Well, I guess I should bring up the tragedy that broke out last night in Paris, France when a soccer game was interrupted by suicide bombers and a concert was shot up by a group of terrorists. A total of 128 people dead and more than 60 hostage situations. Horrible thing we've come to. Nothing is sacred and nowhere is safe. My prayers go out to the French as they struggle to recover from this horrible event. God help all those who lost their friends and family during that horrible event.
The next thing I want to talk about is the trailer for Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur". Brace yourselves kiddies because this isn't going to be nice. So I watched the new trailer where we get to see more parts to the plot with the dinosaur in the film getting separated from his herd and coming in contact with a lost cave boy. Pretty visuals and CG art on a high quality level typical of Pixar films, but from everything else I saw, I've come to the conclusion that Pixar is officially out of ideas. I couldn't keep track of how many blatant rip offs the film showed from both The Land Before Time and Ice Age. A lost young brontosaurus that talks needing to find his way back home(Littlefoot), a prehistoric child being taken back to his family via the aid of prehistoric animals(plot of Ice Age), chased to cliffside by predators threatening to eat the protagonists if they don't fall to their doom first(Sharptooth's first appearance in The Land Before Time), and last but not least, the story of friendship between different species who overcome their differences to reach a common goal(basic plot of both TLBT and IC). Yeah, don't expect the millennium children to recognize or remember any of that, but for those of us who were born in the late 80s and early 90s we remember these things well enough to recognize the ripoffs.
Look, I don't care what other critics and internet personalities have said about Inside Out. I stand my ground when I say that the movie was a polished turd that just played off the emotions of the audience(especially those 16-24 year olds suffering from depression) and attempted to look creative by watering down the actual condition of depression and sending a faulty message. Doug Walker himself even called Pixar out on the film being a blatant ripoff of Osmosis Jones. This isn't inspiration or playing with ideas, its plagiarism from films forgotten by the mainstream memory to make a quick buck because no film after Up has been so emotionally engaging. Pixar look, I love your work, you've made really good films even though I honestly think you hog way too many Oscars, I know you're a part of Disney whose notorious for plagiarism, but I always thought your studio to be the one branch of innocence left in a company that has more or less sold out over the last few decades. You had always been focused on making good, thoughtful films with that were very engaging for the audience rather than making a movie that would make easy cash to rebuild stock and funds for the company shamelessly. But now in your desperation to make another Up or Wall-E, you're resorting to plagiarism from things the new age parents don't remember and what kids today will never know about. This is a disgrace and downright embarrassing for the studio.
To any Pixar fangirls out there reading this, calm the fuck down. This is my opinion and I'm not changing it for any reason. No company should be exempt from plagiarism even if they do have a wall of nostalgia around them. If you want to defend Pixar's creation then go ahead. I'm not going to be convinced to think otherwise about them now. Hopefully Finding Dori and The Incredibles II can make up for this. If not, Pixar is fucked. Personally I've been rooting for Dream Works these last few years since they've actually tried to be original in their work and make films that really appeal to the 9-22 year old demographic that loves these CG animated movies the most. At this rate I think they will be the ones to walk out with an Oscar soon because Pixar is just ruining themselves.