MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Strange World’ — Another Mediocre Effort By Disney

Do you remember that Disney used to make classic animated films? It seems to me a long time ago. In my opinion, Disney’s latest blockbuster movie is “Zootopia” and Pixar’s latest movie is “Coco”. Now it seems that Disney is not thinking or paying attention to the most important part of their movie, the story.

Strange world

Jaeger Clade (Dennis Quaid) is a brave explorer who leads a mission to find life outside of their Avalonia territory. He is accompanied by his timid son Searcher (Jake Gyllenhaal) who accidentally stumbles upon a power plant he calls Pando. Jaeger wants to move forward, but Searcher feels it is more important to return home to use this new energy source to provide energy and technological advancement for their entire village. Years later, Avalonia became smaller due to Pando discovery. One day, researchers found that something was infecting and killing Pando, and if nothing was done to stop the infection, Pando could become extinct. The searcher continues a new mission below the surface to find the root of the problem. He is joined by his wife Meridian (Gabrielle Union), his son Ethan (Jaboukie Young-White) and a group of explorers. They must meet a new world to prevent a catastrophe that destroys lives.


I would say “Strange World” is happier than Lightyear, but it also does not say much. I can tell you that this movie will be selling very well from the trailer that was released. It’s just another Disney medium movie. At most, there were ten people in my show about the “strange world” and there was no applause. It’s amazing that “Strange World” is a strange world, but it must also be a beautiful world, and more importantly, an interesting world so that the audience does not get bored. . The design is not very interesting and everything looks too much. There is an abundance of pink and orange in the world. They have a plasma or squid design and lack any attractiveness. One of the main characters, Splat, is just a slender blue walking. I would pay tribute to Disney for allowing this creature to present itself through the scenes instead of giving it a disturbing sound to communicate with other characters.


There are many messages in this story. The key is to preserve the environment, but the other is to deal with father and son. Both fathers in this story plan their son’s future for them without giving them a choice. And it is a mutual argument that leads to the eventual acceptance of the son and their dreams. “Strange World” also introduces the first gay main character in the Disney animated film.

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Strange World Ethan Clade

When it comes to Ethan sex, it’s really refreshing to see that Ethan has never struggled or worried about being accepted by his family or society. It is also important to note that Ethan’s character is not determined by his gender, but who he is and what he dreams of achieving. Ethan is not perfect, unlike the other characters in the story. Sometimes he fails, but he never gives up and keeps trying. And because of this aspect, most people will be able to relate to Ethan and he becomes one of the favorite characters in the film.

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“Strange World” works well with messaging about environmental rescue and acceptance, but things must always come first. Focusing on writing compelling stories should always be Disney’s main goal. If Disney wants to include a social message or message in their movie, come back later, but do not overdo it and do not advertise it to your audience. Finally, the audience has to leave the entertainment. Hopefully going forward Disney will start giving us more fun.

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I give Strange World a 6/10.

Author’s Note: This article contains the opinions of author Joe Hogarty. These opinions may or may not be consistent with WDWNT LLC, Tom Corless or anyone else on the planet. Please feel free to express your thoughts in the comments section below.


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