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Jumanji sequel starring The Rock, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black Power Rangers with Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks as the villains John Favreau directing a live-action The Lion King The Mummy being rebooted with Tom Cruise as the lead There, I got the ball rolling, take it from here.
I thought it might be useful to have a separate thread to discuss Avengers: Endgame where we don't have to spoiler tag everything and trip over ourselves to not ruin anything for anyone that hasn't seen it. So: holy shit what a movie. I mean, that's how you wrap up 11 years and 22 movies worth of filmmaking, with a spectacle that truly rewards fans that have been watching since the beginning and remember all of the callbacks and references that have become part of the superhero film zeitgeist. I know Disney will never stop making these films (and I'm sure I'll see all of them in turn) but I think I'd be pretty happy with Endgame as the cap on this cinematic universe. There's a lot to process so here are some scattered thoughts: I was really impressed by the emotional grativas of the first part of the film. It's not at all unexpected given the events of Infinity War but still, it was handled perfectly. Opening the film with Hawkeye's family's disappearance was heartbreaking, and Tony's despair, rebounding confidence, and then sacrifice at the end was an incredible way to send off the character that started all of this MCU business. Beautiful ending for Cap too, as a soldier who finally gets to rest. Revisiting scenes from the previous films, oh man that was so much fun. Cap's "Hail Hydra" moment in the elevator had the whole theater in an uproar and seeing Starlord dance without hearing the music was a hilarious touch. Cap wielding Mjolnir in the final battle was perfect, another one of those moments where everyone in the theater just wants to stand up and cheer. I love that they brought back that reference to Age of Ultron as well when Thor yells out "I knew it!" The time travel stuff was handled about as well as it ever is when introduced into a work of fiction. That is to say, it might have some holes if you stare too closely at it, but if you sit back and enjoy the ride it works well enough. Somewhat related to the above, with retaining the five year jump in time it's going to be interesting to see what, if anything, significantly changes from it. The biggest question is what does it mean for Spider-Man since he's still a kid so a five year difference is pretty significant for him, but his last scene seems to imply that it'll mostly be a return to status quo for him. Hulk/Bruce Banner's merging seemed a little too simple considering it was a somewhat major issue in Infinity War, but oh well. I would've liked to actually see his two halves reconcile with one another but I'm not too upset that it was glossed over. Honestly surprised Captain Marvel wasn't a more significant part of the film. Her scenes were great but I just expected a more central role. That final battle was epic, I really want to rewatch that just to take in everything happening. Also check out a fun Easter egg on Google: search for "Thanos" and click the infinity gauntlet on the right side of the search results. Then click it again.
Excluding anime, what's your favorite animated movie(s)? I could fill up an entire list with Disney movies, so, I'll just mention that my favorite will always be 101 Dalmatians (still think The Lion King is the best). Yeah, when I was little I had my whole room decked-out in 101 Dalmatians. I had bedding, wall sticker things, etc. There were also non-Disney animated movies I absolutely loved when I was little like An American Tail, which I got to see again recently. So, a few days after Xmas, I came across the soundtrack for An American Tail and The Land Before Time on YouTube and I thought to myself how much I'd love to see these again after all these years, especially An American Tail, since it was one of my favorite movies when I was little....And what do you know? A few days later I find out that they're both coming on TV, It's like someone was reading my mind. When the opening credits for An American Tail came on and that music started playing, OMG, nostalgia and feels out the butt! LOL! I was not prepared for that. I never realized just how much I still love this movie. The animation, voice acting (gotta love Dom DeLuise), and music. It's all so good! I guess this movie will always hold a special place in my heart, especially since it has one of my favorite songs when I was little (had the OST on cassette). R.I.P. James Horner. T_T Later that same night, The Land Before Time also came one, which I also loved watching when I was little. I never realized how short this movie was a kid. It said the run-time was only 70 mins. I assume that also includes the credits as well. Speaking of the credits, that credits song still gets me. ...Once again, R.I.P. James Horner. Man I never realized how many movies I owned on VHS and watched the crap out of as a kid were done by Don Bluth. Excluding the Disney movies he worked on, I had An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, Rock-a-Doodle...I also hand The Secret of NIHM. It's great movie, but I guess I never cared for it as a kid. *sigh* Why don't they make animated moves like this anymore?! Ever since Shrek I noticed this stupid trend, where animated movies had to be CG and have dumb-ass jokes so where even the parents would laugh. I really wish they'd stop this shit. Well, at least Japan still knows how to do proper 2D animation and that's not going anywhere anytime soon.