I spent the afternoon with a friend at the cinema yesterday and I’m going to write about it because we went to see Moana and I need to fangirl about it.
I was a 90s kid and as such grew up during the time where (in my opinion) the best Disney movies were released. Seriously from 1990 to 2000 Disney Animation made 12 movies including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan and The Emperors New Groove. The problem with that being when I think of Disney movies I now think of the old 2D animation style ones. I liked the 3D animated ones (Wreck-It-Ralph and Tangled being my favourites) but it’s not the same.
Moana wasn’t much different to those other 3D movies but it had a feel about it. The character of Moana felt like a real person instead of being some sort of fancy princess. She made mistake and learned from them. She didn’t have a talking side kick (seriously a bonus to me). The whole movie was doing what Disney does best but at the same time making fun of itself (I quite enjoyed Maui’s little “I thought you were going to start singing).
The music was fantastic. I actually had You’re Welcome stuck in my head for over a week before even seeing the film. I’m so pleased to see Lin Manuel Miranda go on from Hamilton to work on these big projects and be totally awesome at it. My only thing is that parts of the story felt similar to Brave, in that it’s about a girl not wanting to do what her father says and trying something else instead. But I don’t know if thats a Disney thing or a teenager thing. Maybe both.
We ended up at Nippon Kitchen for a late lunch. I had never been there before but I’m quite a big fan of Asian food. We both got Bento Boxes (he got vegetarian and I got chicken) in that you had curry, goyoza, sushi, miso soup and a few other things. It was a nice way to try a few different styles of food. Though I would say it was quite expensive, £12.50 per box.
After we had a little walk through the Christmas Market in George Square. Which despite the lights and the music did not feel very Christmassy because it was 15 degrees in Glasgow today. Seriously what the heck is going on with the weather just now. This global warming thing must be real.