Disney’s “Big Hero 6” (2014)

Image: Disney, Wikipedia.org A film with hugs, heart, and heroes. PLOT -  The plot is a pastiche of superhero films and comics, old and new. There's death, betrayal, plot twists, and secret identities galore. While the film is somewhat cliched, predictable, and 'tropey' at points, it's actually broken down and given a second life. In … Continue reading Disney’s “Big Hero 6” (2014)

Disney’s “Frozen” (2013)

Image: Disney, Wikipedia.org A chilling reception to a heartwarming film... PLOT - The first ten minutes or so are the most confusing I've ever seen in a Disney film. The amount of hoops jumped through to set up the main plot has to be a record. Aside from a clunky beginning, the rest is a … Continue reading Disney’s “Frozen” (2013)

Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012) Review

Image: Disney, Wikipedia.org It's wrecked, all right... PLOT -  The first act is a slog. It's very dense with exposition and jargon, getting those unfamiliar with video games familiarized. 'Show, don't tell' comes to mind, and the film would be a lot tighter if there was less exposition and more action. The motives behind characters' … Continue reading Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012) Review

Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” (2011) Review

Image: Disney, Wikipedia.org Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, the last 2D Disney film plays... PLOT - The plot is comprised of several short stories, connected better than the previous film. This film is bookended by the same story: the quest for Eeyore's tail. This is resolved in a humorous way, as is Pooh tradition. … Continue reading Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” (2011) Review

Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” (2009) Review

Image: Disney, Wikipedia.org The Kiss of Life for Walt Disney Studios... PLOT -  The plot of this film returns to its classic roots, yet this is still another journey movie, getting from Point A to Point B. However, the character beats are more compelling than the previous offering (Bolt), having more characters spread throughout the … Continue reading Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” (2009) Review

Disney’s “Meet the Robinsons” (2007) Review

PLOT -  A much more toned-down plot compared to the previous entries in the series, not going for super-serious or super-silly. Meet the Robinsons is remembered more fondly for its tonal balances and stronger plot with moments that hit right in the heart. For once, we're not watching a journey / travel movie with a destination, … Continue reading Disney’s “Meet the Robinsons” (2007) Review

Disney’s “Home on the Range” (2004) Review

Image: Disney, Wikipedia Mooooooove Over, Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation! PLOT -  Standard. Rote. Trite. "We have to save the family farm from the evil cattle rustlers!" Ugh. This film is a slog. There's barely any rhyme or reason to the events happening, and the film comes to a grinding halt at times. Progression is made, sure, … Continue reading Disney’s “Home on the Range” (2004) Review