This movie is awesome. Go see it.
But actually. For all the complaining I did in my last review, Interstellar about having no people of color, Big Hero 6 had people from all walks of life and it was simply so refreshing.
To be fair, they did race-life many of the characters from the original story to make them be this diverse team, which is another issue in itself. But to see a team of kids (well, young adults if we’re being honest and one kid) working together to save the world who are not all printer paper white made me so happy I almost cried.
Well, I mean I did cry, but not over that.
This review contains minor spoilers.
Interstellar is one of those films that, while enjoyable, when one takes a step back and really looks at it, flaws start to pour in.
Maybe I’m being unfair. The film itself was fun. Although at the beginning, it is incredibly slow building, when it does finally reach it’s peak, you feel like the long haul was worth it (made even more so with the amazing score, teaming Christopher Nolan up with Hans Zimmer yet again). The film itself was fine – although I did have a few issues with the ending.
No. My biggest problem is when you take a step back and look at Interstellar for what it is (a major blockbuster film expected to make millions of dollars), it becomes apparently exactly how white and how male this expedition is.
Like damn. Couldn’t one of the robot’s voices have been female at least?!
It’s always interesting to see how films tackle a sequel. There’s also the issue where they might take the formula of the original and simply add a new story to it (see: The Hangover 2). Or they might try an entirely different story, where nothing connects to the original. How To Train Your Dragon 2 took the higher road—using familiar elements from the first film, the story was fresh, strong, and incredibly enjoyable.
Seeing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was like watching one of the original Spider Man trilogy films. In that, unlike the realistic comic book movies that have been made (like by Marvel Studios), or gritty ones (by DC Studios), we seemed to have stepped into a time machine back to the days of cliched superhero plots and motivations.
This review contains little to no spoilers.
The one positive aspect of this film is that Johnny Depp doesn’t play the typical Jack Sparrow character that he’s been playing for the last ten years. However, that would have actually made the film interesting.