Let down your standards

I was really irritated when I first heard about Disney's decision to tweak their upcoming movie version of Rapunzel in order to attract more boy viewers. There's already a serious lack of girl-friendly entertainment out there, so Disney's decision felt like a betrayal of their core audience. But now that I've seen the trailer for the movie (which was retitled Tangled, because that's, like, way manly), I'm feeling much better. Tangled looks like a parody of the classic Disney "princess" movies of the past twenty years—the kind of film the minor studios make in an attempt to steal some of Disney's thunder. It's possible the movie will turn out to be better than this smirky and romance-free trailer makes it look... but for now, I'm perfectly content to let the boys have this one.
Posted by: Julianka


10 Jun, 2010 11:59 PM @ version 0

Yeeeaaahhh... it feels more like a rip-off of the Shrek success.

And what's with the current Disney movie trend for the girls to teach the stupid boys lessons? I want more genuine feminism and equality in my movies, not "grrl power" and "boys are stupid."

Boy stupid, hur hur hur. Girl tough and smart, no need boy, except falls for him anyway, after teaching him to be what she wants, durrrr...

And one of these days, I'm going to actually write that rant I have about how sidekicks are always male and females aren't allowed to be funny.

14 Jun, 2010 06:21 PM @ version 0

Oh, that's not totally true... chubby girls are occasionally allowed to be funny! They're not allowed to be much else, but they can crack a joke or two.

16 Jun, 2010 03:22 PM @ version 0

That's true... particularly if it's about their own weight.

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