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Scarface has some great moments including the terrific ending, it's relevant, well-acted and has stellar direction from always great Howard Hawks, but the characters are nothing to write home about and the plot is neither memorable nor particularly entertaining.
After two classic films, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland, there comes Peter Pan for Walt Disney Animation in 1953, a movie that is infinitely inferior to the aforementioned pictures, but is still quite a solid and even a bit underrated Disney film.
The animation is pretty solid and colorful, but lacks the majesty and artistic quality of earlier Disney films. The music is also subpar. What Made the Red Man Red is forgettable, not to mention pretty racist. That song and sequence is now notorious for being one of the most racist in all of Disney films. Your Mother and Mine serves its purpose as a plot device, but also fails to entertain and is too quite forgettable. There are of course The Second Star to the Right and You Can Fly! - two of the most famous songs from this film and they are both quite good, if not great. But the song which is underrated and which most people somehow forget about in the Disney canon is Following the Leader. It is awfully short and it is a childish tune, but it is quite catchy and charming in its own right.
The characters are solid, some are great, others not so much. The titular character is honestly annoying to me, maybe because of his voice actor, but something about him never feels right and that is probably the so-so character development. Wendy is better but you unfortunately cannot forget the resemblance between her and Alice from Alice in Wonderland mainly because they used the same actress for both performances. Most of the other characters are not particularly well developed or memorable, but there are still Captain Hook and Tinkerbell. Hook is probably the weakest link regarding the characters as well as the whole movie. He is quite possibly one of the worst villains ever in a Disney film because he never feels frightening nor serious in any way. He is constantly ridiculed from both Peter Pan and crocodile and essentially serves as a joke. But Tinkerbell on the other hand is easily the best character in the whole movie. She is one of the reasons this movie works. She is the heart and comic relief of the film. Her character is wonderfully written, beautifully animated and amusing to watch. Her constant bitter jealousy towards Wendy is hilarious while her endless devotion to Peter is heartwarming.
The plot is often attacked for being too light in comparison to its allegedly dark source material, but despite the joke that is the main villain and some detours, it is respectable and always involving. The second act can get too childish and overly action oriented, but the first act as well as the last are the highlights. The introduction to the Darling family and all its members is beautifully done, the dreamy children, the harsh father, the warm dog, it is all great from here. Then Peter and Tinkerbell appear and they fly with great song in the background in possibly most memorable scene in the film. But what makes this film rise to the next level is the ending. The realization of the father that he has seen the ship before is one of the most profound sequences in any Disney film. It wonderfully presented what childhood is, full of wonder, magic and excitement, and how easily adults can forget about that later in their lives. It is a fascinating moment that wonderfully fits with the studio and what Walt was always trying to accomplish - make children entertained and make they dream. That whole ending is what makes this very flawed film truly special.
In the end, Peter Pan is along with Lady and the Tramp the weakest 1950s Disney film thanks to stupid villain, flawed narrative and subpar animation and music, but it is a good film nevertheless thanks to some wonderful characters, a couple of good songs, entertaining story and heartwarming and absolutely magical ending.
Interstellar is awfully ambitious. It is too ambitious, but that ambition alone is to be respected. The characters are solid and the cast is superb - McConaughey and Chastain gave the best performances, but all of the actors did a splendid job. The effects, production design and art direction are very good with a couple of truly memorable shots and sequences reminiscent of 2001. The attention to detail and accurate scientific terms are present. The sound may be too loud at times, but the score is absolutely terrific and quite memorable and fitting to the story. The plot may feel similar to 2001 at times, but in the end, it does stand on its own. It is very well split into three acts - the first one introduces you to the characters beautifully and the last act is polarizing to many, but I find it to be fascinating. Yes, it goes to full fiction territory whereas up to that point the movie was pretty grounded, but it finishes the story and the mystery in the beginning in an interesting manner with jaw-dropping imagery and originality. There are many flaws in Interstellar, but all of those flaws are thankfully minor - some moments feel too emotional and almost manipulative, some of the dialogue is incredibly corny, the ending may leave some questions unanswered and the rare action sequences are totally unnecessary (especially the one with Matt Damon's character) and those sequences undermine the whole film a bit and somehow mess the tone. And you can make an argument that the picture is too ambitious, but so many plot points and themes which are all important and fascinating are mostly well explored here and that effort and scope is very admirable. With breathtaking scenery, excellent score, great characters, thought-provoking themes and wonderfully mysterious, incredibly involving, moving and fascinating story, Interstellar is a science fiction film that, despite its flaws, should be remembered as one of the best in the genre simply because not since 2001 has there been a more ambitious and epic sci-fi film.
With outstanding atmosphere, superb art direction and cinematography, emotional intensity, wonderful ending, beautiful direction and smart, original story, The Babadook may not use its premise quite to the full extent, but it's such a fascinating development that in 2014 comes a horror film that is totally devoid of jump scares and gore, but relies on old-fashioned psychological journey and sense of dread. It feels like a successor of Polanski's 'Repulsion' in its approach and its by far and away best aspect is acting - Essie Davis gives a powerhouse, genuinely awesome performance that is awards-worthy and that makes this film, along with smart plot and emotional presence, one of the best horror movies in recent years.
Z is relevant and effective, but it is not particularly entertaining, it is too long and often tedious. It is great for fans of politics and political thrillers, but for everyone else, it is rather boring and quite overrated.