The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
Cormac McCarthy’s bones and Ridley Scott's style do not make The Counselor something more than an interesting curiosity. A film that seems destined more to be remembered as that move where Cameron Diaz does that thing with the car than anything else.
An ogre named Shrek does what he must in order to get his swamp back from the evil Lord Farquaad, encountering Donkey, Fiona and other fairytale characters.
An expert on armour came in to show the animators a variety of armour that they could use as inspiration for both the rescue and tournament sequences. The animators tried on the armour, studied how they moved with the armour on, and also took turns flailing different swords.