Frankenweenie: OK, I gotta be honest. There was so much promotion for this film, so much of the story-line revealed, and such long movie trailers on TV and the internet that it all ruined it for me. After the first five minuets I was bored! Why? Cause I have seen everything already! This film was so over exposed that it never had to be released. I’m sure if I walked into the theater cold, not knowing anything about it, I would have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I really like Burton as an artist and movie maker but the promotion for this film was completely miss-handled by Disney. Their film marketing “weenies” completely ruined it for me. Thanks Guys!
Wreck-It-Ralph: Being a former hard core Atari gamer I have been looking forward to this movies release, in part to see how my favorite classic games were treated. This flick felt like a cartoon version of the world of Tron (1.0). It was cute, very cute, but very predictable. Good family entertainment without leaving an after-taste. I wish they paid more attention to Qbert, but that’s OK, no one can understand what he says anyway. So here is the big question, after it’s big box-office success, should they make it into a theme park attraction? NO! Or as Qbert would say “#: >@^*)-!”
Tarzan: Let me ask you a question: how many Disney movie releases have you missed? Well it turns out for me there are three (that I can think of ) or maybe four, or five. I have never seen The Black Calderon, Hercules, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, and Tarzan (sorry but I was busy at the time). So last week I picked up “Tarzan – Special Edition” at Costco because of two good reasons, one is I have never seen it, and two, I got $9.00 off my theater ticket to see “Wreck-it Ralph.” Cool! Now about the movie. I really liked it! It was funny, it had passion, and it was exciting! The treatment of Tarzan as a youth was really well done and when done, I felt connected to his Gorilla family. He had funny and loyal friends, the music was great, and the bad guy was bad, but not horrible. A fun movie for all and worthy as a Disney classic! If you have missed it, go out and buy it while it is still available.