I've been working my way through the Star Wars films in a modified Machete Order to
prepare for the release of Episode VII next month. The true Machete Order dictates to
skip Episode I entirely, but my modified version retains the order but keeps all six films,
because I'm a completist. I also think Episode I gets an unfairly bad reputation and has
a lot of good to offer.
Time for a new installment in my series of Muppets-related reviews and reactions!
To sum up: I liked the 2011 The Muppets film,
and I loved the 2014 Muppets Most Wanted follow-up.
Yesterday saw the premiere episode of the new The Muppets TV series on ABC.
Popular consensus seems to have settled on the idea that
The Incredibles (along with most of Brad Bird's other films)
Ayn Rand-ian politics,
by depicting the protagonists
as inherently special (and therefore "greater than" everyone else)
"participation trophy" culture
and "everyone is special" philosophising.