Post by Falcom Director of Fanservice on Jan 12, 2007 21:42:13 GMT -5
Little Mermaid: Meh. Middlin, I say. The Lion King: Never seen Kimba, can't say. Didn't hate it, though- I'll give you it. Hunchback: Completely disagree. Victor Hugo's grave msut have been the source of loud whirring noises. Emperor's New Groove: That movie bothered me. Aladdin: Okay, while it disrespect the Arabian Nights about as badly as must, it didn't annoy me. I'll give you that one, too. Beauty and the Beast: I'll give you it too, no contesting.
Only seen Mulan of the last three; it didn't impress me; though I was annoyed that the First Emperor was portrayed as being a nice guy. =[
Also: Pirates is indeed good times. But I admit, when I say Disney, I think animation.
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I've never seen any of the movies you mentioned, Deuce. Well, except for The Little Mermaid (which I liked) and The Lion King (which was so-so, like mentioned - I did like the third one though). I would never watch Narnia, I boycott religious propaganda (and religion in general).
I agree with you there, I saw one of the LOTR movies (don't know which one and I don't care either) and it was terrible. Basically a war movie, but incredibly cheesy. Granted, I don't like fantasy even in the smallest sense (I tried reading a fantasy book once, that was a huge mistake). I don't even like fantasy video games, like warcraft and such, where you have the traditional orcs and crap. Never been into this kind of stuff.
Post by Del Stimpson on Jan 26, 2007 23:16:31 GMT -5
I think that Robin Hood was pretty good as well as Sleeping Beauty, and Alice in Wonderland wasn't that bad either. Now as for Pocahontas lets just say in my last few weeks of 7th grade in public school my English teacher played it for us as a treat, and after 15 minutes I asked to leave the room and study in the hall or something like that. My friend soon joined me to keep me company. Well... that and he also hated that movie more then anyone I know.
wow, deuce, if I ever agree with anyone it's always you... >_> can't say anything about that halo novel, though... as I've never had any interest to read it since I don't care for the game.
I've read The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe (not Narnia in it's entirety) and watched the old animated film back in Grade 6, and remember finding it pretty dull... besides the adventure aspect, like walking into a new world through a wardrobe. I also tried watching Narnia the series when I was young... put me to sleep (as did star trek... trekkers scare me). I saw the new movie and totally disregarded anything to do with Christianity, despite knowing about the connections, and I just watched it like any other movie. I liked it up until they met Aslan for the first time. It was a great adventure story up until then, but then it falls flat for me... there was just nothing left for me to enjoy.
LOTR was amazing for me, though. I loved the walking scenes in the first one, it helped bring the world from the books alive and gave you a sense of the world's scope, and the scope of their adventure. The first part in a trilogy is always to set the setting, back story, and characters for the rest of the story, and I felt they did that brilliantly. What I like most about LOTR is the characters and how it's sort of a "quest for the holy grail" (there's slight connections to Christianity in Tolkein's works as well, if i remember correctly from high school) that brings out the greed and the evil of any man (Zelda's back story is also based around this). As I've never played or knew much about American fantasy games that were inspired by Tolkein's work, I didn't have anything to dislike about the movie before-hand and watched it with a totally open mind. It's rare to find this kind of movie in hollywood (atleast, it was at the time), it felt like something different and new, and I have to say it's the king of it's kind, but not the best that films can offer.
and Disney was amazing at animation and storytelling for all ages, they've made some serious film classics. I was obsessed with watching them when I was little and even had arguments with other kids about whither Micky Mouse was better than Bugs Bunny. I've seen arguments about Lion King being one of the best films of all time (at least, one of the best animated films), and I can't disagree that it's worthy of such an argument. Aladin, Jungle Book (why hasn't this been mentioned?), The Sword in the Stone, and Lion King are some pretty big classics for me... my favorite Disney film is actually The Rescuers Down Under, though. It's really the much older stuff that's good, more recent stuff like Hercules was annoying for me (like the even newer CG stuff). Sadly, Disney seems nothing like it used to be. I really hate all that CG animated crap (except for toy story). Stuff like Pirates is awesome, though.
...who was lilia again?
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Last Disney movie I really liked was Lilo and Stitch oddly enough. Great sense of humor that movie had. I also liked when Disney treid to do some more mature stuff (Hunchback was pretty dark, Atlantis was fun, if derivative, but the less said about Treasure planet the better.)
Narnia was fine, if kinda boring, still better than say Eragon.
Best Sci-fi out there is Firefly. Shame that show got canceled. Joss was on top of his game with that one. I know a bunch of people who hated Buffy/Angel and still loved Firefly.
Post by Darker Fact on Feb 6, 2007 17:00:30 GMT -5
Disney's penchant for whoring out their old classics into direct to DVD/VHS sequels for a quick buck has left me with a sour taste for the company. Their live action stuff has been rather good (Pirates is awesome, and I liked The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe since I'm a fan of Lewis, though the "epic" battle at the end was overdone).
Back to topic, I have an odd fondness for Lilia. She was fairly annoying at times, but was at least proactive- Going after Adol in Ys IV to Selceta (though so were other Ys ladies- Terra in Ys VI, Elena following Adol into Valestein, and Reah for letting herself get captured to give up the monacle/lense) and is probably the most likely Ys lady to win his heart- since I wouldn't rule out the possiblity of her taking off after Adol on an adventure in the future.
The most interesting match would be Adol and Feena, though I have no idea how that'd work out.