Monday, November 15, 2010
I've been watching The Princess and the Frog over the past couple of days, and I must say that the movie is growing on me.
I love the whole Disney Princess thing, and I was SOOO excited when I heard about the movie being made. I was so happy because I had lamented the fact that there was no Black princess for years before the movie came out. I remembered thinking, I want my little girl to have a Black princess to look at. And now she does, and I'm excited about that.
When we went to see the movie last year, I was. . . disappointed. I had such high hopes and was so excited to see the movie. I was let down. Mainly because she was a frog for at least half of the movie.
My two year old absolutely adores Princess Tiana and here are some of the things that I love about the movie:
*Princess Tiana is pretty.
*She has a strong work ethic.
*Her singing, "Almost There" in her soon to be restaurant.
*The beautiful animation.
*The prince and princess make a handsome couple.
*The first half of the movie before she turns into a frog.
*That she was a feminine, kind hearted, and lovely young lady.
*Did you notice that most Disney princesses always wear dresses throughout the entire movie? In this movie all the women in the movie wear dresses, and it's just. . .nice, I guess.
What I did not like:
(Before becoming a parent I used to think some parents were being over the top when they said that many children's movies and shows are actually not suitable for them and contain things that should not be viewed. Case in point here. I have to fast forward through various scenes.)
- I did not like the whole voodoo aspect in the movie. I had to fast forward through those scenes. I think they are inappropriate for young children.
-Some parts were VERY crude, like the guy who shot the bug out of his nose. Absolutely disgusting!
-The fact that they were frogs through most of the movie.
-Princess Tiana was a frog for half of the movie.
-She spent most of her time being a frog.
Ok. Other than that I really enjoyed the movie. My favorite Disney character is Belle from Beauty and the Beast, because she loves to read and the movie is just so wonderful. I was hoping to like this movie just as much or more, but that did not quite happen. Maybe if she had been a human throughout the entire movie, or the majority of it at least.