As a non-enthusiast when it comes to musical films, the main reason I wanted to see Frozen 2 had zero to do with the music. I was curious because of the animation style – especially when it comes to Elsa and her beautiful outfits. It turns out that both her style and the way she’s animated are favourite things overall about Frozen 2.
Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s film became most engaging for me approximately one hour in. This is precisely at the point when Elsa’s ’water action’ sequence begins. A time when I finally felt like something truly exciting to watch was actually happening. Before this point, I was being disappointed and a tad annoyed. I lie. I was more than a tad annoyed by the seemingly unexciting musical numbers and Anna’s ability to jump to conclusions when Kristoff was trying to ask her ‘the question.’
There are a few somewhat pleasantly moving moments here and there, especially in regards to Elsa and Anna’s sisterly relationship. Yet some of these moments ended up feeling a tad forced.
I’d definitely say that it’s after the one hour mark that Frozen 2 becomes fun. Unsurprising since my two favourite moments happen after the one hour mark. One of them being the one musical moment that grabbed my attention in a good way – at precisely one minute into Iduna’s Scarf.
Disney and musical fans will have the best time with this. I’m only one of those things. I therefore find myself glad that Elsa and Iduna’s Scarf were there to get me through.
In new comedy / horror Little Monsters, protecting young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies is the job of a washed-up musician, a teacher and a kids show personality.
From writer director, Abe Forsythe; key cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke…
The promise of humour has me interested. I also want to see how well Nyong’o does at selling her character. Then there’s the cuteness of the adorable little kids. I need to see how many of them will cry because I’m almost certain that I’d have been howling immediately.
Kat Stewart, Nadia Townsend, Alexander England, Marshall Napier, Henry Nixon, Rahel Romahn, Jason Chong, Adele Vuko and M.J. Kokolis also star.
The last time Disney had a live action movie made of one of their fairy tales, I was beyond thrilled. Thrilled with the trailer, thrilled with the cast list and absolutely delighted with the end result. The movie I’m talking about is of course, Kenneth Branagh’sCinderella (2015).
For me personally, Cinderella was always going to be a hard act to follow. Bill Condon’s Beauty & The Beast is a movie I was also looking forward to. However, to be fair, Beauty & The Beast doesn’t quite have the likes of acting queen Cate Blanchett on the cast list. So you can imagine that my enthusiasm just wasn’t the same. Additionally, the acting and singing weren’t bad but as a non-fan of musicals, all the singing probably didn’t help me appreciate the film more. I really did enjoy the romance towards the end and I think the movie was alright, overall. Without a doubt though, my preference is certainly Cinderella. I imagine that big fans of Beauty & The Beast rather enjoyed this remake of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Maybe they even loved it as much as I did Cinderella.
I understand that Aladdin is coming next. I’ll of course eventually watch it even though it is a musical.
Marshall is the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett and Kate Hudson, director Reginald Hudlin takes us through one of Marshall’s career-defining cases…
I’m excited because Boseman is good and Marshall the man is interesting because of his achievements. Also, what I’ve seen so far in this trailer is reminding me of the undeniable cool factor as embodied by Denzel Washington’s character in American Gangster (2007) – a movie I need to re-watch again soon.
A Dog’s Purpose is the latest movie starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson and Josh Gad. Directed by Lasse Hallsström, we get to tag along on a dog’s quest to find it’s purpose over several lifetimes…
Unless something goes horribly wrong, this movie is going to be a great success – largely on account of the subject matter and sheer number of dog lovers out there. I’ll watch because Gad is great. I’m actually surprised that I didn’t realise he’s the man behind the voice of ‘Bailey Bailey Bailey’ until I read it. I just loved his voice work in The Angry Birds Movie (2016).
Will dog ownership rise after this movie? I think yes.
Having only played the Rovio game on which The Angry Birds Movieis based a handful of times, I really didn’t know the back story of why the birds are actually angry. The movie makes it quite clear that the green pigs have plenty to do with it. I’m guessing that the whole thing of having wings but not being able to fly probably adds to the rage just a little.
I enjoyed The Angry Birds Movie more than I expected to. The cuteness of the birds, the comedy, the story and especially Chuck, the yellow bird voiced by Josh Gad. He stands out thanks to the funny dialogue and Gad’s comic timing and entertaining voice work.
During the movie, Idid get the urge to download the game and play, just so I could hurt those green piggies.
Watch to see precisely why the piggies deserve to be punished. There’s also the cuteness and well executed comic moments to enjoy and of course, that ending!