There’s magic here, and elemental spirits, but no magic and nothing elemental, metaphorically speaking. Rote and smaller than its predecessor. Even the songs are bland and forgettable.
“Hey, so you wanna go to the disneys tonight?”
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It’s a prequel and a sequel! It’s got girl powerrr and lady-hating! It’s a mashup of Lord of the Rings and Frozen! It’s all these things, and less.
A product of the Disney princess machine. Its highest ambition is to move a new line of toys. Or to evoke despair in the fairy-tale-ization of girls’ lives.
The success of this flick is likely due to global warming. People are nostalgic for cold and snow, you see…
Do you imagine that anyone — any single person — will accuse Scott of dragging feminism into everything?
Winners are indicated. I got 16/24. Pretty good, if I may say so myself.
Here’s an idea: tell a story about a female superhero who has to fight not only bad guys but cultural assumptions. Cast Jennifer Lawrence.
The French “Mr. Hublot” creates an utterly real yet completely fantastical world, a palpable steampunk environment of gorgeous mechanical loveliness.