Critique of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)

One of the few Disney films to focus on religion, as well as use the word that’s the opposite of heaven and “God,” it focuses on a young man, named Quasimodo, who is responsible for ringing the bell in the tower of Notre Dame. However, due to his physical appearance, Frollo, Quasimodo’s master (who tookContinue reading “Critique of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)”

Critique of “The Brave Little Toaster” (1987)

This movie focuses on appliances, who are alive when people are not around. There are a few appliances, such as the radio, a little blanket, a vacuum cleaner, a lamp stand, and of course, the toaster. They go on a quest to find their master, Robert, who was a little boy who once lived inContinue reading “Critique of “The Brave Little Toaster” (1987)”

Review of “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie” (2005)

A strange, trumpeting sound awakens the creatures of Hundred Acre Wood… and scares them. They all run to Rabbit’s home and scream about what they’d heard. Roo, however, is excited to know about the trumpeting noise, and wants to participate in the quest to stop the source of the trumpeting – which is believed to be a heffalump.

Review of “In the Heights” (2021)

A man named Usnavi de la Vega narrates to his four children about his life in Washington Heights, 10 years ago. The next scene cuts to different shots of New York City as well as the opening number, called “In the Heights,” followed by the title sequence. Usnavi introduces many people that he has encounteredContinue reading “Review of “In the Heights” (2021)”

The Best Lessons from the “Mary Poppins” Movies

Whether it’s the first installment from 1964, with Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, or the sequel from 2018 with Emily Blunt as the same titular character, both films teach valuable lessons. You probably know the plots to both films. Otherwise, you can look at my reviews of 1964’s “Mary Poppins” and/or the second movie, “MaryContinue reading “The Best Lessons from the “Mary Poppins” Movies”

Review of “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971)

The film (based on the famous live musical) starts off with a poor milkman, named Tevye. He narrates to the audience (or breaks the fourth wall) about his life, people, their traditions, and culture. He and his wife want to marry their oldest daughter, Tzeitel, to a man named Lazar Wolf. But Tzeitel resists. She falls in love with a younger man called Motel and Tevye approves… at least for a bit.

What Can I Say, Except, “You’re Welcome” for this Wonderful Review of “Moana” (2016)

As a baby, Moana is interested in the story she is hearing in daycare about Maui stealing the heart of Te Fiti. All the other children are scared. Moana is somehow called to the ocean. But her overprotective father prohibits her to go near it. Years later, when Moana has reached her current age forContinue reading “What Can I Say, Except, “You’re Welcome” for this Wonderful Review of “Moana” (2016)”

Why Were Musical Movies Big in the 20th Century?

Although I was born at the end of the 20th century, I still watched a lot of old movies growing up. I noticed that many of them were musicals. Those included “The Wizard of Oz,” “Singing in the Rain,” “The Sound of Music,” and many, many more. Then there were the Disney classics, like “Cinderella” andContinue reading “Why Were Musical Movies Big in the 20th Century?”

This is “The Greatest Showman” Review (2017)

The story begins with a musical number sung by P.T. Barnum, and then goes back to when he was a kid. He meets a girl named Charity, falls in love with her, and she eventually becomes his wife. Years later, P.T. and Charity have two daughters, Helen and Caroline. P.T. takes his family to aContinue reading “This is “The Greatest Showman” Review (2017)”

Imagine the Impossible… Review of “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018)

Many years have passed since Mary Poppins has left the Banks family. Michael and Jane are now adults. Michael is widowed and has three children: John, Annabel, and Georgie. Jane hangs out in the house too. Michael is at risk of losing his house. While his kids are in the park, Mary Poppins flies downContinue reading “Imagine the Impossible… Review of “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018)”