Ahead there be spoilers… The previous Marvel ensemble movies (The Avengers, Age of Ultron) were actually my least favorites of the franchise (excluding Thor 2, which, upon friends’ warnings, we didn’t bother seeing). With so many characters in play, each needing their allotment of screen time, the plots were thin out of necessity. I couldn’t […]Read More Belated Thoughts: Infinity War (On Thanos)
You already know I love this movie. I’ve written two blog posts about it (here and here). Here’s another, which is about three practical, noticeable ways this film has benefited my life. If my repeated analysis of this film bores you, skip to number 3. It’s the grand finale. 1. ZENDAYA I don’t have much […]Read More 3 Life-Changing Greatest Showman Tidbits
If you haven’t read this book and you don’t want it spoiled, turn back now! Ahead there be spoilers, unabashed and free-flowing. The second part of Life of Pi is a 16-year-old boy (Piscine, nicknamed Pi) telling the story of how he survived 227 days at sea in a lifeboat, accompanied by an adult Bengal […]Read More So I Read Life of Pi.
Hopefully, last week’s post showed that Moana has some deeper and more complex concerns than a typical Junior Knows Best, Follow Your Heart kids’ film. By looking at the foils, Maui and Tala, we distilled the theme of approval. Through a close reading of the evil crab’s song, we saw that the film also plays […]Read More Moana’s Message: More than Just “Follow Your Heart”
When I first saw Moana, I ranked it as typical Disney. It was better in some ways; Moana’s primary relationship is with family, not a boyfriend, which is a refreshing change, and she is athletic and does stuff. But once I saw the same old “Junior knows best” and “Follow your heart” tropes at play, […]Read More Very Belated Thoughts: Moana
Despite the fact that Cap spends much of his time thinking and writing about film, we surprisingly don’t see many movies in theaters. But we Redbox! And sometimes, I have Thoughts. Are they timely thoughts, on trend with what everyone else is blogging about? Nope. Thus, I here begin a new “series” that will be […]Read More The Greatest Showman: Belated Thoughts