Thursday, February 01, 2018
Thursday Movie Picks: Stories Within a Story
For the fifth week of 2018 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer. We venture into films where there’s a story within a story as there’s a lot of film that features something a little extra that often serves as a purpose to the main narrative. Here are my three picks:
1. Hellboy II: The Golden Army-Story of the Golden Army
Guillermo del Toro’s 2008 sequel to the 2004 is definitely one of the most overlooked blockbuster films ever as it did a lot more with not just the titular character but also its supporting players as well as giving del Toro more to do with the film’s look and production values. One of the film’s finest sequences comes very early in which John Hurt’s Professor Bloom tells a young Hellboy the story about this Golden Army
2. Toy Story 3-The Story of Lotso
The films of Pixar had some people who were antagonists but not full-fledge antagonists but the character of Lotso was something completely different. Told by a former friend of Lotso in the clown Chuckles, it’s a story that starts off innocently but also has an element of tragedy of sorts which leads to Lotso becoming this toy that is just filled with rage. Especially in how he would find this daycare in Sunnyside and turn it into his own prison where toys are no longer safe unless they become loyal to him.
3. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1-The Tale of the Three Brothers
A key sequence read by the character of Hermione Granger from the book of The Tales of Beedle the Bard as it is about these three brothers who defied death. It is told in a rich animated sequence about these three brothers who would be given three objects in return for cheating death where it all relates to the story of the Deathly Hallows. One of which that Harry Potter has in his possession as it had belonged previously to his father and generations before this.
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