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Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 11/07/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., TJ Miller, Genesis Rodrgiuez, Daniel Henney, James Cromwell, Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk

Rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements. Running time 108 minutes, Sci-fi/Adventure/Comedy

Compare to: The Incredibles (2004), Meet the Robinsons (2007), Megamind (2010)

Just to make sure that somebody’s counting, both movies that open up today, Interstellar and Big Hero 6, feature helpful robots and the second that movie this year that includes TJ Miller speculating in awe and fear of the scary robots chasing him (Transformers 4). Just saying.

With superhero movies being all the rage, and Disney having bought out what could be the most successful franchise of them all, it’s only natural they would eventually turn a property into an animated feature. As a parody? As a new title of its own? A bit here, a bit there, Hero does a great job at fitting in, though it doesn’t break new ground as Disney is generally known for doing. Does that make it a disappointment though? Continue reading

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 06/13/2014 by McCutcheon

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, America Ferrara, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington

Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor, Running time 102 minutes, Action/Adventure/Animation

Compare to: Dragonheart (1996), Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Of the two Jonah Hill-featured sequels that open today, it’s actually the kids movie that goes deeper into the main character’s journeys and makes you feel like there’s been actual growth throughout the film.

Not that 22 Jump Street is meant to do that, but with animated movies, you’ll often get something that satisfies only the kids. Dragon 2 will definitely keep the kids rooted in their seats but adults may get even more out of it. Continue reading