I am telling you what. Girl Power all the way dudes (and dudettes).
Holy buckets Batman but this movie is good!
You know how sometimes you laugh so hard you have tears streaming down your face and your cheeks hurt and your ribs are bruised? I did that tonight. At a funny little talking snowman named Olaf.
And you know how sometimes you just sob uncontrollably because something is so heartbreakingly sad? Gracelyn did that tonight (I was mortified that the only sound in the quiet theater was my 6 1/2 year old, very cerebral, incredibly sensitive daughter trying desperately to cry without making a peep).
And you know how at the end of a just simply fantastic movie you spontaneously start clapping and can’t wait to see it again…and again…and again? We did that tonight.
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I’m not kidding. It was spectacular. Truly. In so many ways. And I don’t even know where to start really.
But I’ve got to get up before the day even starts, though it officially started five minutes ago, so I really, really need to close my eyes for a couple of hours.
Go see this movie. You won’t regret it!!!
And no worries. This is not Cinderella on steroids, or sappy Mrs. Potts singing about the Beauty and the Beast as they go waltzing off into the sunset. It’s mostly a lot of Girl Power and girls saving the day and girls saving the guys behinds and girls just generally ruling the world. Love it, love it, love it. Maybe Disney is feeling they have to make up for all the Snow White/Sleeping Beauty baloney of years past. The Disney princess heroines of late–I’m thinking Rapunzel and Merida specifically–are just the type of girls I want mine emulating. Strong, resourceful (think Rapunzel and her frying pan), skilled (Merida’s archery prowess is to die for), sassy and most of all, INDEPENDENT. These chicks do NOT need a man for anything. Got to love that lesson! No more staring wistfully into the wishing well and crooning in a sickeningly saccharine voice…”someday my prince will come…” For the love of Pete but that makes my stomach cramp. (And we met the real Snow White. And let me tell you…she TOTALLY sounds like that. Hurt my ears to listen to her.)
Again. Go see this movie. I don’t think you’ll regret it. I for one can not wait to see it again so I can laugh til my sides hurt and tears are streaming down my face.
As Robert said earlier tonight…PRICELESS.