Gooooooooood Morning, Vietnam!!
Or ya know, wherever you’re reading this from.
If you’re anywhere in the midwest, you probably got dumped on with a couple inches of snow. Because, why not? “Bitter” doesn’t even begin to describe the mood everyone seems to be feeling…
In any case, I plan on waiting it out by going on a princess movie binge. I know what you’re thinking, and be quiet. My mom said I’m a grown up and I can watch all the Disney movies I want, so there!
But in all seriousness, I argue that you don’t have to be a tiny human to still enjoy singing about being a man as swift as a coursing river or painting with all the colors of the wind.
I mean, you can argue from here to Sunday that the princess movies of years past have negative connotations when it comes to advancing feminism –I’m looking at you, Beauty and the Beast!
However, I grew up not reading much into the storylines other than some really pretty girl liked to sing some catchy tunes with a candlestick and dishware in between teaching a beast to not be such a d-bag. Really, I think the children are safe, so you can put down your Disney-aimed pitchforks.
I have always enjoyed the Disney princess movies and I don’t really see it changing anytime soon. Case in point: I went to go see the new Cinderella movie in theaters and it was all I expected it to be.
Would I recommend rushing out to go buy your tickets at this very moment, though? Eh, probably not, unless you have kiddos. They’ll definitely love it! But you can wait to rent it and save yourself some dry popcorn and frustration from the 5 yr old kicking your seat behind you.
But it was fun to be a kid again for just a couple hours, sitting in a theater and really imagining what it would be like to have a fairy godmother and having the prettiest man you’ve ever seen swoon over you. However, I would have totally kept both of my shoes. Doesn’t matter how many drinks you’ve had and how uncomfortable they are, your shoes. Stay on. Your feet. Ain’t nobody got time for a tetanus shot because you stepped on something nasty on your way home from the bars.
Speaking of drinks, my friend and I were more than happy to snap out of our childhood haze after the movie to go to a favorite restaurant of ours and have a couple drinks.
So, really, I’m experiencing the best of both worlds.
Until next time,