I have to admit that I wasn’t really looking forward to the latest from Pixar Studios but the movie geek in me decided to take a chance on it and see for myself. Let me just say that this movie is one of the best of the year and also one of the top 5 best Pixar films to date. This movie surprised me so much on how innovative, creative, and unique it is compared to the rest of the library of films Disney and Pixar have come out with.
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The story of a little boy named Miguel who is looking for a way to follow his passion for music in a family that despises music and musicians. His quest in performing in a talent show behind his families back it transports him to the Land of the dead on Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Watching this film, you will discover the wonderful world of the land of the dead and see what its like to be on the other side of the bridge between the living and the dead.
So for this week’s Throwback Thursday movie edition, I am revisiting the popular movie Mean Girls. Back then I remember people all around me couldn’t stop talking about Tina Fey’s screenplay debut onto the big screen. This movie provided so many teens and probably some adults with ways to “read” or get revenge on those who have wronged them. Day after day I would hear friends quote this movie from its catchy and memorable quotes. This was also a look at how High Schools have changed since the John Hughes days of High School. Mean Girls brought it with its witty insults and in your face harsh truths. Backstabbing and two-face friends went hand in hand in this teen comedy in 2004.
“What is Fetch?”
So in the spirit of the movie, this is my harsh truth regarding the movie: I saw this movie one time in theatre and walked out thinking, “It was okay.” Yes, there is actually someone out there that didn’t praise the movie Mean Girls like the majority. When I tell certain people on how I didn’t favor this movie that much, they were just as confused as someone saying they don’t like Beyoncé. They didn’t get it and were prepared to crucified for saying it out loud. I can’t explain why I didn’t like it. Maybe it was too catty and hateful for me to enjoy it. Maybe I just didn’t understand the humor that was presented to me. Or maybe this movie just isn’t a good movie. Some of you probably want to just stop reading cause I’m full of crap but my fellow followers, you knew what you were getting into. I like and sometimes dislike movies that most people really enjoy. It isn’t on purpose, sometimes it just works out that way. Don’t banish me just yet. Even though my memory of this movie is like a bad taste of a fart in my mouth, I am using this project as a platform to re-watch the movie and see if it has changed my mind. It has been a little over a decade since its release. Let’s see if I’ve matured enough to enjoy this film and pray anyone reading will not put me in their own burn book.