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FILM REVIEW: BIG HERO 6

I went to see the Disney animated film Big Hero 6 today and I must say that it exceeded my expectations.  I liked how it kind of had a anime/manga feel combined with the Marvel superhero vibe and Disney magic.  Apart from the intense science fiction and coming of age themes, I was glad that Disney included a scene in which the heroes come to understand the difference between justice and revenge, which is something every superhero has to face.  I highly recommend this film to anyone who is searching for a superhero story to is suitable for the whole family.  Now that Marvel is owned by Disney, I hope Disney has many more Marvel/Disney films like Big Hero 6 on the way.  I hope they are planning a sequel sometime soon.  In addition, stay after the credits because a special person will make an appearance that makes any Marvel film complete.

ANIME REVIEW: THE WIND RISES

I have always been a fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s many anime films.  I was instantly interested in watching The Wind Rises when I first watched the trailer, which pretty much displayed the very soul of the film itself.  When I watched the film, I was completely overwhelmed at the visual effects and dramatic storyline.  I also liked the historical references it made such as the immense earthquake that struck Japan in 1923.  In many ways, I could connect with the main character, Jiro Horikoshi, because of the way he pursued his dreams.  When I found out who was playing the English cast, I did not know what to expect or if they would do an adequate performance, but the voice actors such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt exceeded my expectations.  In particular, Martin Short’s character reminded me of some of the roles the actor Joe Pesci played, which was often a short, smart-mouthed individual.  Overall, I would recommend this anime to anyone who seeks to have their imagination take flight and inspiration ignited.

FILM REVIEW: STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE

For the longest time, I have been a fan of Star Wars, one of the greatest franchises ever created by man.  When I first watched Episode IV, I was amazed by the concepts that were used to make this masterpiece.  I noticed a number of religious elements in the story, such as when Obi-Wan Kenobi said to Darth Vader: “You can’t win Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” That iconic quote made me think of life after death and resurrection.  As for Luke Skywalker, he demonstrated that even a person coming from the most humble of origins can change the course of history, which was illustrated when Luke destroyed the Death Star, an action that robbed the Galactic Empire of one of its most powerful weapons.  It is a powerful strong revolving around coming-of-age, courage, and fighting against the iron fist of tyranny.  I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a good science fiction story.