Saturday, August 27, 2011

Disney's Tangled

Often times TV is a way to get your child(ren) out of your hair, we all do it! However, it is also important not only monitor what your child(ren) watch but watch it as well!
Shows often have and send subliminal messages to child that you may not want them to hear and or watch.

You can also check out another post I did about The Rugrats <- Click. I LOVE the Rugrats and I think they are a good show for my daughter to watch. Why, because the show is about friends and family. The kids are having fun and enjoying their little adventures and learning about the world around them.

Anyhow, this is how I feel about Disney's Tangled...
Even though I personally do not like Disney that much, I did promised my daughter a Movie Night so when she saw Tangled was available on Netflix she decided that was the movie she wanted to see. I liked the movie but not really. I think it was too heavy for children, there were certain remarks I could have definitely done with out and them showing the "mom/witch/antagonist" fall out of the tower and THUMP on the ground was too much!

My first nit pick at the movie was the Stockholm Syndrome! I don't know why but Disney LOVES using Stockholm Syndrome and then the fact that a "MAN" always saves the girl is so UNREALISTIC and just difficult for me to enjoy or even want my daughter to see.
The fact that the beautiful princess has LONG BLOND STRAIGHT hair and the CRAZY wicked "mom/witch/abuser/antagonist" has dark curly hair is also very UPSETTING! Then **spoiler alert** if the girls hair is cut it turns brown and is dead and ugly. UM excuse me my daughter and I and all of my family have DARK CURLY HAIR.

Hey, DISNEY I have an idea, it might be a bit too crazy for you though. How about making a movie about a beautiful girl of colour who has the type of hair that a girl of colour has, you know possibly brown or even BLACK and have a little texture to it. Just an idea.
The things I liked about the movie... it was cute for face value but I don't think I will let my daughter watch it again. We will be sticking to my personal Disney favorites, good Ole Lion King, Bugs Life, Jungle Book, Mulan, movies like that.

Why would you want your child to watch a movie that is FULL of strong adult content? Now some of you maybe saying that I'm taking it too far and its a cute movie and all that however, I don't think I am. Plus there are plenty of great movies and shows out there for kids that "teach" them about life and aren't full of adult content.
What do you think? Do you think I'm being overtly dramatic? If you think I am you can tell me I don't bite :)
Thank you for reading.