...And a huge reminder why this was the first movie my girls have been to and why we have eliminated mainstream media.
Here is my take on The Princess and the Frog.
Things started strong. The girls were on cloud nine. Going to a movie with Mom, Grandma and Aunt Amy. This was huge for them. The movie began with the main character as a little girl. Of course this was a huge hit. After 5 minutes she was grown, but that was okay. Then the main plot of the movie was introduced. The main characters would spend the entire movie not as prince and princess, or a pretty singing girl but as frogs.
How did they get that way? Black magic. Voodoo. An evil voodoo doctor sold his soul to the devil. This was so dark I was blown away. I couldn't fathom this was supposed to be a princess musical for little girls. Callista was petrified. Ellery sank in her seat, trying and wanting so hard to like it. But it was too scary. I started to gather the girls to walk out. My mom stopped us. Had I been with just my girls I would have left.
Here were my mistakes. I only read newspaper reviews. There was no mention of Satanic magic or that the princess was a frog the entire movie. I should have looked for independent parental reviews online. Second mistake, I should have gone with my gut and walked out.
I don't mind a villain. And villains can be scary, that's okay. I do take issue with a villain who has made a deal with the devil. And Satanism permeating the entire movie. Shame on Disney. Shame on me for not doing better homework.
(I never should have boughten the barbies for Callista for Christmas without previewing the movie!)