Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Princess and the Frog

I went to see The Princess and the Frog yesterday. I figured I could write a review here by talking about the high point of the movie, and the low point.

Well, the low point of every movie-going experience is at the start of the movie when they run the ad that goes like this:

Don't ruin the movie by adding your own soundtrack.
Let us ruin the movie with an hour of commercials.

Commercials are the reason I stopped watching television (except for Days of Our Lives) six months ago. I really don't like those things. They kind of assault the senses, especially when they're on a humongous movie screen. I wanted to put on blinders and an Ipod, just to block out the garbage that was being spewed at me.

Besides, aren't previews kind of unnecessary nowdays? If there is a movie I want to see, like the Percy Jackson movie, I'll have watched the preview on Youtube long before I set foot in a theater.

I miss the days when they only had one or two previews for a movie. I still have the VHS tapes to prove those days existed!

Okay, so the low point was the commercials/previews before the movie. The high point, therefore, must have been the movie itself.

It was pretty good. The animation with the bad guy was awesome. But of course, even if the animation was bad, it'd still be awesome because it's actual animation instead of that weird 3D stuff they're doing nowdays. So the fact that the animation is top notch makes it double awesome.

The plot was good. Actually, my only complaint is that, at a few parts of the movie, things felt forced. That is, I got the feeling that certain parts of the movie were only there because the creators felt they "had" to put them in there. Like they thought, "Oh, this is a Disney movie. That means we have to put in a goofy character here" or "This a new character. Therefore, he or she has to sing in order to introduce him/herself". I got that feeling a couple of times, and I didn't really like that. But I suppose that's more of a problem with me than the movie itself.

10 comments:

Abby said...

Yeah it was a pretty good movie. I went to see it last Thursday. Ummmmmmmmm, are you going to do any more walkthroughs? I'm usually on YouTube or something and I always check to see if you put up any new videos! Like, for the past couple days I checked once or twice an hour for new videos for Lights, Camera, Curses!! I finally finished it this morning and now I'm really bored so PLEASE do more mystery walkthroughs!! Thanx

Anonymous said...

Please do Resorting to Danger, no one else has done it.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when I went to see a movie last weekend there were all these commercials, like for a new cell phone. But I DID kind of like the previews before the movie that I saw ... they were actuallty pretty good. My suggestion for you, since you don't like all the commercials and previews, is to show up a little late so you can miss most of them.

Paul said...

Booo! I like previews; gives me a sneak peak at movies I might want to check out some time.

Alex C. said...

I hated the previews before the Princess and the Frog. I like the previews before the Harry Potter movie the best cuz it had the Percy Jackson preview. :) My friend and i were screaming when that came on :) :)

Hippodameia said...

My friend went to go see it. She was geeking out over it for about a year or so before the release, when the concept art first started showing up. She's planning on being some type of illustrator, so she's well-versed when it comes to animated films. Like you, she gave it a thumbs-up, for the animation. She said the plot was kinda corny, but we both expected that. I mean, really--it's a Disney movie.

Danica Keeley said...

i LOVED it!!!!

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steven wahl said...

Dude i want to see that movie

Miss. Cellaneous said...

I saw that movie on my birthday! At first, I thought it was dumb and didn't want to see it, but my mother invited my bff over for us to go see it together so I went to humor her. I LOVEDDDD it! I went out, scouring every Target looking for the BLu-Ray. Lol!