‘The Mandalorian’ returns, albeit a little confused

After a wait of about two years and four Disney+ shows later, Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” has returned, once again reuniting viewers with their favorite space western featuring Pedro Pascal. Episode one titled, “The Apostate”, opens with what seems like a flashback but turns out to be bait as the show immediately welcomes the return of Din Djarin and his adorable companion Grogu following their reunion in 2022s “The Book of Boba Fett”. The show swiftly reminds viewers of the main plot of this season. Din …

Disney’s ‘Turning Red’ turns animation into gold

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red is an exciting and fun animation movie telling the familiar story of a young girl coming into puberty. On this journey Mei lee is trying to balance her traditional family life of honoring her ancestors, parents and chores as well as her teenage social life with her friends all to the musical sounds of 4*Town. This dilemma leaves Mei Lee in a constant tug of war between the expectations of her mother, the desires of her friends, and who exactly …

‘Cruella’: A fashionable force of villainy

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson vamp the screen in a female empowering tale of one of Disney’s most famous villains, Cruella De Vil. Directed by Craig Gillespie “Cruella” was released May 28th in theaters as well as Disney+ with premiere access.  Immediately we get a glimpse of a young Cruella, whose name is actually Estella, the alternate personality known as Cruella is established as a side of Estella who just wants to rebel against conformity in style as well as attitude, which doesn’t bode well …

Disney+ wants more moolah for ‘Mulan’

Disney+ has decided to release the movie “Mulan” on their streaming service for members on Sept. 4, 2020. With movie theaters being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney has decided to add a monthly subscription for viewers to see the movie. The monthly subscription is an additional $30 dollars even for audiences who have paid for a membership. Having this additional payment is great for promoting a movie during these tough times in our society.

‘Mulan’ live-action remake leaves audiences confused and alienated

A live-action remake of Disney’s 1998 animated film “Mulan” premiered on Disney+ on September 4, and will be available for standard Disney+ subscribers on December 4. The main message from “Mulan” is to embrace oneself and to not be what others want you to become. However, the live action film manages to make the audience feel even more confused and alienated than before.