On the day between Arisia and move-in day at Curry College, we had some down-time. We spent it at a motel in Merrimack, NH. Very close to the Merrimack Cinemagic all-stadium-seating theater.
So, I played The Movie Game. That is, you walk into the theater, and see The Very Next Movie Showing (that you haven’t yet seen). In this way, I saw five films.
To lead off, I want to rant about Tangled.
But that is not why I wish to rant. In the Grimm’s version, the young lady is a commoner, and the guy who shows up is a prince. Here, the young lady is a princess, and the guy is a commoner. Hey, I can live with that. But RANTITY RANT RANT, why the foo did they have to make the guy a thief? Same problem as in the Disney Aladdin. Why is the smart, physically fit, handsome young man stealing stuff? Couldn’t he get a job as an underwear model? Weren’t the King’s Guards recruiting? Why not make him a miller? A miller’s son? A poor soldier returning from the wars? A traveler from a far-off land? The second son of Some Guy, whose older brother got the the house, lands, and title, leaving him to make his way in the world? If they wanted him to be all transgressive and everything, why not go all Ben Franklin and make him a run-away apprentice? Why a thief?
Hey, Rapunzel, he’s no good. Chuck him out and find someone honest.