Princess and the Frog - Movie Review



Assalamualaikum,

"Fairytales can come true; You gotta make 'em happen, it all depends on you"
~ Excerpt from "Almost There" from Princess and the Frog movie.

Above phrase made Princess and the Frog different from any other fairy tales - it's a dialogue from Tiana's father.

Princess and the Frog promote new value in princesses - fairy tales can come true, but it depends on princesses' effort. In most of fairy tales, princesses were always wishing upon a star, did nothing but waiting (and singing). Suddenly their wish granted by a fairy and the Prince Charming would come and break all spell... and they live happily ever after. The End.

A princess can do more than just wishing, waiting, singing and being pretty. We princesses can be delicate and graceful, we cried our heart out over small matters, but we are not disabled. Princesses have other dream other than her Prince Charming, and princesses can and will work to achieve her dreams. This is 21st century; you can't get anything just by having pretty face! Hey, I don't have any issue with other fairy tales' princesses, but life is fair. Whomever worked hard to achieve their dreams, they deserve the happily ever after ending :D

Tiana - Disney's first African-American princess - was not a princess; in fact there's no princess in this movie. She is just as normal as any other girl, grew up to be a normal woman with her little girl dreams. Again, this is 21st century - there's no real princess; all girls are princesses in the heart of the one who love them. I believe women nowadays are smart enough to understand that. [Psssttt... I wonder who'd want to be a princess; all trapped in a palace, not able to fly high to reach the stars... Like a nightingale in a golden cage]

Don't get me wrong, but it was a relief that the prince is not the Prince Charming with his white horse. Well, I'm bored with the Prince Charming crap already. Move on! Prince Naveen is broke from his lifestyle and obviously being ignored by his parents. He is either to find a job or to marry a rich girl - in this case Charlotte, Tiana's all-rich-and-spoiled best friend. Now, that sounds more realistic. I know it's wrong and not so kind for a princess to have this thought [bla bla bla] but I enjoyed the scene where Prince Naveen admitted that he have no skill at all, even to minced mushrooms. Look guys, it's ok if you are not perfect as long as you could commit and love us perfectly. Each time you're trying to be the person you're not, you turn into jerks. [I have this thought while writing; don't you girl even wonder why Prince Charming always arrive to save the day at the end of the tales? I wonder if the white horse is too tired from running through Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, etc. Hahaha!]

The Songs...
My favorites are "Almost There", "When We're Human", "Dig A Little Deeper", "Ma Belle Evangeline" and of course Ne-Yo's exclusively written song for the movie "Never Knew I Needed".

Wrap up!I love it, just my cup of hot chocolate. 10/10. I'm watching it for the second time tonight.

Wassalam.



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