Friday, April 5, 2013

Top 5: Disney movies.

One of my most frequently asked questions is "What's your favorite movie?" and once they realize that I'm kind of a Disney fan boy, the questions changes to "What's your favorite Disney movie?".

I've always found it a bit difficult to answer this question. It's hard to choose just one... but I was able to come up with a Top 5...

so here it is:

5) Wreck-it Ralph.

This movie instantly became a favorite mine. It not only told a great story, but it did it using a ton of video game references. The characters were lovable, the animation was enjoyable to watch, and (most) of the music was enjoyable. The one thing that I would have to knock off points for is the Rhianna song used in the movie.It felt out of place, and it took me away from the movie. Especially with the sexual innuendos that the song actually has. Other than that I enjoyed the movie a lot. I saw it opening weekend, and I bought it on Blu-Ray the week it was released.This movie isn't higher on my list for one reason... It just came out last year. Although I love it, I can't put it on the list just yet.

4) Pinocchio

A list wouldn't complete without at least one of the classics. This movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Not just because the "naughty" kids were turned in to donkeys for being bad, but because as a kid I was a compulsive liar. So it scared me thinking that one day my nose might start to grow in the middle of a lie and I'd get caught, get in trouble, and get turned into a donkey. But aside from that this movie holds a special place in my heart, and I watched this movie then, and I can still watch it today and enjoy it.

3) Aladdin.

I have two sisters, so growing up we watched a lot of Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. All of them starring female leads. As a boy, I didn't want to see that. I felt that this movie was made for kids like me in mind. The mischievous, but kind-hearted boys.It had a princess, sure. But Aladdin was awesome. He was also a compulsive liar like me.

2) Toy Story

I grew up with this movie. From what I'm told, I was taken to the theater to see this movie when I was 5, and I loved it so much my parents bought me the VHS copy of it. It showed us kids what the toys do after we leave the room. And I tried to catch my toys moving when I left the room to no avail. The awesomeness is that there is no real villain in this movie. Buzz isn't the villain, he's just the new toy getting all of Andy's attention, Woody isn't the villain, he's just jealous that he is no longer the favorite toy. Some may argue that Sid was the villain... maybe. But we all knew that kid growing up. Some of us where him at one point so he's not so much the villain but just another kid.

1)  The Lion King

The Lion King, El Rey Leon... my top favorite Disney movie of all time. But what made this movie so special? Was it the lovable Timon & Pumbaa? Or the "Love to hate him" Scar? The Catchy songs, funny hyenas? The struggle that the lion cub Simba goes through thinking he's responsible for his father's death?
I loved everything about this movie, especially the soundtrack. Be Prepared still sends chills down my spine whenever I hear it.
This movie is awesome. End.Of.Story.

and remember these are my personal top 5 picks. Yours may be, and most likely are different than mine. Respect my opinion, because I respect yours.


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