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I've cooled down on the near-universal worship of Pixar. I mean, after Cars 2, Planes, and Brave, I don't think I can trust them the same way anymore.
Agreed. I'm hoping to somehow get out of seeing Monsters University in theaters, and I'm just not sold on the dinosaur movie. In fact, the only upcoming project of theirs that I'm actually interested in is the Dia Des Los Muertos movie.
Out of all the stuff they've done, I think my favorite is still Toy Story 2.
Just as well, I think it's a good thing. A couple of years ago, when Pixar was at Sacred Cow level of Creator Worship, people would get flamed for being critical of any of their Non-Cars films.
I'm loving the Lasseter-Era of Disney though. Ever since Meet The Robinsons, the quality has been up and consistent.
Eh, Brave was okay. I mean, I liked the setting.
Cars and Cars 2, and even A Bugs Life, weren't really that good. The Incredibles was also lacking a bit, but it was great nonetheless.
So, as this thread doesn't turn into a Pixar thread, let's discuss some of the Disney shorts/films.
"The Incredibles was a bit lacking."
I love you.
The story could have went more places.
I still love Pixar, but I've cooled down on the praise since I saw the not-Pixar Wreck It Ralph and realized what I had been missing by not watching Disney movies since Lilo And Stitch. So I started catching up on movies before and after that movie, and now Bolt and Treasure Planet are probably some of my favorites. And I still love the old movies like Aladdin.
The thing about Disney is that there a lot more commercially focused then a lot of other studios (Do you see Studio Ghiblio or Dreamworks toys? Do you see Steven Spielberg in a toy commercial promoting Jurassic Park?).
Until Disney bought Pixar, the only toys from Pixar I know of were probably Toy Story focused (and even then I think they came after the company was bought, but I can't remember). Then we got Cars, which got a sequel just because of the massive amounts of toys and merchendise sold. Then WALL-E got some blankets and posters. And finally, we have Brave arrow toys.
Still love the companies films, but after Disney bought them they've become more commercially focused.
I see metric buttloads of Madagascar (as in, the movies proper) Merch around where I live so Dreamworks do like The Merch, but only seem to do them for the movies that seem fit to make merch of (like post-Dinsey buyout Pixar).
I still think Pixar has a lot of good material left in them, and I'm genuinly exited for Monsters University, and I believe that a lot of their negative flack lately has been from the advent of Cars2 and Brave coming out back-to-back that's left people with a sour taste in their mouthes (Since Newt, the movie that was meant to come out between them, was canned because of Rio), which I chalk up to bad timing more than an actual decrease in quality in the creators talents/works.
I could also be because I've never seen Pixar as infallible (Bugs Life was just as enjoyable to me as Cars despite everyone seeing the former as the superior movie) and don't have "the sky is falling!" attitude.
Of course, people not liking Pixar's latest output (Especially Cars 2, which is pretty looking trash to me) and thinking that they're out of good movies, while not an opinion I agree with, is a valid opinion to have.
In terms of Disney, I consider their Dork Age movies to be a Guilty Pleasure of mine. I honestly love Treasure Planet (Conspicious CG and all), Atlantis The Lost Empire and Brother Bear unironically, and The Emperors New Groove and Lilo And Stitch are legitimally good movies (though have been Vindicated by History or were popular on release) and Bolt was great.
edited 6th May '13 5:11:40 PM by PippingFool
What he said.
You guys also remember Toy Story 3 was released only a year before Cars 2, right? Its not like quality decline happens in the span of 2 years.
edited 6th May '13 5:23:59 PM by T448Eight
I agree with the cute goat. Usually Im not the Pixar-Is-Not-Infallible band but GEEZ. Just cuz they made TWO movies you didnt like is NOT reason enough to abandon faith in Pixar.
I didnt like The Incredibles,Bugs Or Up. And I think they could afford to eat some humble pie. BUT IM SUPER EXCITED FOR MONSTERS UNIVERSITY!
For me: My rankings(Only posting movies I've seen, BTW.)...
HIGH TIER: The Toy Story Franchise, Ratatouille, & The Incredibles.
MID TIER: Up, WALL-E,& Monsters, Inc.
LOW TIER: A Bug's Life
My favourite Disney movie is either Emperor's New Groove or Mulan. I swear Mulan is the only Disney princess to have a body count in the hundreds.
As for Pixar, it's definitely Finding Nemo.
What's up with the Up hate here?
They're Down on Up.
LOL. Thanks for that.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like Up.
edited 7th May '13 10:02:45 AM by lexicon
I'm not glad to see that!
Pretty Cocoa@ I thought Up was great, though really the only reason people regard it so highly is because its Doug Walkers favorite Pixar film.
Up is great when you see it for the first time, but it doesn't have much rewatch value, at least for me.
I really like the Pixar theatrical shorts, one of the few reasons I'm glad to have seen Cars 2 and Brave in theaters.
I thought A Bugs Life was okay, though I liked Antz better. Dreamworks just hits a cord with me with there dark comedy and parenntal bonuses, though I think Pixar is great all around for emotion and characters (aside from the aforementioned movie)
Merida is actually one of my favorite Disney princesses, she was certainly one of the high points of Brave for me.
Nope, Toy Story and Finding Nemo however...
I guess I'm excited for Finding Dory.
edited 7th May '13 4:02:44 PM by T448Eight
Gonna say I have disagree with the majority here and say that Up is my second favorite Pixar film.
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