Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mary Poppins

Classic Disney musical doing what Disney musicals do best. It's amazing, rewatching this as an adult, to realize how dark of a story it really is. Between Mary's controlling, manipulative ways to get things the way she deems "right"  and her weird interactions with Bert to the parents' sad relationship and the odd things happening the neighborhood there's definitely a lot in this one that I didn't pick up on as a kid. I still think it drags a little in the middle though. That hasn't changed. (Dick Van Dyke really was gorgeous though, even when he was playing ridiculous cockney caricatures.)

Suffragists. Hey, it's the (former) bride of Frankenstein!

Self-promotion, much?


Animated animal abuse?

This scene is usually around the point where I closed my eyes for a few as a kid.

Dick Van Dyke does double duty.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Just an endless classic. Every choice in this is great and the sum is absolutely more than its parts. I love this movie so much, although The Last Crusade is my favorite this one is a VERY close second. I will The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hadn't happened and I don't want them to make any more, especially not with Harrison because he so clearly doesn't care about these movies anymore (which is fine just stop participating dude!).

Ugh. The sick day movie to end all sick day movies. And I mean that as a high compliment.