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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-07-14 06:43 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-07-14 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I dislike Pixar movies too. They feel too engineered, like too many cooks in the kitchen all adding the ingredients that have been proven to create a feel good story. Seems good in theory but it lacks the heart of a story coming from the heart of one or two people. I also feel like they force us to love their characters rather than let it happen naturally, either through maudlin backstories or giving the character adorable, childlike qualities. Pixar movies are just terribly artificial to me.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-14 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly that could be said for the majority of family animated movies in the west these days. They have a very specific formula that almost all the major studios follow, and whenever they try to stray from the formula they end up messing up majorly.

A few studios break the mold a bit, but Disney/Pixar are extremely guilty of the manufactured movie.
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[personal profile] morieris 2017-07-15 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
I like some of them but MTE about this.

ESPECIALLY Inside Out, which everyone ADORES.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah I felt the same way about Inside Out. The whole movie felt really engineered and artificial, and the attempts at emotional manipulation were very transparent. Also for a movie about emotions and the inner workings of the human mind they took pretty much the laziest, most unimaginative route with the characters.

I absolutely loved Up though, which has been accused of the same sort of thing.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
I saw a cut of Inside Out that was just the IRL family parts. And it was short and concise and more interesting to me than the Feelings parts. But it also wasn't much of a story. "Engineered" is definitely an apt description of Inside Out.

I kind of hated the full film. If it helps small children understand and articulate their emotions, I guess that's some value, but I did not have an enjoyable viewing experience of it.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I've never been able to rewatch because the Lol sexist tropes are SO FUNNY family parts just bug the everyloving crap out of me.

Ha ha he's a dad so he has men inside and he doesn't listen and he likes BEER and FOOTBALL and *manly interest #32 not found*! And she's a woman so she likes ROMANCE NOVELS and GIRL THINGS and BEING A MOM.

She's bringing home a dude to date, lets act like the most stereotypical sitcom dad ever! SO FUNNY!
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[personal profile] morieris 2017-07-15 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it's so stereotyped and boring and people just ate it up.
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[personal profile] feotakahari 2017-07-15 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
I would say Toy Story and Ratatouille don't fit this description as well as Up or Inside Out, which OP liked.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 01:14 am (UTC)(link)

To each their own but I despised Ratatouille. We had a bad start with them comparing dumpster diving to stealing :P. As someone who was homeless and subsisting on dumpster dived food at the time of watching it, I would have turned if off then and there if my friends hadn't insisted on watching it.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Did they compare dumpster diving and stealing? I thought the problem at the beginning was that Remy wasn't content with dumpster dived food, he wanted to break into homes and take fresh ingredients -- and that was the theft.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-15 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
No, I'm pretty sure he called what they were doing in the beginning stealing.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-14 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
If you liked Up and Inside Out you'd probably like WALL-E, OP. It's got a sheen of melancholy.

To me, Cars is much more at the Toy Story end of the spectrum.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-14 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Pixar movies feel like they are wriiten by committee. The credits for nearly all of them show they are approved by more people then the people who actually do the meat of the work. That has to affect the final product.
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[personal profile] ketita 2017-07-14 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
While I do like many Pixar movies, I do feel like some of them have a sort of... obvious emotional manipulation. As if the creators are sitting back smugly, knowing already that they'll tear-jerk the audience.
Like that short with the sheriff in the Old West and the pocketwatch. There was something too obvious about it for me to really feel it.

There's nothing wrong with not liking Pixar.

(Anonymous) 2017-07-14 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
This. It worked for UP, but most of them are too blatant and very paint-by-numbers.