Netflix is entering 2024 with the hopes of at least one of their animated films striking critical gold like last year's Nimona. First up? Orion and the Dark, a film about a boy called Orion, and his greatest fear which revolves around the darkness. However, when his ultimate fear takes a tangible form and pays a visit, Dark takes Orion on a thrilling global roller-coaster journey, aiming to demonstrate that there is no reason to fear the night. So did Netflix knock it out the of park on their first try? Or was this better left in the dark? Here's the review roundup:
Illumination is already flying pretty high this year largely in thanks to their massive box office hit The Super Mario Bros. Now, they look to close out 2023 above the clouds with their Christmas cinematic release Migration. But, did this bird soared with critics? Or did it crash and burned? Here's the review roundup:
As great as the original Chicken Run was, it didn't exactly received the tremendous love that it deserved (at least in comparison with Wallace and Gromit). It actually took tv reruns in the subsequent years for it to finally achieved cult status and that perhaps explains why we have to wait twenty-three years for a sequel. The Dawn of the Nugget is finally here...does it do the Chicken Run name justice? Here's the review roundup:
Despite celebrating its monumental 100th year of existence, all is not well at the house of mouse. Disney has faced setbacks, including box office flops, lawsuits, and challenges within its once unbeatable cash cow, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Even the usually reliable Disney Animation department has hit a rough patch, with films like Elemental and Wish failing to set the world ablaze. As we reflect on the challenges of the past year, the question arises: can Disney Animation bounce back in 2024?
With the likes of Encanto and Coco, Disney is no stranger to taking us on grand emotional rollercoasters during Thanksgiving, but dropped the ball with last year's Strange World. This time Wish is in the big holiday spotlight, but is it a return to form for Disney? Or are movie goers better off wishing for another film? Here's the review roundup:
Ok...honest time...I absolutely hated the previous 2 Troll movies. I believed that despite skewing to the younger audience with a peppering of popular music here and there, I never held back my punches in my own critical analysis. But get this... major film critics agrees with me (a rarity...trust me) as they bestowed low scores after low scores on Rotten Tomatoes. But clearly...these films have an audience that keeps buying tickets as somehow we arrive at a 3rd film. Is it third time the charm? Here's Troll Band Together Review Roundup:
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.