November 10, 2014

Up – The Hero’s Journey breakdown

Ordinary world Carl is a young boy with dreams of emulating his hero Charles Muntz Call to Adventure Carl meets Ellie and they promise to live a life of adventure Refusal of the call Everyday life seemed to get in the way of their plans Supernatural Aid Carl is an old man and the hero […]

The Dark Knight Rises – The Hero’s journey breakdown


Ordinary world Bruce Wayne lives the life of a hermit in his house. He’s no longer the Batman because as a result of the Harvey Dent act he’s not needed. Call to Adventure Bane commences his plan to purify the world by destroying Gotham. He is an opponent of unprecedented strength, which no ordinary human […]


The Karate Kid – The hero’s journey breakdown


Ordinary world Daniel is a fish out of water because he was unhappy about moving from New Jersey to California. Call to Adventure Johnny and his gag bust up a party when Daniel was getting very friendly with Ali. Daniel tries to protect Ali but he is no match for Johnny who is a martial […]


Raider’s of the Lost Ark – The Hero’s Journey Breakdown


Ordinary world Indiana Jones is an archaeologist, adventurer and a Professor. Call to Adventure He’s contacted by Government Agents to retrieve the Arc of the covenant. Hitler is also after it and he has a head start. (Also note: there is a long introduction with the rolling stone and the chasing natives etc, so when […]


The Lion King – The hero’s journey breakdown.

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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. […]