Post by WickedElphie on Sept 15, 2010 22:30:35 GMT -5
Well, Disney has never been known for its strict following of the source material. TLM for example is pretty removed from the original HCA story.
Changes tend to be done for several reason, like improved pacing, removing material that might be considered objectionable (I'm thinking the blinding would fit under this), and to better fit with modern sensibilities. Another issue is that many fairy tales don't have one definitive version. I.e. there are versions of the story where she's impregnated by the prince and that's how the witch realizes she had a male visitor. When they reunite Rapunzel has already given birth to twins. So it's hard for me to find fault for Disney doing their own variation. (FYI Into The Woods, the Sondheim musical, incorporates the pregnant version given it's more cynical bent. It's still excellent and Bernadette Peters as the Witch is amaaaazing.)
I don't know how Tangled will turn out, but I'm considering it and the story two separate things.
Post by fridamoonbeam on Sept 16, 2010 13:35:46 GMT -5
Now I'm interested in the prego princess in a tower ones xD.
*nods* Yeah, that's true. I'm just hoping Disney doesn't try to take on a dreamworks persona with the CGI stuff. That's my concern. However, I saw the second trailer and think its looks better then I thought, and the hair is making more sense. But PLEASE get rid of the poppy-rock music and bring in something made for the movie.
Hmm, maybe it'll be a twist that Flynn actually *is* a prince but was sent away when he was a baby cause of a war? *is reminded of spaceballs* I think they're trying to appeal to mass audiences with making him a rogue hero. As for me, I don't prefer rogues, or "heros". The CHARACTER is what I need to find interesting.
The other disney movies were different. They and the source materials they were based on do have something in common: they focus on the same main character. Both HCA version and Disney version of TLM focus on Ariel. Both 1001 Arabians night version and Disney version of Aladdin focus on Aladdin. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (both book and disney film) focuses on Quasimodo and the cathedral. The Myth Hercules and the Disney version central on Hercules. The tale of Rapunzel focuses on Rapunzel. Tangled, is paying attention to the prince instead of Rapunzel. That is telling me that the Disney is giving the Grimm Brothers the finger. They have no right to make Rapunzel aimed at boys all because little tommy didn't like the Princess and the Frog. Seriously, guys don't like to watch movies with princesses (unless they're fruity or their girlfriend/sister forces them to watch it).
Post by fridamoonbeam on Nov 14, 2010 19:01:05 GMT -5
Aww,XD. My brother is a captain in the air force and he loves Disney movies, including the princess ones. I think its cool when a guy is open to that stuff ^^ Anyway, I think Disney is finding that more gender neutral things are working out for them, I'm seeing that more and more.
I actually think Tangled looks cuter the more ads I see for it. Yeah, I'd love see it in 2D and Rapunzel voiced by Cheno <3 But most of the movies stretch from the original story. I'm still wondering if Disney will pull a fast one and make Flynn a prince like in Space balls xD It looks pretty equal to me in exposure as far as charries go, though
It still has things about it that kind of bug me from the looks of it, but if you consider that Ariel lived and married Eric (who also had a brain), Esmeralda and Quasi lived, Jane and Tarzan ended up together then I'll keep an open mind about it ^^
Jane and Tarzan end up together in the books... If they hadn't put Jane and Tarzan together the movie would have been an even bigger flop. I did try to watch it once. Fifteen minutes of my life I wish I could get back!
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