Posts Tagged ‘movies’

The Future of Tomorrow

June 2, 2015

Disney’s Tomorrowland was a veritable crowd-pleaser, and a visual delight. I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews of this, but everything I had worried about in reading them, is severely unfounded. Disney’s most recent spat of summer failures is finally at its end one might say. I mean what was that “Lone Ranger” bs anyway? Though they’ve already cut their losses by acquiring Marvel and Star Wars, and with the records broken once again by an Avengers movie, they really have nothing to worry about, not to mention that they are Disney and they pretty much run the entertainment industry. Tomorrowland delights by reminding us of the power of our imagination and its lack of limitations, while also reminding us of our impending doom, a doom which may be postponed, if we begin to care. Many have passed this message off by saying it makes the film too moralistic, or some such thing. But I think the entire point of the movie is to instill hope for the future, is to ensure that we do something about this road we are going down, and no we can’t just run off to some pocket dimension and create a better future to somewhere down the line share with the real world, it still gives us hope, and what’s wrong with hope. The story is interesting, and there’s just the right mix of humor, drama, and true heartfelt emotion that all of the over the top imagery still finds itself balancing in the world of the real. You don’t see this enough in mainstream cinema if you ask me.

The Interview

December 19, 2014

I am not alone in being bummed about not getting to see The Interview, which I have been hyped up about for over a year at this point. And I can’t help but wonder, if the threat is real or if it’s just some jackasses causing trouble for attention, that either way I feel like we’re living inside some 90’s movie, where hackers rule the early internet with an iron fist or something. I don’t know, I just feel like that. Personally, I think it’s just a cry for attention, and also a way for them to cause disruption, by distributing the movie themselves to short change the studio. They say, “it’s no inside job.” I say, I think it is, but that’s not the point. Either way, if Hollywood can kowtow to some hackers for a movie that is pure satire and not to be taken seriously by any means, there is a problem. I understand delaying release, but cancelling release entirely is idiotic. What does this mean for the future? There are so many films in this vein, and people barely bat an eye when they come out. People who are offended will be offended, it’s just how it works. But now everyone wants to see this film. Let it out.