This is one of the finer movies that I have seen to depict both dystopia and utopia all in the same film. You have both young and old, representing both and you see what happens when you feed the wrong wolf. That is something from the movie. It is making the point that is you feed the negative, all you will get is the negative but if you have a positive outlook then anything is possible, allowing you to see your dreams come true.
I found that the acting was both fun and frivolous and just a joy to watch. It has a high caliber cast and just with most Disney films a rollercoaster of highs and lows that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Since the film has already been reviewed by my wife, link below, I will not get into the specifics of the film right here. What I will tell you is that after watching this film you will want to watch it again. It is a film that the whole family can enjoy over and over again. Read more...(270 words, 164 images, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
The film is full of cool looking special effects but the charm and wonder that we saw in the first three films are just not there in this film that takes us back to Halloweentown. Even though all the characters from the first three are mentioned you really don’t see all that much of them and don’t even see Sophie at all, just hear that she is dimension hopping with her grandmother Aggie or Agatha Cromwell as she is knowing in Halloweentown. The movie feels more forced without a normal flow that you would expect from a family movie even one that deals with magic and Halloween. Read more...(732 words, 77 images, estimated 2:56 mins reading time)
Today is the bog holiday where everyone in the world wants to be Irish, or at least help them celebrate. We’ve been doing this all week here at Musings, and today we bring you a Disney classic, Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Darby O’Gill (Albert Sharpe) is an old lazy layabout who loves nothing more that to tell stories about the Little People as he sips on his stout down at the pub in his little town. There is a mountain just outside the town, Knocknasheega, which is said not only to be haunted by bain sidhe, but under the mountain is the home of the leprechauns. Darby is a caretaker for Lord Fitzpatrick, a kind, but firm landowner, who is wanting to hire a younger caretaker, Micheal McBride (Sean Connery), to take Darby’s place, due to the fact that Darby is getting on in years, and should retire. Darby and his fun, spirited daughter, Katie (Janet Munro), live in the gatehouse, and it has been their home for over 20 years. Darby does not want to upset his daughter with the news, and insists that Micheal stay with them at the gatehouse as he has been hired as an “assistant” to Darby. There is also a couple of other who are after Darby’s job, the crass Pony Sugrue (Kieron Moore) and his scheming mother, Sheelah Surgrue (Estelle Winwood), who keeps wanting to match Pony up with Katie. Read more...(636 words, 64 images, estimated 2:33 mins reading time)