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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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vou assistir #RayaAndTheLastDragon e se eu quiser comentar algo vou usar esse tweet aqui
deixa eu adivinhar:
o pai dela vai morrer

alguém sempre morre nos filmes da disney
esse bichinho é muito fofo
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#RayaAndTheLastDragon is a movie worth looking at for theory alone. It needed to be sold worldwide and thus avoided schizophrenia by philosophically saying absolutely nothing Imho. @alisonwillmore wrote a review of it that says it did.( I was agog and aghast at her intro😂)
If I recall correctly the tribalism came after the plague, which has no cause or blame meaning that the tribalism already existed. The causes of this lack of unity is blamed on human nature. A natural failing rather than say oppression or inequality.
There's a environmental disaster but that's because of the tribalism/ a little girl trusted her new friend rather than a product of something like the way of life people are living. The return to the status quo both in terms of the plague and the drought is 'juat chillax.'
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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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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
disclaimer: I am an indonesian and my source in this thread is base on my cultural geek knowledge and text from disney website

all pictures are from the films, and source pictures are from internet or personal photos
first shot ever from the film is this broken water fountain. i think this fountain give overall image about how broken kumandra.

the fountain design really remind me with traditional Hinduism/Buddhism fountains. the ball in middle maybe symbolized the gem ImageImageImage
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Now that #RayaAndTheLastDragon has been out for bit, can I talk about what really blew me away about the film?


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. #SophieJones (2021) A raw and resonant coming of age story about dealing with grief and overcome pain,it feels very personal. The cinematography is gorgeous and visually stunning with excellent performances by the cast especially the lead who is great.Really good. ⭐⭐⭐1/2 ImageImageImageImage
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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