Welcome to my blog, My Live Action Disney Project. Call me Mark. Some of you may already know me from my other blog, The Animation Commendation, wherein I devote my posts solely to my love of animation, especially Disney animation.
I got to thinking a few years ago that my love for Disney isn’t restricted just to their animated features, but to their live-action feature films as well! And I thought, “Why not create another blog devoted entirely to Disney’s live-action feature films?”. “And while I’m at it, why don’t I review some of the live-action Disney films? In fact, why don’t I review ALL the live-action Disney films?”. Nobody else (to my knowledge) has done that and it seemed like it would be an interesting and fun project to undertake!
And that was the story of how this blog came to exist with me reviewing all the live-action Disney films! All? Well, not all! Firstly, I will be doing only the THEATRICAL releases. Secondly, I won’t be doing any of their documentary films (Waking Sleeping Beauty, Earth, Oceans, Victory Through Air Power, etc.). And lastly, I won’t be doing films that are/were released by other subsidiaries of Disney or studios that were later bought by Disney (films from Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films, Marvel Studios, Star Wars films, etc).
Summing up, I’ll be viewing and reviewing all the live-action films that are PURELY Disney! Basically, they’re all the live-action films that are mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_Films .
Now the question may arise, “How often will I review a film?”. Well, as of now, I plan to post a review every other week on Mondays.
Another question that may arise, “Am I going to review all these films chronologically?”. The answer is no, because it’s hard to get a hold of these films in that order. What I plan to do is balance my reviews between the newer films and the older films. I define “newer films” as films released in my lifetime, i.e. from the 90s to the present. Hence, I define “older films” as films released in the 80s and back.
And the last question that may arise, “How do I plan on rating the films?”. Well, I thought about this for a while. I didn’t want to give them a percentage, score out of 10, stars out of 5, etc. And the comparison ranking that I use in my other blog would be too hard to keep up with in this one. So what I did was devise a set of questions that I’d ask myself after each film, and give points based on my responses. I’d tally up the points after and then procure a percentage from that. I then would procure a letter grade based on the percentage. Click the image below for an enlarged version of my rating sheet!
And yes, I know it’s not an extremely technical way of rating, and it may be somewhat subjective. But in the end, it’s the way that I feel best sums up what I look for in films to determine whether they’re good or not. And here’s the grading scale I follow in terms of the letter grade:
So without further ado, please visit this blog weekly, read the reviews, and please comment so I know how I’m doing! I hope you all enjoy yourselves here!