This week’s 1 Weeker was inspired by #TheGirlGang Disney-themed Twitter chat on Monday. As soon as the chat was over, I felt like watching every single Disney movie I could think of, but, you know, I couldn’t. I could definitely watch a few though. So I thought I’d delve deep into my past and spend this week watching some of those old Disney classics we all know and love.
I’d never seen this version before and to be honest, I wasn’t really that impressed. I preferred the second half more than the first half but, on the whole, I felt a little disappointed. I still liked the messages that came across, though, and one of my favourite things was the quote:
“This is perhaps the greatest risk any of us will take, to be seen as we truly are.”
I absolutely loved that!
HOW HAD I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE?! Oh my days, I loooooove Tangled! It was perfect, just perfect! I loved everything about it and, for me, the true heroes were Maximus and Pascal. Maximus made me laugh so much, he’s the best horse I’ve ever known (not that I even know many horses, but you get what I’m saying). And Pascal was the most loyal friend ever!!! I feel about 5 years old but I’m so excited because I absolutely loved the film.
When Rapunzel’s dad was upset on her 18th birthday because she still hadn’t been found it just broke my heart but when they were all reunited I was so happy! Aww, I love Tangled so much.
I absolutely love Frozen. I watched it a while ago and instantly fell in love. I cried my eyes out watching and laughed my head off, too. From the very start it’s just so good and the whole concept behind it is amazingggg. Frozen’s the best film ever and I’ll probably watch it again very soon, I don’t even care. The message being given to children is so good; the message that Anna had her sister by her side and that was the only true love that she needed. And Elsa stayed away from Anna to protect her and that’s all she really wanted to do; protect her little sister. Aaaah it was so good in terms of family, female empowerment and sisterhood.
“She’s my sister. She would never hurt me!”
Anna’a complete faith in her sister really touches my heart!
The Lion King
Yes, I cried, okay. I was basically crying through it all. It’s been sooooo long since I watched it that I’d forgotten everything. The relationship between Mufasa and Simba is sooo cute and I love Nala and Simba, too. As for Scar, he got what was coming to him, the twisted thing. The ending is just perfect, with Simba and Nala and little baby Simba Jr.
What else can I say? We all know that The Lion King will always be a classic.
Beauty and the Beast
“Do I still have to sleep in the cupboard?” Chip is amazing! Belle is amaaaazing! Now don’t kill me but I can’t believe I’d never even seen Beauty and the Beast before. I know right, like how did that even happen?! I absolutely love Belle and the whole movie was just so good – within the first few minutes I’d fallen in love. *sigh* I love the whole message behind it too, like, just shut up Gaston.
Belle wanted more than that provincial life, she used her imagination, she dreamt of big things for herself and that’s exactly what she got. Awww, Belle!! It was such a good movie and I cannot wait to see Emma Watson play Belle in the remake, she’s just PERFECT for the role, they couldn’t have found a better Belle.
Again, it’s been so long since I watched it that I’d pretty much forgotten everything. It was a really good film and it was so cute when Aladdin sacrificed his final wish to let the genie free, when he could have used it to become a prince. He was true to himself in the end and everything still worked out well, that’s the best thing about it. Oh, and I absolutely love Jasmine and Aladdin. And, of course, Abu.
And that was my week of Disney. I didn’t get the chance to watch more, because, although I would have loved to, there just isn’t enough hours in the day.
Thanks for reading! What’s your favourite disney film?
1 Week Mary x