The Morning After: Jun. 22, 2015

Welcome to The Morning After, where I share with you what movies I’ve seen over the past week. Below, you will find short reviews of those movies along with a star rating. Full length reviews may come at a later date.

So, here is what I watched this past week:

Inside Out

A psychological look inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl provides the impetus for Pixar’s latest invention Inside Out. With the voice talents of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling, the central emotions are brought to vivid life in one of Pixar’s most inventive efforts in years, one which makes up for most of the weaker efforts of the last few years.

Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust make up the emotional base for Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an happy young girl who’s uprooted from her family home in Minnesota and forced to relocate to San Francisco where she doesn’t know a sole. Sadness begins taking over Riley’s joyful memories eventually leading Joy and Sadness to become lost in Riley’s longterm memories trying to find a way back to the control center to save her from utter collapse.

Pixar’s Brain Trust has finally found itself a story worthy of their imaginations. There have been some issues in recent years with their output, namely an unnecessary crop of sequels, prequels and traditional stories pushing out their creative exuberance that marked their most prolific and exciting period. The strength of the material boosts the film to places we haven’t seen in awhile and it’s exhilarating to see everything back where it should have been at the turn of the 2010s.

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