Isn't Planes: Fire & Rescue a Pixar movie? Interestingly, it's the
first Pixar movie my kids have not wanted to see, which goes right along with
the theme of this article.On the other hand, you failed to mention
How to Train Your Dragon 2, which my kids loved, and I have heard nothing but
good from everyone else that has seen it.
the only reason I occasionally go to a movie is for an outing for my wife - she
likes the popcorn and just getting to sit back and watch a movie - pretty much
any movie. As far as the quality - Hollywood is basically a copy machine...the
plots - the characters - the political correctness are all re-runs. Really poor
excuse for entertainment in my opinion but I don't go for me.
@tholyoak -- Nope, "Planes: Fire & Rescue" is actually a DisneyToon
Studios movie. That's the animation studio behind most of Disney's
straight-to-DVD stuff like "Cinderella 3" and the Tinker Bell movies.
Article: "Maybe it’s finally time to get back to original
ideas?"You are more likely to find originality if you wander
away from the mall multiplexes and don't base viewing decisions on box
office numbers. SLC is a great place to find thoughtful films if you know where
to look.I was about to rail on the article for its total exclusion
of indie fare from consideration, but in reviewing my viewing, the summer of
2014 may not be up to 2013 standards. 2013 gave us great docs like "20 Feet
from Stardom" and "Blackfish", the fact-based drama "Fruitvale
Station" and the exceptional "Blue Jasmine" and "In a
World...". 2014 has "The Grand Budapest Hotel", the fine Polish
"Ida", and the high concept "Boyhood". 2014 gave an an
interesting juxtaposition of the conflict between faith and reason, approached
in vastly different styles, in "Magic in the Moonlight" and
"Calvary" (both still playing locally). This summer had some light but
satisfying fare, like "Begin Again", "Chef", and "what
If?", all refreshingly free of superheroes and CGI explosions. Don't
know if 2014 was the worst since 1997, but it may not be as good as 2013.
dogmanaut: with Disney owning Pixar, the movie being a sequel to an
"official" Pixar movie, and John Lasseter being the guy in charge of the
part of Disney that DisneyToon Studios falls under, I think we can safely call
it a Pixar movie, even if it isn't technically. And what audience member
isn't going to associate it with the Pixar movies it's related to? But
it's kind of convenient for a film that doesn't do very well to not
actually have the Pixar name on it.