Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Disney Movies

Greggie and I have been watching a lot of Disney movies lately. Last night we watched 'The Little Mermaid' and now 'Kiss the Girl' is stuck in my head. Ariel is my second favorite heroine/princess (the first is Jasmine from 'Aladdin'). It's such a beautiful movie but I didn't realize how adult some of the themes were until now. I haven't watched it in years. I mean, Ursula calls Ariel a tramp, for example.
And with 'Aladdin', the thief at the beginning of the movie mentions 'slicing throats' and Jafar said he 'beheaded' Aladdin. For a kid's movie, that's a bit rough.
Yet, I don't remember being upset by any of this as a kid. I LOVED these movies, I still do.
I'm just surprised by some of the things I missed when I was younger.