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‘The New Mutants’ Is At Last On It’s Way!

The New Mutants was supposed to come out in 2018, but was pushed to this year. With reshoots done and a new trailer out The New Mutants is set to be released this spring in April.

 

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One thing I really enjoyed about the very first trailer way back when was the vibe to it. It was incredibly different to any X-Men movie we’ve gotten, it was dark and took on more serious tone. Although Logan had the same feel, New Mutants looked like a straight up psychological horror, and I was down. In the trailer we see a clear view of our protagonist and side characters. We also get more glimpses of their powers.

We’ve seen an array of mutant powers from shape shifting, flying, to teleporting and they all seemed incredibly cool, but one mutant that has been highlighted to having frightening powers was Rogue. With a single touch she could literally suck the life out of anyone. Hopefully we’ll get to explore these new mutants powers in the same way we did with her. That we will get to see how terrifying some mutant powers can be.

 

 

In the trailer, the mutants are at an asylum which gives a new and interesting location. It’s literally the opposite of Xavier’s school, which adds a different dynamic. Instead of seeing young mutants learn and practice their powers, we see having to repress them.

 

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But I am a bit weary that the movie is rated PG-13. Logan being rated R proved that with a higher rating a comic movie could capture a more mature tone and absolutely better action. It is also taking a bit of a Joker route where it’s connected to the established X-Men universe but not directly, which leads room to surprise us.

 

 

Watch the newest trailer here

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The Mulan Trailer Is Here!

The full trailer for the March 2020 live action remake of Disney’s Mulan has finally dropped, and I think I might still be willing to check out the movie when it hits theaters. When it was first announced that Mulan was being remade, everyone was thinking, “Here we go.” Then we heard that Shang wouldn’t be in it, or Mushu and that it wouldn’t be a musical, I, personally, was floored.

 

 

Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies for the music and singing. Mushu is undoubtedly one of the funniest characters in the movie and has his own journey to go on. He and Mulan’s relationship works because they have to realize that who they are is enough and that they can do great things as themselves.  So a lot of people were not too keen on ever seeing this movie.

 

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But when the teaser trailer came out it, honestly piqued my interest. The teaser looked gorgeous and I had a spark of hope even though I was still wary. The full trailer is out and it looks interesting. There’s a shapeshifting witch so…that’s a little weird. Instead of fighting Shan Yu there is another evil army leader, named Bori Khan that will be the main antagonist. Not a bad change so okay. Again, it looks beautifully done but that’s all I can really say about it.

It could be a hallow remake where they try to do things exactly from the cartoon-like The Lion King (2019) or they could add new concepts and ideas but some of which are unneeded or flop for me entirely, i.e Aladdin (2019) and Beauty and The Beast (2017).

 

All we can do is what until March I guess or until it eventually comes on Disney +.

 

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Watch the Mulan (2020) trailer here

 

 

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‘Treasure Planet’: Disney’s Unique Adaptation of the Classic Novel

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is one of the most well-known adventure novels in all of literature. The story of a young Jim Hawkins on a quest to find the mysterious Treasure Island has been adapted numerous times over the years. One of the most unique adaptations of this famous work came from Disney on this day in 2002.

 

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Treasure Planet was an animated film from the directors of Aladdin, Hercules and The Little Mermaid. It features the same plot as the novel, but uses a sci-fi setting instead of a traditional tropical island setting like the novel.

 

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Hawkins remains the same, but many characters were changed for the adaptation. John Silver, the main antagonist, is made into a cyborg. Dr. Livesey and Dr. Trelawney are combined into a new character: Dr. Delbert Doppler, an anthropomorphic dog. Captain Alexander Smollett is changed to Captain Amelia, a female talking cat alien. Ben Gunn is turned into a robot called B.E.N. (Bio-Electronic Navigator). These characters are voiced by an all-star cast featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short and Laurie Metcalf.

 

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Sailing on pirate ships outfitted with rockets, the crew blasts off across the galaxy to search for the long lost Treasure Planet. The film employs a unique animation style that blends 2D-animated characters with 3D-animated settings.

 

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Despite a unique look, a classic tale, and a great cast, Treasure Planet was a box office failure, grossing only $100 million against a $140 million dollar budget. The film’s low returns derailed any plans for a sequel. The film’s failure can be attributed to lukewarm reviews and opening a week after Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

 

 

But despite being forgotten very quickly during release, Treasure Planet has garnered a cult following and strong DVD sales over the years. It is currently available to stream on Disney+.

Any fan of the classic Treasure Island should check out this sci-fi adaptation.

 

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The Icy Scoop and Review of Frozen II

It’s officially release day of Disney’s newest darling, Frozen II. Last night, I went to one of the earliest screenings, and I got the details. 

If you don’t want spoilers, turn away and slam this door!

 

 

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Synopsis: Three years after the events of the first film, Elsa starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Together with her sister Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, they embark on a new journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom.

Consensus: Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell once again shine in this will-be Disney classic. Their voices bring to life the strong and powerful Queen Elsa, and the spunky and caring Princess Anna, while adding new layers to these beloved characters. Also returning on this magical adventure is Jonathan Groff as the adorably awkward Kristoff (and sometimes Sven the reindeer), as well as Josh Gad as the ever lovable snowman Olaf.

 

 

It’s been three years since the events of the first movie took place, and everyone seems to be settling into their roles in Arendelle. That is until only Elsa hears a voice from the north calling to her. While Elsa is dealing with this, Kristoff tries to keep proposing to the ever caring Anna, who seems oblivious to his attempts and focused on Elsa’s well being. It’s only when Elsa accidentally wakes up the spirits of the Enchanted Forest that the elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air start to cause the Arendellians (yes, that’s what the people of Arendelle are officially called) to flee the kingdom that the action starts up.

 

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Once in the forest, Elsa and Anna finds out that only Elsa can soothe the elemental spirits and help free the Northuldra (a fictional representation of the Sámi people) and Arendellian soldiers in the forest. There, Elsa learns that water has memory (as if Olaf hadn’t been saying that enough). She and Anna then discover that their mother was from the enchanted forest and rescued their father when they were children, thus making them a bridge between the Northuldra and Arendelle. From the wind spirit Gale to Bruni the fire salamander to the Nøkk, Elsa encounters and brings peace to the spirits, while learning that the past she thought she knew was not what it seemed, and that there may be a fifth spirit which serves as a bridge between the spirits and people.

 

 

When Anna and Elsa discover the ship their parents were on before they died, destroyed in an inlet, the sisters find the actual reason behind their parents’ trip. The trip was to go to the mythical Ahtohallan, a place Queen Iduna told her daughters about, and the place to find the origins behind Elsa’s powers. It is here that it hits Elsa that in order to find the voice and Ahtohallan, she must leave Anna and Olaf behind to protect them.

 

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From here, Elsa encounters the water spirit, the Nøkk, who tries to drown her. When she finally tames the Nøkk, Elsa finally finds Ahtohallan, she has the revelation that the voice calling her was a past echo of her mother saving her father. Turns out the results of the spirits’ anger was over her grandfather’s killing of the unarmed Northuldra leader. From here, Elsa starts to become frozen, and then sends a snow statue showing what happened to Anna as her final action. Because of this, Olaf turns to flurries, and Anna finds what truly happens, and realizes that she must destroy their grandfather’s dam that put the events into motion years ago.

 

 

With the help of the Arendelle soldiers, Kristoff and the stone giants, the dam is destroyed, and the floods make a direct course to destroy Arendelle. Since the spirits seem to be appeased, a newly unfrozen Elsa rides off on the Nøkk in a desperate rush to save the kingdom. With this all done, Anna starts to head back to tell the kingdom what has happened. But off in the distance, she sees a newly transformed Elsa, which results in a tearjerking (and comical) reunion between the sisters and Kristoff. Olaf is brought back and Kristoff finally proposes after bungling it a few times. It is here that the decision is made that Elsa will stay in the forest as her role as the fifth spirit and part of the bridge between the spirits and the people, and Anna will become Queen and the other part of the bridge.

 

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While some fans may disagree with this, I honestly really liked the ending. Could they have changed some things in the movie? Of course. No film is perfect, not even either of the Frozen movies. But the ending of having the sisters go their own paths while still maintaining contact was the right way to go. And the way the film was darker and more mature than the first one put Frozen II on a whole different level. It wasn’t Hunchback of Notre Dame dark (nothing will ever come close), but it also wasn’t as light as the first installment was. And I think that by showing how to find the truth and fix the past’s mistakes, the movie has great lessons for all ages. It doesn’t hurt that the music is spectacular (“Show Yourself” is the perfect heir to “Let It Go”, and making “Lost in the Woods” a family friendly ’80s music video was genius!), the animation was just as magical, and the focus on finding who you are and where you belong will melt any frozen heart!

Now please excuse me while I go see this ice movie another 5 times.

 

 


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