uy everyone! 2011 is almost over, so I wanted to do a year-end wrapup of my major favorites: Princess, Prince, Couple, and Movie. So enjoy!
10) Aurora. I know that a lot of people pag-ibig her and a lot of people hate her, and while I definitely don't hate her, I think she's pretty dull. A lot of people like her because she's innocent and romantic and dreamy, but these aren't really qualities I value in a person, much less a cartoon. I think that these aren't really personality traits so much as a lack of personality at all, but that's purely my opinion. However, Aurora does tuktok two of my lists: she is my most beautiful princess, as well as my paborito princess pag-awit voice.
John: I classify John Smith with the three B's of Disney Doom: Bland, blonde, and boring, much like the princess mentioned above. He is as flat as paper, and equally as interesting, and he is easily my least paborito prince, and probably the only person in the whole lineup I actively detest.
Mulan and Shang: I'm one of those people who thinks Shang is gay and that the story is much madami interesting from that point of view. 'Nuff said.
Sleeping Beauty: Beautifully animated, breathtaking to look at, but slow and dull, as well as mildly confusing. Aurora herself only gets 18 minutos of screentime, but the Kings get a drinking song? Why? What's the point?
9) Pocahontas is remarkably like her predecessor, except she has no excuse as far as screentime. Pokie is onscreen almost the whole movie, and still manages to eek out very little personality. I enjoy that she's smart and spiritual and that she actively believes in a power greater than herself and that finding a boyfriend isn't the end-all, beat-all of existence, but her personality is pretty bland.
Charming: I like that he's clearly someone with some sort of personality, since he rolls his eyes at the Stepsisters, but the poor guy barely has 4 lines in the whole movie. Shame, he could have been very interesting.
Pocahontas and John: I like that they're passionate about each other, but two bland people in pag-ibig doesn't make for a very interesting romance.
Pocahontas: The movie was extremely popular when I was in the segundo grade, so watching the movie makes me feel very warm and fuzzy and nostalgic, and the score is lovely, but other than that, it's a pretty dull affair.
8) Rapunzel is a nice-enough character, and I can see easily why so many people relate to her and like her, but she's a little childish and ditzy for me. Still, her reasons for being the way she is are very understandable, she's just not very appealing to someone who prefers savvier, madami fiery personalities.
Eric: I know, unpopular opinion, but I find Eric very bland in that generic charming prince-y way. I do like that he's manly enough to isda but 'sensitive' enough to play a girly instrument and frolic with puppies, but he's just kind of a bland boy-next-door type. Also, I don't think he actually realized he fell in pag-ibig with Ariel. I think he was just finally willing to settle and she just 'coincidentally' ended up actually being the 'dream girl.'
Snow White and Prince: Cute, sweet, but not ibingiay enough character development for me to be really interested.
Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs: I really do like this movie, and I watch it at least once a year, I just like the others much, much more. :)
7) Snow White: I enjoy Snow White a lot, but not for her madami surface-level traits. I think Snow White is actually a brilliant, evil-dictator: she sweeps into the dwarfs' home, starts bossing them around and guilting them into behaving the way she wants, and eventually turns it into her house that she allows them to live in, all while pretending to be sweet and motherly and innocent. Disney does need madami Crazy asong babae Princesses.
Snow Prince: pag-ibig his pag-awit voice, hate his weird lips (Maybe it's Maybelleine?). Generally like his vague-but-nice personality.
Aurora and Philip: An extremely photogenic but very unromantic couple. All I can think of when they're together is 'Wow, she's just sheltered enough to find that whole 'being grabbed sa pamamagitan ng a stranger and actively seduced' thing is charming."
Tangled: I enjoy Gusot a lot, but I HATE Mother Gothel and I don't think Rapunzel is strong enough to carry the movie alone. I think the humor and Flynn really care Tangled, and while it's an enjoyable film, I don't think it's an amazing one.
6) Mulan is a great heroine, and I pag-ibig the kick-ass girl power parts of her personality, as well as her genuine paghahanap for her own worth and identity. She just gets a little whiny and bland toward the end, and the voice actress constantly sounds like she's on a Prozac drip. I do pag-ibig Mulan, but a band performance and a weakened character sa pamamagitan ng the end credits really knocks her down a few notches.
Aladdin: I enjoy Aladdin as a character, but he's pretty much a liar, and in my experience, liars don't change, even when their circumstances do. He's even seen lying to hasmin in the sequels, meaning he never actually learns his lesson, and that is unforgivable.
Rapunzel and Flynn: I generally think they're cute together, but as far as the nature of their romance, it feels fast and out of nowhere, like the animators thought, "Oh gosh. They're in a boat, they should fall in pag-ibig while we have them in a semi-romantic backdrop."
The Princess and the Frog: Yes, there are some people who legitimately like this movie. Be surprised! I pag-ibig the music, I pag-ibig Tiana, and I really like most of the characters (except for Laurence. What an awful waste of some animator's talent he was.)
Stay tuned for the tuktok 5!