Film Faves: 2000
This edition of Film Faves wraps up a decade with a look at the year 2000.
On the flip side to crap, the year's worst included The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Battlefield Earth, Big Momma's House, The Crew, Dungeons & Dragons, The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas, Hollow Man, The Million Dollar Hotel, and The Next Big Thing.
This also appeared to be the year of questions, as many movie titles came in the form of a question: O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Dude, Where's My Car?; Isn't She Great?; and What Planet Are You From?
But here are my favorites:
This film is gorgeous and so much fun. Fantasia may be the innovative dropped idea, but Fantasia 2000 adds an extra dose of fun to the concept of an animated concert. While the original is often a chore, the sequel is a breeze. Favorite segments of mine include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, with its populist theme set against the Great Depression; ‘Pines of Rome’, with its soaring magical realism; and ‘Firebird Suite’, which gives nature a warm hug. Fantasia 2000 is beautifully animated (I can only imagine what the Blu-Ray will look like), funny, touching, and loads of fun. This underrated gem is the last great non-CGI movie Disney put out to date. I only hope it won’t take another sixty years before we see another Fantasia.