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Enter the Dragon
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The best part about this movie is the splendid set of characters. I also like how they blended a martial arts movie with a prison break movie, whilst giving birth to the former.

The Incredibles
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Man, when I saw this movie in theaters, I was five. It was one of the first movies I ever saw, and even though I couldn't really comprehend the plot. However, the animation (which was amazing for a 2004 film) was alone sufficient to make my movie experience complete and worthwhile. My brothers, both older than me, obviously got the movie better than I did because my parents got the movie on DVD right when it came out in 2005. Even aged six I couldn't understand everything that was going on (I actually preferred then to watch the Jack-Jack Attack short!) so it didn't mean much to me. It wasn't until around 2008 when I watched the film with full comprehension.

Now I enjoyed it more than ever before, wanting to watch it again and again. It's completely unlike any other Pixar film because Brad Bird thought a PG rating was OK. Pushing past the G-rated boundary, Pixar had ten times more opportunity for a superhero film. It centers around the life of the Parr superhero family, retired for fifteen years, with Bob (Mr. Incredible), Helen (Elastigirl), and two children, Violet and Dash. There is hardly any balance in the family because Bob wants to go back to superhero duty, Helen wants to do the opposite and settle down, and the children want full permission to use their personal superpowers. The situation is exacerbated when Bob receives a letter in the mail to do a certain job in which super strength is involved. This causes Helen to worry deeply.

This, plainly said, is the best animated superhero film ever made, and it even compares to the old classics from the 20th century. (The setting and mood of this film are both strictly '60s, so evidently that was a goal from the Pixar team that succeeded.) One of my favorite scenes from the film is a montage of the family spending quality family time, using their superpowers to do things such as Bob bench pressing trains or Helen hugging Bob from 20 feet away. There are many similar sequences and some of them are totally hilarious because, in addition to its dark and adventurous storyline, the movie is full of comedy. Another of my favorite sequences from the film shows the family driving to save the town, but arguing over directions and nearly destroying the car in the process.

So this movie is near impeccable with its animation, its dialogue, its comedy, its action... I suppose that's enough to recommend it to the world?

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Toy Story 3 is the most original second sequel and animated feature I have ever seen; even after 11 years the franchise has retained all of its magic. I have to admit that making a third Toy Story film was a great idea, as Toy Story 2 left the idea of Andy leaving his toys someday hanging and didn't properly close the series.

Well, the latest entry in the Toy Story series is centered around this very idea. Andy is a grown-up 17 year old, and he's getting ready to go to college. Of course, Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the toys have not been played with for years and have been lying at the bottom of a toy chest, so does that mean he doesn't like them anymore? Wrong. Because as little resemblance Andy in this movie has to himself in the prior films, he still shows a sentimental sense of nostalgia toward them. So as he packs up his stuff to go to college, he carefully places them in a bag to put in the attic, a safe (and fun) place for a toy. Unfortunately, his mom mistakes it for a bag of trash and puts it outside, leading the toys (except Woody, who was with Andy) to believe that Andy is throwing them away. The set of events that follow brings the toys to Sunnyside Daycare, a place which looks welcoming for toys like them. Woody leaves Sunnyside to return to Andy and go to college with him.

The film then introduces a central character called Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear (or Lotso for short), a pink bear toy who is in charge of the toys at Sunnyside. Although he informs them that Sunnyside has everything a toy could possibly want, Sunnyside suddenly turns into a dark place when Buzz and his friends discover that the kids in their particular playroom are little and abuse the toys, not knowing how to play with them correctly. Of course, the toys have to find out a way to escape. The movie has turned into a prison-break flick.

And it doesn't stop there. It's hard not to like this movie because it goes through so many genres. If you watch it, you'll see elements of suspense, comedy, drama, action and adventure, and even romance! (If you remember Buzz's relationship with Jessie at the end of Toy Story 2, think about how that's changed 11 years later.) Unless you're a total movie hater, you've got to enjoy at least one of the above categories, and that alone will let you enjoy this excellent offering from Pixar.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This spaghetti film is fun, silly, and amazing.

The Great Race
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I have to admit that the first 30 minutes are rather funny, but for the other 130, it gets EXTREMELY tedious. What a waste of comedy.