I'm probably one of the only people on the planet that hasn't seen Frozen until this year. Disney was going through a weird phase where, up until Frozen, none of their movies were truly getting the same audience that, say, The Lion King did during their Renaissance. Early 2010, or maybe even earlier than that was when I started paying attention to Disney films less and less, so I didn't end up seeing many of them, especially after the snooze cruise that was Cars.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction film released by the Wachowski Brothers. It presents an artificial world called the Matrix, in which humans are trapped without realizing their predicament. These people are actually stuck in vats of pink goop, and electrical impulses manipulate their minds into thinking that they are living normal lives in a modern society. This unreal world has been pulled over the eyes of mankind so that the machines can eat away at their energy. Few humans have escaped the Matrix and continually fight to free their kind from the dream world.
For some reason, I always skipped out on this anime whenever it was scheduled to come on YTV around 13 years ago. From what I remember, it would always be featured on Fridays after InuYasha around midnight or something, and my usual Friday night TV-watching routine involved Spiderman 3D, Samurai Jack and InuYasha, in that order. I don’t know if it was because the visuals didn’t appeal to me, or because I knew nothing about it as a result of the lack of attention it was getting at the time (at least, from my perspective, seeing as nearly every single show on that channel got a lot of advertising, except for Death Note).
I wasn’t planning on this being a particularly long review, as there’s actually not much to say about the film. That’s not to say it’s bad and there’s nothing worth talking about—quite the contrary, I absolutely adore the film—it’s just that it’s everything I expected from Pixar (and even Disney, seeing as they appear to be getting their mojo back).
I've seen Tangled in full twice, but I've watched clips of it over and over again on YouTube. I don't know why I waited as long as I did to see it, but by god, I'm in love with it.
Ever since The Dark Knight came to theatres in 2008, we haven't really had another superhero film that actively challenges what the comic book movie genre could be.