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‘Luca’ Is Soooo Cute!

Disney/Pixar never fails to deliver a great movie that leaves me weeping profusely. The same can be said about Luca; a relatively mediocre story that doesn’t feel as original as masterpieces like Soul or Up and yet its beautiful animation and profound sweetness was ultimately rather heartwarming.

Luca feels like the boy-version of The Little Mermaid as it tells the story of a headstrong “sea monster” kid who’s willing to defy his parents to see the human world. He meets best friend, Alberto, and together they go on a cute but grand adventure.

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The film has a classic twist three-fourths of the way into the film that transforms the movie from fun and airy to a bit depressing and got me all teary. By the end, I couldn’t stop the thin rivers pouring from my eyes.

The recent animated movies under Disney and Pixar have been profound in their messaging and Luca subtly (but not so subtly) provides a beautiful message for the LGBTQ+ community about identity and pride of being oneself. Now I’m starting to understand why this movie was released in June. (I see you Disney.)

Ultimately I thought Luca was a gorgeously animated, truly touching film that I highly recommend if you have a Disney+ subscription.

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Watching ‘Zootopia’ For the Second Time in Years

There are a LOT of Disney movies and honestly, I’m still seeing Disney movies for the first time, like The Princess and the Frog and Sleeping Beauty (both of which were better than I thought they’d be.) I watched Zootopia for the first time a few years ago and I remember kind of enjoying it and thinking it was brilliant but the plot ultimately didn’t stick with me. So yesterday, my sister and I decided to watch it again for only the second time and I had such a blast.

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It’s a super cute story that highlights the classic saying “You can be whoever you want to be” in a really fun and thoughtful way while finding ways to pick on our culture through animals.

I found myself laughing (quite a lot actually), gasping, and getting a bit emotional, I’m not going to lie. I don’t think I appreciated that much when I watched it four years ago but now, I’ve got to say, I love it!

I’m going to be writing a post where I rank my ten favorite Disney movies…probably tomorrow and Zootopia will definitely be one of them.

I’m giving this movie 5 out of 5 stars and 100 out of 100. It was actually kind of perfect and a totally recommended watch (if you like Disney.)

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Is Another Great Disney Movie!

As expected Raya and the Last Dragon is perfect! I’m talking funny, breathtakingly beautiful, simply written and yet so effective. Its main character Raya, voiced by the wonderful Kelly Marie Tran, sets herself on a mission to save the world; a classic tale told by thousands. But what makes this story memorable is the heart behind this Disney wonder.

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I don’t want to say too much because it’ll give the story away but I was overcome by emotion watching this movie which concludes with a message so profound it made me weep.

It’s the perfect movie to see right now and a delightful treat for little ones. The Southeast-Asian representation was awe-inspiring and so magnificent. I’m not even Asian and I was proud! (It’s just so nice seeing Disney depict these vibrant and diverse cultures so respectfully.) And of course, it has plenty of girl power moments.

All in all, if you’re a fan of Disney this is a must-watch.

95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Tomorrow Is Going To Be So Much Fun!

For the past seven weeks Disney+ Fridays have been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Each episode has offered tantalizing clues and each episode has left me with so many questions. Well, tomorrow it all comes to an end.

SPOILERS AHEAD For Last Week’s Episode!

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It’s Official: ‘Frozen II’ Is Better than ‘Frozen’

(This is a throwback.)

When I watched Frozen II for the first time there were some things I liked about it but ultimately I found it confusing and not as enjoyable as the first one. The Academy apparently agreed with my initial assumption and didn’t award the film an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Movie but after a year and three viewings I’ve reached a different conclusion; Frozen II is better than Frozen.

I’ve started coming to this realization after my second viewing earlier this year which opened my eyes to the story and left me dazzled by the complexity/darkness of the film’s plot. This wasn’t your typical Disney princess story or a typical Disney movie in general? There were no arched eyebrow-ed antagonists or cackling broads to combat. In fact, there wasn’t really a villain at all.

It was a story of personal transformation, of righting the wrongs of the past, and truth. It’s a beautiful story and a powerful conclusion to a story that already pushed the boundaries with Frozen.

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It’s Official: ‘Frozen II’ Is Better than ‘Frozen’

When I watched Frozen II for the first time there were some things I liked about it but ultimately I found it confusing and not as enjoyable as the first one. The Academy apparently agreed with my initial assumption and didn’t award the film an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Movie but after a year and three viewings I’ve reached a different conclusion; Frozen II is better than Frozen.

I’ve started coming to this realization after my second viewing earlier this year which opened my eyes to the story and left me dazzled by the complexity/darkness of the film’s plot. This wasn’t your typical Disney princess story or a typical Disney movie in general? There were no arched eyebrow-ed antagonists or cackling broads to combat. In fact, there wasn’t really a villain at all.

It was a story of personal transformation, of righting the wrongs of the past, and truth. It’s a beautiful story and a powerful conclusion to a story that already pushed the boundaries with Frozen.

Continue reading It’s Official: ‘Frozen II’ Is Better than ‘Frozen’