I talked a lot last week about my general impressions of Turning Red. This week, I want to delve deeper into the movie and dissect the theme of accepting oneself for the good and bad. Loving yourself is never wrong; ultimately, you will have people who will support you through your growth. I loved that... Continue Reading →
Turning Red: Growing up Panda
Sorry y’all, this blog is very, very late. I wanted this one posted back in March, but life happened… lol. Anyway, here you go! I have had a lot of thoughts about Turning Red… I’ve watched it three times now, and I notice and catch things each time. My opinion also changed with each viewing.... Continue Reading →
Princess and the Frog: Disney’s Slept on Film
This is an older Disney film – which, whoa, I can’t believe 2009 was 13 years ago! It feels like Princess and the Frog came out a year or so ago, not 13 years past. It’s bizarre that not many talks about it even though it’s a Disney film. When it originally came out, it... Continue Reading →
Encanto: Why can’t we talk about Bruno?
I am breaking all the rules. I’m going to talk about Bruno. Gasp! I know it its taboo, but honestly, he was such a good character, and I loved him. Plus, I think there is a message to his characterization, and I want to talk about my interpretation. So, without further ado, let’s talk about... Continue Reading →
Luca’s Plot was Short, Sweet, and Simple
I know I went in-depth with Luca’s character discussion last week, but I couldn’t help it! There was a lot to discuss and characters I didn’t even mention. What can I say? Most of the characters were created well (except a few) and were a delight to see. This week I want to take a step back... Continue Reading →
Luca: The Beauty of Childhood
It took me a bit to watch Luca, I admit. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I've become a bit jaded toward Disney and Pixar since all of their latest films seemed to be recycled or uninspired content. Like Encanto, I was pleasantly surprised. Other reviews said it was good, but I was skeptical,... Continue Reading →
Mirabel is a Younger Abuela?
I know the title sounds weird, but I find some interesting similarities between Abuela and Mirabel. Starting with the obvious, they both love their family deeply. They will do anything they can to protect them, even if it means holding them too close or getting in the way at times. However, I want to look... Continue Reading →
Mirabel’s Gift Was Here All Along
When I watched Encanto the first time, I pondered what Mirabel's gift could be, and it wasn't entirely clear at the end. After all, her potential door disintegrated before her eyes during her ceremony. Even though she said she was okay with it and viewed herself as just as important and valuable as her family... Continue Reading →