I was like a religious person when it came to loving Disney. I simply kept the happy feelings the movies gave me and didn’t put much thought into actually thinking about the message of the movies. I say message in the singular form because almost all of the classics have a similar message: all that matters is that you’re beautiful (on the outside).
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I used to love Belle so much. Then I took a required ethics class in college three years ago and saw Beauty and the Beast in a new light: Don’t worry about domestic violence. Stick with your man and he WILL change and fall in love with you.
OK, so I still love Belle. Whatever. I have the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack and I’m not getting rid of that any time soon. I even have the Beauty and the Beast Christmas movie. But I still wish I was in the dark about these princesses, especially Belle!
Also, is it just me or are Disney movies just not as good as they used to be? I thought the Princess and the Frog was sooo booorring. I don’t fall asleep often in movies, but that one was a snoozer. I liked Tangled, but I didn’t like it anywhere near as much as I liked some of the older princess movies.
I don’t think it’s just that I’m older and so the movies aren’t as interesting. I still love kid movies. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs??? Yes, please! I loved the book and I loved the movie. And don’t get me started on how much I loved Rio. I think I loved everything about that movie. Oh, and I think any Pixar movie goes without saying. Amazing.
Well, I think I’m done now. Sorry if I ruined Disney for you as well.