Every three years since 2001 a new Shrek movie has been rushed into theaters. This year sees the release of what DreamWorks promises to be the final chapter in the super successful Shrek franchise.
d on a children’s book of the same name by Cressida Cowell, the story revolves around a viking village and a young misfit named, Hiccup, the son of the Viking chief.
Astro Boy is a 65 million, big-budget release by Summit, but didn’t come close to making back its money in theaters. Of course none of that really matters much, the real question is whether or not Astro Boy is a good film. I think it is a movie that very young kids might enjoy, but I don’t think it would attract people beyond the family market, unlike the Pixar® animated films.
With Up, Pixar once again covers new ground, and won me over heart and soul.
Pixar is becoming more and more adventurous in the stories they choose to tell, and how they choose to tell them. Up is Pixar’s tenth film and one of the most romantic animated movies ever made, despite the fact that the main character, Carl, loses his love interest at the beginning of the film.
WALL-E contains an amazing level of attention to detail, and visually surpasses all previous animated films. Stanton, along with his two directors of photography, produced lush landscapes to create a future that is not without hope.