^ I kinda like it for that unresolved aspect. I normally don't, I'm with you right there, but I do think it's a fun/depressing look at popular media too and how it can fuck perspectives up.Inside Out!
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
It's cute, but...hell, even somewhat formulaic for Pixar. It is super sweet and very creative, Pixar is totally masters of the craft in this department with really ringing out all ideas and being knowledgable about the topic they work with, so there's a ton of TLC put into the world they fashion.
But don't be fooled --- it may star a girl and her core innermost emotions (joy, sadness, disgust, anger, and fear), but this boils down way too hard on being an opposites attract "buddy flick" between Joy and Sadness working out their differences while trying to reunite with the main group; basically something the three Toy Story
flicks have already done. The core problem is incredibly realistic, and I can imagine this story really impacting someone who has moved cities in their lifetime; there's a ton of small details in the main girl's life the works on many levels. And despite the hard focus on the five emotions working out these 'feelings' during a big move, the family is well developed and aren't just peripheral to the plot.
I think the film is a lot of fun and very interesting on an emotional level (in fact I doubt it'll resonate with children as much as it will with adults). And while I think it's a very good film, I can't say any part of it necessarily made my jaw drop with any of the action or any of the comedy (of course, to be fair, Up and Wall-e set a really high bar for that in comparison). It felt more like a creative exploration to a very real and difficult part of growing up, a think piece that works more than being this big huge thrilling experience.Cinderella
I'm happy to say it's better than that crapfest called Maleficent. It's good too; but the comparison has to be made: It's not as good as the 1950 animated version, basically it's a tawdry retelling of it complete with a more glamorous dress and Helena Bonham Carter acting like Helena Bonham Carter. It's nice that these adaption try at more of a backstory than the original Disney versions ever intended (The Prince actually has a name and is more than just eye-candy), but oddly they seem to be even cheesier than their musical originals.
What the worst thing has to be however is that the stakes just weren't the same
Lady Tremaine in the film was absolutely frightening, devious, and you were scared what she would do every time she showed on screen because she was that much of a bitch to Cinderella. Cate Blanchet does a fine job but is not nearly written to be anywhere near as menacing.https://youtu.be/I6SdCDpvTnw
I mean, WATCH THIS SCENE. It's fast, it's cruel, it takes Cinderella from being the belle of the ball and humiliating her as they rip her dress to rags, the poor girl runs off crying after.
In 2015 Cinderella, I kid you not, Lady Tremaine rips a small part of the top of Ella's dress... and that's about it.
Anyways, watch this movie for your little cousin, niece, or daughter. It's for them, not us grouchy adults. :P
Fun fact is that this seems to be a fun reunion of sorts: Two of the main girls are from Downton Abbey, two of the main guys were in Game of Thrones (lol,I said "were"), and director Kenneth Branagh got to work with Helena Bonham Carter again. That's pretty cool I guess.
EDIT: Here's an anime version of the story spoken in Arabic. https://youtu.be/0ox308ziFM4