Tag: Chris Pine

Why Wish Doesn’t Work: Message – Messy, Muddled, and Maudlin

***SPOILERS*** Music and animation are musts for Disney animation. However, a good story can elevate a bland-looking film or make a good one great. The writing in Wish is a confounding mess that I just can’t get my head around. The movie is about wishes at its core but has nothing exciting or uni...

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Why Wish Doesn’t Work: Animation

Disney has been at the cutting edge of animation technology since its inception, and when it’s not, it just purchases whoever is. Even if a Disney animated movie doesn’t have a strong story or characters, you can almost always expect a visual treat. I was very interested in Wish‘s�...

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Why Wish Doesn’t Work: Characters

Since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney has been the master of creating memorable, lovable characters. And what would a bright-eyed protagonist be without their conniving evil counterpart? Surely, allies will be needed against such evil, be they animals, dwarfs, or enchanted objects. This is ...

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Why Wish Doesn’t Work: Music

When I saw Disney’s Wish, I wasn’t impressed. 2023 is Walt Disney Animation’s 100th anniversary, and Wish was touted as the crown jewel in a fabulous centennial celebration. But the film’s animation, music, and several other key facets of production leave much to be desire...

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REVIEW: Wish (2023)

I was fortunate enough to get a ticket for an early screening of Wish, Disney’s latest animated feature, which goes wide next week for Thanksgiving. I’ve been pretty excited for this movie despite the minimal information released. The trailers’ music and villain looked impressive,...

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Wish Clip: “This Wish”

This morning, Disney released a minute-long clip from their upcoming film Wish. The featurette highlights Asha (Ariana DeBose) performing “This Wish,” one of the film’s songs. Check it out here: I’ve tried to temper my expectations, and Wish’s marketing has accentuat...

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