Friday, 31 July 2015

Film review | Inside out

I'm very excited to be reviewing the new Disney Pixar movie Inside out. I was really excited to go and see this when the trailers came out. I think its a very clever thing for Disney to have done, I think I tackles the subject of emotions really well and is great for children to learn from.
Here's what it says online about the film "Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. Written by Pixar"

I don't want you to come away from this annoyed that there were spoilers, so I wont give away the ending but I need to explain what happens to give a half decent review. For me all of the characters related to people I know. The focus on Riley and her emotions was incredible and I think it does well to teach children that their emotions are completely normal and that its okay to feel angry, sad, scared and everything thing else.
The character I relate most to is sadness, I'm not a really sad person but I think quite negatively about myself, I know I shouldn't but I feel like me and the sadness are quite similar. The story is based on the fact that Riley's core memory's are lost and joy goes to get them with sadness. They gather Riley's core emotions that control the personality islands but they cant get back to headquarters. Its really sad to watch because while joy and sadness are away Riley cant feel happy or sad because only anger, fear and disgust are in control. They do their best to make Riley happy but slowly but surely Riley's personality islands start to break and are lost. Her personality islands are hockey, goofball, friendship, family and honesty. In the end Riley decides to run away and she cant feel any emotion, the last island to be lost is the family island and its truly heart breaking to watching her personality break down.
On the way back to headquarters joy and sadness find Bing Bong, Riley's imaginary friend from when she was little. He is wondering around her long term memory and he says that he's out of a job. I think this is really clever of Disney. He's not needed anymore but he's still in her long term memory ready for the day she needs him again. Bing Bong has a song powered rocket that he plans to take Riley to the moon in.

 This gets chucked away into the memory dump where memory's go but cant be got back. Both Bing Bong and joy fall into dump and when they find the rocket they decided to try to get back up to long term memory by singing Bing Bong and Riley's song to power the rocket. Bing Bong see's that he is fading away and so as he and joy are nearly out of the dump he lets go. Joy realises when she reaches the top and calls down to him. As Bing Bong slowly fades away he says to joy "Take her to the moon for me". My heart broke a little and I cried at that part. He knew that Riley doesn't need him any more so before he got lost forever he helps Riley find happiness again.
I'm not going to say what happens at the end but its so lovely to see that they use a certain character to their full potential and to show that its okay to feel that emotion sometimes.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I felt I could relate to it really well and it meant so much to me personally. I have felt a little like Riley at times and I know how she as a character felt, it was so nice to see that Disney are teaching children that's its okay to have these emotions.
Have you been to see inside out yet. If so what did you think? Let me know in the comments.
Bye for now xxx

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