As is evidenced by quite a few blogs here, I’m a huge Disney dork. I love the movies, the parks, and even the hotels. A big part of my personality stems from my exposure to Disney and its products. I think part of that is that I grew up around the time of the Disney Renaissance, so the movies really hit home with me. When I heard they were remaking one of their biggest hits into a live-action movie, I was skeptical but excited. As the previews kept coming, my hype kept building. I was able to see it today. So, was this movie a beauty or a beast? Let’s find out. This is Beauty and the Beast.
I’m going to do two blogs today mostly because I missed last week’s deadline. Here’s the first one.
A few weeks ago, I decided to take another look at a Disney movie that doesn’t have the best reputation. I ended up liking the movie a lot more than I remembered liking it before. As such, I decided to do the same thing this week. Pocahontas is infamous as being one of the worst movies of the Disney Renaissance. People call it boring and extremely inaccurate to history. Still, it’s Disney. Would they really shill out a product that wasn’t at the very least entertaining to watch? I decided to find out if this movie was worth its weight in gold or if it deserves a savage beating. Let’s look at Pocahontas.
I first started reading the Maximum Ride books as a teenager. Being that they are supposed to be teen adventures, I thought I’d give them a shot. And I loved them… For the first three books. Then the Final Warning happened. It sucked so hard that I made a video about it (that no longer exists online). Then James Patterson, the writer, decided to keep going with the franchise after he’d already buried it in shit. It got better… ish. Still, I DID like the first three books. So when I heard that they were making a movie adaptation of the first book, I was thrilled. When I heard it was in development hell for a while, I was less thrilled. When I heard it was going direct to TV, I got a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. So, was this movie worth the wait or is this flick for the birds? This is Maximum Ride.