The message behind The Angry Birds Movie

This weekend, the #1 movie in America was The Angry Birds Movie.

Based on the once-popular mobile game and brought to life by movie makers’ rapidly drying well of ideas, the film tells the simple story of birds who are angry at pigs for stealing their eggs, and slingshotting themselves across the land to stop the pigs.

That’s the story behind the game, anyway. The movie tells a much deeper, darker tale. Continue reading

The horrifying implication of Zootopia

I just saw the new Disney movie Zootopia, a wacky retelling of 48 Hours but with more racism. It was enjoyable!

But it was also confusing in some regards, and when you start probing deeper, they all tie together in creepy ways.

Be warned: there are plenty of spoilers below. Continue reading

Inside Out: The new gay anthem?

The new Pixar movie Inside Out is charming audiences across the country, raking in millions of dollars as fans rush to see it.

Coincidentally, the Supreme Court recently ruled that gay marriage was legal across the country.

While I would not go so far as to claim Pixar manipulated the timing of these events, it has been quite fortuitous for them.

Inside Out, you see, may be the first major animated film to have its main character be gay. Continue reading