A writer of Non fiction and Fiction (Fantasy, Dystopian, Historical, Sci-Fi, and Contemporary Fiction) Loves dissecting Movies, TV Shows and books.
Disabilities & Storytelling
Discover how various films handle disabilities and understand why most main characters do not have a disability while side characters do. Examine the exceptions, good and bad.
Sonic the Hedgehog/Bird of Prey: The Entitlement of Film Audiences
This February a slew of both bad and good movies came out. However, two of them have been talked the most and those films being Sonic the Hedgehog and Bird of Prey.
What should have been a feminist success turned out to a downright misogynistic disaster at the box office. While the other that gain a truckload of backlash for the C.G.I abomination that supposed to represent the beloved Sega video game character Sonic, turned out to be a box office success, beating Detective Pikachu as the newest adorable, expressive C.G.I character to date.
These two films are where they are now because one decided to listen to the fans, while the other kicked them to the curb, thinking their message was far more important than actually adapting the source material.
At the end of the day, one wonders should fans have a say in terms of the creative process in films when it comes to adapting a popular product or should fans leave it to the paid artists to take liberties with it?
All Female Cast: While Oceans 8 works and Bird of Prey does not
The best way for a film company to make money while at the same time show that they are aware of female social issues is to create an all female cast spin off of an existing franchise.
Examples like Ghostbusters 2016, Bird of Prey, and Oceans 8 come to mind.
While that may be true in some degree, it is the writing and creative process behind making the film that determines its success.
In comparing Oceans 8 with Bird of Prey.
We are able to determine how to correctly produce an all female cast film.
Meanwhile, Oceans 8 does a better job, by justifying the need for all woman’s cast. It mirrors the other Ocean movies visualy and incorporates original characters from Oceans 11, while keeping it unique with its own new set of characters and film score.
The Rise of Comic Culture
In its early days, comics were mainly for kids as a way for them to be intrested in the newspaper. Later it evolved as a nerdy activity, that evolved into a cultural phenomenon. Famous comic writers like the late Stan Lee became millionaires as big film companies adapted their comics as films. Now DC and Marvel have their own movie cinematic universe, and are making millions.
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Disney & the Magic of Hand Drawn Animation
From the creation of Pluto, Mickey, and the Disney classic princesses, hand drawn animation was all the rage back then. However once Pixar came around, a new form of animation came about and took over by storm: C.G.I.
Plot Driven Stories or Character Driven stories-Which one is better?
Films tend to fall into one or two categories: they are either smart or they are dumb blockbusters. But If one were too realy look at the core difference between the two, it comes down to how the story is written. Either the plot forces the character through a lot of hell, or the character go through hell because they decide to. My question is which one is better?
Does the Superbowl's Half Time show demonstrate feminism or goes against It?
I am no sport fan, but I do like watching a good half time show. Yet Sunday’s game had the female dancers and singers do a lot of sexual suggestive dancing. While I under stand that is the type of dance people do today, I could not help but wonder does this go against feminism? (The fact that the girls are half naked, and are to dance in a way that flaunts their bodies to charge the male audience) Or is it empowering? (Allowing the women to dresss whatever they want to wear and do whatever they want to do.) What do you think?
It was fun diving into the origins.
I hope in the future I can do it again with other Disney films.
Aww thanks, glad you enjoyed it!
I wouldn’t of known.
I know! I rather have new films to watch, especially the fact that coming up with a solid sequel isn’t Disney strength, and most of their remakes are not the best.
This is why I have learned to like Pixar. Even though they are under the ever expanding umbrella, at least they produce new content for the most part.
Marvel is even better.
Intresting , I haven’t given that much hought. Perhaps tan other character will provide conscience foot Mulan.
I personally tgink this would be a great topic to write about!
Definitely remove it
Perhaps, as you said it is a complex issue.
I just find films who take other issues like race or environmental issues are not being backlashed as feminist films.
As a writer myself, I relate to this peice.
I should be writing about my own culture, my own experiences, and I do, yet it’s always fun when you try to write about somebody else. However it’s difficult and you can hurt another person feelings if you do not do their culture or race justice.
Yet if we were to stick to what we know, we would not have the desire to a step out of our comfort zone and learn.