Day 19 – Least favorite animated feature film.
I'm gonna get done for this but...
I don't know if it's because it's Pixar so I was expecting better, or because rats freak me out, but I didn't like this film. I sat through it the first time, but didn't realise how much I didn't like it until way after I finished watching it. XD The two human leads...I couldn't sympathise with them at all, especially the girl. The concept of the story is cute, but...eh, I didn't like it. I was originally going to say Cars, but I don't think it counts cos I didn't finish it and I wasn't really it's target audience so I can't fault it. XD
Day 16 – Cartoon universe you’d most want to live in.
This one was hard! When I was younger I always thought it'd be cool to live in a universe with superhero/superpowered-people, but thinking logically, they're always in danger of being killed or the Earth is always in peril so probably not the best thing. So I picked
Disney's Recess! With other kids shows, the fun things that the kids always did were forgotten about when they grew up and their parents always seemed to have no idea what their kids were up to. In Recess, the grown-ups never forgot about when the stuff that they did in school and also knew that their kids were up to the same stuff. The parents and teachers seemed to know about the hierarchy of the playground (which surprised me!), the urban legends etc.
Day 7 – Favorite animated feature film.
I was so close to saying Beauty and the Beast, but in the end I went with this one!
It was the first film I saw in the cinema, and I've loved watching animated films ever since. Great jokes, great animation, brilliant villain and sidekick, sassy heroine and sweetheart of a hero. And of course, the Genie that stole the film! I can watch this a million times and never get bored, and always have to fight the urge to sing along with the songs.
Probably old, but this is my favourite thing at the moment!
I finally got to see Tangled, it was good! :D Nothing like advertised, hopefully they won't have to do that for their next film. I'll post about it in detail later, as I am off to find many
I've been on hols from work (yay bank holidays!!), so I got to finish Unubore Deka and watch a ton of films. Well, not really that many, but a lot for me!
( Unubore Deka, non specific spoilers. )
( Some films! Spoilers if you haven't seen them. )
( Animes! )
Long post is long, but no gifs this time! XD I've been out of the anime loop for a long while now, why is there such a hate-on for Aya Hirano?
My Beauty and the Beast DVD came over the weekend! :D Watched it, still love it. They cleaned up the DVD really well, better than the 2002 edition (which I didn't get, lol). Gaston is definitely more enjoyable now that I'm grown up, I really hated him as a kid. XD There was a lot of subtle stuff and background stuff that I never picked up on. Alan Menken's music for this movie still rocks my socks off.
BUT I NEED A BLURAY PLAYER SO I CAN GEEK OUT WATCHING THE EXTRAS! ;_; The DVD ain't got jack!
( Casting spoiler for Avatar: The Legend of Korra!!! )
And some stuff for another movie that should not be made: Akira.
( Whaaaa....ah forget it. )
I watched Code Blue recently, it was good! I was surprised to see Muroi from Odoru Daisousen (which was filmed in 1997), he's gotten old! XD Not in a bad way, it just really surprised me. I'm a fan of Yamapi, but not a fangirl anymore, if that makes sense. He's not usually too bad, but damn, he really phoned it in on this one. XD I don't know if that's how the character was supposed to be, but even so! Or maybe watching Jang Geun Suk's acting has spoiled me in the "can say so much without actually speaking" department, that I need people to make facial expressions when they're talking. Yamapi, do a comedic role, it may help! XD
Still waiting for Unubore Deka to be completely subbed before I watch it, so I'm watching Mei-chan no Shitsuji in the meantime. Holy crap, what good casting. Siblings that actually look like they're siblings! XD (Both the Shibata brothers and the Nakamoto sisters) I'm halfway done, it's definitely not what I was expecting, but it's interesting. Of course, I can already tell which way the love story is going to go, which means once again I'm rooting for the guy who won't get the girl. :(
Disney's next 2D animated movie after Winnie the Pooh (YES, THEY'RE STILL DOING THEM! :D) is based on a Terry Pratchett book! Not what I would expect! Apparently Tangled was completely mis-sold (is that a word) in the trailers, and while I still don't agree with the principal that the main character should be put to the back cos boys won't watch it, I'm glad the movie isn't going to be that way.
The DVD is coming out soon, yay! :D I didn't get to buy it last time, since I wasn't aware that they were gonna put it back in the vault and the only DVD player we had was on the bloody computer so I didn't see the point in buying it then and...anyways, I'm probably gonna buy the Blu-Ray version, even though I don't have a Blu-Ray player yet. Don't want a repeat! XD
I found out that when you play the movie, it won't have this:
but they're gonna have this instead:
Not that I mind the new one, but it's for the new movies. I like the blue one for the old movies, it reminds me of when I used to watch this movie so much that the VHS broke but then Aladdin came out and the cycle continued until we got them on DVD, haha. I'm glad I got Aladdin and Little Mermaid etc before!
I saw Toy Story 3 yesterday. Once again, Marshall sums up my feelings perfectly.
( Return of the Astro-Nut. )
Someone pointed out (I forgot who) that while Dreamworks makes funnies for adults in that kind of nudge nudge wink wink way, Pixar (and sometimes Disney) always speaks to your inner kid, and that's what makes their movies special. I'd have to agree with that!
It looks fun. But the whole LOOK, ITS A BOY, SEE LITTLE BOYS YOU CAN COME AND SEE THIS ONE COS THE GIRL'S HARDLY IN IT AND HE'S A THIEF NOT A PRINCE YAY vibe is making me make scrunchy faces.
The Princess & The Frog didn't flop because the main character was a girl. There were lots of reasons, the main one releasing it around the same time as Avatar! It's not 1992, Disney movies don't automatically mean lots of money and it doesn't mean you can pit them against big blockbusters and expect to win. (I heard one of the top dudes at Disney got pissed cos they tried the same thing with Bolt and Twilight, and he told them not to release it around the same time!) I've said this before, Ghibli's doing very well for themsevles, and most of their movies have female leads. Awesome female leads too. So there! :P Besides, PatF brought us three awesome characters in Tiana, Naveen and Lottie, that makes it worth it! :D
That being said, the horse bit at the end made me laugh, as did the (iguana?) making the little fist punch. The smoulder part made me laugh too. It still feels more like a Dreamworks movie than it does Disney. But Alan Menken's doing the music, so if nothing else is out around the release date then I might go. I hope the trailer is just making people who want to take their sons more comfortable and the movie turns out pretty good in the end.
Although I don't see why the film industry has to do anything to make films MORE male-friendly than it already does, but there we are. Grumble grumble.
Christopher Nolan's gonna be overseeing the new Superman movie!
As well as doing the third Batman movie. If it was anyone else, I would've assumed that WB were going with the whole Batman made much dollars, Batman is dark therefore we make Superman dark and it will make much dollars! Luckily, Nolan and Goyer seem to have a good balance of sticking to the overall feeling of the source material, while still making a good movie. I'm not a big fan of Superman, but I will safely assume they'll go for story over flashy-ness, so it'll be a good movie. As long as they make Lois the HBIC that she's supposed to be!
In other (facepalm inducing) news: Disney restyles 'Rapunzel' to appeal to boys. Or: GIRLS HAVE COOTIES SO WE NO MAKE MOVIES FOR THEM!
I'm pretty sure releasing The Princess and the Frog so close to Avatar didn't do it any favours. A lot of the more successful Disney movies had girls as the main characters, so I don't really see their point here. Boys already have most of the animation market to themselves! Disney movies are meant to be for EVERYONE not just a certain audience that people seem to think make more money. And whats's wrong with having something that's aimed at little girls?! I do wish more of the main girl characters were like Mulan and Lilo though. Miyazaki (whom Disney seem to love so much) has mostly female leads. One of his highest grossing films also had Princess in the title. AND WHY DOES THE MALE LEAD HAVE TO BE A "BAD BOY"?! Why can't he just be a nice, even tempered guy?!
TOY STORY 3 NEW TRAILER.
I feel like I'm gonna cry watching this. It'll make it the third Disney/Pixar movie in a row that I've cried at. (Bolt I kinda teared up at, no full on tears though) Is this all part of getting older? Cos I can't be crying at every kids movie!!
Oh! XD It's so cute and funny, but I feel so sorry for him! First rejection so young, bless! The little girl was rude, she's going to grow up to be a handful.
Dammit again Disney! I was already upset that Ponyo isn't out here until February (which is really silly, cos it's out a week before the Princess and the Frog comes out) but now I find out that Yamaguchi Tomoko is in it! I thought she quit acting after Long Vacation! Now I wanna see it even more. ;_; Amami Yuki's in it too!
I was thinking randomly today about reading The Immortal Iron Fist. I don't read as many comics as I used to, so I'll probably just pick up random graphic novels now.
It's the weekend! Woo!
I'm totally knackered. A little less woo. D: Work is always long on a Friday, I'm afraid I might fall asleep, much to the amusement of my co-workers.
Also, what the hell Disney?! They're doing a Rupunzel movie after the Princess and the Frog movie (with Alan Menken doing the music, hurrah!) and I was excited cos Kristen Chenoweth was going to voice Rupunzel, but now they're going with Mandy Moore instead. I don't have anything against Mandy Moore, but what I liked most about the old Disney movies is that they usually went with actors that had singing/theatre training or worked on Broadway. (Although, I think that stopped happening for the title characters post-Beauty and the Beast.) Cheno has an amazing singing voice. It just feels like they went with Mandy Moore so that they can have a more famous name on the poster. Not saying that famous actors can't do well in animated roles (Robin Williams FTW!), it's just kinda disappointing. I hope I'm wrong and that's not the reason though.
Anyhoo, I decided (very wisely as it turned out) to take a mini break from Odoru Daisousasen to watch 1 Litre of Tears. I figured, since 1 Litre is definitely going to be heartbreaking to watch, at least I'll have a funny drama to watch afterwards! I finished it yesterday and I cried pretty much every episode from 4 onwards. Cos it was a true story, I think it hit home that much more. Gotta say, very impressed with Ryo, he did a lot better than I was expecting. I had only seen him in Attention Please before. The three songs were really nice as well, especially the ending theme by K which always made me tear up! ;_;
So now, back to the amusing police at Wangan Station! :D
Ooh, and an extra note, I never thought in a million years that MatsuJun would look good with any kind of facial hair, but the new stubble is totally working for you dude! *_*