REVIEW: Inside Out

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Chris Luckett

When Batman Begins came out in 2005, it was met with rapturous applause from many critics and audiences. While some was deserved, a large factor was also that audiences had been living through a drought of diminished returns in campy sequels like Batman & Robin and the near-decade-long absence of Batman movies thereafter.

By the time a good Batman movie finally arrived, audiences went overboard praising its greatness. In the years since, opinions have cooled a bit on Christopher Nolan’s Batman debut. (It’s also a lot harder to argue Batman Begins’ greatness when it gets discussed alongside the truly great The Dark Knight.) All of which is to say that you will hear of lot of hyperbolic praise for Inside Out in the coming days – and some of it already feels a bit reminiscent of 2005.

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