Before watching Kill la Kill I would have defined the words legendary and epic very differently, but Kill la Kill made such an impression on me that from here on out I will forever be reminded of Kill la Kill when an individual utters those words. From the fantastic animation, complimentary soundtrack, all the way to fantastical scenarios and enduring charm, Kill la Kill is an absolutely phenomenal piece of art from beginning to end.
As college students, most of us appreciate movies. We are also at an age where we like to reminisce about what we sued to love in the past. In recent years, these two things have come together. Disney Pixar studios have started brining back movie franchises that have say dormant for a few years with some pretty significant success.
Dinner and a movie. The perfect date. Sadly, we all know that going out on a college budget can be a difficult task. Especially with the cost of a movie ticket averaging over $8 per ticket. Add that to a $25 plus meal. The night is getting pretty expensive pretty fast.
“Everything is Awesome.” These are the words that will come out of the mouth of about everybody who has seen The LEGO Movie when asked about it. I am here to inform you that that statement is inaccurate. It is NOT awesome. It is NOT a lot of things. For example, it is NOT just for children and it was NOT made for children. It is NOT a generic story with Legos thrown in. It is NOT boring. It is NOT dumb.
Recently, in my Digital Media Seminar class, Professor Deloy Cole showed us an animated version of a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. (You can view that here.) I just want to be clear, as I write this blog, that this sort of movie is not what I'm talking about. Little projects for school or for fun are totally fine. I don't think that even Bill Watterson would have too much of a problem with that. I'm talking more about something like this:
Paul Walker may not have been an A-list actor or even someone at the top of most “favorite actors” lists. However, he put most of his career into a franchise that he helped build and bring to the top. His death was shocking to everyone, even the ones who didn’t pay his movies much attention.