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    Why Space Jam Worked

    If we’re being honest with each other, the idea of throwing Michael Jordan together with the largely dying Looney Tunes franchise was a risky decision at best. And there wasn’t much of a precedent for a film like this either, as at the time blending animation with live-action wasn’t very common. So how did this film become a landmark of this blend of genres alongside films like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? This essay will discuss the attributes of Space Jam that made it such a success and revived the Looney Tunes franchise.

    • Hmmm, interesting. Maybe bring in a film like Who Framed Roger Rabbit as a point of contrast. – Stephanie M. 5 months ago
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    • I would suggest comparing the original Space Jam to the recent sequel/reboot/whatever that was. Did that one work as well as the first? Why or why not? – noahspud 5 months ago
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    Yes, while I still believe that the first two Terminators are the best in the franchise, the others are still pretty good films. Hell, even Salvation has some great moments. I think part of the reason why people didn’t like the later films was due to a lack of understanding of the way that the multiple timelines change and interact and, especially with the last two, have mixed together. I really liked how Dark Fate finally gave us basically solid proof that the predestination paradox created in the first movie means that as long as John Connor exists, so will Skynet and Judgement Day WILL happen. Having a new AI take its place was a bit reductive, but I still enjoyed it overall.

    The Four Timelines of The Terminator Movies

    I loved this article, and I think you make some great points, however, there is one sort of fatal flaw. I would argue that My Hero Academia is less of a reconstruction of the Silver Age of Comics as much as it is seen as a new generation of manga and especially the Shonen genre of manga and anime. A more apt comparison of a de or reconstruction of the silver age of comics might be to contrast One Punch Man with Invincible, The Boys, or especially, Watchmen.

    One Punch Man vs. My Hero Academia: Reconstructing the Silver Age of Comics

    I think the best part of your take is that Eren himself would agree with you. There’s even that iconic scene at the end of season two where he screams in grief that he hasn’t changed after being unable to save Hannes. And this moment, where all the newfound power he had ended up still being useless to change his world ultimately drives him to seek more power and… well, season 4 the whole thing up.

    Attack On Titan: Anger as a Source of Motivation