My Top 10 Favorite Movie Scenes of All Time

Happy Birthday to me again. Today I will be showing you my top 10 personal favorite scenes in all of cinema. This is a list I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. This list is also filled with SPOILERS so be warned and these choices are based on my personal opinion.

Honorable Mentions:

Leaving stones on Schindler’s grave (Schindler’s List)

Two Worlds (Tarzan)

I Need A Hero (Shrek 2)

Heads exploding (Kingsman: The Secret Service)

Leap of Faith (Spider Man: into the Spider-Verse)

10. Smile you Son of a… (Jaws):

I don’t know why but there’s just something so funny about the way Roy Scheider yells those five words and then blows up the shark. You can feel the relief and satisfaction in Roy’s laugh afterwards. There’s also that beautiful and eerie shot of the shark sinking to the bottom of the ocean symbolizing the end of his reign of terror.

9. Han Solo’s death (Star Wars: The Force Awakens):

Han tries to talk to Kylo Ren to come home but is killed by him instead. There are great little touches like how everything becomes darker once the sun is gone and the preceding quietness and unsureness gives Han’s death much more of a punch. The use of red from those lights and Kylo’s lightsaber give this scene a sense of dread.

8. The Snap (Avengers: Infinity War):

This is one of the most depressing cliffhangers I’ve ever seen. The idea of seeing all these Marvel characters you’ve come to love disintegrate is hard to swallow and we had to wait a whole year to see them return. The lack of music brilliantly gives this scene such a sense of emptiness and the sound use for the disintegration is makes it even more disturbing.

7. The Shrieking Shack (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban):

I was debating whether to choose between this or the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. This scene is full of great performances from Gary Oldman as Sirius Black and David Thewlis as Remus Lupin. There are also great twists such as Sirius Black being good and Peter Pettigrew being Ron’s rat and the one who sold out Harry’s parents.

6. Po Finds the Truth (Kung Fu Panda 2):

This scene has some of the best use of animation I’ve ever seen. I also love how the animation changes from 2d to 3d when Po finds out his mother save him from Shen. The 2d flashbacks brilliantly contrast with the present day 3d animation and the tonal shift in the music and color scheme change to red when Lord Shen attacks is incredibly powerful.

5. Another Day of Sun (La La Land):

This is how you make traffic fun. Another Day of Sun is such a catchy and upbeat opening song full of wonderful choreography, vibrant colors and all done in just one shot that helps establish what type of musical this is going to be. I still stand by that this should have been nominated and won the Academy Award for best song.

4. Bilbo’s birthday Party (The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring):

As much as I’m not a fan of the Lord of the Rings series I do think the Shire is a beautiful setting especially during Bilbo’s party. There are many great moments like Sam getting the courage to dance and Pippin and Merry fooling around with fireworks. It makes you really want to go to this party and mingle with everyone.

3. A tie “sort of” between Married Life and the last shot (Up):

I had to give my favorite movie special treatment. The montage of Carl and Ellie’s life is full of so much heart, humor and especially heartbreak all with just beautiful music and no dialogue. Heck it could be its own short. I also want to give shout out to the last shot with Carl’s house sitting on Paradise Falls in front of the sunset which is probably the most perfect note for a movie to end on.

2. A Million Miles Away (Belle):

You recently heard me gush over this movie and how this scene brought me to tears. I love how Suzu sings to the Beast in her true identity in order to earn his trust and how everyone in U showed her support when she almost lost her voice by singing with her. The song gives me goosebumps and the animation is beautiful. There’s a recent great article on cbr.com that explains why this is a great scene.

1. Dorothy enters Oz (The Wizard of Oz):

There’s so much I love about this scene. The transition from brown to technicolor with the opening of the door is so brilliant and the fact that no music plays until Dorothy opens the door is a great touch. My favorite thing has to the long wide shot of Munchkinland. Most of my favorite movies let you breath in and immerse yourself into these new worlds and I think The Wizard of Oz does it the best which is why this scene is my favorite scene in all of cinema.

What are your favorite movie scenes? Like and share our favorite scenes and thank you for reading.

20 Years of Kingdom Hearts

I’ve been having these weird thoughts lately…like is any of this for real or not?

On this day 20 years ago Disney and Square Enix released one of the most bestselling video games of all time, Kingdom Hearts………Edd: In Japan. Ok sure it wasn’t released in America yet but still technically it’s the 28th in Japan right now. Kingdom Hearts is a series that means a lot to my brother and me. I’ve already talked about my history and praise for this series three years ago so I’m not going to repeat myself. Instead, I’ve decided to share a few Kingdom Hearts themed top 10 lists. These lists are based on my personal opinion.

Top 10 Favorite Characters:

10. Yen Sid

9. King Mickey

8. Luxord

7. Riku

6. Donald/Goofy

5. Demyx

4. Xigbar

3. Kairi

2. Sora

1. Axel: Got it memorized?

Top 10 Favorite Bosses:

10. Oogie Boogie (KH2)

9. Hydra (KH2)

8. The titans (KH3)

7. Groundshaker (KH2)

6. Armored Xahanort (KH3)

5. Master Xahanort final boss (KH3)

4. Roxas (KH2)

3. Ansem/Xemnas/Young Xahanort (KH3)

2. Xemnas final boss (KH2): Greatest final boss ever!

1. Riku 2nd fight (KH1)

Top 10 Favorite Worlds:

10. Scala Ad Calum

9. Timeless River

8. Space Paranoids

7. Monstropolis

6. Toy Box

5. The Caribbean

4. Halloween Town

3. Traverse Town: I freaking love the music!

2. The World that Never Was

1. Hollow Bastion (KH1 particularly)

Top 10 worlds I want in the future. (Gravity Falls is unfortunately unlikely):

10. Raya and the Last Dragon

9. Luca

8. Mary Poppins

7. The Jungle Book

6. Up

5. Amphibia/Owl House

4. Zootopia

3.The Princess and the Frog

2. Moana

1. The Incredibles

Hikaru Utada Songs Ranked:

4. Face My Fears

3. Sanctuary

2. Don’t Think Twice

1. Simple and Clean

Top 6 KH Memories:

5. Watching Doug Walker play the series

4. Giving a life-size keyblade to my brother for Christmas 2020

3. Pixar/Toy Story World Reveal Trailer/Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sora Reveal Trailer

2. The trailer on the Mickey’s House of Villains vhs

1. Getting the game on Christmas Day 2002

Kingdom Hearts Trilogy ranked (the top 2 are basically tied):

3. Kingdom Hearts 3

2. Kingdom Hearts 1

1. Kingdom Hearts 2

I don’t think I can thank Tetsuya Nomura, Disney and Square Enix enough for creating a series that me and my brother keep close to our hearts and I look forward to seeing what the series has in store for us in the future. Happy 20th anniversary Kingdom Hearts!

What are your favorite characters, worlds, bosses, and memories in the series? What worlds do you want to see in the future? How would you rank the games? Feel free to like and share your thoughts.

My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2021

Another year has come and gone but fortunately I think this year was an improvement from last year because I got to see a lot more movies in theaters. It is now time to share my top 10 favorite movies of 2021. To be honest 10-6 were easy to rank but 5-1 are more like a five-way tie for me. All five are kind of the best movie of the year and each movie can go in any order. I also want to say that this is based on my personal opinion so now lets begin.

Honorable Mentions:

West Side Story: Great directing by Steven Spielberg, terrific choreography in both the dancing and fighting, and a outstanding performance from Mike Faist as Riff.

The King’s Man: A fun prequel with good action, excellent performances, and an interesting villain concept with the shepherd.

10. Raya and the Last Dragon:

This is the closest we’ll ever get to a Disney version of Avatar the Last Airbender. It’s refreshing to have a Disney princess movie with action scenes and no songs. I also really enjoyed the world building with each nation being based on a dragon body part.

9. Nobody:

This is probably the most underrated movie of the year. It’s sort of like John Wick with a more violent and badass Home Alone climax. Bob Odenkirk is terrific as mild-mannered turned badass Hutch Mansell and it was enjoyable to see Cristopher Lloyd who plays Hutch’s father kick ass.

8. Encanto:

Mirabel is a very likable Disney protagonist and I like that ever though she doesn’t have a power she still cares and want to help her family and home. The more grounded story perfectly balances out with the superpowered family who while flawed are still very likeable.

7. Ghostbusters Afterlife:

Sure, it’s a repeat of the first movie but that emotional ending is what really put this on my list. There are only two other endings in film that have made me cry (Pocahontas and Schindler’s List). If this list were ranked in terms of endings this would be number 1.

6. No Time to Die:

A great swan song from Daniel Craig who will always be my favorite James Bond. It has everything the makes James Bond great like the action, the villain and song. Much like Ghostbusters Afterlife if this were the final film in the whole series than this was an excellent way to end it on.

5. Hilda and the Mountain King:

My list my rules. Everything that I love about the show is all right here, while also being faithful to the graphic novel. The animation is still beautiful. Bella Ramsey and Daisy Haggard are still perfect roles for Hilda and Johanna and the scene where they reunite is touching.

4. Spider Man: No Way Home:

This movie is both the funniest and darkest Spider Man ever. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider Men were amazing and the banter between them and Tom Holland was great. The old villains and their interactions were also fun to watch. This is one of those movies that’s great to watch with a packed theater.

3. The Suicide Squad:

This movie proves that James Gunn is great with both Marvel and DC. The action scenes are violent but fun, the humor is enjoyably dark, and the characters are very likable. An improvement from the 2016 film in every way and the best DC movie since Tim Burton’s Batman (sorry Dark Knight fans).

2. Luca:

This has the slice of life feeling of a Studio Ghibli film with character designs similar of Aardman Studios I love the friendship between Luca, Alberto and Giulia and thank God there’s no love triangle. I love the unique character designs, the beautiful animation and the more grounded story compared to other Pixar movies.

1. The Mitchells vs the Machines:

It’s weird to think that this this and Spider-Verse came from the same studio that made the Emoji Movie. The animation and character designs are very unique compared to the other Sony animated movies. The comedy is hilarious and the heartwarming moments are very touching. The Mitchell family have such great dynamics that are both hilarious and touching.

Here’s hoping that 2022 will a great year for movies.

Ranking the Disney Canon part 4

Merry Christmas everyone, as a gift from me to you here are my top 15 favorite Disney movies.

15. The Sword in the Stone: I really like the laid-back yet whimsical atmosphere this movie has and the lesson on how important education is. Merlin is such a likable character and the whole seeing into the future thing is a clever way to do pop culture references. The magical duel between him and Madame Mim is really fun.

14. Moana: Shout out to Schafrillas Productions. The Polynesian setting is beautiful. Moana and Maui are both very likable and have a great dynamic. I love how this movie treats the ocean like its own character and I like how this subverted the twist villain cliché. The songs are really fun and who could forget Tamoa?

13. Zootopia: Judy and Nick have great chemistry and great story arcs that deal with racism. The film handles themes of racism very well. The different districts in Zootopia are really great and unique and makes you want to explore it. Sure it has a weak twist villain but to be fair this is a mystery movie.

12. Sleeping Beauty: Sure, Aurora and the prince are bland but those flaws are cancelled out by everything else. George Bruns’s score is beautiful to listen to. Maleficent is one of the best Disney villains and the climax with the dragon is epic. The animation is amazing and being in widescreen really gives the film a huge scope.

11. Robin Hood: This has always been and will forever be my Robin Hood. I find thieves that steal from bad people to help poor people very noble and it makes Robin Hood such a great protagonist. Prince John is also an entertaining villain. This is one of the most fun outings in the canon.

10. The Emperor’s New Groove: This might be the most quotable Disney movie ever. It’s rare for Disney to have a jerk hero but Kuzco is a well done one that’s still funny. Yzma and Kronk are an amazing and hilarious villain duo. There are so many moments that are still hilarious like wrong lever, spinach puffs, and the waterfall.

9. The Hunchback of Notre Dame: This might be the most adult and darkest Disney movie ever. Alan Menken’s score is epic thanks the chorus. Quasimodo is a very sympathetic and likable protagonist. Frollo who is the greatest and maybe the evilest Disney villain ever thanks to Tony Jay’s amazing and threatening performance, and Hellfire might be the best villain song ever.

8. Wreck-It Ralph: The Roger Rabbit of video games. I’m glad that Disney focused more on characters and story rather than on product placement that would’ve been cringy. The video game references are still clever and funny. Ralph is a very likable protagonist with a very well-done character arc and his friendship with Vannelope is great.

7. The Great Mouse Detective: This has one of the best hero/villain dynamics of any Disney movie. Basil is a smart and badass protagonist. Ratigan is probably the 2nd best Disney villain next to Frollo thanks to Vincent Price. He comes across as both funny and threatening especially in the climax and his villain song is also great.

6. Atlantis: The Lost Empire: One of the most underrated movies in the canon. Atlantis has such great worldbuilding and I like the subtle parallel between the heart of Atlantis and the atomic bomb. Milo is a very likable and relatable protagonist and the side characters are very enjoyable too. It also has one of my favorite movie climaxes ever.

5. Beauty and the Beast: Objectively I’d say this is Disney’s magnum opus considering it was nominated for Best Picture. Belle and Beast have a great relationship and I like seeing them slowly fall in love instead of immediately like most Disney romances. Gaston is a great villain subversion of the hero archetype. All the songs are memorable and wonderful thanks to Alan Menken and Harold Ashman.

4. Aladdin: I really love the color pallet in this movie and how each color represents good and evil. Aladdin and Jasmine are my favorite Disney couple and A Whole New World is my favorite romantic Disney song. Jafar is a fun mustache twirling villain. The Genie is of course hilarious thanks to the amazing Robin Williams and his song Friend Like Me is awesome.

3. Pinocchio: I used to think this movie took place in Germany LOL. When I think of old school Disney this is what pops into my mind first. I like that Pinocchio here is just a gullible kid rather than a troublemaker. I love how this movie while cute has some of the darkest moments in the form of Pleasure Island. The animation also holds up today.

2. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Pooh is one of the most likable characters ever in fiction. There’s such a whimsical laid-back charm to this movie. I love how unlike most movies which have a three-act structure this one has three stories that let you immerse yourself in this little setting with these likable characters. It makes the Hundred Acre Woods one of the most immersive worlds created in the Disney canon.

1.Tarzan: This was the first movie I saw in theaters. The movie is surprisingly hardcore with a lot of onscreen deaths. The scope of this movie feels huge thanks to both the animation and music and I love Phil Collin’s songs, especially the opening song Two Worlds. Your first movie in theaters always leaves such a huge impact on you like what Tarzan did for me and that’s why it will always be my favorite Disney movie.

What are your favorite Disney movies? Thanks for reading and happy holidays to everyone.

Ranking the Disney Canon Part 3

30. Hercules: Despite the many inaccuracies with the Greek Mythology (I took a class in Middle school so I know) this is still a fun movie. James Woods is enjoyable as Hades and the songs are catchy. I do admit the animation doesn’t hold up as much especially the CGI hydra.

29. Mulan: Take a shot every time the word honor is said. Mulan is a good protagonist and I like that her reason for joining the army has layers not just saving her father but also proving herself. The song Make a Man Out of You is an awesome training song.

28. Oliver & Company: Again, maybe it’s because I’m a cat person. Some of the songs are fun like Why Should I Worry and Once Upon a Time in New York City (saddest Disney opening). This movie really captures the look and feel of New York City flawlessly since I’ve been there twice already.

27. Treasure Planet: This has the best version of John Silver and his dynamic with Jim is great. It’s kind of cool that this Disney villain is more sympathetic. The map being a sphere is also very unique. Though nothing will ever top Muppet Treasure Island aka the greatest adaption of Treasure Island ever.

26. Lilo & Stitch: It is a family tradition to bring this movie on our trips to Hawaii. Having this movie take place in Hawaii gives the movie a very unique identity. The situation with Lilo and Nani is very realistic and tragic and combining that with aliens makes this movie so unique.

25. Tangled: Mother Gothel might be the vilest Disney villain ever due to how realistic she is. Flynn Rider is a great character and his sacrifice at the end is one of the most selfless things I ever seen. I See the Light is one of my favorite romantic Disney songs.

24. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: It’s funny how both protagonists here are assholes. Mr. Toad is mania obsessed maniac who causes damage and doesn’t think about the consequences of his actions and Ichabod Crane likes a girl only for her money! Still two great stories for the price of one.

23. Alice in Wonderland: Whenever I hear that mad tea party music I think of Disneyland. Alice is perfectly normal and the way she plays off of the other characters is great. I also think the black backgrounds really help allow the other colors stand out and give Wonderland a unique look.

22. The Jungle Book: The last film Walt Disney worked on before he died and it was a great swan song. George Brun’s score gives the jungle setting a lot of great atmosphere. The structure of this movie is kind of like a road trip movie but set in a jungle.

21. Raya and the Last Dragon: Great worldbuilding and action even with the mixed theme about trust.

20. Peter Pan: I wouldn’t be surprised if Steven Spielberg took some inspiration from this for Hook. There’s such a whimsical charm to this movie. It really makes you feel like a child again. Neverland is a great setting and the music is cute. Captain Hook and Smee are an enjoyable villain duo. 

19. Big Hero 6: It is cool that Disney did a superhero animated movie. Hiro and Baymax have a great dynamic though I admit the other four members don’t contribute much. The whole theme of revenge is very well handled.

18. One Hundred and One Dalmatians: I really like the how unique and modern this is compared to the other Disney movies at the time. The animation and character designs are akin to the animation and designs of UPA Studios and George Brun’s score is very catchy. And who could forget how awesome Cruella de Vil is?

17. Encanto: Weak songs but makes up for a strong protagonist and story.

16. The Princess & the Frog: This feels like a love letter to the Disney renaissance because it follows a lot of the story beats from those movies. Tiana is a great protagonist, the songs are amazing, the animation is beautiful and Dr. Facilier is a great villain. This movie had the balls to kill off the comic relief.

Ranking the Disney Canon Part 2

45. Frozen II: I think this should’ve been a grand epic Zelda style adventure that sadly ended up just being another Frozen movie. This had the potential of being better than the first. Some of the spirits were neat and Into The Unknown is probably my favorite Frozen song.

44. The Rescuers: Compared to the sequel this feels safe and a little boring at times. Medusa kind of feels like a discount Cruella and Penny is kind of a bland character. The organ scene though is one of the funniest scenes in any Disney movie.

43. Fantasia: Sorry Doug Walker but I never grew up with this movie. Though I do respect this film more than I do view it. The segments while memorable do go on for a while. My favorite segment is probably Night on Bald Mountain for how dark and grand it is.

42. The Aristocats: The first Disney movie without Walt’s involvement. Maybe it’s nostalgia since I loved this movie as a kid or because I’m a cat person why this is ranked higher than most people would. It’s cute but a lot more child friendly compared to the other movies.

41. Ralph Breaks the Internet: The world of the internet is interesting, and the Disney princess scene was great. However, the story does suffer due to Ralph and Vannelope making some really reckless choices that put a lot of characters in danger. Also Ralph is a bit clingy toward Vannelope.

40. Winnie the Pooh: Disney traditional animation’s swan song. As much as I love the character, I have to admit this kind of felt like a basic Pooh movie. It doesn’t really stand out compared to the first one. Still the animation is nice and the humor is surprisingly funny.

39. Fantasia 2000: Weird celebrity bits aside this was I enjoyed this more than the original. The segments are shorter but don’t overstay their welcome. Rhapsody in Blue is my favorite segment (of any Fantasia movie) which has great animation and a great song to go along with it.   

38. Dumbo: While it is a bit short and kind of mean spirited the movie is still cute. The pink elephant scene is bizarre and insane. It’s ironic how people see the crows as racist and yet there the ones who help support and encourage Dumbo.

37. Cinderella: I watched this a lot at my Grandma’s house. Lady Tremaine is such a #itch and the way she treats Cinderella makes you want to punch her in the face. I did find the mice and Lucifer enjoyable though at the cost of focus on Cinderella herself.

36. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Sure, it’s dated and Snow White and the Queen are your basic Disney princess and villain, but this was still a great first impression with both cute and scary moments. The animation was impressive at the time and the dwarfs are very likable and fun.

35. Brother Bear: The first half when Kenai is a human is done well and I like that Denahi is a sympathetic villain. The middle half however is filled with a lot of childish humor and I find it odd that Koda is friends with his mother’s killer.

34. Bambi: Has anyone ever realized that Bambi’s mom was the first non-Disney villain to die? Her death scene is handled very well with great build up. Making Man a force of nature is great touch. The music is beautiful and it gives the forest so much life.

33. The Lion King: The most overrated movie Disney movie in my opinion, sorry. The whole confronting your past lesson is pointless since Simba didn’t kill Mufasa and there’s a fart joke that feels out of place. Still there are good stuff like Han Zimmer’s score, the giant scope and Mufasa’s death is handle very well.

32. Frozen: A lot of the movie has a bit too much melodrama. The lessons of this movie are cleverly represented by the two sisters. Anna learns not to open up to strangers and Elsa learns to not shut herself in. The songs are really good and help move to plot along.

31. The Rescuers Down Under: Disney’s best (non Pixar) sequel. Everything about this movie is an improvement from the original. The opening music is awesome, Australia is a more fun setting, Mccleach is a more threatening and entertaining villain, and John Candy is entertaining as Orville’s brother Wilbur (clever little touch).

Ranking the Disney Canon Part 1

5 years ago, I made a top 10 favorite Disney movies list but my opinions have changed since then. Now that Disney canon has finally reached 60 movies and since Doug Walker does his Disneycember reviews in December I thought I do something similar. Every Saturday of this month I’ll be posting a four-part ranking of every Disney movie (in the canon so no Pixar, Nightmare Before Christmas, or Goofy Movie). This list is also based on my personal and honest opinion.

60. Chicken Little: Last place by default. The animation is not good. Everyone’s an asshole to the main character (especially the father) and Chicken Little should’ve just let the aliens kill everyone.

59. Dinosaur: I didn’t even know this counted as part of the canon. The opening is cool but the rest is just bland landscapes and boring characters. Why can’t Disney do a good dinosaur (pun unintended) movie?

58. Saludos Amigos: Feels more like a travel video with shorts than a movie especially since its only 42 minutes long. Heck the series finales of Gravity Falls and Ducktales (reboot) were longer than this.

57. Fun and Fancy Free: To put it in the politest way possible, this movie is “too schmaltzy” for my taste. Mickey and the Beanstalk is fine but Bongo doesn’t really do much for me. Also, a bear slap meaning love is kind of weird thing to teach kids.

56. Make Mine Music: I had to get this for my birthday because it’s the only one not on Disney+. It’s not that I love it, it’s the principal. Other than Peter and the Wolf and Willie the Singing Whale the other segments are either fine or forgettable.

55. The Black Cauldron: Disney doesn’t talk about this at all and I can see why. The characters are either bland, annoying or both and the animation is really rough. Gurgi is basically a precursor to Jar Jar Binks and the Horned King is a generic dark lord villain.

54. The Three Caballeros: I do like the shorts with the penguin and flying donkey but later it kind of drags in the third half. Also, Donald trying to “get it on” with women is weird especially if you know stuff about male ducks.

53. Home on the Range: It would be really cool if Disney did a wild west animated movie but were stuck with this for now. The story is generic, the humor is too child friendly and the characters are annoying. I did kind of like the villain’s yodel song though.

52. The Fox and the Hound: A film released in the 80s that feels more like a film from the 70s. It’s kind of slow most of the time. The friendship between Todd and Copper is fine and it does have a bittersweet ending which is kind of rare for Disney.

51. Melody Time: Compared to Make Mine Music I think the shorts here are much more memorable. I do like the film’s use of popular music from the 40s. Standouts were Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill.

50. Lady and the Tramp: This is a film I think is just fine. The relationship between the two dogs is nice though it takes a while to start. It’s also weird that they chose this to be filmed in Cinemascope even though this movie is a little too simple.

49. Pocahontas: I will admit the ending makes me cry, something about the music gets me every time. However, you still have to wait through a basic and predictable “war is bad” plot that we’ve seen already in other movies. Colors of the Wing was nice though.

48. The Little Mermaid: I have mixed feelings on this movie, for a while this was my least favorite Disney movie. Why? Because the grotto destruction scene scared me so bad that I avoided this movie for a while. Also, Ariel learns nothing and gets what she wants. Still, I like the songs and Ursula.

47. Meet the Robinsons: The animation is still rough on the sides and the family members feel undeveloped. I did like some of the twist involving the villain and the lesson while hammered in a little is touching especially that quote at the end by Walt Disney himself.

46. Bolt: I liked this back then but it kind of feels average now. The idea of a dog actor who thinks he’s a super dog was neat as a kid but that’s only because I didn’t know about The Truman Show which is very similar.

Rick and Morty season 5 ranking

Rick and Morty season 5 has ended and I enjoyed most of them. Honestly it was hard to decide between my top 4. Also no spoilers because that would ruin the fun.

10. Rickdependence Spray: This might be the weirdest and grossest premise for an episode. Why are the fourth episodes always the worst?

9. Amortycan Grickfitti: This episode has a fine lesson about not acting cool just to impress someone.

8. Gotron Jerrysis Rickvangelion: They really went all out with the Voltron homage.

7. Rick & Morty’s Thanksploitation Spectacular: Last season we had snakes now we have turkeys. I really like the rivalry between Rick and the President.

6. Mortyplicity: This is probably the most insane and unpredictable episode yet.

5. Rickternal Friendshine of the Spotless Mort: Great to see insight on Rick and Birdperson’s friendship.

4. Forgetting Sarick Mortshall: I like how Rick and Morty’s plots deal with their unhealthy relationship.

3. A Rickconvenient Mort: How did a parody of Captain Planet end up being one of the most emotional plots of the whole show?!

2. Rickmurai Jack: What could’ve been an anime parody ended really takes a sharp turn and ends on a huge cliffhanger.

1.Mort Dinner Rick Andre: Probably my favorite premiere episode of the show. A great subversion of the Narnia wardrobe and Mr. Nimbus stole the show.

Basically, the first and last episodes were the best. Now it’s time to play the waiting game again.

My Top 15 Favorite Disney Rides

Happy Birthday to me! Four years ago I did a favorite Disneyland rides list and two years I ago I went back to Disneyland. With the reopening of Disneyland and the 50th anniversary of Disney World I think this is a perfect time to combine both my Disneyland and Disney World lists to see which is the best Disney ride ever. Since some rides are different in both resorts, I will be picking the superior version of that ride to represent and this is also based on my opinion.

Honorable Mentions: Mad Tea Party DL, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Incredicoaster, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror WDW

Favorite ride I haven’t rode: Rise of the Resistance

Favorite closed ride I’ve rode: The Great Movie Ride

Favorite closed ride I wish I rode: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride WDW

15. Flight of Passage:

I’ve only rode this once due to the lines being about 2 hours long, but it might rank higher if I ever went back. You feel like you’re in the world of Pandora.

14. Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout!:

Overlaying Tower of Terror was a weird choice but they replaced the inferior version anyway. They managed to used whatever they could with the original building and made this ride really fun.

13. Indiana Jones Adventure:

This is a love letter to the Indiana Jones series and Disney and Lucasfilm’s 2nd team up. The small temple outside is a clever contrast to the epic and grand scale ride inside.

12. Splash Mountain WDW:

I will miss this ride once it’s overlayed by Princess and the Frog, but it’s still open so it counts. The Florida version is better because its slower paced, more comfortable logs, and I like the country music more.

11. Big Thunder Mountain WDW:

Both versions of Big Thunder are similar but I think Florida’s is a little better because it’s wider. This wooden roller coaster is simple in premise but still effective and fun. Though why are the lifts still loud?

10. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster:

This feels like a ride that was made for teenagers considering I turned 13 when I first rode this. This ride is thrilling and the songs from Aerosmith you hear during the ride are fun to listen to.

9. Toy Story Mania:

Probably the best interactive shooting ride ever. Each game feels unique, fun to play, and best of all fair unlike real carnival games. I also love the music that captures the charm of the Toy Story movies.

8. Test Track:

I liked the original test dummy version better but just because it has a new coat of paint doesn’t mean it like it less. It’s still one of the fastest and most fun rides in Disney World.

7. Soarin’ Around the World:

Soarin over California would’ve been in my top 5 and I still miss it but like Test Track it’s still the same experience. It still has the great scenery, music, atmosphere, and of course Patrick Warburton.

6. Star Tours:

This was basically Star Wars and Disney’s first date before their “wedding” later. This is a love letter to Star Wars and the multiple locations make this ride one of the most re-rideable rides in the resort.

5. The Haunted Mansion WDW:

Florida’s version felt like the full package. The Haunted Mansion is a perfect balance between scary and fun which is my favorite type of horror. The special effects which were revolutionary back then still look amazing now.

4. Radiator Springs Racers:

By far the best thing the Cars series ever did. It took the same technology used for Test Track and made it even better with spectacular animatronics, and some of the best theming of any Disney ride ever.

3. Expedition Everest:

This is sort of like a badass version of the Matterhorn (not on this list, too rough). By far the most thrilling ride in Disney World and there’s great buildup to the yeti even if he is in disco mode.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean DL:

The yin to Haunted Mansion’s yang and Walt Disney’s swan song. Both the atmosphere and George Brun’s score make every scene so immersive, and the animatronics still hold up. I even have a poster of this ride in my room.

1.Space Mountain DL:

This isn’t just my favorite Disney ride, it’s my favorite ride ever! I used to be afraid of some rides but for some reason Space Mountain never scared me the first time I rode it. The theming is great, the music is great, the thrills are great, pretty much everything about this ride is great.

Ranking the Infinity Train Seasons

Infinity Train might be over but the ride isn’t done yet. I am ranking each season of the show in four categories. 1st place gets four points, 2nd place gets 3 points etc etc. I will then tally up all the points to see which season is the best. Keep in mind these are my personal opinion and there some spoilers so if you haven’t seen this show go watch it.

Protagonists:

4. Min-Gi and Ryan-Book 4: Although they remind me of me and my brother their arcs are just fine.

3. MT-Book 2: Her arc about individuality is really well done. She kind of reminds me of Roxas from Kingdom Hearts. You kind of forget she’s Tulip’s reflection.

2. Grace-Book 3: A well written redemption arc. It’s amazing that Cartoon Network made a toxic protagonist.

1.Tulip-Book 1: Her struggles with her parents’ divorce feel very realistic and Ashley Johnson really names it as her.

Antagonists:

The denizens mob-Book 4: These are the closest we have to an antagonist force and honestly they aren’t really much of a threat.

Reflection Police-Book 2: These guys feel more like secondary antagonists.

The Conductor/Amelia-Book 1: I really love the mystery centering around Amelia and how she’s a dark version of Tulip.

1.Simon-Book 3: I’m surprised Cartoon Network made a villain like this. Throughout the whole season you see his descent from a jerk to an irredeemable villain. He also works well as a foil for Grace.

Cars:

4. Book 3: At the cost of focusing on the story the cars here are just generic forest, jungle, and desert settings.

3. Book 4: A bunch of creative cars such as the bug western town and J.K. Simmons Pig car.

2. Book 1: Since this was a miniseries I assume the crew really wanted to show as many cars as they wanted.  

1.Book 2: The map and carnival cars are really creative and fun but what makes this the winner is the worldbuilding such as the mall car and number car.

Story:

4. Book 2: While this season’s story was good it was home the Parasite Car which is consider the only filler episode.

3. Book 4: The story was kind of predictable and the stakes felt very low.

2. Book 3: By far the darkest and most unpredictable season of the show. Every episode progresses the characters and the story.

1.Book 1: Mostly because of the mystery of the train. You not sure what it’s purpose is until the very end. It also works as a great coming of age story.

Final Score:

4. Book Four: Duet: 6 points
3. Book Two: Cracked Reflection: 9 points
2. Book Three: Cult of the Conductor: 11 points
1. Book One: The Perennial Child: 14 points

Do you agree with these rankings? Like and comment on what your favorite season is.