Encanto, the latest animated movie from Disney/Pixar, is a masterpiece of visuals, voice acting, musical numbers, and storytelling. This movie managed to capture the true essence of family expectations, intergenerational trauma, and hidden pressure in this movie. Using superpowers, the Madrigal family helps the community living in their sanctuary (Encanto) but they have to wrestle with the responsibilities that come with that. At the heart … Continue reading HOW ENCANTO TREATS SUPERPOWERS AND THE SUPERPOWERED
Based on the Dark Horse comic book line created by Gerard Way, the Umbrella Academy focuses on a dysfunctional family of heroes who must put aside their differences and save the world. The original comics contained very different material from what would be typically seen from other comics. The Netflix adaptation made some changes to those genre-defying norms to create a more grounded show. But … Continue reading THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: WHAT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL?