Monday, February 22, 2010

disney rant




I finally went and saw the princess and the frog. I was wary to go. i had my doubts but i also wanted to see this movie because i wanted to see what Disney would do with the The Frog Prince/ The Princess and the Frog. I really like that Disney was trying and FINALLY INTEGRATED the princesses with someone darker skinned than jasmine. I also dug that it was 2-d animation,but seriously they sang too much, whats with Disney and musicals?

i didn't like the music, I feel like just, because lion king was a hit doesn't mean every movie you make should be a musical. just doesn't work. anyway why...did Tiana get turned into a frog from kissing a frog? not being a princess? What i don't understand is she was trying to be helpful by giving him a kiss....but yet her generosity was treated with her being turned into a frog? that doesn't make sense. i guess whatever it's magic ok, fine. interesting retelling but what i didn't like is how they spend all this time building the relationship between Tiana and Naveen, who they pitch as being two complete opposites coming together while they are frogs, then all of a sudden right in the middle of the climax they throw the death of the firefly. which i thought was completely pointless and very distracting to the real story that they were trying to tell this whole time.

I didn't give a fuck about the firefly. lol I actually burst out laughing in the theatre when he died, like I couldn't believe they went there. When he got squashed it was ridiculous how they were all dramatic and slow mo "OH NO HE GOT SQUASHED!" when these things happen everyday. I don't feel like the firefly was important enough to the story to be crucified. yeah he was funny i'm sure kids loved him. btw i don't think he could have said his last words after he was squashed...I think he would've been a pile of guts, just dead. lol but its a cartoon so that's ok.

the bad guys motive was boring, wanted to take over the city? oh i can't find the frog, random voodoo things eat him? ....so uneventful. no real reason behind it. the ending in general was like quick lets wrap this up with some shitty morals.

Enchanted was better.

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