So… I got some rather stimulating comments last week about my list of the Disney Princesses ranked from worst to best. I got several comments on this front, but one of the main ones was some misconceptions of how I ranked the system. My ranking was based on the 11 Disney Princesses + Frozen because I felt Frozen was eventually going to become part of this group. Your opinion on whether or not it should be included on this list has been noted and as such… It will be included on this list. Life sucks, sometimes you don’t get what you want.
BUT, in order to understand that my last list was graded on a mix of the Disney Princess character, the film quality, AND the impact this character has had, I want to now create a new list to illustrate how a change in the dimensions of the list can alter its ranking. So with that being said, this time I will be ranking the 11 Disney Princess movies + Frozen in order of their film’s overall quality. With that being said, let’s start at number 12. Continue reading “Disney Princess MOVIES ONLY Ranked from Worst to Best”
When it comes to movies and characters, you will be hard pressed to find a set of characters as iconic and trans-generational as The Disney Princesses. Starting from their first movies in 1937 with Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs and continuing down the line to the most recent addition, 2013’s Frozen, there are very few characters that represent the majesty and wonder that the Disney Corporation strives to be. The Disney Princesses are a collection of some of the timeless classic movies in American Cinematic History and I guarantee that each and every person who reads this list has at least one of these movies that is near and dear to your heart. So I decided that it was high time to take each of these 12 movies and list them from the Worst at number 12 all the way down to the Best Disney Princess movie out there.
I am going to stress HARD that this was not an easy list to make. There are so many factors that go into this list and so many ways that I could list them. SO FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE READY TO JUDGE ME, here is how I am going to create this list. If I were to make a list solely on how good or bad the movie is or how these movies had an impact on the culture at large, this would be a VERY different list. So, what I decided was to limit my list to a certain criteria.
First off, I will only be including the eleven movies that are currently representing the Disney Princesses AND one movie that, I personally feel, is soon going to be included in this list; so much so that I feel that there inclusion is absolutely needed. So movies like The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Esmerelda, The Lion King with Nala, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire with Kida are out. So sorry, them’s the breaks kids. Take it up with Disney, not me. Also, I will be looking at each of these movies for their critical strengths, the impact that these movies have had on our culture, and of the character of the princess’s themselves. Ultimately, some movies may be ‘better’ than others, but due to the role of the princess in the movie, they may be brought down a peg or two. I will attempt to make my points clear with each group. Also, please keep in mind that just because a movie is low on my list does not mean that I think the movie is bad. On the contrary, even the lowest movie on my list would receive a 2.5/5 from me. So that tells you the kind of competition that we have. With that being said, let’s get started. Continue reading “Disney Princess Movies Ranked from Worst to Best”
So at the end of the Academy Awards as I said, Frozen won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. Back when I reviewed Frozen, I said that it deserved to win the award over animation legend Hayao Miyazaki’s final movie, The Wind Rises and I stick by that assessment. But some might be asking the question, well Tanner what do you think of The Wind Rises? The answer to that is that I find myself in the same situation that I did last year with deciding what was better between The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite. They are both phenomenal movies in their own right and for different reasons. Even though it is a tough decision, I still hold to what I say. But I did not think it would be a terrible idea to review The Wind Rises and give my compare and contrast at the end. So with that said, let’s review what is possibly the last film in the legendary and storied career of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Wind Rises”
It took me long enough but at last, I got to see the Disney movie that everyone has been talking about, Frozen. This film has been intriguing me since its release in late November of last year and the comments from critics across the internet have been almost unanimous praise. They have stated it is a return to form for Disney Animation Studios and a film that has not been seen from them since the Disney Renaissance of the 90’s… So when I hear that the first thing that comes to mind is ‘DAMN!’ that is a bold claim to make all things considered.
It isn’t like Disney Animation Studios has been in trouble since the end of the Disney Renaissance. Just look at movies like Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph has proof that they have released some amazing stuff. But even they were not given the high praise that Frozen has been receiving. So needless to say, when you hear this coming from the mouths of critics everywhere you need to go see what all the fuss is about. After seeing it… I have to say they are right… This movie is absolutely phenomenal and one of the greatest movies to ever come out of Disney Animation Studios AND THAT is saying something. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Frozen”