Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Strange World

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Strange World is Disney’s latest animated adventure. And it’s a fun one.

We’re thrust into the world of Searcher Clade (Jake Gyllenhall), Jaeger Clade (Dennis Quaid), and Ethan Clade (Jaboukie Young-White). These three are father, son, and grandson.

Jaeger was lost when he wanted to continue to search for a way to get past the mountains surrounding the town he lived in. He brought his son, Searcher, along. When Searcher discovered a plant that gave off electrical energy, Jaeger wanted to continue the search for the other side of the mountains. Searcher refused, wanting to bring the plant back to their people.

Ethan and Searcher amazed by the view in Strange World

This discovery would be life-changing for everyone. Especially Searcher, who lost his father.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Finch

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Finch is a film starring Tom Hanks and showing exclusively on Apple TV+. The film is a survival film set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

While I wasn’t expecting an emotional joyride, Director Miguel Sapochnik and writers Craig Luck and Ivor Powell pulled off an emotional ride. The story hinges on Finch’s (Hanks) journey to find someone to care for his dog, Goodyear, when he passes.

Tom Hanks as Finch in Finch the movie. Jeff the robot behind him

Finch is ill. He knows he doesn’t have long to live. So, he does what he can do and builds a robot companion, Jeff (Caleb Landry Jones), to care for the dog when Finch passes. The connection formed between the threesome is heartwarming and touching. As a dog lover, I completely understood Finch’s desire to see his beloved pet cared for after his death.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever

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The critically acclaimed Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman was released in 2018. Boseman was hailed as the quintessential Black Panther. Sadly, Boseman passed away on August 28th, 2020, from a battle with cancer.

His death put a kink in the planned Black Panther 2 movie, Wakanda Forever. He was set to continue holding the mantle of Black Panther. However, Marvel Studios had to change the storyline due to the passing of this great movie star.

While Boseman’s presence is missed in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, you can sense how much the producers, directors, and actors cared for their fallen star. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a love letter to Boseman. And a good one at that!

Queen Ramonda holding the Black Panther mask in Wakanda Forever

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brave

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Brave is unique because it is the first Pixar Studios Disney Princess movie. Until the 2012 release of Brave, all Disney princesses were strictly Disney properties. It all changed here!

What is the story of Brave? Brave tells the story of a stubborn, prideful girl named Merida (Kelly Macdonald). Her mother, Elinor (Emma Thompson), wasn’t much better. Elinor was ready to betroth Merida to a suitor.

Elinor believed they had to do things as they had always been done. She wasn’t willing to change, even if the change would help her daughter.

Merida from Brave holding her bow

Both were headstrong. Both were more alike than they thought.

This sets up the conflict in the beautifully animated Brave film. It also set up the myriad of leadership lessons in the movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Blade Of The 47 Ronin

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Blade Of The 47 Ronin is a sequel to the 2013 Keanu Reeves film 47 Ronin. The new movie takes place 300 years after 47 Ronin.

Blade Of The 47 Ronin is hyper-stylized visually. The colors pop, the action sings, and there is quite a bit of violence.

Action scene from Blade of the 47 Samurai

All of this adds up to an exciting story of mistaken identity that turns out okay in the end.

If you love samurai movies, you’ll like this movie. If you like ninja movies, there’s something for you here. And if you like action movies, this is a great movie to watch.

Today, we will dig into Blade Of The 47 Ronin to examine the leadership lessons within. Put on your comfy clothes, hit the recliner, and prepare for Reel Leadership.