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.
What do you think about what we thought, almost a decade ago, might be a good way to expand the story, versus what we actually just got?
The series’ saving grace is that, with humor and heart so beautifully wise and stunningly rendered (CGI pun intended), even as returns diminish, a new chapter is still warm and smartly entertaining.
He’s a charming character, a fascinating player in cinema history. Absolutely essential viewing for Disney fans and those interested in animated filmmaking.
I’ve given green lights to plenty of films in recent years, but I can’t shake the sense that, in the aggregate, movies suck, and have been sucking since 2000.
Is Pixar working too fast? Is its talent stretched too thin? Or is Pixar doing just fine?
…on The Social Network as such a dramatic contrast to the appalling quality of most Hollywood big-screen scriptwriting these days…
U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Salt: Angelina Jolie’s CIA agent goes on the lam after she is accused of being a double agent for a cadre of Russians who miss the Cold War. Cuz the Cold War was so much fun. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The Fugitive (1993): Harrison Ford’s … more…
Whatever issues you may have with Rotten Tomatoes — and lots of people see lots of problems in the site in particular and in the larger notion that something as idiosyncratic as 150 film reviews can be boiled down and compressed into one metric — it’s surely easy to admit that at least some people … more…
It seemed like a good thing not to get one’s hopes up too much, because how long can Pixar’s streak of genius and spirit and wonder last? But this is a finale that brings the overarching story to its satisfying conclusion.