Reviews

Jungle Cruise (2021)

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Jungle Cruise is the latest Disney film based on a theme park attraction. Beloved by many for its laid-back nature and enjoyable sufferable puns, Jungle Cruise is an interesting choice for a film as it’s pretty plotless giving the screenwriters pretty much carte blanche with originating a story. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film was delayed multiple times until finally being released in 2021. Is this a riverboat adventure or more of a beached ferryboat experience? Read on to find out!

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The Black Hole (1979)

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Have you ever wanted to see 20000 Leagues Under the Sea set in outer space? Well, today’s your lucky day! Inspired by the disaster films of the era (and no doubt the influence of Star Wars), The Black Hole gives us Disney’s first sci-fi film as well as its first PG-rated film. Is it notable besides these reasons? Read on to find out!

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Cruella (2021)

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With the Disney remakes still going strong and the Disney villains getting their own films, someone figured it was about time for Cruella de Vil to get her own film…again. If you forgot that Glenn Close played the Dalmatian-hating villain in 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians, here’s a brand-new film with Emma Stone playing the Dalmatian-hating villain who doesn’t hate Dalmatians, for some reason. Directed by Craig Gillespie, this is Disney’s Cruella!

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The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

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We finally arrive at the third film in Disney’s “Dexter Riley” trilogy, The Strongest Man in the World! This one, directed by Vincent McEveety, deals with super strength (in contrast to the previous two films which dealt with computer-like brains and invisibility, respectively). Is this film as good as its predecessors? Read on to find out!

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Safety (2020)

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We conclude the year 2021 with a live-action Disney sports film based on a true story. I mean, are there any live-action Disney sports films NOT based on a true story? I don’t feel like checking, so I’m sure you’ll let me know in the comments! So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Disney+ film, Safety!

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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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In 1812, author Johann David Wyss, published Der Schweizerische Robinson (The Swiss Family Robinson), a novel about a Swiss family who were shipwrecked Robinson Crusoe-style. The first film adaptation of this novel was in 1940 and after having watched it, Walt Disney decided to make his own film version 20 years later. Directed by Ken Annakin, the Disney film has since been beloved by many and its legacy is present in the Swiss Family Treehouse attraction found in multiple Disney parks. What do I think of the film? Read on to find out!

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Godmothered (2020)

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We’ve seen multiple fairy tale revisionist stories over the years with Disney’s Enchanted probably being the best example of them. Last year, director Sharon Maguire gave us another fairy tale revisionist story, this time one focusing on the Godmother figure. Without further ado, here is my review of the Disney+ film, Godmothered!

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Old Yeller (1957)

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If you’re into live-action Disney, then you definitely know the name, Tommy Kirk. Having started out his Disney career as Joe Hardy in a The Hardy Boys serial for The Mickey Mouse Club, Tommy Kirk later went on to star in a number of theatrical and TV films for Disney. Some of these include The Shaggy Dog, Babes in Toyland, and The Misadventures or Merlin Jones. He would act in other non-Disney films later on in his career (most notably in a number of beach party films), but his fame would always be tied to his work for Disney.

Sadly though, on September 28, 2021, Tommy Kirk passed away at the age of 79. To pay tribute to him, I decided to watch and review the very first Disney film that he acted in (and one that I’m surprised nobody up to this point has requested me to review): the beloved classic, Old Yeller! Directed by Robert Stevenson and based on the book by Fred Gipson, this is a film that has made its mark in cinematic history if only for its unforgettable ending! Heck, if you’ve never seen the film before, you already know how this film ends. Without further ado, here’s my review of Disney’s Old Yeller!

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The One and Only Ivan (2020)

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Based on the children’s novel by K.A. Applegate, inspired by the true story of Ivan the gorilla, The One and Only Ivan debuted on Disney+ on August 21, 2020. Originally planned for a theatrical release, this Thea Sharrock-directed film went straight to streaming, most likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What do I think of the film? Read on to find out!

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