but still pretty bad.

La Ronde - This is a great movie. I only know Anton Walbrook from his villain roles in British movies but he is really great here as whatever God or such he is supposed to be. The movie itself is funny and sad and really very, very frank. I do not expect discussions of impotence and premature ejaculation, or undisguised dalliances with prostitutes and rendezvous on park benches in a movie from 1950, even if it's French. And scenes like the one with the married couple in twin beds discussing their sexual histodies in covert terms are just great. I didn't like this as much as Letter from an Unknown Woman, but it's really, really good, and I want to see Ophuls' other movies now.

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Saw Baby Driver with kfunque. The baby was barely in it and didn't even drive, was in a carseat the whole time wtf

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Kristiana and I rented Get Out last night and really enjoyed it.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0C8sL89YYo


Man, there's something about Tim Curry in animated films that really takes me out of it. Maybe it's just that the films are usually bad.

Also, regarding the new Beauty and the Beast, I don't get why they wrote all those garbage original songs to put in there. None of them are good enough to be real Oscar contenders and the stage musical had other, better songs that served the same purpose in the narrative that could have been adapted. And they obviously didn't mind pulling from the stage musical because they put in the stupid dance break from Gaston (also, when getting those YouTube videos, I saw that they recorded Josh Groban singing If I Can't Love Her for the soundtrack so... I don't even know).

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I guess I just really hope that, when they release the live action Lion King (if it's still a musical), they include Shadowland and They Live In You.

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Get Out was so good I watched it twice. This may, however, be because it happens to be a terrifying crystalisation of my chief anxieties, right down to the last detail.

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I guess I just really hope that, when they release the live action Lion King (if it's still a musical), they include Shadowland and They Live In You.

One of the things I liked about the sequel was the songs, and I didn't realize They Live in You was from the Broadway show until I looked it up.

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My only real complaint about It was that "it" never turned into a giant spider. There need to be more giant spiders in movies.

This might seem like an odd thing to approve of, but I actually liked that "it" was not as scary as "it" could have been. I mean, "it" is really quite scary, and as icing on the cake exists within a very solid Lovecraftian conceptual framework that makes "it" even creepier when you think about it. But I think, had they wished, the film makers had it in them to make "it" too scary, like a literal nightmare on film, and so all the weird capering and modern jittering was welcome even though it made the film less scary than it could have been, because if the film had maintained the tone of the opening sequence and not gone into jump scares and crazy edits territory I probably would have hid behind my hands the whole time.

So my review of It is: It's not as scary as it could have been, which stops it from being truly great, but It is still still more than scary enough.

Also characters and stuff. I liked the fat kid.

My main query is why all the kids kept walking towards things that scared them, because my approach to life has always been "avoid the scary parts", but I guess " it" either targeted them because "it" knew they would respond like that, or else it led them on using hypnotism.

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Also it turns out I am misremembering the miniseries, and the giant spider is in the second half. So I have that to look forward to.

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The Shape of Water is a deeply strange movie. It's a very good film, but it is very odd. You can't really overlook the oddness of z PJ Harvey lookalike fucking a gillman.

Also Richard Jenkins is great, but he is always great, and the payoff at the end is excellent.

I don't know if it's the best film of 2017 but it was probably the best film from. 2017 I saw, although I guess maybe Get Out was better but on the other hand Sally Hawkins has a great are.

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Black Panther is pretty great up until the last act. The production design, acting and everything is really good, and the whole South Korea thing is the best Bond riff I've seen in years, and easily one of the best car chases ever done. Also Claus is a great villain, and I was a little disappointed he died given how much I enjoyed hating him. Killmonger is a good villain in terms of seeming believably motivated and kind of person whose obvious abilities as a soldier and strategist have meant that he's never been in the position of having to seriously question his wisdom/conceded another's POV. The vision quest where his ghost dad realises he's unreachable is great.

I have problems with the finale, though. For a start, the whole challenge thing is bag of rocks dumb. It makes sense thematically, as a way of showing that just because something is traditional it doesn't mean it's not flawed and in need of updating (a theme that Shuri literally spells out for the audience), and that is a good theme to have, what with all the racism and nationalism and fascism getting around these days, but it is still stupid that T'Chala would accept the challenge. I guess it is a rule or something but it's unclear in the film if this is the case or if T'Chala is just being sun ideally honorable (probably it is a theme about the overconfidence of the power elite, but again what makes sense thematically should also make sense dramatically).

Also I did not like that the monkey people did that whole "we're not coming, by which I of course mean that our army will arrive at your darkest hour and rescue you from defeat, just in case no one in the cinema ever saw a movie before". Stuff like that could be handwaved by this being a novel film in that it is a megabudget sci fi action with a mostly African cast and it must be nice for black audiences to see a traditional epic narrative played out by black actors in a black milieu, but as a white guy from Australia I was deprived of this source of enjoyment, and so felt that the finale of the film was a bit lazily written.

My end conclusion is that Black Panther is 90% great, and sits alongside Wonder Woman and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as one of the few superhero movies that manages to be both a great action film and a genuinely intelligent exploration of both the superhero genre and the world at time of making, but also that War Rhinos are stupid.and the CGI in the mine fight looked cheap.

Also the post credits sequence is basically just a one off gag and can be safely missed, but it is pretty funny.

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I saw A Quiet Place. It's good, and has a lot of great moments in it. The "gimmick" is really well done. There were a couple of plot holes that threw me off, but didn't ruin it. They were:

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How did the family have electricity without generators? How did they plant their corn so neatly without the use of vehicles (which make noise)?
and, slightly more jarring:
I find it somewhat hard to believe that the gov't would not have come up with a way to exploit the monsters' weakness. Especially since we already know, and have the technology to take advantage of, that high-pitched frequencies fuck animals up.

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