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Worst to Best Animated Films of 2016
The best way to describe the year of 2016 is a complete opposite of 2013, where 2013 is a really weak year for Animated Films despite having both Despicable Me 2 and Frozen and being the only year of the 2010s that doesn’t  have any film that I considered amazing, it is a really awesome year TV Animation for releasing Steven Universe, Rick and Morty, and Wander Over Yonder, despite the fact that it is the same year where early Uncle Grandpa, Rocket Monkeys, and the ever infamous Teen Titans Go came out. 2016 is a completely different and opposite story. In TV while it had release The Loud House, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Milo Murphy’s Law, most cartoons that had been released in 2016 are rather unimpressive. In Animated Films however, despite having some major flaws and terrible films, it is a paradise for it delivered 6 animated films that I considered amazing, which is more than any other year of the decade so far, some films that don’t show any promise t
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Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree (Movie Review)
What seems to becoming a tradition every year, a brand new Equestria Girls film comes out and I always looking forward to them. The fandom might have a bit of a mixed reaction to the franchise when it first came out in 2013 but as times past people are slowly accepting it due to the franchise’s ability of making its own identity as an acceptable spinoff and separate entity to it, even though there are some people who still hates this with a burning passion. I myself is a huge fan of this franchise, because not only are they so enjoyable but when given time and the chance, they can make a brand new world for us to explore and possibly tackle some themes that its pony counterpart can’t, and truth be told this movie proves this sentence to be correct.
The Mane 7 alongside Canterlot High travels to Camp Everfree to take a break on all the magical anomalies they’ve experienced in the past. But when magic suddenly becomes present to the camp and tries to wreck everything an
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Well, it time to check the TV and see what's on Cartoon Network.....Teen Titans Go!...again. Alright, let's see what 's on Nickeledeon....Spongebob Squarepants...again. Hub? My Little Pony....Disney Channel...more tweencoms?! Alright, you mave have noticed, but how come networks always seem to air one program nowadays?
Everytime you watch the network, they air on and not just once or twice, almost every day and it's not like these shows are runnig a marathon or anything. While Steven Universe airs once a week, Teen Titans Go airs about 100 times that amount. What to see Avatar: The Last Airbender? Well, good luck going through a whole week of Spongebob to get to it? It's more than likely you hear people saying: "Cartoon Network is out of ideas. "All they is air this show all the time." "Can't they air something different?"
First off, this is not a new thing. Back in day, you'd see episodes on episodes of Rugrats aired constantly on Nickeledeon back in the 90s. Or Powerpuff Girls and De
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This show is about a boy named Danny and his best friend Future Worm, who is a time traveling worm from the future. I didn't think I would like this show, but after watching the first 5 episodes I could genuinely say that it is good. It has creative and interesting story ideas, fun characters, a few good jokes, and original and detailed designs for the creatures and locations. It feels like a mix of Rick and Morty, for its creative stories and original designs for creature and locations, and Sanjay and Craig, for its main characters and humor. I like most of the characters with my favorites being Future Worm, Bug, and Steak Starbolt. I was skeptical about this show at first, but I think it is worth watching for its originality and creativity.
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We Bare Bears Season 2 Scorecard
Here are my complete thoughts on the second season of We Bare Bears. 

Favorite Episodes: Ranger Tabes, The Island, Captain Craboo, Yuri and The Bear and Icy Nights.

Least Favorite Episodes: Rooms and Cellie.
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Smurfs: The Lost Village is the latest film to come out in the franchise based off Peyo's well-known comic book series and it focuses on Smurfette taking on a journey to find a village beyond her boundaries to travel in the forbidden forest in order to find a lost village so she can warn them about the evil wizard Gargamel while also trying to find her role in life.

My expectations for this movie is not that high, to be honest. This movie will definitely be better than those live-action abominations that we've ungratefully received early in the decade, but is it going to be a good movie?  And I can honestly say that this movie is not only better than those abominations but it is also a fun and enjoyable movie.

Let's get the negatives out first. The story of the movie may fit the structure and pacing, it still feels rather safe so it tends to do some cliches that we've already seen before, making the movie a little predictable. It's not done horribly but still, it can make me a little bored at times. Another thing that bothered me are the pop culture references which takes away the investment I've had while watching the movie and turned me off guard a little. And what's a Sony Pictures Animation film without pop songs? They may not be as annoying as the ones that are featured in other films, but they still feel misplaced.

But even if the movie has those issues, this movie is a lot of fun and I was surprised at how much I enjoy it. The animation is easily the film's biggest selling point, the designs of the Smurfs look more appealing it holds the style of Peyo's original illustrations. The designs of both the creatures like the Dragonflies and the places that we go to like the forbidden forest, Gargamel's lair are absolute eye candy. And unlike previous Sony Pictures Animation films, this one has no over exaggerated cartoony style animation. The animation style here fits the aesthetic of the Smurfs comics and since there is no cartoony exaggeration here, it looks just like Storks or Trolls where the cartoony style animation mixes well with human movements. Although the story may be a little by the numbers, it's a story that I find really appealing since this is a film that focuses on giving Smurfette the development that she quite deserves and they execute this story quite well.

The characters are surprisingly likable and have a lot of funny moments. Smurfette herself may have a character arc that is similar to other characters we've seen in the past but since Smurfette is the token girl, it makes sense. Hefty Smurf is also a character that I never thought would enjoy but thanks to the performance of Joe Manganiello and all of his dialog, it made him a character that I would like to see more alongside Brainy Smurf who also turns to be an unexpectedly likable character with Dani Pudi's performance and also Brainy and Hefty's little rivalry. But easily the best character in this film is Clumsy Smurf. Not only his character brings out the best jokes in the movie, but he also has Jack McBrayer as his voice actor. That is exquisite casting, and I would never expect such perfect casting in a Sony Pictures Animation film but it happen and I'm so happy. Although Papa Smurf is not as prominent in here opposing to previous Smurf projects, for the screen time that we did see him he is still a really likable character. And I personally enjoy Gargamel and he acts more like a legitimate threat than the Gargamel in the live-action Smurfs films, especially in the third act. Another thing that I find really impressive here is how they added the new characters in the film and they never change the mythos of the Smurfs. It feels like the new characters really fit the world and they never felt out of place, that is an achievement.

Smurfs: The Lost Village is definitely an improvement over previous Smurfs films we've received earlier in the decade and it also a highly enjoyable movie. It may have some elements that will make it a little predictable and has some issues from the previous Smurfs films but due to the simple yet fitting story, well-done animation, and likable characters, The Lost Village gives the Smurfs franchise justice that it deserves for quite some time. It wasn't as great as The LEGO Batman Movie or Trolls but it is a film that I would watch again if I have the chance. And this is going to be Sony Pictures Animation's calm before the storm because the film after Smurfs is... going to be a bloodbath, is it? Please God, give strength and mercy on my soul...
The movie has the same plot of the original 1991 animated film only done in live-action; it’s about Belle a bibliophilic and beautiful young woman who seeks adventure who sacrifices her freedom in order to free her father from the clutches of the Beast but after staying in his castle she notices that there is a little bit of humanity in him so she tries to befriend him while also trying to bring out his humanity that is still lurking inside him so she can turn him human once again.  

This is a film that I initially have no plans on seeing since this is a live-action film and I only view animated films. However, due to my family thought about seeing the film and this is related to an animated movie, I have no choice but to watch and give my thoughts about it.

Disney’s live-action reboots of their animated films have received big commercial success which is the reason why they keep making these movies despite getting mix reception from both critics and audiences. I’ve seen three of these films which are Alice and Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella; I don’t like Alice that much and both Cinderella and Maleficent are okay despite having some huge flaws. I don’t have plans on seeing last year’s The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon but I do hear some pretty good things about those two. And so this year we are getting a reboot of the Disney Renaissance classic Beauty and Beast and for me, this is by far the hardest one to judge.

Let’s start with the positives first. For positives, most of the actors here did a pretty good job at portraying their respective roles particularly Dan Stevens as The Beast and Kevin Kline as Maurice, they really brought out the best out of these roles and I enjoy them every time they are onscreen. All of the characters are the same as the ones in the 1991 original film, there’s no one that is flanderized and there is no one who’s left behind and even the story is essentially the same. Some of the new renditions of the songs are good they’re not great but they did their job well, and I’m not going to lie the new songs especially Evermore which a song that is sung by The Beast are great I personally enjoy hearing them. The set pieces of the movie look gorgeous and it matches the original film’s sense of wonder and magic especially with some of the special effects.

And now here are my negatives about this movie, I stated that most of the actors did well in portraying their characters and my keyword is most because there is one performance that I feel iffy and that’s Emma Watson’s performance as Belle. She may not be the best choice to portray Belle because there are times that she does fine with her performance, but there are times where I feel like she’s devoid of emotion and those are the times where Belle is singing where instead of Belle I hear Emma Watson struggling on getting the right notes, I may sound harsh but this is my personal opinion if like Emma Watson singing as Belle I’m fine but to me she feels a little out of place. The other thing that bothers me the most is the CGI reincarnations of the inhabitants of the castle look really uncanny and the design of The Beast looks appealing and even more attractive which is ironic because The Beast is supposed to look hideous and terrifying but seeing him in the film he looks more human than a beast. Also to stretch the running time of this movie there are also a lot of filler moments where everything moves at a slow pace.

But in my opionion, they particularly miss one thing about this movie that is important and that is the relationship between Belle and The Beast. Their relationship feels empty and wasn’t quite fleshed out because the movie has a lot of fluff and it sticks to the story structure of the original so much that they forgotten to flesh out the relationship between the two characters and that is the main reason why everyone loves the 1991 original classic, the relationship between Belle and The Beast is well paced and elaborated amazingly, here however they try to do it again but since it sticks to original so much to the point it will reenact everything that we’ve seen before that they will slow down to consume time but those wasted time could use to add material to expand the relationship of these two characters in  a way that we’ve never seen before. It’s fine to stick to the interpretation of the original source but don’t stick to it so much to the point you’ll miss some big opportunities to do things that the original source has never done, what I’m trying to say here is a film adaptation should have a little balance between new material and adapted material from the source and this film has no balance.

The Beauty and The Beast adaptation is a film that fails on some big elements which made the original film a dazzling masterpiece like having a well-structured story, underdeveloped relationship between the main characters and some below average performance and character designs, but is it awful? No. There are things that are commendable about it like most of the acting, the beautiful and faithful set pieces and sceneries and have a pretty good soundtrack. In the end, this film has a lot of good things about it but I can’t deny that there are huge flaws in it.
Bodi is a young Tibetan Mastiff who is expected by his father to become the next guard of the village that is inhabited by Sheep in Snow Mountain to defend it from wolves. But one day Bodi finds a radio that has fallen from an airplane and dreams to be a rock star, and with the blessing of his father he goes to the city to find Angus Scattergood so he can mentor to achieve his dream, while also avoiding the wolves that his father has been fending off for years.

This is a film that left a little impression in me but it didn't stand out that much. I can compare this movie to last year's The Wild Life where it is just a blank slate that has nothing interesting to bring leading it to become a boring experience. The film has two separate plots that are mushed together into one film, but it didn't work as much as the writers have hoped. The first plot is about Bodi going to the city in order to find Angus Scattergood, and the other plot is about wolves plan on taking over the Sheep Village while tracking down Bodi. Combining these two plots together does not work well on paper, and it also does not work in execution even though I can see the effort that the writers put in this movie. It also does not help that the movie have similar elements that we've already seen in previous films before, and putting these elements in the film's narrative does not improve it at all. The use of magic with the use of musical instruments comes from Kubo and the Two Strings, the Sheep Village, the character of Khampa and the 2D animated opening is a lot similar to Kung Fu Panda, the city has a vibe of Zootopia by making a modern city of animals, the villains who are wolves even though they make sense into the film's story because they're attacking a village full of sheep reminds me a lot of the Wolf Pack from Storks, and the idea of singing animals is an element we've seen from Sing. But they combine all of these elements into one convoluted and unorganized mess just to make the basic dreamer story a little more interesting and failing. It also does not help that the characters are either one-dimensional or useless. Bodi is your typical dreamer character who wants to be a musician, Khampa is the parent who disapproves about his son's dream but comes to realize that supporting his son's own dream is better than forcing his own dream on his son to become a reality. And Angus Scattergood is the doubting teacher who doubts Bodi at first but comes to like him at the end. There are other characters like Darma and Germur who are Bodi's friends in the city but they aren't that relevant to the story or that useful. And the wolves here are the Wolf Pack in Storks except all of the humor and enjoyment they provided are gone. But what really makes the movie unengaging is the animation, the animation here very uninspired and it lacks creativity. And the ironic thing is that the opening 2D animated prolog looks more engaging and enjoyable than the actual computer animated movie. For positives,  I will say that some of the voice actings is well done here and the musical score is great, and the characters despite being one-dimensional they are at least not dislikable and the film does make me chuckle a couple of times, it isn't a lot but at least it shows that it has some jokes that made me amuse, despite most of the time the jokes fall flat. Rock Dog is a film that ended being a little better than I originally anticipated but it's not good or okay either, it's a film that I would consider a big meh, but on the bright side this is a film that I would see having people considering it as a guilty pleasure and it was far better than The Wild Life.
Smurfs: The Lost Village is the latest film to come out in the franchise based off Peyo's well-known comic book series and it focuses on Smurfette taking on a journey to find a village beyond her boundaries to travel in the forbidden forest in order to find a lost village so she can warn them about the evil wizard Gargamel while also trying to find her role in life.

My expectations for this movie is not that high, to be honest. This movie will definitely be better than those live-action abominations that we've ungratefully received early in the decade, but is it going to be a good movie?  And I can honestly say that this movie is not only better than those abominations but it is also a fun and enjoyable movie.

Let's get the negatives out first. The story of the movie may fit the structure and pacing, it still feels rather safe so it tends to do some cliches that we've already seen before, making the movie a little predictable. It's not done horribly but still, it can make me a little bored at times. Another thing that bothered me are the pop culture references which takes away the investment I've had while watching the movie and turned me off guard a little. And what's a Sony Pictures Animation film without pop songs? They may not be as annoying as the ones that are featured in other films, but they still feel misplaced.

But even if the movie has those issues, this movie is a lot of fun and I was surprised at how much I enjoy it. The animation is easily the film's biggest selling point, the designs of the Smurfs look more appealing it holds the style of Peyo's original illustrations. The designs of both the creatures like the Dragonflies and the places that we go to like the forbidden forest, Gargamel's lair are absolute eye candy. And unlike previous Sony Pictures Animation films, this one has no over exaggerated cartoony style animation. The animation style here fits the aesthetic of the Smurfs comics and since there is no cartoony exaggeration here, it looks just like Storks or Trolls where the cartoony style animation mixes well with human movements. Although the story may be a little by the numbers, it's a story that I find really appealing since this is a film that focuses on giving Smurfette the development that she quite deserves and they execute this story quite well.

The characters are surprisingly likable and have a lot of funny moments. Smurfette herself may have a character arc that is similar to other characters we've seen in the past but since Smurfette is the token girl, it makes sense. Hefty Smurf is also a character that I never thought would enjoy but thanks to the performance of Joe Manganiello and all of his dialog, it made him a character that I would like to see more alongside Brainy Smurf who also turns to be an unexpectedly likable character with Dani Pudi's performance and also Brainy and Hefty's little rivalry. But easily the best character in this film is Clumsy Smurf. Not only his character brings out the best jokes in the movie, but he also has Jack McBrayer as his voice actor. That is exquisite casting, and I would never expect such perfect casting in a Sony Pictures Animation film but it happen and I'm so happy. Although Papa Smurf is not as prominent in here opposing to previous Smurf projects, for the screen time that we did see him he is still a really likable character. And I personally enjoy Gargamel and he acts more like a legitimate threat than the Gargamel in the live-action Smurfs films, especially in the third act. Another thing that I find really impressive here is how they added the new characters in the film and they never change the mythos of the Smurfs. It feels like the new characters really fit the world and they never felt out of place, that is an achievement.

Smurfs: The Lost Village is definitely an improvement over previous Smurfs films we've received earlier in the decade and it also a highly enjoyable movie. It may have some elements that will make it a little predictable and has some issues from the previous Smurfs films but due to the simple yet fitting story, well-done animation, and likable characters, The Lost Village gives the Smurfs franchise justice that it deserves for quite some time. It wasn't as great as The LEGO Batman Movie or Trolls but it is a film that I would watch again if I have the chance. And this is going to be Sony Pictures Animation's calm before the storm because the film after Smurfs is... going to be a bloodbath, is it? Please God, give strength and mercy on my soul...

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Have u seen "Brawl in the Family"? If u did, what didn't think about the episode?
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Correction: what did you think about the episode?
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Okay so I just saw Brawl in the Family a couple of minutes ago and while the episode is not as bad as everyone says, it is a complete incoherent mess in my opinion. This might become one of those episodes that'll get the triple question mark in my scorecard.
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It's my least favorite ep in the whole series.
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