(First thoughts besides “gahhhhh” and *siiiiiiigh*and “SQUEEEEE”, that is.)
Soooooo yesterday I finally caught up with watching Every Classic Disney Princess Movie Ever (besides The Princess and the Frog – does that count?) which is pretty cool. Especially since, y’know, this one finally lived up to all the hype. Confession: I wasn’t allowed to watch most Disney movies as a kid, so I’ve been catching up in my Later Years, and I haven’t been wowed by any of the princess movies (besides Tangled, of course). They all seem overrated, to me at least. Feel free to try to change my opinion in the comments, ’cause I’d love to discuss this perplexing problem with you guys, but for right now, I stick by my statement.
ANYWAY. First impressions, here we come.
Belle is officially my second favorite Disney princess. (First one being, always and forever, Rapunzel.) I mean, she loves books. And not just in the way some people say they do and then they never really read and/or are unable to carry on an intelligent conversation about books. Also, she has more grace than I do: if a rude, overbearing guy dumped one of my favorite books in the mud and later put his muddy boots all over the open pages, I’d probably do…something. I dunno what, but something. And she’s just so relatable and brave and self-sacrificing and just YES.
The Beast made me cry. Sure, I guess he deserved what he got since he was so arrogant and rude (Kuzco, anyone?), but still. He makes me cry. So did ‘Something There’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ because FEELS and Alan Menken’s gorgeous songs get me every time. (Also, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ made me cry even before I watched the movie, so there’s that.)
It’s just so GOOD. The story, the characters, and the music all came together to create something wonderful.
That’s about all I can say right now because my morning coffee is calling me, so it’s back to my busy little life. However, if you want to know my thoughts on any part of or character in the film – or if just want to fangirl – be my guest (see what I did there?) and drop a comment (or two). I’d love to hear from you!
P.S. My review of I’m Not Ashamed isn’t happenin’ this week. Sorry. I would still like blog post ideas from you, though. 🙂