Hercules (Ron Clements and John Musker, 1997)
Can I have that time back?
I love that FLY always complains about the way that The Incredibles is stylized, but never mentions that this is stylized, and nowhere near as well. I don't know that there is a single sequence in this I would call beautiful, or well-animated, or visually engaging. The voice acting is pretty awful all round. Structurally, its pretty messy. The character development is all over the place as well.
The music is never better than slightly above average, except for the song Meg gets to sing, which I liked a bit. But I suppose that makes sense, cause Meg is the best thing about the film.
Were Greek people offended when this came out? Because it pretty much mauls their rich cultural history and history of story telling, theatre, and deep, influential philosophy and mashes it together with American Mall Culture of the mid-90s. And maybe I shouldn't expect them to keep the mythology intact, but I think it would've had to have resulted in a better film.
I liked the Muses in theory, but the way they kept singing "And that's the Gospel truth" in the beginning annoyed me. It's pre New Testament times, people. No Gospels yet. I understand they're singing Gospel style music, but - who cares? Nothing else in the film is at all consistent, so I guess I shouldn't expect this to be.
Yeah. It's nowhere near as good as I remembered. It's also never really that engaging. It feels far longer than 90 minutes. At times Jeanne Dielman is more engaging.