42 years. 9 films. 2 spin-offs. 6 television series. A goddamn holiday special. And as much merchandise as is humanly possible. The Star Wars franchise is a cultural staple that, since its first film in 1977 has grown to be one of, if not the most, well-known media franchise to date. It's the story of… Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Review [Spoilers]
Frozen II (2019) is the long-awaited sequel to Disney's 2013 musical hit that took the world by storm with its showstopping theme "Let It Go" performed by Broadway star Idina Menzel (Wicked). The film features the return of Menzel to the role of Queen Elsa and actress Kristen Bell (The Good Place) to the role… Continue reading Frozen II (2019) Review [Minor Spoilers]
About a decade ago, a studio on the brink of collapse decided to make the brave move of producing a film that they knew was a hit or miss. This studio had never independently produced a film before, but they were ready to take a chance on the combined efforts of a comedy director, an… Continue reading Iron Man: The Beginnings of a Universe – Learning with Pop Culture
Disney has been on a trend in recent years with the live-action remakes of their more classic films like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and now Aladdin. I was just as excited as everyone else when the new Aladdin trailer dropped the other month because I enjoyed The Jungle Book. But the last thing we all expected to see was a swole Smurf with Will Smith's face awkwardly plastered right on it. It was unnerving, to say the least, and netizens were quick to voice out their revulsion through internet memes. Now, you've probably asked yourself, "Why does Will Smith's genie freak me out so much?" Well, it's because of a little concept called the Uncanny Valley.