Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:32 PM
I'm the guy who liked Rogue One. It fit the story, but it was a bummer that all of the (um, spoiler alert? I think if you haven't seen it by now. . . .) main characters are massacred at the end.
Solo was very meh.
I also liked The Last Jedi. Except for the Leia swimming through space part. That's stupid no matter how many times I see it. Also, if you didn't tear up just a little when Luke and Leia met each other on Hoth (I mean, whatever the salt planet was called), you have no heart.
I didn't care about Big Hero 6, Frozen, Cars, or Ratatouille. I should get around to watching Moana one of these days. Wreck-It Ralph was okay, but it wasn't exactly Toy Story.
The reason there haven't been any good Pirates movies is that they didn't need to make any more after the first one. They should have looked at it and said, "Gore, you did a fine piece of directing there. Johnny, you seem batsh*t-crazy as ever, and that's just great. Go be weird in another movie, maybe something Harry Potter-related."
The Beauty and the Beast live-action movie was actually okay, but the idea that you can make live-action characters seem less real than animated ones really says everything there is to say about how superfluous all of this is. It can't be that hard to come up with new ideas for movies to throw money at. If nothing else, there are still a crapton of books out there. How about a GOOD production of The Martian Chronicles? The Moon is a Harsh Mistress? Robert Asprin's Myth series? Zelazny's Jack of Shadows? What the hell, a remake of The 27th Day? Graphic-novel adaptations are all the rage, so how about Revival (I know that one's way too "adult" for Disney, but still)?
Also, I have no opinion about The Division 1, 1.5, or 2.