That time again, where I look back over the previous twelve months and decide my top ten films of the year. So, here we go from 10 to 1. Zombieland: Double Tap This sequel, coming so long after the original movie was an odd proposition. As much I'd loved the first film did it need … Continue reading Favourite Films of 2019
I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong. Back in 2014 when Pixar announced that they were making a film to follow Toy Story 3, a movie I absolutely loved, I thought it was a mistake. The first three Toy Story movies existed as one of those rare trilogies without any missteps. There was no … Continue reading Film Review: Toy Story 4
If sequels generally produce mixed results, then animated sequels have an even less impressive track record. Shrek is a great movie, but the sequels all deliver diminishing returns. Similarly, the Despicable Me, Madagascar and Ice Age series have all fallen off too. Even Pixar and Disney have had stumbles, and even their successes like Monsters … Continue reading Film Review: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
WOM favours Hollywood Studios but for me this is the best of the parks. It's got the iconic castle, a variety of different themed areas and more rides. It even has a section devoted to my favourite Disney movie Tangled. With so much here narrowing down a top five was tough, so here are a few honourable mentions: … Continue reading Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom Top 5
We started our honeymoon here, at WOM's favourite of the four Disney parks. Boasting some traditional Disney stuff alongside Star Wars and Pixar things, this park seems geared at the middle range of pre-teens to adults. There's plenty to do here and it was good first taste of what the parks are like. Here's my … Continue reading Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios Top 5
There are very few truly excellent trilogies, all too often there’s one part that lets it down, or in The Matrix’s case two, and sometimes they just stick on a fourth part which stops it being a trilogy. In my mind there are just five trilogies that pull it off properly, these being- Sergio Leone’s … Continue reading My Favourite Films #28, 29 and 30: The Toy Story trilogy
I’m not a sequel snob. Sure, I’ve been burned a few times by terrible follow ups (The Matrix Reloaded, A Good Day to Die Hard, Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls, Jaws 2) but there are tons of sequels out there that have succeeded, either by building on the original and its characters (Lethal Weapon 2, … Continue reading Put your toys away, Pixar!