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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Ben » February 8th, 2020, 7:41 am

I’m as surprised as anyone, since I only just about liked the first and hated the second one. But Martin Short is heartbreaking in it, it has some amazingly directed action sequences, and the humour is actually smart-funny, as opposed to being just smart-alecky funny. And the rendering still stands up from the time. End of the day, looking back on the list, I just had a great time with that film and although I’ve only seen it maybe twice since it first came out, it sticks in my mind as being a real good time.

(And it’s better than MU) :P

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Randall » February 8th, 2020, 9:45 am

M3 would seem to be the outlier in that list.

M3 over HTTYD. Interesting. ;)

I did enjoy M3, actually, and do approve of all Ben's other top 10 choices too.

From his top 15: Still not feeling Storks, though. And Toy Story 4 over 3? Hm. Interesting.

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Ben » February 8th, 2020, 10:10 am

Storks was just a crazy film, as was Trolls, actually, both were just good time movies, but ultimately had little substance. The Dragons were good, but the series was one of diminishing returns and, without really seeing the new one too many times, kind of muddied my memory of that one too. M3 stuck with me more probably precisely because I wasn’t so crazy about the first two!

TS4..yes, three was a perfect series capper, but it basically replayed so many — too many — "best of" elements from the first two. The first opened with a western play scene, the second opened with a sci-fi play scene, so the third opens with a western-sci-fi play scene. Lotso is largely the prospector again. Their backstory, sans a sad song, is tonally the same as Jessie's. And we get a giant conveyor belt again. So, for me, TS3 is a re-run of past glories, topped off by two awesome endings (the look of the toys' faces in the incinerator, Andy saying goodbye). That TS4 could actually be worth making, and watching, at all, makes it a great surprise, and that it went so far off in mostly new directions puts it ahead of the repeatable third. Making us question the whole conceit of the entire world itself, and paying off Woody's story for the lead character's actual sake and not just a nice bow-tie for the audience — but improbably ending up doing both — easily makes it a better series capper than what we would have been left with had the third been the last film. And it looks freaking amazing!

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Randall » February 8th, 2020, 3:02 pm

Well, I cannot fault your reasoning. The rest is a matter of personal taste.

I feel with Storks like Ben feels with Cars. I just couldn't get into the whole concept. Just seemed weird and didn't work for me.

I did not enjoy Toy Story 4 so much. Breaking up the band made sense story-wise, but I need a TS5 now to show a reunion. :)

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by James » February 12th, 2020, 12:06 am

The results are in! Check out what YOU chose as the top 25 animated movies of the decade in AV’s Best of the 2010s!

https://animatedviews.com/2020/the-best-of-the-2010s/

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Randall » February 12th, 2020, 12:29 am

Interesting!

Neat to see the #1 pick NOT be Oscar nominated! That's crazy!

Brave is on the list? Blech. But, to each his/her own. ;)

Nice to see Ghibli, Laika and Cartoon Saloon get some love, even they didn't crack my personal Top 10. Those films are all deserving.

The Top 10 are pretty mainstream, but I can't argue with those choices, either.

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Ben » February 12th, 2020, 5:10 am

Give Brave another chance Rand. We ran it for Paddy's day last year and it was much better than I remembered, and I actually wound up really enjoying it. It did almost make my personal choice too, believe it or not!

The top of final list it pretty studio/blockbuster heavy, but then what else are you going to get when it’s a popular vote poll. Like you I was glad to see the independents get mentions at least, but the biggest surprise for me was...Winnie The Pooh!?

Winnie The Pooh.

Seriously, Winnie The Pooh makes this list...

(I won’t continue) ;)

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by James » February 17th, 2020, 1:56 am

As promised, here's the complete list of ranked movies from our Best of the 2010s poll!

1. Tangled
2. Toy Story 3
3. Inside Out
4. How to Train Your Dragon
5. Frozen
6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
7. Zootopia
8. Coco
9. Wreck-It Ralph
10. The Lego Movie
11. Moana
12. Brave
13. Big Hero 6
14. Kung Fu Panda 2	
15. The Adventures Of Tintin
16. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
17. Klaus
18. The Peanuts Movie
19. Toy Story 4
20. Despicable Me
21. How to Train Your Dragon 2
22. Kubo and the Two Strings
23. Winnie The Pooh
24. The Wind Rises
25. Song of the Sea	
26. Rango
27. ParaNorman
28. Frozen II
29. Monsters University
30. Incredibles 2
31. Isle of Dogs
32. Ernest & Celestine
33. Your Name
34. The Red Turtle
35. Rise of the Guardians
36. Arthur Christmas
37. Sing
38. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
39. Finding Dory
40. From Up on Poppy Hill
41. Rio
42. Megamind
43. Missing Link
44. Cars 2
45. Shaun the Sheep Movie
46. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
47. I Lost My Body
48. The Breadwinner
49. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
50. Minions
51. The Secret World Of Arrietty
52. The Good Dinosaur
53. The Lego Batman Movie
54. Frankenweenie
55. It's Such a Beautiful Day (WI)
56. Epic
57. Hotel Transylvania
58. Shrek Forever After
59. The Book Of Life
60. My Life as a Zucchini
61. The Lorax
62. The Grinch
63. Trolls
64. When Marnie Was There
65. Teen Titans Go To The Movies
66. The Secret Life of Pets
67. The Illusionist	
68. Ralph Breaks the Internet
69. Mary And The Witch's Flower
70. Cars 3
71. Anomalisa
72. Storks
73. A Cat in Paris
74. Despicable Me 2	
75. Loving Vincent
76. The Pirates! Band of Misfits
77. The Croods
78. The Boxtrolls
79. Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart
80. Hotel Transylvania 2
81. Puss in Boots
82. Boy and the World
    A Silent Voice (WI)
84. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (WI)
85. My Little Pony The Movie
86. April And The Extraordinary World
    Ice Age: Continental Drift
88. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
89. Free Birds
90. Rio 2
91. Chico & Rita
92. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    The Angry Birds Movie
94. Despicable Me 3
95. Ferdinand
96. Gnomeo & Juliet
97. The Boss Baby
    Colorful (WI)
    Home
100. Kung Fu Panda 3
101. Spies in Disguise (WI)
102. Mirai
103. The Little Prince (WI)

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by James » February 17th, 2020, 2:04 am

Just rewatched MU today to see if I was really so wrong about it. Nope! It's actually better than I remembered and maybe even one of the best unplanned prequel movies I've ever seen! If you get a chance I'd urge you to definitely give it another chance.

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Daniel » February 17th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Look at all the movies Winnie the Pooh outranked. I just can't...

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Randall » February 17th, 2020, 2:57 pm

I was still stuck on Brave. Wow, who knew it had its fans.

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by James » February 17th, 2020, 3:20 pm

Brave was the highest ranked movie that got zero first place votes. It did, however, have the second most third place votes which propelled it so high.

Similarly, only five movies had more second place votes than Winnie the Pooh. (In fact Pooh had more second place votes than Brave!)

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Re: Best of the 2010s Poll

Post by Ben » February 17th, 2020, 7:42 pm

(cough)Anomalisa beat Storks(cough, cough) ;) ;) ;)

But MU beat Mad 3, so all is okay. Surprising what got pretty highly ranked, though.

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