Movie Talk: Riley's First Date?
Welcome to moviemanMDG's Movie Talk, where I talk about everything that involves film, whether it's trailers, news, or my thoughts on a particular movie. In case you didn't know, so far this year, my favorite film of 2015 is a new animated gem from the minds of Pixar, "Inside Out". Not only that, but it is also one of my favorite animated films of all time. It was so good that I managed to see it in theaters seven times. Yeah, you read that right, SEVEN FLIPPING TIMES! A very rare accomplishment for a film lover like myself. It is such a fantastic way of showing what is happening inside someone's head and, more importantly, what makes us…well, us. I managed to buy the film on Blu-ray and it still holds up after my eighth viewing. But that's not what I'm talking about. For this episode of Movie Talk, I'm going to be sharing my thoughts on a short film that's included on the Blu-ray. No, I'm not talking about a short film about a volcano searching for love. I'm talking about a short film that's set in the world of Inside Out, "Riley's First Date?"
The short is about a boy (who Riley meets at the end of the film) coming by to pick up Riley. Unfortunately, her parents were concerned that he may be her date. One of the things I liked about this short was that the parents' emotions got a chance to shine compared to their screen time in the film. OK, Dad's emotions got a chance to shine. Mom's emotions were just pretending to be "cool" and "hip", much to Riley and her emotions' confusion. Pretty much, the short spends its time having Dad's emotions trash talking the boy. I found it interesting to see how the parents feel when they meet someone that their child likes, and they don't know if that someone is good enough for their child. In the end, Dad and the boy found something in common: they were in the band, and…wait for it…they like to rock out to AC/DC!! What the hey…? Also, the short played "Back in Black" from AC/DC. I'm not kidding, Pixar added an AC/DC song in their short.
Overall, "Riley's First Date?" is an entertaining short, although not as great as the film. It had some hilarious moments, including Dad's emotions and AC/DC, but that's about it. I would like it if Pixar manages to make a series of Inside Out shorts that continues the adventures of Riley and her emotions or, in fact, turn it into a Toy Story-like trilogy. But I'll let Pixar decide on what to do with the film. "Riley's First Date?" is available on the Inside Out Blu-ray and DVD. Have you guys seen the short? If so, share me your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you for joining me in this week's episode of moviemanMDG's Movie Talk. Have yourself a fantastic day and watch Inside Out if you haven't already.
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