We’ve started showing Baguette some other Disney movies, both to broaden her exposure and to save our sanity. Last night’s movie was “Cinderella.” I’d forgotten how sidekick-heavy that movie is.
Tonight’s movie? “Sleeping Beauty.”
Here’s what I noticed (beside the fact that Briar Rose looks really alarmed in that thumbnail):
- This movie is not so sidekick-heavy, but there sure is a lot of narration.
- Maleficent’s horns are much shorter in this movie.
- I wish more forests looked like this. I’d be much more enthusiastic about forests if they did.
- Samson is clearly the prototype for the horses from Tangled and Frozen. Samson is the Ur-Horse.
- Even with magic, that cake still isn’t baked.
- Briar Rose has a really nice bed for a peasant girl.
- “Now, now, Father, you’re living in the past. This is the fourteenth century.” is still my favorite line from a Disney movie. But you know what that means:
- Plague’s coming!
- There really aren’t that many songs in this movie, are there?
- Maleficent shows Prince Philip the vision of Aurora and refers to her as the “peasant girl who won the heart of our prince just yesterday.” But I’m pretty sure it was this morning. Maleficent has no sense of time.
- Also, if Maleficent is so powerful, why isn’t her castle in better shape?
- “O Sword of Truth, fly swift and sure, that evil die and good endure” is the incantation I’m going to use if I ever have to combat evil. Combat it with a sword, I mean.
- I am absolutely sure that Aurora’s dress originally was blue when the movie ended, and that the final change to pink is a result of Disney Princess-ification, because Cinderella’s dress is blue. I don’t like that.