I missed a chance to watch Coco in cinema, but I finally saw the film. Colorful animation was amazing. I like the powerful message of the film "don't put your dreams before family". I agree with the message, because if I fulfilled my dream, but was alone with my success, I wouldn't feel fully successful. Miguel had cool sceleton disguise and nice character development, he learned to not be so stubborn and disrespectful. It's understandable he was like this, because he was a preteen. The story isn't original, but still interesting and fascinating. I knew from the start that Hector is Miguel's relative, because I watched many films, so I can notice some patterns in plot. I think Ernesto is the most evil Pixar villain, because even after death he successfully kept everyone fooled for almost a century. I like ending of the film and scene with Miguel holding his baby sister, it was adorable.
I saw teaser of Wreck It Ralph 2 and scene with bunny was so creepy to me. Many viewers compare the film to infamous Emoji, because in both cases main characters mess around in internet simply, because they are wild and disobidient. Similarity to bad films is not helping the case. It seems Ralph learned nothing about not going turbo and being himself.
I watched Pacific Rim Uprising and I think critics were much too harsh, because I enjoyed the film. I can only complain on lack of original protagonists. Still the film was spectacular and had interesting plot twists. At least it's better than Justice League and better than Transformers.
Black Clouds hang over my family recently. 2 weeks ago my dad broke a leg, 3 days ago his brother fell on stairs getting a scar on forehead and 2 days ago my dads' car got damaged, so he left him to repair. Problem is the repair will take a week, what means his transportation is limited. So many bad things happening so often made me insecure. Maybe I'm overreactin, but that's how I feel.
I started losing interest in the Loud House, because in S3 I see mostly recycling old scripts and boring stories.
In Poland Ducktales 2017 was finally released. I watched first 3 episodes. I like the show, I feel nostalgic, when I watch it. I like that the triplets have more different personalities. I like that Donald is like in classics and not like in 2013 version, because this jerk version wasn't my Donald. I think it's worth watching.
I have a real life problem. My father was driving and for a moment he stopped holding steering wheel, I called him out for this and he got angry and said I'm angry with no sense and I said he was putting us in danger so my reaction was justified. He refused to accept that I have a point and he refused to take responsibility. Nobody got hurt, but now we have bad blood. Stopping holding steering wheel during driving to read an sms was reckless and risky. Why am I a bad guy here for wanting to be safe?
I saw Justice League, it's better than BVS and MoS, but worse than WW. Plot is simple, but I went to cinema to watch spectacular and destructive fights, I didn't expect complex plot. Many complained on messy plot, because it gives origin stories of heroes who didn't have solo films, but I am smart enough to understand it and not get confused. Many complained about film being too similar to MoS, but all plots about alien invasions are standard. I liked the Russian family plot, because it showed the alien invasion from perspective of simple defenseless civillian. I liked portplay of the heroes in the film, especially Aquaman's cynicism and sarcasm. Generally I find the film enjoyable. What's your opinion?
I saw Star Wars The Last Jedi as well, I liked the unpredictible plot and realistic reactions of characters, deconstructions of cliches like chosen one or disobidient soldier. Kylo Ren is portplayed there better than in Force Awakens, but Luke was portplayed as unlikable and Rey is not as cool as in the previous film. I think the moral of the film is to not be attatched to old ways and traditions too much, sometimes to move forward past needs to be abandoned.
I haven't seen Coco for a reason you may find strange. My grandmom died in November, so the last thing I wanted to watch is a film about death.
Polish version of Futurama has rerun, so I watched it again and then decided to add Polish voice actors of the main characters on the wikia.
I know for sure I won't watch Aquaman in 2018. I just feel DCEU failed to achieve vision of the creators. I hoped with Success of WW, the franchise will improve, but sadly it doesn't.
I also feel the ending was depressing. Mark Hamill himself said that he doesn't like Luke in the last jedi. I lost respect for Luke, when he tried to kill Ben simply because he was suspecting corruption in him. He already put cross on him. Creation of Kylo Ren looks like a self-fulfilling prophecy. In my eyes Luke treated Ben like evil, so he became evil. Analogically if people are treated like animals, they eventually become animals. Finn is my favorite character of the sequel trilogy, because he's most complex and most dynamic and he doesn't need magical powers as he's a skilled fighter. Rey in the film is shown as a naive young adult, who needed to see the harsh reality to grow up. Kylo Ren had a point to not be attatched to past and to not let others tell you who you are, but to decide yourself. He's still evil, but at least thanks to his own decision and he doesn't try to be like his idol or please anyone, but himself.
The Last Jedi had amazing script, so I fear it's sequel will be a great challenge to keep quality. With Fisher's death, premiere will be deleyed as the script needs to be rewritten without Leia, who was supposed to be a major character. Rewriting scripts always means plot getting messy.
In Poland snow already causes traffics and car accidents. Near my home city 3 cars crashed, in result road was closed and other drivers needed to use 3 times longer way through forest. Because of the snow I can't go and visit my uncles and aunts, it's too risky to get crashed. I'll celebrate this year Christmas with dad only.
I never knew Disney had such cancelled projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QYgch_uU_c I am glad they didn't make Trojan War, because this would be far too different from the original story. I enjoyed Greek myths at school, so altering them like this was a disapointment for me.
Interesting video about differences between Pixar and Disney films. I didn't notice them, because I was a child, when I was watching the films, then I didn't have ability to interpret characters and events.
In Poland is no snow, it's so warm birds didn't fly on south and bears didn't start hibernation. It's too convinient for them to migrate or sleep. Normally now in Poland would be temperature sub zero. All because climate changed.
A tiny trivia, Leela's Polish VA voices Lynn Jr from TLH and Fry's Polish VA voiced Lori's male version.
I read plot of upcoming Selfie Improvement and No Place like Homeschool. In the former Lori tries her best to surpass Carol in popularity of internet photo, this sounds interesting enough for me. In the latter Lola is homeschooled, but after eps, where she goes to school, it doesn't make sense. I dislike rectons.
Just a notice. On your profile page about tlh characters Lori requires improvement, because S2 is over, so there is no point in fragment "hopefully their relationship will start to improve in season 2".
Last Saturday I went on b-day party of my high school friend. There were some of my former classmates. It was nice to meet old buddies. All of them have jobs and spouses or fiances. One of them studied IT, but works as house/appartment broker. Other studied psychology, not finished, but works in Phone company Orange as cable instalator. Only one of them studied machine design and works as machine designer like me. B-day boy gave us a cake, which was technically a very big Oreo. We were eating pizza and drinking beer. It was very nice to meet them. Only problem was they are all nightowls, who wanted to play till morning, when I was tired and wanted to finally rest.
Roadie to Nowhere showed Luna can be insecure about her skills. Funny enough I put similar fear in Responsibility Issues. To be honest I wanted to be an artist and later a writer, but after realising some harsh reality I switched to math and physics and I eventually became a machine designer. If I do art or writing, then it's a hobby.
A Fridge too far was funny, but scary. I like Lincoln less after he broke Luan's leg, but should I after Luan's April Fools? Electrocuting Lana was sadistic and radiating Lily was awful. Those could have killed them. Lincoln turned out hypocritical as he protested against stealing, but he fell into a trap, because he tried to steal. Lisa had a very smart idea and ironically the siblings made for their dad a favor by removing his ingredients, but this is a far fetched coincidence like in Phineas and Ferb. I find this ep inferior to Roadie to Nowhere, because I don't like anybody there for stealing and torturing. Still better than I expected and I liked blue Luna and blue Lynn.
I saw on tlh wikia, that you plan to write a fanfic story about Lana saving carnival animals. The story sounds interesting, so I have few title suggestions for the story, "Carnimal" - composition of Animal and Carnival, "Not so happy carnival", "Dark carnival", "Karma and Carnival", "Carnival and Punishment".
I watched all 4 Junary eps of the Loud House, I find Roadie to Nowhere the best due to serious tone and finally developing Luna, my 2nd is Selfie Improvement as it features Carol as I imagined her and the ep is like Making the Case done right, I am neutral about Homeschool and Fridge eps.
I consider watching thriller All Money of the World, because it's interesting to me that a rich man is so avaricious he refuses to pay ransom for own grandson.
To be honest not really. I am tired of superhero movies. Also the original film ended with cliffhanger, 14 years passed and now the writers want to settle things that I stopped caring about. This is quite annoying. Don't you think?
I suppose. However, The Incredibles is the one Pixar film I've always wanted a sequel for, and I'm not the only one. The one thing that's becoming too much overload when it comes to animated films is that pretty much every animation studio now cares more about making franchises, and not standalone films. We've gotten so many unnecessary sequels, that I'm so burned out on sequels. There have been some that I've loved, such as Toy Story 3, Finding Dory, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, and I'm looking forward to The Incredibles 2, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and How to Train Your Dragon 3. After that, I think I may be done with animated sequels. Speaking of which, I've got bad news. After Universal acquired DreamWorks, they wanted another Shrek film, which means that Shrek 5 is going to happen. WHY?
Answer is simple. Universal wants to make money thanks to Shrek. To me the series is dead since the 3rd film. I am afraid good era for Disney is over, because now it has sequels and remakes in plans instead of original films.
I loved TY series, but plot of the 4th film is really generic compare to previous 3 movies, I feel it's needless to extend perfectly finished story.
I heard short film Olaf's Frozen Adevnture featured before Coco met with strong criticizm, so it makes me think Disney treats Frozen like cash giving cow.
What do you think about tv series based on the films? I don't mean the great cartoon series Alladin, I mean for example tv series Tangled or Big Hero Six? I fear they are just cheap tricks based on successful products.
Treating franchise like cash giving cow lowers it's quality. Executives see this as easy way to feed their greed and don't put much effort in development, so every next installment gets worse and worse. That's what I'm thinking about TY4 right now. I don't want the franchise to end up like original planet of apes series, where every next film was supposed to be the last, but greedy executives made more and more till it became unpopular.
I also haven't seen bh6 cartoon. However I saw few first eps of Tangled cartoon and it didn't interest me. I don't like second ep about that sweets seller, who detests Raspunsel for petty reasons and is such a jerk. I also dislike Cassandra, because she's too unsympathetic for me and her conflicts with Eugine are unfunny.
I really don't like the cash cow mentality. The fact that so many studios now sem to care more about making franchises rather than just making good movies is really sad. Even though I'm looking forward to The Incredibles 2, Wreck-It Ralph 2, How to Train Your Dragon 3, and The Lego Movie 2, I really don't want anymore sequels to animated films. The only other animated film that I could see a sequel working okay is Inside Out. I wouldn't mind seeing a follow up to Inside Out.
Warner Bros had cow cash mentality and that's why their DC extended universe doesn't work. WW was the only successful film and I was naive to believe JL will be that good too. To me the series is dead. Lego films and shows are owned by Warner Bros and they also treat it like cash cow. Studio Illumination makes money on Gru and the minions' adventures. I never watched a single film of the series, but it's impressive that 2 films of such young series already earned over 1 billion. I doubt Disney will have any real competition in animated films industry soon enough. I still like the Loud House, but I fear it will also be treated like cash cow. Perhaps making the movie is already doing it so. Many complain that the Simpsons quality of writing got lower. It's so hard to make something new or original for 30 years.
I hope Warner Bros makes other animated films besides the Lego movies. The Lego Movie was a surprisingly great film, and so was The Lego Batman Movie. I heard The lego Ninjago Movie was meh, and I know Warner Bros is making a new animated film called Small Foot this year. The premise to Small Foot sounds intriguing to me.
I've also never seen any of the Despicable me films, but I know people ahve said at least the first two are good.
I think you're right on Disney and Pixar not having much competition, as most other animation studios don't produce quality work that often. DreamWorks makes a really good movie every once in a while, with mediocre and bad films most of the time. When it comes to DreamWorks you have to wait through the mediocre films: Over the Hedge, Monsters vs Aliens, and the Madagascar films, and the downright bad films: Shark Tale, Home, Shrek the Third, etc to get to the good films like the Kung Fu Panda films or the How to Train Your Dragons films. Blue Sky's only worth while film at this time is The Peanuts Movie, and that's it.
Kung Fu Panda and how to train dragon series are good franchises, one of their good sides is lack of references to pop culture for comedy. When I saw KFP1 I felt like it's incredibly similar to manga Naruto, because the main character is an unskilled and lazy ditz, who needs to train hard to prove everyone and himself he's a great warrior. To me KFP2 is the best installment of the series due to dark tone and interesting story and the drama. KFP3 was too fantastic to me and I didn't like more goofy tone. I liked the film, but not the tv series, because it's predictible cliche and the main characters never learns his lessons for long.
Lack of competition isn't good, because without it companies become lazy and doesn't improve their products. Lack of competition leads to apathy and stangantion. At least I believe that purpose of art in any form is not only to be shown and sold, but also to inspire others to make new art.
It would be great if other animation studios would also started making great animated films. DreamWorks only makes a good one every now and then, and then make mostly below average films. I heard that Rise of the Guardians is pretty good, but I still haven't seen it. The original Shrek is the only straight up comedy film from DreamWorks that I believe puts more effort into the story and characters, and didn't let the jokes overshadow that.
I saw Rise of the Guardians and it was average to me. The studio was planning sequels and tv series, but it was a box office bomb, so the plan was abandoned. They lost 90 mln in production and marketing combined. They had no choice, but to start new ideas. Blue Sky treated their Ice Age as cash cow and made it unwatchable. Recently they released adaptation of Spanish story Ferdinand, but I think they were idiots to release it in same day Star Wars the Last Jedi was released. Dreamworks were smart enough to avoid it with Kung Fu Panda 3, so they wouldn't have to compete with Force Awakens. Sony tries its best with horror parody Hotel Transilvania, I can't understand why people watch this uncreative garbage.
I'm not a fan of Sony Pictures Animation. I consider Sony to be the worst animation studio that's currently around. All their films are so overly cartoony, weakly written, and full of annoying things, that I can't stand them. The Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs have really lousy character designs, and the animation is so overly cartoony, that it's just annoying. The Hotel Transylvania films are the same, with overly cartoony animation. Then of course, there's The Emoji Movie, which has been regarded as one of the worst animated films ever made.
Indeed poor executing, overusing mean-spiritness and making all stupid for sake of the plot are reasons some eps become unpopular. Dragonzako said Lincoln never asked for peace and quiet, but of course he did, but was always denied like he was denied free time he asked for.
But you know what is also bad in the show? Contradicting morals. Eps like Dance Dance Resolution tried to teach that lying is bad, but in Sound of Silence lying was used to give Lincoln lesson (which I still find too harsh). Another episode breaking aesop "don't lie" is Arrgh you for real, because lying is used to make Clyde feel better. Lie was aslo what Lynn Sr used in It's a 4xLoud House to teach his children. Lisa used lies in Snow Bored to make her siblings go back to school. We never saw Lisa punished or called out for obvious lying about violating privacy of her family (cameras in toilets, tracking chips in chins). Save the Date is supposed to teach that actions say louder than words, but in Shell Shock we have an opposite moral. Lincoln is called out for bad behaviour, but Ronnie was never like it was a double standard. Ronnie acted recklessly at school and didn't bother to tell Lincoln that it's all just an act and she's surprised Lincoln thought bad about her. Only Lincoln is told to be the bad guy there, but not Ronnie, when it's clear she can blame only herself for her reputation.
Poor comunication used in the show many times wasted chance for better plot. In Whole Picture few viewers blame Lincoln for not telling his sisters in the start that he delated his photos and that's why they don't want to help him. Clyde disguising himself as all sisters was boring and unfunny, the sisters helping in recreating photos and arguing about how it was in the past would be far more interesing. Poor communication paints Lincoln as bad guy in Perfect Picture, I wondered why didn't he just say he wants to fix his picture? I dislike this ep, because the sisters are unlikable and Lincoln also for stealing Luna and Luan's stuff.
Phenomena called by tv tropes unfair sex or Double standard in the show began annoying me. When the girls or parents make same misatkes as Lincoln they don't suffer such sever injuries or are called out. Vantastic Voyage is Lynn Sr's out on the limo, unlike the son father is not influenced by any snob and he mistreats his family even worse, but he never suffered any physical injuries. Garage Banned is Lori's Sound of Silence and Space Invader and Tale of Two Tables, she wanted peace and own space, but not only does this in more mature way, but also despite doing same tricks she never suffers. The sisters are never called out for changing Lucy in Back in Black, but when Lincoln changed Lisa in Making the Grade, whole world was against him. Minor thing, but still double standard is everyone in Read a Loud was mad at Lincoln, but everyone was sorry for Lola, when she explained it's all her fault, what seemed unfair. Spell It Out is like Lucy's Sound of Silence and Lucy suffered far less than Lincoln despite being much more active. In Crying Dame parnets had plugged ears like Lincoln in Sound of Silence, but the children never tortured or humiliated them for ignoring them. This makes some think the show is misandristic.
The most annoying in the show are wasted chances to change status quo like Change of Heart. This ep made me dislike Lori again and dislike Clyde even more. I also complain on teaching same morals like "don't jump into conclusions" over and over again. The characters seem like suffering on Aesop Amnesia.
Today in Poland is a fest called "Fat Thursday", when all eat donut-like sweets called "Pączki". They look like donuts without holes. It's because after this day will be 6 weeks of fasting. That's all a prelude to Easter.
I watched City Slickers, I don't hate RA that much, but now I dislike her much more. She lied her friends and kept messing Lincoln to cover her lies and didn't bother to explain it in the first place, Lincoln needed to get angry so she could say this. I don't know if Lincoln had flashbacks or imagination, but the pantsing down on photo was real. I don't like that she still likes humiliating Lincoln, I don't like her like I did in S1 and S2. I was annoyed by Lori and Bobby, but at least he told something smart about getting used to the city. Lori's subplot reminded me Homer vs New York. Because I was lied about Ronnie Anne's change, then I am bit angry. I don't like being lied. I see this ep worse, when I compare it to previous episode. This ep is like Ronnie's Save the date, she lied and gave Lincoln worse things than insults, but she nobody threw furnitures on her and nobody gave her a death glare, in Hand-me-downer Lincoln also pretended someone he's not, but unlike Ronnie he was ridiculed by those new friends and loudly called out by sisters. I really dislike this unfair sex. I also really don't like that Lincoln is made a masochist in this ep, it's contradictionary to eps where he clearly didn't like Lynn hitting him. This is simply an excuse to make him not bother. However I liked how CJ hugged Lincoln, they are no doubt new good friends.
Fool Me Twice was not my favorite, because this time poor family fooled themselves. Also it was a lame excuse that a geezer had to play Lincoln, because the real one is 11 and has white hair, when roles for the younger sisters were perfectly found. Luan after making the case turned out hypocrite in fool me twice as she humiliated her family. I like how the family made Luan cry, it reminded me a climax from my fanfic "April Two Rules". I like how the family pranked Luan by getting rid of her stuff. It's like it's supposed to be saving throw after nsl, but it isn't, because all bad things happened to Lincoln in 1 episode, when to rest of the siblings similar things happen like one bad thing per episode. It's still an unfair sex that Luan was never kicked out the house for almost killing her family, when Lincoln was for much less damaging felony. I like how Crowley and Wetta give us plot twists, but this time I didn't fully like it. I knew the family isn't going to move, but I like they made Luan believe this. I felt not even a bit sorry for Luan after all she did. Still my favorite of april fools eps is Fool's Paradise, because it had most interesting plot.
What do you think about next eps?
Net Gains - Lynn's episode, this is finally a chance to give her development, I expect Lynn to become a coach.
Pipe Dreams - parents make secrect bathroom. I don't mind this ep. I expect siblings to find this out and giving a big argument.
Fandom Pains - better than I expected, Lucy upset that Lori and Leni watch vampires of melancholia, because new character was introduced. This is a good chance for bonding between Lucy and the eldest, I haven't seen them interacting too often. Maybe Haiku will make a cameo.
Teacher's Union - Oh, no, another Clincoln McLoud ep. I hoped Agnes Johnson to be the protagonist. It looks like mix of Girl Guru and Health Kicked. I hope Clyde won't appear too soon next, Lincoln's other friends also deserve to bond with Lincoln like Rusty in Back in Black.
Friendzy - it seems like Homeschool mixed with Overnight Success, I expect house to be demolished or ruined like in end of It's a 4xLoud House. I fear most of the invited friends won't even say a word, I had this problem with L is for Love.
I am sure you heard that Disney makers of Lion King were accused of plagiarism? It's because their product is incredibly similar to Japanese manga Kimba. I was shocked, when I first heard that one of my favorite animated films is a plagiarism. Inspiration and plagiarism are very much like twins.