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THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015): There’s Something I Liked…

The Good Dinosaur (2015), Arlo
The Good Dinosaur (2015), Arlo

It was my curiosity about the movie’s title that lead me to watch. I just had to know precisely what it is that makes a dinosaur good.

Directed by Peter Sohn and starring the voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand and Maleah Nipay-Padilla, Disney’s The Good Dinosaur is a film about a very unlikely friendship. One between a dinosaur (Arlo) and a young human (Spot).

In terms of the elements of the story, there unfortunately isn’t much that I haven’t already seen before in other Disney movies. Except maybe the period in time. Beyond the setting, the film sticks very closely to the Disney animated movie formula – which is good in some ways but mostly it just left me longing for difference. This I’m isn’t what the films most obvious target market feels, but such is the way that only with time and experience can cliches be called out.

The Good Dinosaur (2015), Spot
The Good Dinosaur (2015), Spot

For me personally, unless a movie is really, really terrible, there’s usually something that stands out in a good way about it. Now, I definitely wouldn’t place The Good Dinosaur anywhere near the most memorable of Disney movies, but I did enjoy the surprise of what unfolds soon after Arlo asks for help from the flying creatures, as I also did the cuteness of the ‘critter.’

So, The Good Dinosaur, It’s not the best, but see it if something really, really  appeals.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

James Bond: Why CASINO ROYALE (2006) Is ‘The One’

James Bond (Daniel Craig), Casino Royal (2006)
James Bond (Daniel Craig), Casino Royal (2006)

Roger Moore was my favourite James Bond for a very long time, mainly because he’s the star of the first Bond film I ever watched. However, absolutely everything changed when my dear Mr Craig, Daniel Craig, came along.

I didn’t care that at the time, most believed him to be the wrong choice. I was too busy being excited that radical change was finally coming. Especially since like many other fans, I had fallen out of love with what the Franchise had become prior to Casino Royale.

Since Casino Royale is the very first James Bond book, one could surmise that finally, audiences would get an insight into what it was that really made Bond tick. The film certainly delivers in this regard and in several others including all the elements that makes for a great film. I.e. brilliant dialogue, to name just one.

The unapologetic brute force of Craig’s Bond is a huge part of what makes Casino Royale such a memorable comeback for the franchise, and part of the reason why the film is my favourite Bond to date.

I will not drop any spoilers for those yet to watch the film but I will say this: the first 20 minutes is brilliant, and you’ll be glad to learn that the rest of the movie continues as such.

Have you seen it? If You know it’s the best don’t you?

Happy Film Loving. 🙂

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