My problem with Disney isn’t the adjusted-fairy-tales-to-suite-much-younger-audiences-and-have-happier-endings. Please read the original tales, they were quite bloody making them AWESOME.
It’s how certain themes from these movies were reinforced in other media. ‘Grown-up’ media.
And of course, we as the younger generation might say ‘oh those are just movies, they aren’t real’. They’re just movies after all!
Out of all the Disney Princesses, Aladdin isn’t that bad. Mainly because its about a guy who fell in love at first lust and got the opportunity (or lamp) to be with the woman he got a boner for.
Now we’ve all heard it before, trust is important in a relationship. We hear many couples getting a divorce because one lie got out of hand.
Also, um. Aladdin, you look rather fit and well fed. You couldn’t get a job? Start from scratch? Become a rich merchant that might be able to marry the princess? Seriously?
Dude. With your skills, you could make something of yourself. You’re spoiled and waiting for an opportunity to achieve your goal just like…just like-
I’m not even going to bother myself with the cultural inaccuracies, issues and stereotypes. I don’t want to break another wall and email Disney why they should pay for it.
Okay princess, your turn.
Jasmine is spoiled and doesn’t know what she wants. One minute she says she doesn’t want to marry just anyone. Next minute, she wants to leave the palace then returns. About the whole marrying who you want to dear Jasmine,
Throughout the movie, it seems like you did have a choice. All you had to do was sit and wait till the one you liked came along. If not, you had a loyal tiger to do your bidding.
Seriously, don’t argue with me. Look at Aladdin. You were smitten by him and he came to your home as a suitor. In other movies and series with princesses, they usually didn’t have a choice in the matter.
Actually, Cersei Lannister (she’s the best character to love to hate) did make a good point at the end of the second season and during the third book (hopefully will be covered in upcoming episodes). She said how unfair it was to be a woman and that she had no choice in any affairs. If you remember season 1,
Dead King Robert had suggested the idea of a marriage between Sansa and the abomination Joffrey. It was up to Ned Stark to decide. Sansa didn’t have her direwolf to go and chew up Joffrey (if she didn’t want him). Though that would be a scene I’d love to see.
Aladdin and Jasmine will probably get a divorce. And need to split the kingdom in half.
I am not even going to touch this topic. Except its a DVD PR campaign and remember, she was recently added. I wonder why.
Lately…there’s been quite a few ‘campaigns’ to deter certain stereotypes, add more culture and change women’s roles.
You know, Disney needed a ‘contrast’ from this:
Until next time kids-
The final rant continues with a special look at Pocahontas and Rapunzel!