I just finished watching Solo, and well… there’s a character from the prequels that makes a cameo, so maybe that’s why I was thinking about the prequels in general. Anyways… so here’s maybe the second best thing to come out of George Lucas’ second trilogy that chronologically came first.
What the fuh… Taika Waititi… What did you do? Disney is releasing a movie with Hitler in it? Huh?! Fox Searchlight’s Twitter description for this movie reads as follows:
JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
So yeah… this looks maybe awesome? I shouldn’t have watched this a week after Inglorious Bastards as well as the episode I watched today of Glow where they mention genocide… but yay! Fun imaginary Hitler friend!
*sigh* Here is hoping that this movie goes over well? I think it could be amazing?
I, like most people [I hope] know of the poem and the classic 1946 Walt Disney animation known as Cast at The Bat. That video is below… you should see it and be impressed by classic animation that is from one year after the end of World War II.
Now, since everyone should know and have experienced all of that… what if I told you that in 1954… 8 years after that first animation, they continued what I’m dubbing The Bat-universe… no wait… that’s stupid… The Casey universe…. with a sequel.
Casey Bats again… is sort of a feminist short that showcases how toxic-ly masculine Casey is, as life doesn’t just give him what he wants. He ultimately makes lemonade out of lemons though.
While some of the interactions in Casey Bats Again could be seen as sexist in 2019, I believe that in 1954, this short would be rather progressive. Hell… is still could be seen that way today.
I hope the characters from this short somehow appear in Kingdom Hearts: The Next One… featuring Kari. That would be pretty nifty.
Okay… So… That title doesn’t work, and this version of Flounder isn’t even a mermaid in this piece… but whatever. Happy Mer-Monday! Enjoy this doodle I did the other day!
Wreck it Ralph 2 had Sugar Rush’s Vanellope von Schweetz joining the online game Slaughter Race on a permanent basis… basically going turbo which was a big no no in the first game.
Slaughter Race was supposed to be getting an update in their world’s January… and I have a theory that Vanellope is going to get updated into appearing older.
Ralph will spend a good portion of the movie feeling awkward with the older Vanellope. Since her departure from her game, Sugar Rush has started to become less fun without her. Because of this, Mr. Litwak is debating selling the arcade game online… since the character on the side of the game seemingly can not be unlocked.
Vanellope will have to ultimately decide between her old childish life/body and her new more adult life/body.
But hey, that’s just a theory that I have.
I wish that Frozen 2 was about Arendelle going to war with Atlantica. Frozen vs. The Little Mermaid… wouldn’t that be fun to watch?
Maybe they are going to The Kingdom of Corona to see Rapunzel, but who knows? I personally think that there is going to be some sort of lore where there are 4 seasonal beings with Elsa being in charge of Winter, while they go off to see someone who is in charge of Fall… and they have some sort of altercation… but that’s just me.
Yes… Rapunzel would be in charge of Spring… that just goes without saying.
Every time a Kingdom Hearts game has come out, I have been in a drastically different point in my life. When I finally played Kingdom Hearts 2 in High School, it was not brand new… but neither was I. I was 17 or 18 at the time, and a friend had let me borrow their strategy guides for it as well as Final Fantasy X. The game came out in 2002 and whenever I did pick it up, I was very new to Playstation 2 as I had previously had a Gamecube. The game was fun, let you be a merman, and really sold itself as a mash up of Disney meets Final Fantasy. Things were simple then.
My girlfriend played Chain of Memories on the GBA, which I did not own at the time, and I dismissed it as a side game that I was going to skip.
Then Kingdom Hearts 2 came out on 2005
Out of my teens and into my 20’s I started going to Anime conventions as I attempted college. People cosplayed Cloud from both FFVII and the Vincent-ly dressed version of Cloud from Kingdom Hearts. Lots of women dressed up as Sora as well as Riku as they acted very attracted to each other.
Then Kingdom Hearts 2 came out on 2005. I played fighting games such as Guilty Gear X2 and Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 on my PS2 at the college on their big screen old school HD TV EVERY DAY, and that was an amazing time.
I worked at GameStop as both a GA and an SGA and I was there when we launched the game. We did not do a midnight release for it, but I was dressed extra nice as I sold it. I was so *into* the idea of Kingdom Hearts that I did next to nothing else but play that game for 2 days as I beat it. I then beat it a second time on proud mode, which was not that hard, and then… I got that special ending. How would the world know that we would have to wait until 2019 to play Kingdom Hearts III?
I skipped every single handheld game that was a ‘spin off’ of Kingdom Hearts. We never got the final mixes on PS2, but we did get KH Re-Chain of memory which in Japan was bundled with Final Mix… which was upsetting. My attention from Kingdom Hearts really started to waver, but anytime there was something of interest, I’d pop my head back over… similar to how I kept up with Power Rangers, I suppose.
Cosplayers would come on stage claiming to be the Kingdom Hearts III version of Rinoa and Squall, each carrying a Keyblade, and there used to just be so much excitement for III. Then we waited the full 16 years, and in the meantime watched almost every single movie in phase 1-3 of The Marvel Cinematic Universe. WTF?!
Apparently I was supposed to play all of the side games… but once again, I stayed console pure as I dislike handheld experiences. I missed Hunchback and 3 Mouseketeers apparently, but oh well… they would re-hash them in KH3 like 2 did with The Little Mermaid, right? We had the final mixes finally come out, but by then I was not interested enough to even finish the two collections all the way through.
Kingdom Hearts I-III is the story about me growing up. I do not play as many games as I once did. My circle of friends has grown and shrunk, and no one is the same for this video game journey. The idea of love and friendship winning out over anything is just… not as appealing as it once was. I don’t even watch every Disney movie, skipping all Toy Story sequels as well as Big Hero 6 just to name a few. It’s depressing and convoluted as I desperately try to cling to the things and people from my past.
Disney once held so much love in my heart, and now I realize what they are. Also, the Final Fantasy characters are almost all MIA and I’m trapped with the convoluted mess of a story that is Kingdom Hearts… that I largely passed on because all I wanted was a new numbered console game that was a Disney x Final Fantasy cross over.
I will eventually beat Kingdom Hearts, but I keep breaking because I do not want to do this that or the other as I watch so SO SOOOOOOOO many cutscenes that I end up having to take breaks between them.
I get it. Organization XIII is up to no good. Can I please get back to the Disney World that I don’t care about from Disney’s new, anti-2D but pro 3D, renaissance? Please?