I don’t care how contrived it is. I will always enjoy two characters who don’t like each other somehow getting trapped in the same place, and having to work together to escape, while at the same time growing closer and learning that maybe, the other person isn’t so bad after all.
the kingdom hearts 2 opening movie had no business being as good as it was. the music. the visuals. the part where utada goes “my hearts a battleground” while sora donald and goofy fight heartless in castle oblivion and i could feel my soul leave my body and ascend to a higher plane of existence. twelve years later and it still owns my ass.