So I decided to go see this one. To be honest I thought it was going to be kind of lame since it has, well, the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause and I have yet to see a “cool” movie with them, but this on was. They broke the stereotype Santa movie for me. Bravo Dreamworks. This film is good, really good. I loved the characters, the music, the visuals, even the story.
For once I actually could get attached to the characters, which is something most animated films don’t do well for me. The characters were all interesting, and although I think it’d be really cool to have seen more back story on all of them, they were all likeable. Maybe they want to make shorts or something to explain the back stories of the others, I don’t know they left that open for something like that though. Anywho, the music of this movie is really epic. It’s very rich and has a lot of depth, I’m not a big fan of the operatic song at the end but it fits the whole musical theme I suppose.
The visuals on this film are stunning! So much detail and wonderful character designs. It was uber eye candy, I would definitely recommend seeing it in theaters. I didn’t see it in 3D since I’m cheap and hate doubling up on glasses, but it probably looked even nicer. I will definitely get this one on Blu Ray.
Life of Pi, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one since I’ve never read the book, but WOW the visuals are stunning. The story is also really interesting and again I got invested in the characters. I don’t have a whole lot to say on this one, cause I’ll probably drop spoilers. I would suggest this one in 3D, again I didn’t see it in 3D for reasons stated above. I do sort of wish I had though because there were some shots that were just made to be in 3D. But yeah this movie is interesting, the story kept it moving along pretty well, the visuals are just WOW. The animals are mostly animated and they did a wonderful job on all of them.
It’s rare that a single month holds three awesome movies, but this one does. Wreck-it Ralph was great! I enjoyed all the characters, the story, the music, and the visuals. It was a fun movie and there’s plenty of funny spots but balanced out well with emotion. It’s another movie where I could really feel for the characters, they all had a lot of depth. The music was awesome, I really liked it, there were a couple popish songs I didn’t like but meh I don’t care, the score makes up for those. I even admit I liked Owl City’s song and the Skrillex song even. :X
The character designs were really great, and each “game” had awesome settings. The Candy Racers game looked sweet, literally, and the contrast between each game was done really well. The story was interesting, it was a “buddy” movie. Overall just good. I don’t really have a whole lot more to say about it. I will be getting this one Blu Ray too when it comes out.
I have been half tempted to go see Guardians and Wreck-it Ralph again in theaters, which doesn’t happen often for me. Life of Pi was really good too, but I don’t think I’d see it again in cinema, though it’s totally worth blu ray. I recommend each of these films, if you’re looking for something light and happy check out the two animated films, if you want artsy with interesting story check out Pi. And if you like both kinds watch em all! XD Ok now I’m babbling so I’ll end this.
I love Puss, he’s been my favorite character from Shrek since the 2nd one came out. I completely lost interest in the Shrek movies following the release of the 3rd, I thought it was terrible, so when I first heard they were making a movie about Puss I had mixed opinions about it. I had hope for it since Puss is an interesting character on his own and the concept could be good, but the last two Shrek movies were just flat, forced humor and not that good. So I was hoping that this film wouldn’t be packed full of pop culture jokes, bad pop music and all the other things trademark of the Shrek sequels. Thankfully it wasn’t. It was funny, had good characters, no annoying music and an interesting story…maybe I’m also a little biased cause it’s full of… KITTIES. XD
Anywho, the characters are interesting, none of them did I find really annoying. I didn’t like humpty dumpty that much, but I didn’t find him obnoxious, so that was a plus. Kitty Soft-Paws was great; I liked her a lot. Puss… well I always liked him, he’s pretty much the same as you see in the other films. The cast was put together well, all of them fit their roles rather nicely. The music was good! By the same composer as X-Men First Class, Henry Jackman. Had a good Latin theme to it, very up beat. I enjoyed it, and will probably buy the score.
The story was not really what I was expecting, but that’s fine by me. It was still a silly fairytale, but very much different from the Shrek series. I liked it more actually. I just hope if they make a sequel to this, cause you know it’ll happen if it sells well in the box office, that it won’t turn into another Shrek sequel. Anyways, the movie was pretty fast paced, I didn’t get bored with it.
I did not see this film in 3D, so I cannot comment on the effects in that realm, but I honestly don’t think you need to see it in 3D to appreciate it. It was fine the way it is. Will I recommend it in theaters, sure! 3D? Well if you want to fork over the extra $5 sure. It’s a nice popcorn flick, full of funny felines, good music, and a fun story; I’ll be getting on Blu-Ray when it comes out.