Mulan 2

This is what disappointment looks like.

I thought Anastasia was a disappointment because the whole premise of the story was so nice but somehow it was just ruined. The same with Mulan 2. Watching this made me feel that they should never had made this film in the first place.

So, at the end of Mulan, after her saving China and her grandmother asking General Li Shang if he wanted to stay forever, you would expect something epic out of its successor. But the only epic thing that happened was its failure. I’m sure if I had watched Mulan way back when I was a child, I’d have wanted to know more about Mulan and Shang (or Li, whichever). I think the Disney creators kept this in mind and wove a weak af story and their hand just accidentally slipped up on too much romance. I’m not kidding. Mulan’s 3 friends from the army find their match and who are those three girls? The three Princesses who were getting married off to a kingdom close by so that China will not be annihilated. This is top secret and the Emperor trusts Mulan and Shang to do the job well.

And they would’ve done the job well if it wasn’t for that stupid trouble maker Mushu. Mushu is currently her guardian and if she married Shang, the gods on his side will become her guardians, which leaves Mushu with his most hated job. He couldn’t take that so he stirred up trouble between Mulan and Shang that ultimately resulted in Shang’s death. I swear. So dramatic, that guy is.

Then Mushu feels bad and the three Princesses have fallen in love with thos three “army men” and now she can’t ask them to get married to the princes of the other kingdom, so she offers the king herself as a bride. Hurrah, go Mulan.

But wait. Shang comes up alive and saves her from getting married to some other kingdom. He says some cheesy stuff (cringe, cringe) and they live happily ever after.

Please don’t watch it.

Here’s an update:

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  2. Pinocchio
  3. Fantasia
  4. Dumbo
  5. Bambi
  6. Saludos Amigos
  7. Victory Through Air Power
  8. The Three Caballeros
  9. Make Mine Music
  10. Song of the South
  11. Fun and Fancy Free
  12. Melody Time
  13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  14. Cinderella
  15. Alice in Wonderland
  16. Peter Pan
  17. Lady and the Tramp
  18. Sleeping Beauty
  19. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  20. The Sword in the Stone
  21. The Jungle Book
  22. The Aristocats
  23. Robin Hood
  24. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  25. The Rescuers
  26. The Fox and the Hound
  27. The Black Cauldron
  28. The Great Mouse Detective
  29. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  30. Oliver and Company
  31. The Little Mermaid
  32. DuckTales the Movie
  33. The Rescuers Down Under
  34. Beauty and the Beast
  35. Aladdin
  36. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  37. The Lion King
  38. A Goofy Movie
  39. Pocahontas
  40. Toy Story
  41. James and the Giant Peach
  42. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  43. Hercules
  44. Mulan
  45. A Bug’s Life
  46. Doug’s 1st Movie
  47. Tarzan
  48. Toy Story 2
  49. Fantasia 2000
  50. The Tigger Movie
  51. Dinosaur
  52. The Emperor’s New Groove
  53. Recess: School’s Out
  54. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  55. Monsters, Inc.
  56. Return to Neverland
  57. Lilo and Stitch
  58. Spirited Away
  59. Treasure Planet
  60. The Jungle Book 2
  61. Piglet’s Big Movie
  62. Finding Nemo
  63. Brother Bear
  64. Teacher’s Pet
  65. Home on the Range
  66. The Incredibles
  67. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  68. Howl’s moving Castle
  69. Valiant
  70. Chicken Little
  71. Bambi II
  72. The Wild
  73. Cars
  74. Meet the Robinsons
  75. Ratatouille
  76. WALL-E
  77. Tinker Bell
  78. Roadside Romeo
  79. Bolt
  80. Up
  81. Ponyo
  82. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  83. A Christmas Carol
  84. The Princess and the Frog
  85. Toy Story 3
  86. Tales from Earthsea
  87. Tangled
  88. Gnomeo and Juliet
  89. Mars Needs Moms
  90. Cars 2
  91. Winnie the Pooh
  92. The Secret World of Arietty
  93. Arjun: the Warrior Prince
  94. Brave
  95. Secret of the Wings
  96. Frankenweenie
  97. Wreck-It Ralph
  98. Monsters University
  99. Planes
  100. Frozen
  101. The Pirate Fairy
  102. The Wind Rises
  103. Planes: Fire and Rescue
  104. Big Hero 6
  105. Strange Magic
  106. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
  107. Inside Out 
  108. The Good Dinosaur
  109. Zootopia
  110. Finding Dory
  111. Moana
  112. Cars 3
  113. Coco

Huh. What do you know. Mulan 2 isn’t even a theatrical release!

49 films out of 113. This is bad. I have a lot to catch up on.

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From Up On Poppy Hill

I’ve watched this film no less that 5 times, excluding the times that I watched some parts of it and skipped through the rest. There’s something very soothing about this film and no matter how many times I watch this, I’ll always find something new.

My friend Teju’s favourite Ghibli movie is this. At that time, I agreed that this was a very nice film, but I hadn’t “seen” it all that well.

There are several things that I love about this film. The simplicity of this film is the top on my list. Everything about this film is simple: the story, the setting, and the characters. The story might be the least simple of them all, but I loved it. I love the chemistry between Umi and Shun, because it’s a small start and they’re both shy and reluctant but still strong and they don’t have overly loving expressions towards each other, either. It’s all very subtle and so full of pure love that you can’t miss it. I love the dedication that all the students have with regard to the Latin Quarter. It was hilarious and sweet and so, so nostalgic. They work so hard and I’m so glad that they have the Latin Quarter intact and even brand new!

The film has been set in 1964, a year after my father was born! I love historical fiction. I love to see how people of that time have been living and how they managed without so much technology. The town where this has been set in, Yokohama, I think, is so pretty! I’d love to visit it one day.

Can I just say, the music is fantastic! The two major songs, both equally different in nature and the feels that they invoke, are just brilliant.

The only thing I wanted was a first date of Umi and Shun, perhaps? Or just the next day after they had saved the Latin Quarter and Umi and Shun professing their love for each other. Just that would’ve been the sparkle on the big red bow that tied the story together.

 

The Lion King

I finally watched the Lion King and the Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, after so long. I wonder why nobody told me to watch this as a kid.

I really liked them both. The Lion King was really fun to watch. The portrayal of African lands, the culture, the lions and the pride itself is just wonderful.

The plot was dark and sinister but it made perfect sense. In contrast to that plot, there were bits with Timon and Pumba that our little Simba had experienced. I liked Mufasa as a king, but I really found Simba to be very handsome. The mane and his features were pleasant to look at and his roars were equally fierce.

And of course they add in a love story, with Simba’s childhood friend Nala. When Rafiki told those two cubs they were meant to get married, it was totally clear. But I liked it. They didn’t go overboard with it, and didn’t overtake the story. It was  simple and nice.

And I think I got why they said The Lion King was so good. The music is haunting. There is traditional African music and lyrics merged with more western ones and it is absolutely beautiful. It sets the mood perfectly and you automatically lend your ears towards it.

Simba’s Pride, however, was a different one. It had the same type of music, which again was perfect, and the story was of a reunion. I liked it, but the romance between, Kovu and Kiara was meh. We don’t fully understand how Kovu is related to Scar, because he looks exactly like Scar. And the betrayal is almost too much to bear.

But I enjoyed both of them. I don’t think I’ll watch them again anytime soon, but maybe in the future, I will.

Anastasia

This 1997 animated film by 20th Century Fox, which I originally thought was Disney, is a failed eccentric.

I had watched this film a long time ago, but as usual, I failed to remember it. So I watched it again, and half the time I was on my phone, replying to everyone’s texts, reading emails and stuff.

From the opening scene itself, it failed to capture my attention. It was a nice story, perhaps, if it had been a little more practical. I’m not even going to bother with a spoiler alert.

Anastasia was around 11 years old when her father’s kingdom was attacked. There was very little possibility (that of course happened to her) of her hitting her head, which caused amnesia. And then, fate came together and she met the con men Dmitri and Vlad and she is presented to the Duchess as the lost princess Anastasia.

I can’t point out what the worst thing about this film is. Is it the animation? Is it the flawed plot-line? Or is it, perhaps, the film has a CORPSE for a villain? I just don’t know.

Overall, this film ranks on the bottom half of my least favourites, ever. I hardly dislike films, but I did not like this film one bit.

The Emperor’s New Groove

Emperor Kuzco spent more time as a Llama throughout the movie than being an emperor.

The Emperor’s New Groove is one of Disney’s finest, according to me. It is hilarious with sassy characters and a simple, albeit cliched, plot line. I had watched this gem a few years ago, thanks to ADP’s recommendation, but I was unable to fully grasp its awesomeness.

And now that I do, this movie is absolute GOLD. It is silly at some points, but then again, you will oversee all that simply because it is funny. Genuinely funny. The sarcasms just burn. The music is funky and the main character is a pain in the arse, but you can’t not love him. Pacha is one of those serious looking types, but he has brains and a great family who will help him against all odds.

This movie is the purest form of entertainment. If you haven’t watched this, you’re missing out.

 

Big Hero 6

If you haven’t watched this movie, what are you doing in life?!

Warning: This post will contain incomplete sentences and feelings put into words that are incomprehensible to the non-fangirl/fanboy. Also, lots of spoilers. 

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I don’t remember when I watched this movie for the first time. I do remember exclaiming, “In what world is this for kids?!” (Or was it for Happy Feet…?) But I did feel really sad watching this movie because in the first half an hour,  a character dies. Our Tadashi Hamada, brother of the main character (MC) Hiro Hamada, a super cool guy and extremely brilliant and cute, dies. But when he dies, it doesn’t feel that bad because we don’t know what impact it has, or what changes he made. Only in the end will you realize the truth behind his death and will tear your heart into pieces.

This story is set in the fictional world of San Fransokyo, where science is highly advanced, and our MC is highly talented, and creates his own robots and stuff. He battles his robots against others’ and often gets into trouble, and his brother Tadashi gets him out, all the time.

So, Tadashi is working on a project. He goes to university for robotics or something like that. He creates Baymax, whose existence we’ll find out after Tadashi’s death.

Now Baymaz, or Bae-max, is a totally sweetie. He is a health care robot that Tadashi designed, and after Tadashi’s death, Hiro comes in contact with Baymax. It is then we understand the true potentials of the robot.

For anyone and everyone who has watched this movie, Baymax is the most amazing thing that anybody could’ve ever created. Pure and innocent and just as malleable, this robot steals our hearts. At one point, Baymax sits in Hiro’s room, stroking his cat, going “Hairy baby, hairrrrryy baby…”

tenor

I know what you’re all thinking: it’s a robot! It has no feelings! True, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t. The feels that Baymax creates in us is just tremendous.

This movie is important for a lot of other reasons. It focuses on mental health, mood swings and puberty and the changes that happen in an individual’s body. Also, feelings of loss and hurt and loneliness are also addressed.

The superhero part of this movie comes when Hiro begins digging on what really happened on the night Tadashi was killed. That bit of the story is really amazing. It has standard Disney humour, creativity and everything more that one expects out of a normal superhero film. It’s pretty great.

The climax is what moves us to tears, when Baymax is recreated, and he gets out of his charging chamber and says, “Hi. I’m Baymax, your personal healthcare companion.”

The superhero contingent consists of Hiro, Baymax and five other geeky friends of Tadashi. I love this bit. They all thought they were geeks and that they belonged in a lab, but look where they ended up! The save the world with their brains and they put themselves in action.

Gosh, I love this movie.

The Breakfast Club

The first time I was introduced to this movie was through the movie Pitch Perfect. Becca sings that song, Don’t you Forget about me in the end for Jesse; it was a really fascinating song. The timing of the song in the film Pitch Perfect was impeccable. But somehow, the film didn’t intrigue me enough to watch it.

It wasn’t until on one of those rare occasions that I was watching TV and something that I liked was on. I was watching The Goldbergs and the episode was about the trend of The Breakfast Club during the 80’s. Adam dresses up as Bender, but because I didn’t know it then, all I saw was Adam layering oversized clothes on his small frame, and black half-gloves. Why was he dressed like a hippie?

And there was this whole bit about this movie being an iconic movie and some such thing, and I was finally intrigued. I downloaded it and watched it after weeks of being unproductively busy.

I’m not entirely sure if I can put into words what this movie told me because there was so much, but I shall try.

I didn’t know what to expect. This movie is so not my type, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and emotions ebbed and flowed through me. Even if Bender didn’t feel for himself, I did. This movie made me think. It doesn’t just apply to “high schools” and similar social settings, but it applies to wherever other people are involved. It is a timeless tale. I love how each one was portrayed as a “typical” person, but they’re not. We are so blinded by what they look like and what others say about them that we often forget that they are humans, too. People are not what they seem. And it ultimately boils down to judging people from afar.

Since the past few years, I’ve come to realize one thing: it is utterly unfair to judge people before you speak to them. All my life, I’ve grown up in an environment where people have judged other people based on their appearance, and many times, it was enjoyable. I’ve tried so hard to completely come out of that and even now when the “judging” is going on, I try to ignore it. I don’t laugh and I don’t acknowledge. This movie made me feel that way stronger.

The bit that I didn’t like was at the end, where Allison (?) comes out with her hair neatly swept aside, fresh make-up on and clothes made more fashionable, thanks to Claire, Andy suddenly notices, and they kiss in the end. I mean, they’ve known each other for years, and now, just because she looks pretty, Andy decided to make out with Allison. I hated that bit. It destroys the reason why the movie was made and the point it was trying to make. But apart from that, the last letter that Brian writes on behalf of “The Breakfast Club” was pretty iconic. I quote it here:

Brian Johnson: [closing narration] Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…

Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…

Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…

Claire Standish: …a princess…

John Bender: …and a criminal…

Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club

And also, other quotes that I liked:

Allison Reynolds: When you grow up, your heart dies.

John: So, who cares?

Allison Reynolds: I care.

 

 

 

My love for Tangled

6 years of hard work on this film was totally, absolutely worth it.

I thought I’d liked Frozen. And I do, I really do, but there’s just something about this movie that makes me smile and I would never change the channel if it was on TV. I love this movie so so much, that’s I’d watch it in Hindi if it was on TV.

And I did. When there’s nothing interesting to watch, I venture into the kids’ section. And one day, it was on Disney Channel, and in Hindi. I watched it till my mother came and till I had to surrender the TV remote to her (it was her time).

One of the main reasons why I love this movie the way I love it is because the emotions are so raw and pure. They’re not hidden, and you feel every feeling and emotion flow from the movie and straight to you. You laugh, you cry, you smile and you grin and you gouge your eyes out in pain. Then you cry and sniff and smile and laugh some more and release a breath of contentment when the movie is over.

It’s the best kind of movie for an emotional mess like me. I never get tired of the jokes, and this fairy-tale retelling does not seem like one; it seems like an original, Disney fantasy story. It brings a smile to my lips whenever I think about this movie, and if that isn’t proof of how amazing it is, then I don’t know what constitutes an amazing movie.

 

Tinker Bell series

There are totally 6 movies in the whole of the Disney Fairies franchise, and all of them are really fun to watch, even if you’re 20 and currently have nothing else to do in life.

Tinkerbell first appeared in Peter Pan, and from there, Disney decided to create a whole new set of toons and a whole new world of Fairies. In 2008, when this world was in progress for the first Tinkerbell movie, one issue of the Disney Adventures magazine (yes, it was real; they stopped it in 2010, I think. No idea why. More on that later.) contained the whole overview of the world of Fairies and it was one of the best issues ever. All the main fairies, friends of Tinkerbell were introduced and that’s how I know them so well. These movies are a treat to the eyes. I even have the VCD of the first movie to watch it at home (back when DVD players were in) and I always kept imagining myself as a fairy in Pixie Hollow. What type of fairy, I’m not sure, but definitely friends with Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell (2008) was the first of the Disney Fairies movies. I think this movie created a revolution because there is no other movie (except perhaps Finding Nemo) that is so rich and so full of life with colours and brightness and happiness. I loved the first one. We couldn’t get enough of Tink and her friends and we so wanted to go on more adventures with them.

While Tinkerbell was all about the birth of fairies, and the story of Tinkerbell and how she adapted herself into Pixie Hollow, the second movie, Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (2009) was just one of her big adventures, featuring her friend Terence, a dust fairy. This was really fun.

Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010) is the first time we see the fairies interact with humans. We already know from Peter Pan that we can’t hear what the fairies say. just jingling sounds, and Tink befriending a human girl is just amazing. And her friends trying to rescue her was the sweetest thing ever.

And after this, I think the makers just kept adding on to the story as it went, because if they had planned all the movies, then there would’ve been some connection in the previous movies.

For example, in the movie Secret of the Wings (2012), we find out more about wings of fairies (duh). But we also see that there are Spring Fairies, Summer Fairies, Winter Fairies and Autumn Fairies. I think Tink and the gang belong to the Summer Fairies, under Queen Clarion. Tink finds her sister in this. The magic behind it all is so beautifully woven together. And the joy of having found a sister was so apparent in both Tink’s and Peri’s (Periwinkle, a frost fairy) faces that it just melted my heart. We also find out more about Queen Clarion, and it is quite the shocker. Rosetta keeps flirting with this frost fairy, and it is so hilarious!

The Pirate Fairy (2014) was quite interesting, and the funniest among them all. This movie gives us insights on two things: Pixie dust and its chemistry, and the origin of Captain Hook. There might be another back story of Captain Hook somewhere, but this was satisfying enough as Tom Hiddleston voiced Hook. It was funny, and a feast for the eyes. I adored this movie.

Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (2015). It should’ve been Fawn and the legend of the Neverbeast, but anyway. If you don’t like movies like Hachiko (which I’ve never watched) or Eight Below (which I have watched), do not watch this movie. It might be animated, but it will crush your heart into pieces mercilessly. And this was the best Tinkerbell movie ever. I’m so glad they finished it off with this, but at the same time, I feel like strangling the story writers. Akka and I watched this two nights ago, and from the second half onwards, she cried non-stop. I teared up mostly (me and my stone cold heart) but I also cried in the end. It reminded me of the Pokemon movies, Jirachi: Wishmaker and Heroes: Latios and Latias (though not as tragic).

One of the reasons why I love this “franchise” is that there is so much potential for music, and there is beautiful music all over the movies, for extra effects and such, but nobody just randomly breaks out into a song just because they felt like it, unlike some other Disney movies that I know.

The Tinkerbell movies mainly focuses on friendship and it is so amazing to watch people from all over the place, who so different from one another, to become friends. I think I love it mainly because of that, and also because I have great friends who are so different from me, we just click. I want more movies featuring every one of the characters as MCs. We have Silvermist, a water fairy; Fawn, an animal fairy; Iridessa, a light fairy; Rosetta, a flower fairy; Vidia, a wind/fast flying fairy; and our Tinkerbell, a tinker fairy. I can’t choose a favourite, because they are all so amazing in their own way. Silvermist and Rosetta are funny while Fawn and Tink are rebels. Iridessa is mostly cute, and Vidia is. . . practical. So, there’s no point in choosing one fairy, because they all make up the franchise which we all love.

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  2. Pinocchio
  3. Fantasia
  4. Dumbo
  5. Bambi
  6. Saludos Amigos
  7. Victory Through Air Power
  8. The Three Caballeros
  9. Make Mine Music
  10. Song of the South
  11. Fun and Fancy Free
  12. Melody Time
  13. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  14. Cinderella
  15. Alice in Wonderland
  16. Peter Pan
  17. Lady and the Tramp
  18. Sleeping Beauty
  19. One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  20. The Sword in the Stone
  21. The Jungle Book
  22. The Aristocats
  23. Robin Hood
  24. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  25. The Rescuers
  26. The Fox and the Hound
  27. The Black Cauldron
  28. The Great Mouse Detective
  29. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  30. Oliver and Company
  31. The Little Mermaid
  32. DuckTales the Movie
  33. The Rescuers Down Under
  34. Beauty and the Beast
  35. Aladdin
  36. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  37. The Lion King
  38. A Goofy Movie
  39. Pocahontas
  40. Toy Story
  41. James and the Giant Peach
  42. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  43. Hercules
  44. Mulan
  45. A Bug’s Life
  46. Doug’s 1st Movie
  47. Tarzan
  48. Toy Story 2
  49. Fantasia 2000
  50. The Tigger Movie
  51. Dinosaur
  52. The Emperor’s New Groove
  53. Recess: School’s Out
  54. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  55. Monsters, Inc.
  56. Return to Neverland
  57. Lilo and Stitch
  58. Spirited Away
  59. Treasure Planet
  60. The Jungle Book 2
  61. Piglet’s Big Movie
  62. Finding Nemo
  63. Brother Bear
  64. Teacher’s Pet
  65. Home on the Range
  66. The Incredibles
  67. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  68. Howl’s moving Castle
  69. Valiant
  70. Chicken Little
  71. Bambi II
  72. The Wild
  73. Cars
  74. Meet the Robinsons
  75. Ratatouille
  76. WALL-E
  77. Tinker Bell
  78. Roadside Romeo
  79. Bolt
  80. Up
  81. Ponyo
  82. Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
  83. A Christmas Carol
  84. The Princess and the Frog
  85. Toy Story 3
  86. Tales from Earthsea
  87. Tangled
  88. Gnomeo and Juliet
  89. Mars Needs Moms
  90. Cars 2
  91. Winnie the Pooh
  92. The Secret World of Arietty
  93. Arjun: the Warrior Prince
  94. Brave
  95. Secret of the Wings
  96. Frankenweenie
  97. Wreck-It Ralph
  98. Monsters University
  99. Planes
  100. Frozen
  101. The Pirate Fairy
  102. The Wind Rises
  103. Planes: Fire and Rescue
  104. Big Hero 6
  105. Strange Magic
  106. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
  107. Inside Out 
  108. The Good Dinosaur
  109. Zootopia
  110. Finding Dory
  111. Moana

That’s 45 out of 111. Onto more!

Hercules- The Disney version

I laughed out loud watching this movie, so many times that my throat and cheeks hurt. Like, this story, not even remotely accurate to the original, is meant for kids in a totally non-educational way. The only reason I know the actual story so well was because of Percy Jackson. More on that later.

The story of Hercules, the Disney version, no matter how inaccurate, it is totally, absolutely entertaining. I had watched the beginning of it some time ago, and couldn’t continue watching it, which is why I knew it was good. It is easily one of my favourite Disney movies ever.

The thing that I loved about this movie is how, even though the Greek stories are all so violent and not suitable for children at all, they’ve twisted it around to something little sinister and dark, but at the same time, if you don’t analyze it too deeply, it looks perfectly all right on the creamy top. They’ve made a story out of a story, and only Disney can do that.

The Muses were amazing. Apollo from the Trials of Apollo keeps commenting on how there are the Nine Muses and how he can’t choose among them, and in this, I guess Disney ran out of Latina women types to draw. Which is why there are only Five Muses in this movie. But they were pretty awesome.

And then there’s Megara. First off, Megara doesn’t seem like a Greek name at all. And to top it off, she says, “My friends call me Meg; that is if I had any friends.” She was also pretty amazing. Her extra-clinched waist extra-swayed at times and every time they showed Hercules’ reaction, I would have spit out water if I was drinking it during those scenes.

And the gods. Zeus was okay, but he was extra chirpy and happy and all, “My son!” types. Which is not how I imagine Zeus to be like. And all the gods get captured, including Zeus, by Titans, no less, and Hercules single-handedly saving them all, was a bit too much for Hercules. I mean, if the gods together couldn’t fight off the Titans themselves, then there is no hope for Hercules.

I understand the reasons they made the gods like they were, very colour-oriented, like pink for Hera and Aphrodite, blue for Hermes and Poseidon, grey for Athena, purple for Dionysus, but the titans were terrible. They could’ve made humanoid creatures, but noooo, they had to have been made out of a natural disaster. That annoyed me.

But I loved the Fates, they were as perfectly described by Percy and so was Hades. The Underworld and Cerebrus were also on point. The souls drifting in and out were creepy, and that did not qualify as a cute little children’s scene. The way Pegasus was born in this movie was so cute and innocent and that I almost prefer this version to the original version of the creation of pegasus. That story is ghastly.

Overall, this was one entertaining film, and I enjoyed to the fullest, even with its faults and cracks where the original Greek stories were concerned. That happens very rarely.