On the other hand, Moana, is a young girl who tries to help save her island, Motonui, and her people and family by using her water powers to bring back the heart of Futi, but also experiences some trouble on her journey home. Throughout their journeys, both heroes, Odysseus and Moana, demonstrate that a true hero is one who love and treasures their family and people. Throughout their trials, both Moana and Odysseus have a special mentor to help them throughout the tough parts of their journey. For instance, Moana gets the help from a friend named Maui, a demigod, who had stolen the heart of Te Fiti.
At the end of Moana, she returned home safe and was capable to fight off the monsters, secure Maui's hook, save her island, and save Te Fiti. Moana obtained the power and confidence to overcome any obstacle that was thrown at her. As a matter of fact, in The Little Mermaid, Ariel was capable of not only getting her voice back but marrying the prince. Ariel regains what she lost at the beginning of the movie. She never gave up to get what she wanted.
Linda Serger explains that in life we have these things called beats. These beats are included in day to day situations, movie, and in books. In the hero myth, the beats includes the following: “who the hero is, what the hero needs, and how the story and character interact in order to create a transformation.” In the Disney movie, Pochahontas, the main protagonist, Pocahontas, is the chief’s daughter who is about to be married to Kocoum and so they can both lead the tribe. Pocahontas goes through a tough decision with her love life and her relationship between her and her father, she goes through confusion.
The boy’s all meet each other and discuss ways that they will try to make it off the island alive. The stranded boy’s all have many different personalities resulting in conflict at times. As the number of days pass that the boy’s are on the island the boy’s begin to lose their sense of humanity and struggle to remain civil; throughout
Lion, directed by Garth Davis, is a compelling interpretation of a remarkable true story of Saroo Brierley, lost as a child and reunited with his family 25 years later. Throughout Davis explores the unique circumstances under which Saroo is separated and reconnected with his family and his journey along the way. At some points of the film, I was confronted by how Saroo, a five-year-old boy, expertely navigates, with great instinct and genuine innocence, through an extended, yet life threatening ride. To put it in other words, Lion is a journey that grabs you entirely; whether you want it or not, and you are involved in each and every scene.
“Awakenings” is a true-story based film made by Penny Marshall, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, written by Steven Zaillian, and based on the book witten by Oliver Sacks, with the actors led by Mr. Robin Williams and Mr. Robert De Niro, both as the protagonist in the film. Their co-stars are Julie Kavner as the nurse who has a secret affection for Doctor Sayer, portrayed by Willams, Penelope Ann Miller as the daughter of a patient in the hospital and Leonard’s love interest, who is played by De Niro, and Ruth Nelson as Mrs. Lowe, Leonard’s mother. Most drama films portray common problems that make people reflect on their lives. However this film shows it’s viewers that for some people, life is more valuable.
Throughout life we are told to express our individuality and swim against the stream of the general population to put emphasis on the characteristics that make us, in short, individuals. Cherishing what makes an individual special and different is what establishes roots in creativity and self expression, however there is a forced false sense of comradery in today’s society that takes the form of involvement with the masses; peer pressure forces many people to fall into the mold of an average character. The Academy award winning film, “The Incredibles” displays the themes of expressing one’s true self and special qualities, and in contrast repression by society to fit a basic mold. These themes are elaborated on through the development of the main characters and expressed further through the supporting roles and their dialogue and endeavors.
One of the recurring symbols is the scar created in the story. The scar is created when the plane that the boys were in crashed onto the island. This was meant to represent man destroying nature simply by entering it. “Beyond falls and cliffs there was a gash visible in the trees; there were the splintered trunks and then the drag, leaving only a fringe of palm between the scar and the sea” (page 29). This passage from the novel describes the remnants of the crash and what could be seen.
Hercules: Disney’s Westernization of Culture A young woman, beautiful and perhaps perfect in appearance, finds herself in a troubling situation. During her stroll through the forest, she was captured by a centaur. This centaur Nessus, keeps a strong grasp on the woman. A traveling hero encounters the struggle, defeating the beast.
Student’s Name Professor’s Name Subject DD MM YYYY SANKOFA – CRITICAL REVIEW Sankofa, a movie by Haile Gerima revolves around the horrors of slavery, revealing the humiliating and torturous experiences people from the African Diaspora had to go through during the Atlantic slave trade period. A film based in Ghana, where the slave trade was rampant for centuries, it highlights the savagery of white people and how internalized the oppression was for the Africans through poetic descriptions of complacency and fear.
The fighter jolted as a torpedo was launched, a series of loud explosions were then heard, signaling the destruction of the deadly station, the Death Star. This scene from Star Wars: A New Hope can be interpreted differently when crossing through different versions. Three of these mediums, Doescher’s play, a radio drama, and the screenplay of this movie will be compared and contrasted, revealing the uniqueness of each interpretation. By the end of this essay, the similarities and differences between the radio drama, play, and screenplay will be revealed, ultimately proving that the play is the best medium.
The uncanny valley concept was also discussed in 2004 in the CGI filed during the box office battle royal between two blockbuster films, Warner Brothers’ The Polar express and the Pixar’s The Incredibles. The uncomfortable feelings about the more accurate yet eerie characters in the Polar Express and the emotional warmth felt for Pixar’ stylized plastic family was subject for much critical debates because their releases coincided. The characters of The Incredible film looks like human but they cannot access a reality behind the traditional cartoon film character form. Cringing, embarrassment, exaggeration, pre-emotion are the basic principles of animation use to provide exercising joy of traditional animation between the audience and the film.
Gender and Race in Film from a Feminist Analysis Representation of women and people of color in the film industry remains mostly divisive issue due to the heightened attention to diversity in recent years. Based on this observation, the current paper analyzes the state of representation in this industry focusing on the film “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Star Wars: The Last Jedi “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is a film written and directed by Rian Johnson that was initially released on the 9th of December 2017. Produced by Lucasfilm, the film served as the eighth main installment of the hugely successful Star Wars franchise. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributed the film.
Two less Lonely People in the World... We Filipinos really love romantic comedies even those with cliché plots. Kita-Kita suddenly became one of the hottest topics on social media in the Philippines and that’s what sparked our interest in watching and critiquing this film. What sets it apart from the usual romantic-comedies we have watched is its attempt to put a twist on a typical “boy-meets-girl” happy ending story. Kita-Kita exhibit predictable scenes, however it still successfully grasps the attention of the viewers with its heart-warming love story about finding the right person at exactly the right time.