November 4, 2013

The Lion King – The hero’s journey breakdown.

Ordinary world Simba is the son of Mufasa, the King of the jungle. All the animals serve under Mufasa’s just rule. Call to Adventure Simba is born to be King but Mufasa’s brother, Scar, plots to kill them both and take the throne for himself Refusal of the call Scar easily tricks Simba into going […]

Aliens – The Hero’s journey breakdown


Ordinary world Ripley has been recovered from deep space fifty seven years. She’s suffering from posttraumatic syndrome, lost her child and she’ s lost her job. Call to Adventure They’ve lost contact with the colony on LV-426 and they want Ripley to go in as a consultant. If she goes, she gets her job back. […]


Terminator 2: Judgement Day – The Hero’s journey breakdown


Ordinary world Sarah Connor is in a mental institution and John Connor is a juvenile delinquent. Call to Adventure The T-800 is sent back in time to protect John Connor, by John Connor’s future self, from the new model terminator the T-1000 Belly of the whale The motorcycle truck chase in the drain where John […]


When Harry met Sally – The Hero’s journey breakdown

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Ordinary world Harry and Sally have just graduated college and drive to New York to start the rest of their lives Call to Adventure Harry and Sally aren’t that compatible. Harry tells her that men and women can’t be friends. In romantic comedies there’s always a problem that keeps them from getting together, otherwise it’s […]


Toy Story – The Hero’s journey breakdown


Ordinary world Toys live a secret life when people aren’t around, they are real Call to Adventure Andy gets a new toy for his birthday. Buzz Lightyear and he replaces Woody as Andy’s favourite toy Refusal of the call “Just a mistake. Let’s give it a nice welcome” Woody still believes he is the favourite. […]