Please excuse the sudden hiatus I've been on. I've had essays piled on me and just fought my way through 3/4 of them with about 75% of the 4th one left. In my spare time, I've been compiling two new lists instead of reviews because I haven't had time to watch films recently (well, films I haven't already reviewed) so let's take a look at my first list. This is my first list, outside of Top 10 films of the year, to be about film since my last one was TV related as is the one after this.
A good friend of mine recently uploaded his Top Ten Episodes of Game of Thrones on his blog dubbed Incoherent Clarity which got me thinking about my text Top Ten list. I was unsure about what to pick however, on my daily medley of Disney songs, it dawned on me. Disney Sequels are always fun to debate because...they're mostly terrible. I therefore put in upon myself to bring you five Disney sequels that are actually worth watching and also the main five you should avoid at all cost!
5. An Extremely Goofy Movie
4. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
Disney is first and full most an animation company so the quality of the animation in their feature films are one of the most important aspects. That being said, many Disney sequels skimp on the animation just to make a quick buck (someone Planes managed it) however this isn't the case with The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. While not as colourful or fluid looking as the first one, it looks very good for a Disney sequel and continuing the trend of Shakespeare by having this one based on Romeo and Juliet wasn't a bad idea either. Catchy song, memorable new characters and nice animation, this one does well although it does feel a bit too pandering for my tastes.
2. Rescuers Down Under
1. Aladdin and the King of Thieves
5. The Fox and the Hound 2
4. Brother Bear 2
or the first one...
3. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
You'd think Tim Curry could make anything good. After all, he's been in many duff films and I always enjoy his performance (don't want to tread on the toes of FernGully fans but...I'll get to that one). Another thing, tell me what you like most about the first film? Guess what, it's not in this one. I don't care what you were thinking, it's not here! Blandness is the true spirit of this film. Nothing stands out and in fact I barely remember a thing about it. All I know is that every second this thing dragged on, I was praying to just watch the first one again. I hear that there is in fact a third Beauty and the Beast but I dare not even take a look. From what I've seen...it looks WORSE!
2. Atlantis The Lost Empire 2: Milo's Return
1. The Hunchback of Note Dame II
So there you have it. Some hidden gems and some real stinkers. We can live in the comfort that Disney hasn't made a direct-to-video (or I guess DVD now) film in a long time. While they have announced sequels to Wreck-it Ralph and Frozen, the former is deserving of a sequel that is welcomed (so much potential) while the latter may have difficulty because Frozen seemed to be a good standalone story it at least it can't be as bad as the bottom 5, right? What's the moral of the story? SHOW YOUR KIDS THE ORIGINALS.....and the top five films on this list.
Oh wait, I forgot all about the Tinkerbell films...MAE WHITMAN, WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO US?!