Disney Deaths And The Undead

The Disney Death: A symptom of dying, appearing to die, or almost dying, but miraculously returning to life just in time for a happy ending. (For more, see this article from TV Tropes). The Disney Death is designed to tug at our heart strings, to bring tears and tension as the climax approaches the denouement. My…

Captain America: Metal Gear Soldier (A Review)

First, Captain America: Winter Soldier is a great spy movie disguised as a super-hero film. While I was watching it, one of my first thoughts was, “When did we get to Metal Gear Solid?” [For those unfamiliar, Metar Gear Solid is a ridiculous but awesome spy game franchise.] Jumping out of a helicopter-like vehicle? Check. [BRIEF…

Five Sequels From Past Centuries

Well, we started with a few spin-offs off the original line, but then I think we got a bit excited. It’s all right. We’ll just call this the Two Train Special. Folks’ll pay all the same. Sequels and franchises have already taken over much of Hollywood, and now the web is spreading as spin-offs and…