The Bad Dinosaur, Part 2

Did you miss Part 1? If so, go read that first and then come back here for the finale of my first official movie rant.  Alas, my hopes for the rest of the film were instead dashed on the superbly-animated rocks, for the remainder of the film had a lot of story problems, all of … Continue reading The Bad Dinosaur, Part 2

The Bad Dinosaur, Part 1

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” C.S. Lewis Let's start at the very beginning (a very good place to start). I recently watched The Good Dinosaur with the rest of my family, and though I went in with low expectations, yet I still came out disappointed. Disney … Continue reading The Bad Dinosaur, Part 1

Swords, Soapboxes, and Why Rey Never Gave a Fig

I've been thinking lately. And all the people said "Oh no." This time, I have been thinking mostly about Rey from The Force Awakens. She is by no means a typical character (ie archetype) for the big screen these days, but that does not necessarily mean she is a good character. Originality does not guarantee excellence; … Continue reading Swords, Soapboxes, and Why Rey Never Gave a Fig

Top 10 Villains

Last week, gretald tagged me for the Top 10 Villains post. With cheering and trumpets moderate excitement, I now accept. And, Greta, in the words of Bilbo Baggins, thag you very buch. So here are the rules. (Because what is fun without rules?) Post the button. Thank the blogger who tagged you. List your top ten favorite villains … Continue reading Top 10 Villains

A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Bad

“Whenever you take on playing a villain, he has to cease to be a villain to you. If you judge this man by his time, he's doing very little wrong.” -Colin Firth Everyone agrees that a supervillain should be antagonistic, amoral, willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want, and for the … Continue reading A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Bad