I’ve been collecting a bunch of small fragments of ideas about various movies and books. Figured I’d put them up here.
- set some ideas up about teamwork
- complete setting
- simple story
- half constructed metaphors
- schizophrenic themes
- So surreal one couldn’t connect
- screaming bad guys
- consistent repetitive omnipresent human failure
- plot holes
The Tale of Despereaux
- metaphors seemed to be really awesome and complete
- The “death” mouse and the pit. That whole setting.
- seemed to drop metaphors and themes in mid stride
- Near the end they jump from location to location; this seemed easy, but should have been very hard! (it was much harder earlier)
Emperors New Groove
- Good moral
- Got the serious/goofy mix just right for the genere
- Incredibly quotable
- Dynamic archetypical characters
- Clear plot, convoluted into an interesting story
- Permissive/lying/stupid father figure
- Poorly resolved moral tone?
Batman, Dark Knight
- Believable and powerful villain (Joker)
- No “good” person will kill others
- Contrived choices, fallacy of false alternatives
- Godless grasping for a basis of right action
- Dumb idiot villains (Anyone but The Joker)
- Excellent dialog
- “Clean” in action and speech, while still presenting real struggles
- Fantastic yet believable characters
- Continuing confusion over what “evil” really means
- Power of Eros to create Agape ex-nihilo
- Mocking overtones
- uneducated main charcter (makes exposition easy)
- Main character isn’t a jerk, but also isn’t a manly-woman
- Friendly dragons.
- Farmer dragons.
- Generally good dragons. Better than most people even… seriously
- elementary style and vocabulary
- Too much repetition
The Ballad of the White Horse
- Believable “good guys” and “bad guys” who have real thoughts and self-deceits.
- Profound insight into the timeless struggle of right behavior.
- For our God hath blessed creation,
- Calling it good. I know
- What spirit with whom you blindly band
- Hath blessed destruction with his hand;
- Yet by God’s death the stars shall stand
- And the small apples grow.
- Usually too high-minded to grip the heart
- difficult to follow but with exceptional concentration.