You know when you go back and watch a children’s movie as an adult, and you suddenly understand the content you didn’t grasp as a child, and now you have a whole new perspective on the film? I recently encountered this phenomenon upon rewatching Disney’s Pinocchio. Pinocchio was never one of my favorites of their films. However, it is a favorite of my youngest brother and my own son. Thus, the past couple weeks I’ve been watching Pinocchio with them. And I must say, my neutral opinion on the story is no more. I am more than perplexed by that movie.
In fact, I detest the film so much so that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.
Continue reading “In Which a Puppet Sends Our Heroine to the Brink of Insanity”
I know it’s Wednesday (at least where I’m at), which typically equates to a book review. Incredulously, I haven’t finished a book since my last post, which is not good because I have deadlines coming up on May 1st for some ARCs, leaving 9 days to start and finish them. Continue reading “The Jungle Book Adaptation Review”
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullmanis a fantasy, steampunk novel in a theocratic society. Each person is accompanied by an animal companion called a daemon, which is essentially a physical representation of the person’s soul. These animals talk and eventually take a permanent shape. The story follows Lyra, a 12-year-old orphan who has grown up at Oxford College. Children all over England have begun to disappear. Lyra ends up going on an epic journey to find these children, befriends an armored polar bear, and becomes the wielder of the Golden Compass. Continue reading “Reading Wednesday: The Golden Compass + Film”
Publishers and Hollywood are scrambling to find the next big YA trend. We had magic schools with the success of Harry Potter. The rise of vampires after Twilight. The takeover of dystopia with The Hunger Games, which paved the way for Divergent. But now we’re all growing weary of the totalitarian-themed fiction and all the B and C class knocks offs. Continue reading “The 5th Wave: Book vs Film Review”