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Let's take a look at #RayaAndTheLastDragon, the influences and inspirations that went into its setting, my thoughts on the Southeast Asian theme, and my view of the criticisms against it. I'm writing this from memory so I might've forgotten or overlooked stuff
First off, this is not a review. I enjoyed the movie and I liked the ending song, but I also felt the plot was linear and most of the supporting characters were extended gags with little to no development

I won't be talking about the quality of the movie, just the setting. I haven't read about its production, and I tried to avoid seeing too many opinions other than what appeared on my Facebook feed. So everything here is just me, for better or worse
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YOO I'M BACK. So here's Part 2~

Live tweet of Raya and The Last Dragon rewatch, and discussion about cultural reference Raya vs real life Southeast Asia cultures

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#RayaAndTheLastDragon #Raya #Namaari #sisu #DisneyRaya #Rayaspoilers Image
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Now that #RayaAndTheLastDragon has been out for bit, can I talk about what really blew me away about the film?

(SPOILERS)

You think you're watching a typical Hero v Villain story and then Namaari comes face to face with Sisu and you realize... this is not a typical story.
I burst into tears when I saw the look on Namaari's face. The movie turns on its head at that point. What a feat of animation, scoring and direction. Kudos to Don Hall and Carlos Lopez Estrada.
And then when #RayaAndTheLastDragon gets to its climax: I was shocked. I can't recall another mainstream, animated family movie that resolved its story this way:

Courage through trust. Victory through sacrifice.

All hail @adeleBlim and @qui_writes.
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296. #Moxie (2021) A fun and entertaining coming of age movie that might be a bit flawed, but the performances by the cast is good and it is a bit long however it deals with a lot of important issues and it have a really powerful scene at the end, the direction is strong. ⭐⭐⭐ ImageImageImageImage
297. #TheHitchHiker (1953) A swift thrilling noir film that is visually pleasing with great direction, it is very tense,suspensful and fast paced (yeah it's only 70 min)anchored by a trio of great performances by the cast. The story might not fully fleshed but still fun. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ImageImageImageImage
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