Bill1978 wrote:So about those lesbians...yes? No?
Answer, after examining the film: No.
It's a sudden public disturbance after Hank, the "septopus", and Dory use a stroller to make a break for it, and since we're not even sure it's the two females' stroller, in the frenzy, it looks more like grown mother-and-daughter.
Oh, and they don't "walk off hand in hand" (where the heck did that come from?--No, don't tell me, I can guess), the short-haired one quickly hustles the other one out of shot by the arm in a "Just walk away, we didn't see anything!" panic.
So....another bit of wishful-thinking bites the dust.
LotsoA113 wrote:It'd be cool if they were since mainstream American feature film animation (ParaNorman and the teaser trailer for The Boxtrolls not withstanding) is well over due for LGBTQA representation.
(I dunno--Just watched Disney's "The Reluctant Dragon" over the weekend, and the title character was
a bit jawdropping for his day...And what's the "A" now, no, seriously?)
As for the movie itself:
, and while it wasn't AS bad as Cars 2, I found myself not liking it for one of the exact same
Lightning and Mater were a good duo in the first Cars, since Lightning was caught in the grim frustration of being surrounded by his problem, and Mater's friendly, cheery dimness lightened him up and frustrated him at the same time. In Cars 2, it was all about Mater, and with no one else to lighten up, that left only the "frustrating" part, and it got old FAST.
I remember seeing Dory's bad memory gag in the first Nemo teaser, and thinking, "Lord, will we have to put up with this
for a year?..."--But she worked so well as a cheery, optimistic foil to Marlon's neurotic pessimism, it was just what he needed, while also being pure unstoppable frustration to him at the same time, and we all liked her for it.
And as it turns out, the only really appealing scenes are when she's back with nervous, pessimistic Marlon again--and providing those impulsive attention-deficited inspirations that help him out--and when she's by herself, she's just a pathetic brain-damaged babbler.
Except that, like Mater in Cars 2 ("Y'mean, everyone thinks I'm an idiot?
"), it's hard to develop pathos for a character who lives
to frustrate the hero without trying, and who suddenly realizes the reason he or she frustrates everyone around them.
Oh, and that's the other thing: Here, Dory's bad memory is treated like some kind of "medical condition" from childhood, like we're watching a Disability-of-the-Week movie on Lifetime.
Now, maybe I'm misinterpreting, but I was always under the impression that the joke about Dory's bad memory in the first movie was that ALL fish have rather short term memories...Which is why you wouldn't give complex instructions to a goldfish, as by the time you told it step 3, it had already forgotten step 1.
I admire that Pixar still twists their sequels even when they "have" to make them, but it seemed like they grabbed all the Dory fandom and running jokes from the first movie (and gave her a whale to "speak whale" to) without really understanding the context of what made them unexpectedly work in the first place. Or guess they just forgot.