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A company like Pixar really needs no introduction. For almost 25 years they've been making not just some of the best animated movies
but some of the best movies in general they've given us characters that resonate on nearly every level whether
emotionally or intellectually and
Even looking back now with the 29 year old adult I can still feel a sense of wonder and mystery about the world that we
All had when we were kids . This is what made pixar movies so magical. Watching the original toy story as a kid
I enjoyed it because you know it was about a kid who played with toys
[and] know what happens when you're not around
[I] mean every kid who watches toy story goes home and tries to catch their toys moving when they think the coast is clear [at]
My age now toy story is more of an allegory for the life
I left behind the world I can never go back
[I] used to relate to Andy the little kid who lost his favorite toys
But now I see myself as the adult who gave up on Jessie. Lots of what makes pixar movie stand out from pretty much
everything else and how you can watch them at really any point in your life
And it's almost like you see a different movie. The multi-layered complex characters
and story are what propelled these movies from just good movies into timeless classics, so
What happened recently we've had cars, cars 2, brave, the good dinosaur and now cars three
movies that are soulless and lifeless with
one-dimensional characters and the Cookie cutter stories that the old
Pixar would have never had the audacity to tell I mean looking on the internet. It's obvious
I'm not the only one who feels this way
But what exactly made the old pixar so good and this new pixar so bland? Well to illustrate my point
let's take a quick look at toy story. What happens when you go to school and leave your toys by themselves?
That's the main plot certainly interesting in its own, right?
But that's just the tip of the iceberg you see in toy story the fact that their toys isn't just some style choice to appeal
To kids or whatever the fact that these characters are toys drives the entire story
There are humans and animals in this world as well
So we get to see how these toys interact with the world around them. The story could only work with toys
being toys in fact
it's because they're toys that the story has the emotional impact it does. You see firsthand how the toys are affected by the actions of
people. The scene where we learned Jesse's Backstory in toy story 2 is immediately relatable to anyone. We've all had that friend or
[girlfriend-boyfriend] or someone who loved us until one day
they just didn't anymore. We've all been through [it]. Now compare this to the cars franchise right from the beginning,
[there's] no people in this world just cars.
But everything else in the world is exactly the same. Lightning mcQueen is a fish out of water who undergoes exactly zero character development.
He's the same person at the beginning of the movie as he is at the end
Which is completely insufferable and kind of obnoxious the fact that they are cars means absolutely nothing to the story
They could have just as easily been people driving cars or people riding horses playing chess
None of the world-building means anything in these movies. This is even more true [in] cars [-] which unsurprisingly is Pixars
lowest reviewed movie ever this trend continues in Pixar's recent the good dinosaur
Well the movie is no doubt pixar's [best-looking] movie sort of it also has I think the least interesting story
first of all in a world as hyper realistic as the one in good dinosaur
why do the actual dinosaurs themselves look like they were drawn by a five-year-old on [bath] [salts], but that aside the story is just
Incoherent it's bland again
We have this world that's only comprised of dinosaurs or rather we have just one random family of dinosaurs
And how they do completely human things for really no particular reason just like with cars the fact that the movie is about
Dinosaurs means nothing it's not about what the modern world would look like if dinosaurs didn't go extinct
it's just what if this random hillbilly family looked like dinosaurs for some reason this movie could have been done with anything else or
Anyone Else and it would have been the exact same movie now along with the same idea [you] have brave
To be fair brave is not really a bad movie
It's cute and fun and all that but it's not pixar really. It's kind of the beta version of frozen in a way
I mean how [many] movies have you seen about a spunky?
Hot-headed princess who doesn't quite fit in and dreams of a bigger life or whatever? It's rope it's cookie cutter filler
That's not bad
but it's really not particularly good either now compare this to my personal favorite pixar movie "up" right from the beginning the
Notorious first 10 minutes the movie grabs you and never lets go you learn right away
Why this crotchety old man is the way he is we understand that behind this scowl
There's just a little boy who wants to go on an adventure?
The relationship between carl and Russell is equally as heartbreaking as it is uplifting
Russell represents the boy that carl could never be and also the son he could never have the duality of the story the multi-layered
Relationships between the characters [makes] a story that is certainly fun and entertaining for kids
I mean you know the idea of an old man flying into the air with balloons
That's pretty [hilarious]
But watching it as an adult you see your own life in some way or another
In Carl. how many of us have given up on a dream or let fires die that maybe we should have stoked just a little bit
More how many times do we look back and think oh?
I wish I could have done this or I should have done that this is the big difference [between] the old
Pixar and the new one pixar movies used to be timeless and movies like inside-out have proven that there's still some magic left
But over the last several years we've just been getting regular straight kids movies, no multi-layered stories
No emotional journey that parallels our own lives no moments that make you stop and think and reevaluate yourself nothing now
I hate to be overly cynical but it really does feel [like] just some quick cash grabs
Pixar is famous for their 23 rules of storytelling, but I guess they just forgot them or something
but that being said
Whatever path pixar ultimately decides to take will always have the toy stories the ups the [Wally's] the movies that you [can] go back [to]
At any age and experience a time when the pixar name really meant something
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What happened to Pixar?

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Stella published on October 1, 2019
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