Category: animation

REVIEW: Onward (2020)

In a world where magic gave way to suburbia, two teenage brothers - Ian (Tom Holland) and Barley (Chris Pratt) - go on a quest in order to bring back their father for one day. Onward is the latest feature film from Disney's prestigious Pixar Animation Studios, partially released internationally before a global coronavirus outbreak ...

REVIEW: Frozen II (2019)

Following the events of Frozen, the kingdom of Arendelle lives in a state of peace under Queen Elsa (Idina Menzell) - but when Elsa starts hearing a singing voice calling to her from far away, she is compelled to follow it. Along with her sister Anna (Kristen Bell), friend Cristoff (Jonathan Groff), reindeer Sven, and ...

REVIEW: The Lion King (2019)

With this year's release of Jon Favreau's The Lion King, Disney finally reached peak redundancy. Their series of animated classic remakes has been a resounding success in commercial terms, and indeed Favreau's film has grossed more than US$1.6 billion in cinemas worldwide. Creatively, however, it feels like a black page. It adds little to the 1994 ...

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

The life of New York high schooler Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is thrown into disarray when he is stung by a radioactive spider and whipped up into an inter-dimensional conflict involving not one but six alternative iterations of Spider-Man. Together they must defeat the city's famed criminal boss Wilson Fisk before he opens a portal ...