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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Top 5ness-Disney Movies

I have totally forgotten about my lonely Top 5ness label for the past few weeks. How sad. :( Well the wait is over! And it's all about the Disney movies. Call me a sucker for the things that were made in my generation, but most of my favorites are from the 90's. :)

1. Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)- I really like this one mainly because it was made in an age when movie makers had no fear of openly promoting Christianity. The cathedral has images of Mary and Jesus and that's who Esmerelda turns to when she is in trouble. Now I know that it's Catholic, but hey--that's pretty close. The images of the architecture are stunning. My favorite image is the one where you see the cathedral breaking through the clouds. The songs are well done. Even though it's a children's movie it has the characters struggling with deep sin issues and tough choices. It's overall a great movie. 

2. Hercules (1997)- I enjoy watching it mostly because of all the references to Greek mythology, and the portrayal of the gods is especially entertaining. The self-sacrificing theme towards the end is great. 

3. Robin Hood (1973)- This is a movie that's just plain fun to watch. I love seeing the characters interact with each other, it has a great plot. The movie-makers did a great job playing up the wittiness and brilliance of Robin Hood and they do justice to the original authors of the Robin Hood stories. The directors did a great job of portraying the despair and crushing sadness when everybody is locked up in jail.

4. Aladdin (1992)- First of all I love how evil Jafar is. He's just evil all over from his turban to his curled-toed shoes. X) The Genie is hilarious. I love the extravagance of the parade when Prince Ali shows up. 

5. Tangled (2010)- Yes, yes I know it's a princess movie. This is up here because I feel like it's deeper then the other ones, the songs are fun, and I like the Kingdom Dance. But mostly because it has Flynn Rider. Or Eugine Fitzherbert if you prefer. Either way he's a great character. 



7 comments:

  1. Well I haven't seen the Hunchback of Notre Dame so I don't know how it compares with all these other ones. And I've only seen about half of Robin Hood. But I can't believe you put Tangled last. Its so funny. At least maybe before Aladdin. And now things are back to norm. :)

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    1. haha, what do you mean "back to norm"?

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  2. Well the earlier post I actually agreed with you. So it felt very un-norm for me. So when I disagreed I feel we are back to normal again.

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  3. It's funny you posted this. My friends and I just watched a bunch of the old disney cartoons that we hadn't seen in years :P Memories...lol

    And I agree with Katya...Tangled should NOT be last :D

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    1. haha, very nice! Which ones did ya'll watch? And I think Tangled is fine where it is. :)

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    2. We watched The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast. (Three of them all in one night lol and the last one the next day.)
      Well, yeah, since it *is* your blog post, I suppose you can keep Tangled at the bottom of the list :D

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  4. Oh I love the movie Tangled! But as the others have said before me, Tangled should have been on the top of your list it's too good of a movie to be on the bottom. lol

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