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Re: Pixar! Their Films, Your Favorites, and More
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« Reply #511 on: November 21, 2017, 06:37:47 PM »
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« Reply #513 on: November 21, 2017, 08:50:41 PM »
I TOLD YOU TO KEEP IN YOUR PANTS!
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Re: Pixar! Their Films, Your Favorites, and More
« Reply #514 on: November 22, 2017, 12:44:06 AM »
I gotta admit, this one really surprised me. I would have honestly suspected Iger before Lasseter.

But shit.
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« Reply #515 on: November 23, 2017, 06:11:23 PM »
Definitely a huge disappointment.....really hope Pixar doesn't dip in quality because of this.

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« Reply #516 on: November 29, 2017, 01:09:04 AM »
Over the past few days, I got around to Cars 3 and Coco.

Cars 3 was nice, but hardly essential, just like the first. The film wisely returns the focus to Lightning, while only occasionally giving Mater stuff to do, and while the side characters are similarly decent, there just isn't much here that stands out. I wouldn't even call the animation that much of an improvement over the last one, which for all of its problems, still looks pretty damn good. If you ask me, there just isn't much to these movies.

Coco I did like a lot more, but I'd be lying if I agreed with the mentality that this is one of Pixar's greats. The main problem for me comes to the surprising lack of strong characterizations. Pixar's strong suit has always been their ability to make even the smallest rent character lovable and iconic, but very few members of the cast stick out. Miguel in particular is a generic protagonist, all but missing his own "I want" song. On top of that, the story tricks that Lasseter and co have been recycling for decades- the buddy comedy pairing, easy to call twist, sob factor during the climax- is really starting to feel old. I'm seeing some call it their best movie in a decade, when hello, there's Wall-E, Up, and Toy Story 3, each of which run laps around this one.

But hey, when it's good, it's pretty darn good, and unbelievably pretty. More than enough of the film works for me to call it their best since Inside Out, but even that is a lot stronger and employs its tropes better IMO.
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